EN 105 First Yr Wrtng Seminar I:Critical Reading,Writing andThinking Across Contexts.
FA 2010 HOC
Associate Professor, English
B.A., Wesleyan UniversityPh.D. Indiana University
306 Copley Hall
MWF 10:00--11:00 and TR 2:30-4:00
9:00 - 9:50 AM
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Educational Philosophy: Students are responsible for their own learning. The instructor's job is to provide a supportive atmosphere for learning, design activities that facilitate learning, and provide constructive feedback.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Every course has a Core Assessment, which is one assignment given in all sections of the course. For En 105 the Core Assessment consists of one final-draft essay from each student’s portfolio, chosen by the student, plus a Reflective Essay. Written at the end of term, the Reflective Essay must describe in significant detail the student’s strengths and a discussion of opportunities for improvement as revealed in the complete portfolio. The reflective essay must also analyze the student’s overall development as a writer over the duration of the semester/term.
Although all students in all sections will present a portfolio that includes evidence of prewriting and multiple drafts, the Core Assessment will consist only of one final-draft essay and the Reflective Essay.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: We will use what is called "portfolio evaluation" in this class. This is a method that evaluates bodies of finished work rather than individual papers. Essays will not be graded; instead, they will be returned to you with comments designed to help you revise the essay further.
Assessment will be based on three in-class criteria.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93https://www.park.edu/syllabus/template.aspx?ID=881803
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
For the workshop approach, attendance is critical. Your grade for in-class work will be lowered by one-third of a letter for every absence beyond THREE. There are no "excused absences" for any reason, so use your three wisely. If you know that prior commitments will force you to miss more than three classes, you need to tell me before the end of the first week and give me a schedule of missed classes.
Students with perfect attendance will receive a bonus of one letter grade for participation.
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