EN 106 First Yr Wrtng Seminar II:Academic Research & Writing
FA 2010 HOD
Adjunct Professor of English
BA in English, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MIMA in Teaching Rhetoric and Composition, University of Illinois/Chicago
Academic Support Center
to be announced
August 16 through December 8
Lunsford, Andrea. Easy Writer: A Pocket Reference. 4th Ed. Boston: Bedford/St.
Martin’s, 2009. ISBN: 0-312-55425-7.
Reynolds, Nedra, and Rich Rice. Portfolio Keeping: A Guide for Students. 2nd Ed.
Greene, Stuart, and April Lidinsky. From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text and
Reader. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008. ISBN: 0-312-45165-2. Students may order From Inquiry to Academic Writer bundled with Easy Writer and Portfolio Keeping by using ISBN: 0-312-55468-0.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Every course has a Core Assessment, which is one assignment given in all sections of the course. For En 106 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:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
As a general practice, late assignments lose one letter grade per session late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
16 and 18 Introduction to the course and discussion of the syllabus.
23 Begin Research and Writing Introductory Essay. Directions will be posted on parkonline.org/doc. sharing. Bring EW to class.
25 Bring your chosen Park Database article to class for group discussion. You will tell group members what your article is about and why you think it contains a topic worthy of discussion in a college paper. Quote at least one significant passage to group members. You will then take notes recording group member comments on the topic and your article. Select pertinent group member responses to quote or paraphrase in your paper.
30 Peer Review session. Bring a rough draft of your Critical Response Essay for peer feedback. The draft needs to be at least one typed, double-spaced page or two legible handwritten pages to qualify. Those with drafts that do not qualify may conduct peer reviews outside of class for reduced credit. We will also discuss MLA documentation during the period, so bring EW and your source article.
1 Hand in your Research and Writing Introductory Essay in your English folder. The folder should include the grading rubric, completed typed draft of at least 2 pages, your article from the database, Aug. 25 group discussion notes. We begin our IA/Pop Culture unit today. Discussion Questions will be distributed.
6 Labor Day. Class does not meet.
8 Bring your Reader Response for Schlosser in IA on 754. All RR's for IA articles should be at least one half page each. Write your general impression of or reaction to the article saying whether or not you agree or disagree with the author on certain points or how you can relate in some what to what the author is saying. Include and comment on at least one quotation from the article. The same format should be used for all RR's. Bring your RR to the instructor's desk at the beginning of class for his initials indicating that you completed your RR on time.
13 RR for Johnson (IA 730)
15 RR Selfe (IA 783).
20 Peer Review session. Bring a rough that meets the same qualifications as discussed on Aug 30.
22 Hand in your Pop Culture essay in your folder with the writing process. We begin our Database/Multiple Source essay. Directions distributed (4-6 pages/4 sources).
27 and 29 Conduct preliminary research for your annotated bibliography (12 sources investigated).
4 and 6 Essay Plan
11 and 13 Spring break. Classes do not meet.
18 Peer Review for Multiple Source Essay. Bring EW for work with documentation.
20 Hand in Mulitiple Source essay in your folder with all writing process. Begin WCT essay unit. Directions distributed.
25 and 27 Discuss and practice argument for WCT unit.
1 Hand in WCT essay. Begin IA "A World of Difference" essay. Discussion Questions distributed.
3 RR for Diamond (IA 390).
8 RR for Foer (IA 406).
10 RR for Gladwell (IA 432).
15 Peer Review for IA essay.
17 Hand in IA "A World of Difference" essay.
22 through final exam period -- Drafts returned. Directions for Portfolio Draft unit distributed. Schedule to be announced.
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 92-93
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 95-96Attendance at Park University is mandatory. Students do not make their own attendance policies that the university must follow.
Students' first four absences will be marked as "excused". Subsequent absences will be marked "unexcused." Excessive unexcused absences may be factored into the student's final grade without notice. For example, a student with a grade of A on classwork may receive a final grade of B for having excessive absences.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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