EN 106 First Year Writing Seminar II: Academic Research and Writing
S1QQ 2011 HI
Harper, Gavin W.
Instructor of English
MA: English, Brigham Young University, 1998BA: English, Weber State University, 1994
BLDG 383 HAFB
Before and after class
Jan 10th -- Mar 6th, 2011
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Educational Philosophy: Building connections between strong reading/analytical skills and strong writing is one of the basic tenets of my composition courses. I encourage students to discover connections, as well, between their own writing and the cultural expectations that help to form their work--consciously or unconsciously. The exploration of these ideas will occur not only through lectures, but through class participation and discussion of our readings during the term, polished composition assignments, and revision of those assignments.
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: You will be required to complete 3 essays of 4-5 pages each and a final essay that showcases your ability to significantly revise one of your earlier essays by the end of this course. As a method of achieving that goal you will be required to complete a short MLA citation assignment, an annotated bibliography, and an outline--all of which will help you complete the polished essay itself. At the end of the course, you will be required to compile these assignments into a portfolio of writing that will include a short reflective essay on the process of developing your research writing. The final portfolio will consist of revised final/polished copies of your earlier work--and the final grade will depend much upon the content in these revisions. During the final week, as part of this assignment, you will also present your revisions to the class in a presentation of your best work. You will receive further information on each of these assignments during class.
Late Submission of Course Materials: As this is an eight-week course, and deadlines will approach swiftly, I strongly advise you to turn in ALL work on time. If your work does arrive late, you will be docked a full letter grade for each day until the assignment is turned in.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: As this class will depend upon thorough discussions of the readings and course materials, I will expect your attendance and "mental" presence on each class day. Part of your grade will depend upon your ability to discuss, analyze, and vocally show your preparedness, so please come to class ready to debate/discuss the topics and readings you see on the schedule below. You must complete your reading BEFORE the day your reading assignment is due. For instance, on the schedule below, if a reading is due on Jan 12th, we will discuss it that day, and you should complete your work BEFORE class time.
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 95-96
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