EN 105 First Yr Wrtng Seminar I:Critical Reading,Writing andThinking Across Contexts.
U1QQ 2011 HI
Harper, Gavin W.
MA: Brigham Young University, English, 1998BA: Weber State University, English, 1994
BLDG 383, Hill AFB
Before or after class, or by appt.
June 6th, 2011-- July 31st, 2011
Textbook: Cohen, Samuel, Ed. 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-312-60965-8.
Lunsford, Andrea A. Easy Writer: A Pocket Reference. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-312-65031-5.
Murray, Donald M. The Craft of Revision. 5th ed. Boston: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2004. ISBN: 0-8384-0715-3.
Reynolds, Nedra and Rich Rice. Portfolio Keeping: A Guide for Students. 2nd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2006. ISBN: 978-0-312-41909-7.
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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 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: You will be required to complete three polished
3-page essays during the term as part of a student portfolio of
work. This will serve as a "learning portfolio" and serve as a
physical artifact of your own writing process. Over the course of the term we will build upon this portfolio by developing
pre-writing, at least one early draft, revisions, and the final essay
for each of these essays. The final assignment for this portfolio will
be a short reflective essay detailing the changes and development of
your writing process over the last eight weeks. You will also be
expected to attend class regularly and complete daily reading
Grading: Essay One: = 200 pts
Essay Two: = 200 pts
Essay Three: = 200 pts
Reflective Essay/Final Portfolio Submission = 300 pts
Attendance/Participation: = 100 pts
900-1000 pts = A
800-899 pts = B
700-799 pts = C
600-699 pts = D
599-0 pts = F
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 Wed June 8th, we will discuss it that day, and you should complete your
work BEFORE class time.
Turkeys in the Kitchen, p. 72
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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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