EN 105 First Yr Wrtng Seminar I:Critical Reading,Writing andThinking Across Contexts.
F1K 2010 LA
MFA, University of Florida, 2009BA, University of Southern Mississippi, 2007
4:00 - 6:30 PM
Textbook: Text: 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology.
Cohen, Ed. 2nd Ed. Bedford St. Martins, 2007.
Text: The Craft of Revision.
Murray. 5th Ed. Thomson/Wadsworth, 2007.
Text: Portfolio Keeping, 2nd Ed.,
Reynolds and Rice, Bedford St. Martins, 2006.
Text: Easy Writer: A Pocket Reference, 4th Ed.,
Author: Lunsford, Bedford St. Martins, 2009.
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Educational Philosophy: EN 105 is a course that stresses communication in all forms. In this class, we will read, interpret, discuss, and write, experimenting with several different ways to convey and process information. I encourage students to form their own opinions regarding the reading materials and to engage with each other, challenging both your own and each others' notions.
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:
All graded components of the course include detailed assignment descriptions and grading criteria.
Grading: The grading scale for EN 105 maintains an “A” as 90-100%; a “B” as 80-89%, and so on.
25/ea = 200 pts = 20 %
W5 & W6
25/ea = 50 pts = 5%
100/ea = 300 pts = 30%
W5 & W6
75/ea = 150 pts = 15%
200/ea = 200 pts = 20%
50/ea = 50 pts = 5%
1000 pts = 100%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late course material is not
accepted without a documented explanation of extremely extenuating
circumstances, and only accepted at the instructor's discretion. This course should be a priority for you, and making it
that priority includes anticipating assignments, completing all assigned
readings and essays prior to the due date, and being prepared for class each
Classroom Rules of Conduct: I will treat all students with respect and expect you to treat my classroom, myself, and your fellow students
with respect in return. We will not all agree in this class; indeed, I hope to
spark some lively discussions. However, even when disagreeing with me or
with a classmate, you must remain respectful. In addition, I will not
tolerate any plagiarism, insensitive remarks, hate speech, or discrimination on
the basis of sex, gender, religion, age, ethnic background, or sexual
orientation. Please turn your cell phones off (in non-vibrate mode)
before you enter the classroom.
Active Reading, Critical Thinking, Effective Writing
Read/Discuss: Readings from Murray and Reynolds and Rice, additional reading located in “Document Sharing.” Focus on grammar and strong writing strategies.
Write: Post introduction; begin writer’s notebook.
Rhetorical Analysis and Persuasion
Read/Discuss: Readings from Cohen and Lunsford texts.
Write: Essay #1.
Focus on Focus
Read/Discuss: Readings from Murray and Cohen texts.
Write: Essay #2.
Development and Organization
Read/Discuss: Readings from Murray, Cohen, and Reynolds and Rice texts.
Write: Essay #3.
All Writing is Revising
Read/Discuss: Readings from Murray and Lunsford texts, additional readings located in “Document Sharing.”
Write: Revision #1
Read/Discuss: Readings from Murray text.
Write: Revision #2
Reflecting as a Writer
Read/Discuss: Readings from Reynolds and Rice text.
Academic Research and Writing: Looking Ahead
Write: Final Exam (taken in-person with approved proctor) and Writer’s Notebook due.
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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 92-93Plagiarism is a serious offense and academic penalties will apply. If you are not sure what constitutes plagiarism, please come to me first and I would be happy to help you avoid it.
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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