EN 106 First Yr Wrtng Seminar II:Academic Research & Writing
S2U 2011 LU
BS in EnglishMA in EnglishJuris Doctorate
after class or by appointment
March 14, 2011 - May 8, 2011
5:00 PM - 10:10 PM
EN105 or equivalent
Textbook: Lunsford, Andrea A. and John J Ruszkiewicz and Keith Walters, everything's an argument, 4th edition 2007, Bedford, St. Martin's Press. (ISBN-13 978-0-312-44750-2)
Reynolds, Nedra and Rich Rice, Portfolio Keeping: A Guide for Students, 2nd edition 2006, Bedford/St. Martin Press. (ISBN-13 978-0-312-41909-7)
Lunsford, Andrea A., easy Writer, A Pocket Handbook, 4th edition 2010, Bedford/St. Martin's Press. (ISBN 0-312-58388-3)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Additional readings accessed through Luke AFB library/databases and internet sources as assigned.
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Educational Philosophy: English 106 focuses on those writing and research tasks common to all collegiate courses, regardless of discipline. We will cover such topics as engaging in academic inquiry, developing an argumentative thesis, organizing an academic essay, documenting sources, and editing your prose.
Throughout the course we will practice what have been called the "habits of mind" of academic writers. Drawing from the readings included in our textbook and from scholarly research located via Park University McAfee Library online and the Luke AFB library, you will compose academic essays, two of which will be significant revisions of earlier essays. Your work will culminate with a portfolio due in the seventh week of the course, followed by a final exam in the eighth week.
The pattern and import of your work--establishing and articulating your position in relationship to other, textually defined positions, joining in conversation with ideas--is reflected in and supported throughout our text. It is also the very sort of work you will continue to do as you pursue a field of study, establishing your own experience and expertise for your vocational and intellectual future.
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: EN 106 includes the following assessments:
Grading: You will be able to track your average exactly throughout the course. The grading scale is as follows:
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = 0-59
You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you become a better, more thoughtful writer.
Late Submission of Course Materials: I expect that all assignments will be handed in on time. In the event you are unable to complete the assignment on time, you may submit it late with a letter grade penalty for each late day.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Throughout the course, you will have questions about assignments and other matters. You have several channels available to you for communicating course concerns with me. Email is generally the most convenient channel, but you may also contact me by phone. I will make every effort to respond to all messages and inquiries within 48 hours and return all formal grades within one week of the deadline for completion of the work.
Please ensure your cell phone is off or in vibrate mode during class. Texting and emailing are appropriate only during breaks, before or after class.
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 92-93Do not plagiarize in my class. At the least you will fail the assignment.
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
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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