EN 105 First Yr Wrtng Seminar I:Critical Reading,Writing andThinking Across Contexts.
F1OO 2010 WO
M.A. in Literature from the University of Central MissouriB.A. in Literature from the University of Central Missouri
16 August 2010- 10 October 2010
5:00 - 10:20 PM
Textbook: Text: 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology.
Cohen, Ed. 2nd Ed. Bedford St. Martins, 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.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: This course will combine the use of in class exercises, peer review, and lecture to illustrate the techniques that will be required for the longer out of class assignments. For each week, the readings listed should be completed before class time. Students are expected to participate in discussion and group activities. The major assignments should be error free and meet all requirements of the given assignment.
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:
Grading: The grading scale for EN 105 maintains an “A” as 90-100%; a “B” as 80-89%, and so on.
50 pts = 5 %
50 pts = 5%
500 pts = 50%
Peer Review (5 times)
50 pts = 5%
Core Assessment and Reflection
200 pts = 20%
100 pts = 10%
1000 pts = 100%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Active Reading, Critical Thinking, Effective Writing, Narrative Writing, Fragments
Read/Discuss: EW p12-38, EW p206-207, EW p246-252, EW “Sentence Fragments” p87-90, Cohen p1-10, and Cohen “The Joy of Reading and Writing” p11-15
Assign: Essay 1: Narrative
Write: In-Class Writing Sample: Narrative
Summary & Response Writing, Run-ons
Due: Rough Draft of Essay 1 (peer review session in class)
Read/Discuss: PK p1-16, EW “Commas Splices and Fused Sentences” p85-87, Cohen “On Dumpster Diving” p161-173, Cohen “The Ways We Lie” p174-183, and Cohen “Television: The Plug-In Drug” p457-466
Assign: Essay 2: Summary and Response
Write: Rough draft of Essay 2
Compare & Contrast Writing
Due: Rough Draft of Essay 2 (peer review session in class) and Final Draft of Essay 1.
Read/Discuss: Cohen “Men, Women, Sex, and Darwin” p29-42, Cohen “Lost in the Kitchen” p82-84, and Cohen “Two Ways to Belong to America” p298-301
Assign: Essay 3: Compare and Contrast
Write: Rough Draft of Essay 3
Definition Writing, Pronouns
Due: Rough Draft of Essay 3 (peer review session in class) and Final Draft of Essay 2.
Read/Discuss: EW “Pronouns” p78-84, Cohen “The Insufficiency of Honesty” p104-111, Cohen “On Being Cripple” p267-280, and Cohen “Clashing Civilizations” p365-368
Assign: Essay 4: Definition
Write: Rough Draft of Essay 4
Argument Writing, Subject- Verb Agreement
Due: Rough Draft of Essay 4 (peer review session in class) and Final Draft of Essay 3.
Read/Discuss: EW “Subject-Verb Agreement” p67-73, Cohen “Women’s Brains” p184-191, Cohen “What’s Wrong with Animal Rights?” p192-202, and Cohen “A Modest Proposal” p408-416
Assign: Essay 5: Argument Essay
Write: Rough Draft of Essay 5
Argument and Research
Due: Rough Draft of Essay 5 (peer review session in class) and Final Draft of Essay 4
Read/Discuss: PK p17-22, PK 32-39, Cohen “Serving in Florida” p151-160, and Cohen “Shooting Dad” p433-440
Assign: Portfolio and Core Assessment requirements
Write: Rough draft of reflection
Reflection Writing, Organizing a Portfolio, Commas
Due: Final Draft of Essay 5
Read/Discuss: EW “Commas” p106-114, Cohen “Why Don’t We Complain” p97-103, and Cohen “Just Walk on By” p404-407
Write: Put together portfolio and core assessment
Combining the Patterns
Due: Portfolio and Core Assessment Due
Write: Final exam to be completed in class.
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