EN 105 First Yr Wrtng Seminar I:Critical Reading,Writing andThinking Across Contexts.
F1A 2010 BE
Collins, Patrick E.
M.F.A. Creative Writing (English), the University of ArizonaB.A. English, the University of the Incarnate Word
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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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The Instructor's educational philosophy suggests that writing is both a process, emphasizing the generation of ideas and revision, and a craft, emphasizing writing practice as the means of learning and language as a tool of craft. The writing process and the purposes for a written communications are based on a rhetorical situation—author, text, and audience—and the emphasis placed on one or the other of these three. Further a successful written product is based at least in part on the cultural contexts under which the writing has been produced. I teach, not just by presenting concepts, lecturing, and assigning writing practice, but also by performance, telling stories and talking about my own writing practice.
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.
W2, W3, & W4
50/ea = 150 pts = 10%
W3, W4, & W5
75pts, Essay #1, 75 pts. Essay #2, 75 pts. Essay #3= 100 pts = 250 pts. =25%
W6 & W7
100/ea = 200 pts = 20%
200/ea = 200 pts = 20%
100/ea = 100 pts = 10%
1000 pts = 100%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Since a student's final grade depends in part upon peer review and revision, late submissions must be extremely rare. Late submission of course assignments must be negotiated with the instructor by email or telephone at least twenty four hours in advance of the submission deadline. This discussion should include a proposal for a revised deadline, reasons for the request of an extended deadline, and the means of meeting that deadline or resolving the issue that created the student difficulty. However, the instructor also realizes that emergencies arise--the death of a loved one, contagious illness, emergency automobile breakdowns --that might cause a student to miss class and therefore the submission deadline. It is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor within 24 hours with a proposal to resolve the problem. If these actions have not been taken or the student request is denied, the assignment will lose an entire grade ("A" to "B").
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Active Reading, Critical Thinking, Effective Writing
Read/Discuss: Readings from Murray pp3-32, and Reynolds and Rice 1-7 17-25, Cohen: Alexie p. 11.
Rhetorical Analysis and Persuasion
Read/Discuss: Readings from Cohen: Didion pp. 131-end, Anzaldua pp. 43-end, Malcolm X p. 281-end, and Lunsford pp. 1-10, 12-71.
Focus on Focus
Read/Discuss: Readings from Murray pp. 44-71, and Cohen: Jefferson pp. 211-end and handout, Singer pp. 384-end, and Stanton pp. 400-end.
Development and Organization
Read/Discuss: Readings from Murray pp. 119-132, Cohen: Orwell pp. 302-end and Said 365-end, and Reynolds and Rice pp. 8-34.
All Writing is Revising
Read/Discuss: Readings from Murray 33-69, 119-127, and Lunsford pp. 58-130,
Read/Discuss: Readings from Murray text: Swift p. 408-end, Sedaris p. 378-end, and Vowell p. 433-end.
Reflecting as a Writer
Read/Discuss: Readings from Reynolds and Rice text pp. 32-57 .
Academic Research and Writing: Looking Ahead
Read/Discuss: Final Exam
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