EN 201 Introduction to Literature
F2FF 2010 FA
Senior Adjunct Instructor
BA, Pennsylvania State UniversityMALS, University of Mary Washington
509-981-6660 (cell) or 509-276-5206 (Suncrest)
18 Oct - 12 Dec 2010
5:00 - 7:40 PM
Textbook: The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature. 8th ed. Michael Meyer. Boston: Bedford, 2009.
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Additional Resources: A good dictionary, thesaurus, synonym finder, the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, or Lunsford's Easy Writer: A Pocket Reference.
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My philosophy of teaching is a belief that any student can learn to write well. I believe that good written English is not just a function of applying the rules of grammar; it is also a function of reading widely and often, and thinking critically about what has been read. My opinion of the text is only relevant in helping the students stay focused or contributing special insights. Students who actively engage a text by him or herself become more confident in their own ability to interpret the text and write about it. This confidence then requires the student to more actively pursue the language and grammar skills required to write well.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The core assessment for En 201 is a critical paper consisting of 5-8 pages of original literary analysis using personal insights and primary and secondary sources. MLA documentation, including a Work Cited page, is also required. A minimum of 3 sources are required, and must include a range of types of sources, including online and traditional print sources. The core assessment must account for no less than 25 % of the final grade.
The rubric for this assignment is included below.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Core Assessment Essay
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