EN 105 First Yr Wrtng Seminar I:Critical Reading,Writing andThinking Across Contexts.
F2HH 2010 PA
Cook, Lisa A.
M.A. English Literature and CompositionB.S. Education
5:30 - 10:30 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: My teaching philosophy is centered on the idea that students will succeed, and it is my primary objective to create an environment in which students are encouraged and are given the confidence to write. As they create writing from personal experiences students learn that they not only tell their story, but also compose writing of which they can be proud. In an effort in to engage higher levels of thinking, analysis, and discussion, students will be exposed to various types of instruction including: lecture, reading assignments, class discussions, exams, writing assignments, and multimedia presentations.
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:
The grade in the course will be derived from grades earned on the following assignments: Midterm Review, 10%; Final Review, 10%; Narrative Essay, 10%; Descriptive Essay, 10%; Classification/Division Essay, 10%; Cause and Effect Essay, 15%, Argument Essay, 20%; Portfolio (drafts and revisions of essays 1-4), 10%; Class Participation, 5%. A numerical scoring system will be used with scores corresponding to letter grades as follows: A = 90.00 - 100; B = 80.00 - 89.99; C = 70.00 - 79.99; D = 60.00 - 69.99; F = 59.99 and below. The course grade will be a letter grade based on the weighted average of points earned on course assignments.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late papers and examinations taken late will be penalized 10% of the earned grade unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend class for the full length of class periods. Only official travel or illness are considered excused absences, both of which must be supported by written documentation. Unexcused absences will result in the loss of class participation points, as will late arrival to, or early departure from, class. According to Park University policy, two consecutive unexcused absences will result in administrative withdrawal from the course with a resulting grade of "F." Students are responsible for obtaining instructions pertaining to class assignments which were given out during their absence. All assignments are expected to be the students' own work. Cell phones and pages should be turned off while class is in session.
Week 1 Introduction and Course Overview; 50 Essays, pages 1-10; The Craft of Revision, Chapters 1-2,
Week 2 Basic Principles of Writing; Narration; Philosophy of Portfolios; In-class Group Work: Narrative Essay; Reading Assignments: 50 Essays, pages 203-05, 302-09, 477-84; Easy Writer, pages 1-20; Portfolio Keeping, pages 1-7; The Craft of Revision pages 32-43 Assign Narrative Essay
Week 3 Description; Correct Sentences; Rewriting Strategies; Portfolios; In-class Group Work: Descriptive Essay 50 Essays, pages 433-40, 450-56; Portfolio Keeping, pages 8-16; Easy Writer, pages 58-76, 82-86; The Craft of Revision, pages 44-74 Assign Descriptive Essay; Essay Narrative Essay DUE
Week 4 Midterm Review/Essay Analysis; Classification and Division; Agreement; In-class Group Work: Classification/Division Essay 50 Essays, pages 174-83, 417-423; Portfolio Keeping, pages 17-31; Easy Writer, pages 79-81, 88-100; The Craft of Revision, pages 75-118 Assign Classification/Division Essay; Description Essay DUE
Week 5 Definitions and Explanations 50 Essays, pages 104-11, 457-466, 85-92; The Craft of Revision, 119-65, Portfolio Keeping, 32-39; Easy Writer, 76-79, 138-50; Review previous lessons; Cause and Effect; Inductive and Deductive Logic; Pronoun Case; In-class Group Work: Assign Cause and Effect Essay; Classification/Division Essay DUE
Week 6 Argument; Punctuation and Mechanics; In-class Group Work: Argument Essay 50 Essays, pages 184-91, 400-03, 220-37; Portfolio Keeping, pages 40-47; Easy Writer, pages 102-36; The Craft of Revision, pages 166-93; Assign Argument Essay; Cause and Effect Essay DUE
Week 7 Style; Usage; Style and Grammar Review 50 Essays, pages 192-202; Portfolio Keeping, 48-60; Easy Writer, 152-66; The Craft of Revision, 194-259; Argument Essay DUE
Week 8 Final Assessment; Reflective Essay; Review previous lessons; Portfolio DUE
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