EN 106 First Yr Wrtng Seminar II:Academic Research & Writing
F2B 2010 BLB
Azar, Melissa D.
BA Creative WritingMA English LiteratureCertified Online Instructor
October 18-December 12
Reynolds, Nedra, and Rich Rice, Portfolio Keeping: A Guide for Students, 2nd edition
Lunsford, Andrea, Everything's an Argument: With Readings, 4th edititon
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A Dictionary and Thesaurus
MLA or APA Handbook
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Educational Philosophy: The primary goal of this course is to instruct students in not only accurate reasearch and documentation, but also to implement strategies to make both research and incorporation of research more simple and effective. Students will be evaluated on the relevance of their research to the selected topic, the quality of the writing and basic composition skills (acquired in EN 105) and on the consistent use of prewriting and writing strategies. Students will be expected to have a firm grasp on basic composition skills and grammar control at this stage in their education.
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:
Essays, Reading-response/in-class writing, prompted in-class writing, Research, and manipulation of scholarly sources.
(1) Analysis of a Scholarly Article 5%
(1) Analysis of a Magazine or Newspaper Article 5%
(6) In-class individual or group analyses 5 % each (20% total)
(1)Argumentative research essay with various components (10%)
(1) Portfolio to include all pre-writing, drafting, outlines, revisions, peer reviews, and final drafts of all essays (50%)
(1) Reflective Essay (%10)
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to come to all classes, be on time and stay until class is dismissed. Class absences for legitimate reasons as a personal illness, temporary duty, or unexpected work conflicts are excusable; however, the student must provide the instructor with a written explanation either prior to or immediately after the absence to be excused. Since this class only meets eight times, the student will be dropped from the course after two unexcused absences. Students who registered late and missed any classes must show proof of the date of registration. Evidence of academic dishonesty or plagiarism constitutes grounds for involuntary withdrawal from the class.
***Please check the companion regularly for updates, lecture notes, assignment guidelines, discussions, supplemental materials, and your grades.
***In-class Individual or Collaborative Analyses cannot be made-up even if you have an excused absence. We will have eight of these and I will count six, so that if you miss two, you can still receive full credit for this portion of your grade. (Certain modifications will be made on a case-by-case basis, for example military TDYs and other exceptional documented circumstances)
Ice-breaker. Introduction to the course, discussion of texts, discussion of syllabus and course calendar, discussion of the e companion and posting assignments, discussion of Library Databases. Discussion of appropriate topics for the argumentative research paper. Discussion of sources. Discussion of Portfolio Keeping and Hot Topics for Research Papers. Discussion of: What is a scholarly article? What is analysis? Where to find scholarly articles?
Weekly Homework: Readings from text: Everything’s an Argument. View the PowerPoint on the e-companion entitled, "Organizing an Argument.” Complete the quiz on Organizing an Argument on the e-companion, by midnight on Thursday. Begin brainstorming on an issue that you want to research during this course. Begin looking at Park's Library Database for your Scholarly Article on this topic. Please bring a copy of your first scholarly article to class next Saturday evening for an annotation exercise. Read all of Portfolio Keeping.
Discuss the first essay: Analysis of an Article. (submit final online by Sunday midnight April 5)Assignment guidelines, student model and grading rubric are listed under Week Two on the ecompanion) Review assignment in class of Analysis of a Scholarly Article 1, Read Student Model-Analysis of a Scholarly Article . Discussion of Peer Review Process and Revision. Brainstorm topics for research paper. In-class Individual or Collaborative Analysis. Discuss the Research Paper Proposal Template (submit online by Sunday Midnight March 29)
Weekly Homework: Readings from text: Everything’s an Argument. Work on the rough draft Analysis of a Scholarly Article. Bring a copy of your draft and a copy of your scholarly article to class next Saturday for a Peer Review. Research Paper Proposal Template (submit online by Thursday at midnight)
Continue discussing Analysis; the difference between summary and analysis; Peer Review Analysis of a Scholarly Article. In-class Individual or Collaborative Analysis. Begin Discussing the Research Paper (Assignment, Student Model and Grading Rubric on the ecompanion under Week Three. Discuss Proposal for the research paper. Begin Proposal (Proposal Template on the ecompanion under Week Three.) In-class Quiz on Portfolio Keeping.
Weekly Homework: Readings from text: Everything’s an Argument. Complete Proposal of Research Paper and submit online by Thursday at midnight.
Discussion of your second essay: Analysis of a Magazine or Newspaper Article Discussion of Thesis statements, topic sentences and transitions. In-class Individual or Collaborative Analysis.
Weekly Homework: Readings from text: Everything’s an Argument. Begin your essay: Analysis of a Magazine or Newspaper Article. View the PP on Thesis Statements and complete online quiz by Thursday at midnight. Bring draft of second essay: Analysis of a Magazine or Newspaper Article to class next Saturday for a Peer Review. Begin outline of the Research Paper.
Peer Review: Analysis of a Magazine or Newspaper Article. Discussion of the Logical Fallacies, Group Activity Logos, Pathos, and Ethos. In-class Individual or Collaborative Analysis.
Weekly Homework: Analysis of a Magazine or Newspaper Article Due by Thursday at midnight. View PP on MLA and APA on the ecompanion under Week Five MLA Quiz- complete quiz by Thursday as well. Continue working on your research paper. Bring a rough draft to class next Saturday for a Peer Review.
Peer Review Rough Draft of Research Paper on Saturday evening. In-class Individual or Collaborative Analysis.
Weekly Homework: Readings from text: Everything’s an Argument. Revise your Research Paper.
Discussion of the final portfolio and Reflection Essay. In-class Individual or Collaborative Analysis. Response to posted article posted on the Ecompanion's online discussion board
Weekly Homework: Final Research Paper Due Saturday.
***Note: Late papers will not be accepted.
Course Wrap-up, Discussion of Reflection Essay. In-class reflective essay, Final Exam.
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