EN 106 First Yr Wrtng Seminar II:Academic Research & Writing
SP 2011 HOA
Okerstrom, Dennis R.
Professor of English
Ph.D. -- English and History
10--noon MWF; 2:45--3:45 MW; or by appointment
10 January -- 6 May 2011
9:00 - 9:50 AM
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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: Revisions and multiple drafts of three student research papers. The emphasis will be on the process of writing as well as the process of research with proper documentation. A portfolio of the semester's work will be kept and submitted in the last week.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Grown-up rules apply. Don't run with scissors, eat a good breakfast, and leave the cell phones turned off. That includes the texting thingee. Students texting in class will be considered absent. See Attendance Policy below for how that affects your final grade. (Hint: it's not good)
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93Quite simply, don't do it. Intentional plagiarism will result in your failing this class. More important than that, it will result in a diminution of your essence, the core of your character, your you-ness.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96Your attendance and participation in this course are vital. Since you will be an important resource for your classmates, your empty chair is a poor substitute. So here's what: Three absences free, no questions asked. For each additional three, your final grade will be lowered one letter.
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