EN 106 First Yr Wrtng Seminar II:Academic Research & Writing
SP 2011 HOH
Adjunct Faculty, English
M.A. – English, Ohio State UniversityB.A. – English, Georgia Southern University
2:25 - 3:40 PM
EN105 or Equivalent
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
You will also need to purchase loose-leaf paper and a notebook or folder in which to keep your Critical Response Notebook entries.
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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:
Attendance and Participation: Your ACTIVE participation in class is required. Keep in mind that participation goes beyond simply showing up for class. Anyone can be physically present with minimal difficulty, but I expect you to actively take part in class. Participation means consistently contributing to class discussions, writing workshops, in-class reading, and generally respecting the class as a place to learn and share your ideas with others. I’ll also ask you during the semester to sign up for two fifteen-minute one-on-one conferences with me (that will take place during class), so that you can let me know how you are doing in the course. I’ll pass around a sign-up sheet in class the week before the meeting, so you’ll have plenty of notice. Failure to show up for these conferences will count against your participation grade.
Essays: During this course, you will write four major essays in addition to your semester portfolio (see below). Because writing is a process, a portion of your grade for each essay will be based on invention, peer response, and revising. Grades will be assessed for each of these essays. Your essays will be evaluated on their focus, development, organization, and mechanics (word choice, grammar, and format).
Portfolio: The final project in this class will be a portfolio project. The portfolio is more than accumulation of all the materials you’ve generated throughout the semester. It’s an overview of your growth as a writer. In addition to the drafts of essays you’ve written during the semester, the portfolio will include a major deep revision of one of the essays you’d most like to rework.
Critical Response Notebook: The Critical Response Notebook is a type of journal that you will keep throughout the semester. Roughly once per week, I will ask you to begin class by writing a response to one of the day’s readings or to an issue we have been discussing in class. The Critical Responses allow you to focus and formulate your ideas in writing before we turn to discussion. The Notebook will be a collection of these writings and will be a part of the final Portfolio grade.
The graded elements of English 106 are as follows:
· Essay #1 100 Points
· Essay #2 100 Points
· Essay #3 100 Points
· Essay #4 100 Points
· Critical Response Notebook 150 Points
· Participation 150 Points
· Portfolio 300 Points
This works out to 1,000 points. The final grade will be calculated using a percentage scale, which breaks down this way:
A: 1,000-900 points
B: 899-800 points
C: 799-700 points
D: 699-600 points
F: Anything below 599
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All work is due on the assigned date unless an alternate date is negotiated in advance. Late work that is not excused before its due date will be penalized by one full letter grade for each day it is late. Check your schedule for potential conflicts well ahead of due dates, and speak with me ahead of time if you anticipate difficulty meeting a deadline. Please note: Computer/printer failure will not excuse late work penalties. Essays cannot be mailed to me. They must be presented in class on the day they are due.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A hard copy of the Tentative Schedule will be provided on the first day of class. Readings must be completed on the day they are assigned.
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 92-93We all have the ability to think for ourselves, and this involved a certain degree of both originality and responsibility. Anyone caught trying to pass off someone else's work as their own will receive zero points for that assignment.
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 95-96It is vital in a writing class that everyone shows up on time and begins class immediately. If you arrive in class more than ten minutes late, you will be marked as absent. I understand that difficulties arise over the course of a semester. You have three free absences. You don't need to provide documentation for them—they're neither excused nor unexcused. They're yours. But if you miss in excess of three classes, you'll find yourself losing more than participation points. For each additional three classes you miss (including conferences and peer group workshops), your final grade will be lowered by 100 points. Failure to come to peer response workshops prepared with essays printed will also be counted as an absence.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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