EN 105 First Yr Wrtng Seminar I:Critical Reading,Writing andThinking Across Contexts.
S1RR 2011 MT
Thomas, Peter F.
MA Boise State UniversityBA University of Southern California
Jan 10 – Mar 06, 2011
7:40 - 10:10 PM
Murray, Donald. The Craft of Revision. 5th ed. Boston: Heinle, 2003. ISBN: 0838407153.
Reynolds, Nedra, and Rich Rice. Portfolio Keeping: A Guide For Students. 2nd ed. Boston: Bedford, 2006. ISBN: 0-312-41909-0
Lunsford, Andrea. Easy Writer: A Pocket Reference. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford, 2010.
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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 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:
· Completing weekly reading assignments from the assigned texts and lectures
· Fulfilling weekly Close Reading log requirements (double-entry log)
· Completing three substantial writing assignments, referred to as essays or essay drafts
· Completing two substantial revisions of essays or essay drafts
· Compile a portfolio including the student's two strongest essays and a reflective introduction
· Completing responses to classmates' essays during deep revision
· Completing a final examination
Close Reading Log 10%
Peer Response 8%
Final Exam 15%
Paper format, discussion points, and portfolio requirements will be discussed in class and hand outs will be provided.
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Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 01/11/11 Day #1
Discuss Momaday (291-297)
01/13/11 Day #2
Discuss Murray Ch-1 & 2
Discuss Paper 1
Discuss Orwell (302-309)
01/18/11 Day #3
Peer Critique of Paper 1
Discuss Murray Ch-3
Discuss Walker (441-449)
02/8/11 Day #9
02/24/11 Day #14
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