Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.CourseEN 106 First Yr Wrtng Seminar II:Academic Research & WritingSemesterS1T 2011 DLHFacultyGrimm, TraciTitleAdjunct FacultyDegrees/CertificatesM. Ed in TechnologyB.A. in Education in English, Speech-TheatreOffice LocationonlineOffice Hours24/7Daytime Phone307-514-9126Traci.Grimm@park.eduSemester DatesJanuary - March 2011Class Days24/7Class Time24/7PrerequisitesEN 105 or its equivalentCredit Hours3Textbook: From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text and Reader, Greene and Lidinsky, Eds., Bedford St. Martins, 2008, ISBN: 0-312-45165-2.
Portfolio Keeping: A Guide For Students, Reynolds and Rice. 2nd ed. Boston: Bedford, 2006, ISBN: 0-312-41909-7.
Easy Writer: A Pocket Handbook, Lunsford. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford, 2009, ISBN: 0-312-55425-7. Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstoreTextbooks can be purchased through the Parkville BookstoreAdditional Resources: McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.Course Description: EN 106 (C) First year Writing Seminar II: Academic Research and Writing: The course provides sustained experience with the research and writing tasks common in the academy. Students will explore various academic genres, with particular focus on learning to undertake academic inquiry: engage in close reading; incorporate research into their writing; and document sources. Peer response, reflection and revision are emphasized through a summative course portfolio. Pre-Requisite: EN 105 or equivalent. 3:0:3Educational Philosophy:
English 106 focuses on those writing and research tasks common to all college courses, regardless of discipline. We will cover such topics as engaging in academic inquiry, developing an argumentative thesis, organizing an academic essay, documenting sources, and editing your prose.
Throughout the course we will practice what Greene and Lidinsky, the authors of our textbook, call the "habits of mind" of academic writers. Academic writers:
make inquiries--observe, ask questions, and examine alternatives.
seek and value complexity--avoid binary thinking.
see writing as a conversation.
understand that writing is a process.
Drawing from the readings included in our textbooks and from scholarly research you will locate via the Park University McAfee Library online, you will compose five academic essays, two of which will be significant revisions of earlier essays. Your work will culminate with a portfolio due in the seventh week of the course, followed by a final exam in the eighth week.
The pattern and import of your work--establishing and articulating your position in relationship to other, textually defined positions, joining in conversation with ideas--is reflected in and supported throughout our primary text, From Inquiry to Academic Writing. It is also the very sort of work you will continue to do as you pursue a field of study, establishing your own experience and expertise for your vocational and intellectual future.
EN 106 First Yr Wrtng Seminar II:Academic Research & Writing
S1T 2011 DLH
M. Ed in TechnologyB.A. in Education in English, Speech-Theatre
January - March 2011
EN 105 or its equivalent
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.
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:
All graded components of the course include detailed assignment descriptions and grading criteria.
Portfolio & Core Assessment
Core Assessment Selection
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work is not accepted. Periodically situations arise--I understand this. However, students need to contact the instructor and work something out. If it is not worked out prior to the due date, a zero is earned.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.
Online Course Policies
Throughout the course, you will have questions about assignments and other matters. You have several channels available to you for communicating course concerns with your instructor. Email is generally the most convenient channel, but you should also take advantage of posting questions that might benefit your peers in the Office area and contacting your instructor by phone as needed. I will make every effort to respond to all messages and inquiries within 48 hours and return all formal grades within one week of the deadline for completion of the work.
Habits of Mind of Academic Writers
Read/Discuss: In Greene & Lidinsky, Ch. 1 & Ch. 2. In Reynolds & Rice, Part One, pp. 1-31. In Lunsford, “Find It. Fix It,” pp. 1-10.
Write: Post introduction.
Entering Academic Conversations
Read/Discuss: In Greene & Lidinsky, Ch. 7; and Freire, "The Banking Concept" in the Document Sharing folder. In Lunsford, “MLA Manuscript Format,” “In-text Citations,” pp. 196-203; and “Taking Notes” and “Integrating Quotations, Paraphrases, and Summaries,” pp. 182-189.
Write: Essay #1.
Identifying Issues, Forming Questions, and Developing a Thesis
Read/Discuss: In Greene & Lidinsky, Ch. 4 & Ch. 5; and Loewen, From “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong,” pp. 332-353.
Write: Essay #2.
Finding and Evaluating Sources
Read/Discuss: In Greene & Lidinsky, Ch. 6. In Lunsford, “Research,” pp. 168-182; and “MLA Style, pp. 196-231.
Write: Essay #3.
Developing and Organizing Arguments
Read/Discuss: In Greene & Lidinsky, Ch. 9; Appiah, “Moral Disagreement,” pp. 378-389; and Foer, “How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization,” pp. 406-416. In Lunsford, “Language,” pp. 138-151.
Write: Essay #4.
Responding to and Revising Arguments
Read/Discuss: In Greene & Lidinsky, Ch. 8 & Ch. 10.
Write: Essay #5.
Proofreading and Editing
Read/Discuss: In Reynolds & Rice, “Putting it Together” (pp. 40-47) and “Preparing to Write the Introduction…” (pp. 48-52).
Read/Discuss: Students will read two self-selected essays from the following three (in Greene & Lidinsky): duCille, “Dyes and Dolls: Multicultural Barbie and the Merchandising of Difference,” pp. 458-47; Ignatiev, “Immigrants and Whites,” pp. 512-519; and Giroux, “Children’s Culture and Disney’s Animated Films,” pp. 567-591.
Due: Core Assessment Selections from Portfolio.
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 92-93
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 95-96
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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