EN 106 First Yr Wrtng Seminar II:Academic Research & Writing
U1HH 2011 PA
Cook, Lisa A.
M.A. English Literature and CompositionB.S. Education
June 6-July 31
5:30 - 10:30 PM
EN 105 or its equivalent
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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:
All graded components of the course include detailed assignment descriptions and grading criteria.
You will be able to track your average exactly throughout the course. The grading scale is as follows: A = 93-100; B = 86-92; C = 75-85; D = 65-74; F = 0-64. You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you become a better, more thoughtful writer.
Critique Reading Response
Website Evaluation Midterm
Search Strategy Questionnaire Database Citations Reading Response
Notes Outline Rough Draft
Final Draft Final Presentations Final Exam
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments are due in the dropbox on the date given in the syllabus. Assignments turned in after the due date may receive a letter grade deduction.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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.
Week 1 Introduction to research writing, reading critically, begin summary writing
Week 2 Summary Due, writing a critique
Week 3 Critique Due, finding and evaluating sources creating a checklist for determining a website's credibility
Week 4 Website Evaluation Due, preparing a search strategy, introduction to online databases
Week 5 Complete Search Strategy Questionnaire and Database Citations, writing a Synthesis
Week 6 Synthesis Due, taking notes from sources and creating an outline, preparing a rough draft
Week 7 Notes and Outline Due, Rough Draft Due, writing workshop to review and revise drafts
Week 8 Final Portfolio Due, Presentations
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
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