EI 301 Academic Writing I
FA 2012 HOA
Coordinator, English as an International Language
B.A. (Linguistics and French) Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, CanadaPh.D, Linguistics Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Herr House 210
T 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; F 9:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. or by appointment
Aug. 20 - Dec. 14, 2012
3:00 - 4:15
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Additional Resources: Additional reading and grammar materials to be provided by instructor.
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EI 301 Academic Writing I: This course introduces the advanced-level student to different rhetorical styles of writing, such as narrative, comparison/contrast, process, and so on, along with the requisite grammar.
Educational Philosophy: Learning is the result of a collaborative interaction between teacher and student. Teachers engage in the process by making information available, raising students' awareness of salient points, and training in the use of skills, both mechanical and intellectual, in as interesting and stimulating a manner as possible. Students engage by practicing, participating, and embracing new knowledge and skill-sets. In an atmosphere of patience, tolerance, and respect, and with concentration on the task, anything can be learned- even the English language!
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Your core assessment in this course will consist of two portfolios, one due at the midterm and one due at the end of term. These portfolios will consist of grammar exercises and quizzes, vocabulary exercises, written work such as journal entries, and essay drafts and final versions. For each portfolio, a complete list will be furnished one week before it is due. DO NOT DISCARD ANY OF YOUR WORK. Portfolios should be presented neatly organized in a binder, with name and date of submission clearly marked on the front.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Unless otherwise indicated (some assignments must be brought to class) all assignments are due by 4 p.m. on the due date. Assignments submitted late will only be accepted with a valid medical excuse. Athletes or musicians who miss due dates because of away games, tournaments, contests or performances, etc. must bring a signed note from their coach or instructor beforehand. Missed quizzes will not be made up except in cases of excused absences, as above. Please note that transportation issues (such as missed rides, etc.) do NOT constitute a valid excuse for non-submission of work or missed quizzes, and so on.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Be punctual. Turn all cell phones off (subject to confiscation if found in use). It is expected that you will listen to the thoughts and opinions of others with the same respect you would like to receive yourself.
Week 1: Aug. 20, 22
First things first: unity and coherence; subject, purpose, and audience
Writing Academic English (WAE) ch. 2
“tone” exercises: etc.
Journal #1 (due Monday, Aug. 27)
Week 2: Aug. 27, 29
Unity and coherence, cont.
WAE ch. 2 cont.; ch. 10
Journal # 2 due Wed. Sept. 5
Week 3: Aug. Sept. 3, 5 (NO CLASS MONDAY SEPT. 3: LABOR DAY)
Sentence types cont.
WAE ch. 10
Week 4: Sept. 10, 12
Sentence problems: fragments, run-ons, etc.
WAE ch. 11
Quiz # 1: sentence structure, unity, and coherence
Journal # 4
Week 5: Sept. 17, 19
Sentence problems cont.
WAE ch. 11, 4
Journal # 5
Week 6: Sept. 24, 26
Essays, cont.: Process
WAE ch. 4, 5
Journal # 6
Week 7: Oct. 1, 3
WAE ch. 5
First draft, Process essay due Monday Oct. 8
Journal # 7
Week 8: Oct. 8, 10
WAE ch. 6
Second/final draft Process Essay due Mon. Oct. 22 (after Fall Break)
Week 10: Oct. 22, 24
Cause/Effect essays cont.
WAE ch. 6, 12
Noun clauses cont.
WAE ch. 7
Week 12: Nov. 5, 7
Comparison/Contrast essays cont.
WAE ch. 7, 13
Quiz 3: noun clauses
First draft Comparison/Contrast essay due Monday, Nov. 12
Journal # 11
Argumentative essays: support
Adverb clauses cont.
WAE ch. 3, 13
Second/final draft Comparison/Contrast essay due Wednesday, Nov. 21
Journal # 12
Week 14: Nov. 19, 21
Argumentative essays: paraphrase and summary
WAE ch. 8
Quiz 4: adverb clauses
First draft, Argumentative essay due Monday, Nov. 26
Journal # 13
Week 15: Nov. 26, 28
WAE ch. 9
Second/final draft Argumentative essay due in portfolio, Wed. Dec. 5
Journal # 14
Week 16: Dec. 3, 5
PORTFOLIO DUE WED. DEC. 5
Subject to change
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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Attachments:EI 301 AssignmentsRubric
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