EN 106 First Yr Wrtng Seminar II:Academic Research & Writing
S1LL 2013 LR
M.A. English, Colorado State University, ColoradoB.A. English Literature and Studio Art, Hendrix College, Arkansas
4:15-5:00 Thursdays (before class)
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Greene, Stuart and April Lidinsky. From Inquiry to Academic Writing. 2nd Ed. New York: Bedford, 2011.
ISBN: 0-3126-0141-7. ISBN for text bundled with Easy Writer and Portfolio Keeping: 1-4576-0510-4.
Lunsford, Andrea. Easy Writer: A Pocket Reference. 4th Ed. New York: Bedford, 2010.
Reynolds, Nedra and Rich Rice. Portfolio Keeping: A Guide for Students. 2nd Ed. Boston:Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006. ISBN: 0312-41909-0.
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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:
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 four academic essays, three of which will be critical analysis from articles in our book (similar to what you will encounter on the WCT test) and one of which will be a research paper. Your work will culminate with a portfolio due in the 8th week of the course.
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.
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: Your final grade will consist of the following, summing 1000 points total...
*Research Paper: (100 points)
*Essay 1:(100 points)
*Essay 2:(200 points) - workshop in class
*Essay 3 (200 points) - presented in class on last night
*Journal: (100 points)
*Quizzes: 5 quizzes of 20 point value (one is a critiqued previous essay) (100 points)
* Portfolio: All drafts of all assignments (100 points)
*CORE ASSESSMENT: One final-draft essay and a reflective essay (100 points)
Class discussion, readings and activities will provide guidance on the proper format for these pieces. And you will receive feedback on each from your classmates and me to help you revise. You will consult with me on a semifinal draft of your project. However, before you submit your first drafts, you should consult with me to make certain your work reflects the principles being learned in the course.
You will be able to track your average exactly throughout the course. The grading scale is as follows: A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; D = 60-69; F = 0-59. 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. You can always access your current grade by viewing your online gradebook at parkonline.org
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Submissions will be penalized negative 10 (for one week late) or 20 (more than one week late) points on the final grade. If you fail to turn in a late assignment within two class meetings, then you will receive zero points for that assignment and you cannot make it up. MISSING CLASS – even an excused absence - DOES NOT EXCUSE YOU FROM SUBMITTING THE ASSIGNMENT!
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
· Please keep all cell phones on silent during class and step outside of the classroom to take EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY.
· No food or drink (except water – on floor only) during class.
· Be respectful of both other students and me while in class – please keep language as clean as you can!
Jan 17: Introductions and Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4. What is critical thinking? HOMEWORK: Journal Writing - keep up every day!
Jan. 24: APA style, research paper (100 points) Quiz 1 (20 points)
Jan. 31: Chapters 5,6,7 and Quiz 2. HOMEWORK: start on Essay 1 (chapters 13/14) (100 points)
Feb. 7: Chapters 15 and Quiz 3 HOMEWORK: Essay 1 due this week (100 points)
Feb. 14: Chapters 16. HOMEWORK: work on Essay 2 (chapter 16) (200 points)
Feb. 21: Chapters 17 and 18 and Quiz 4. HOMEWORK: Essay 2 due this week
Feb. 28: Chapters 19 and 20. HOMEWORK:Essay 3 (chaper 17) (200 points) and put together Final Portfolio
March 7: Essay 3, Core Assessment, revised essay (for quiz #5), and Final Portfolio (100 points) due
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