EI302 Academic Writing II

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EI 302 Academic Writing II


SP 2013 HO


Manning, Estelle


Adjunct Faculty, English International Language


M.A., TESOL University of Missouri Kansas City

Office Location

Herr House

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

Jan.14 - May 10, 2013

Class Days


Class Time

2:25 - 4:55 PM

Credit Hours



Tunceren,L. & Cavusgil (2006). College Writing 4. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.
ISBN: 0-618-23031-9

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

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Course Description:
EI 302 Academic Writing II: This course prepares the advanced-level student to write a research paper. Research methods, writing, and referencing skills will be taught, as well as advanced grammar. 3:0:3

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. 1. Identify and locate relevant information using university resources and the Web.
  2. 2. Formulate a research question and design the optimal format in which to present it.
  3. 3. Analyze and revise their own written work, as well as that of others.
  4. 4. Demonstrate referencing skills with composition of well organized, properly referenced and formatted essays.
  5. 5. Compose an original, well-organized, properly referenced and formatted essay.
  6. 6.Apply academic skills in presenting their assignments in prescribed form and on time.
Class Assessment:
Attendance and active class participation                                                              10%
Core assessments: Four Papers:
Expository Essay,Analytical Report, Objective Report,Argumentative Essay:           50%
Homework:                                                                                                         10%
Weekly Quizzes                                                                                                   30%


90 - 100%            A
80 -   89%            B
65 -   79%            C
55 -   64%            D
Below 55%           F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late work will only be accepted for excused absences and if prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Turn cell phones off.
Be respectful and polite.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Weeks 1-4                         The Expository Essay             1/17: Introduction,expository essay structure.
Jan. 17- Feb.7                                                                     1/24: Gathering information, essay charts,thesis   
                                                                                          1/31: First rough draft due.Grammar/cohesion  
                                                                                          2/7  : References,peer review
                                                                                                  Final draft due Thursday 2/14
Weeks 5-8                          The Analytical Report            2/14:  Analytical report. specifications, paraphrasing
Feb. 14- March 7                                                                2/21: Paraphrasing cont.Essay maps, quoting and citing
                                                                                          2/28 : Planning, drafting, support,First draft due
                                                                                          3/7: Self revision, peer review
                                                                                                          Final draft due: Thursday, March 21
Week 9 March 14                Spring Break No Class
Weeks 10-13                       The Objective Report          3/21:  Objective report topics,interview skills and   
March 21 - April 11                                                                     guidelines, class discussion
                                                                                         3/28: Interviews: style; essay charts: summarizing
                                                                                         4/4: Planning, drafting,support, Firts draft due 
                                                                                         4/11: Posters,power points, revisions, peer review
                                                                                                  Final draft due: Thursday April 18 
Weeks 14 - 16                   The Argumentative Essay      4/18: Argumentation; rhetorical 
April 18 - May 2                                                                         strategies;supporting an argument;surveys
                                                                                         4/25: Planning, drafting, First draft due.
                                                                                         5/2  : revisions, peer review,                                    
                                                                                                  Final draft due Tuesday, May 7

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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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