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English 1301033: Rhetoric and Composition I Fall 2016 MWF 11:50, UH 08 Instructor: Dr. Jeff King Office Hours: MWF 12noon – 12:50; 3pm – 3:30pm, or by appointment; Carlisle 412 Email: email@example.com Faculty Profile: https://www.uta.edu/profiles/jeffreyking ENGL 1301 RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I: This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in communication. This course will require students to read rhetorically and analyze scholarly texts on a variety of subjects. The course emphasizes writing to specific audiences and understanding how information is context dependent and audience specific. Students must engage with a variety of ideas and learn how to synthesize those in college level essays. Core Objectives: Critical Thinking Skills: To include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information. Communication Skills: To include effective development and expression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication. Teamwork: To include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal. Personal Responsibility: To include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decisionmaking. ENGL 1301 Expected Learning Outcomes. By the end of ENGL 1301, students should be able to demonstrate: Rhetorical Knowledge Use knowledge of the rhetorical situation—author, audience, exigence, constraints—to analyze and construct texts Compose texts in a variety of genres, expanding their repertoire beyond predictable forms Adjust voice, tone, diction, syntax, level of formality, and structure to meet the demands of different rhetorical situations Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing Use writing, reading, and discussion for inquiry, learning, communicating, and examining assumptions Employ critical reading strategies to identify an author’s position, main ideas, genre conventions, and rhetorical strategies Summarize, analyze, and respond to texts Find, evaluate, and synthesize appropriate sources to inform, support, and situate their own claims Produce texts with a focus, thesis, and controlling idea, and identify these elements in others’ texts Processes Practice flexible strategies for generating, revising, and editing texts Practice writing as a recursive process that can lead to substantive changes in ideas, structure, and supporting evidence through multiple revisions Use the collaborative and social aspects of writing to critique their own and others’ texts Conventions Apply knowledge of genre conventions ranging from structure and paragraphing to tone and mechanics Summarize, paraphrase, and quote from sources using appropriate documentation style Control such surface features as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling Employ technologies to format texts according to appropriate stylistic conventions Required Texts STUDENTS MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING EDITIONS: Graff and Birkenstein, They Say/I Say 3 edition ISBN: 0393935841 FirstYear Writing: Perspectives on Argument (2012 UTA custom 3 edition) ISBN: 1256744506 (You can purchase an eText of this textbook at http://www.pearsoncustom.com/tx/uta_writing. Once you are on the site, click on "Purchase Access". If you experience technical or logon issues while purchasing your text, please visit the Pearson tech support website at http://www.pearsoncustom.com/_global/productinfo/websites/_24_7/ or call 1800 6776337.) Pearson Writer (APP and Computer Access) ValuePack Access Card, 1st edition ISBN: 032197235X ASSIGNMENTS: Reading Responses/Reading Quizzes/Homework: More specific reading response prompts will also be provided. Reading quizzes will be assigned if students do not come to class prepared. You will also have other graded homework assignments or quizzes related to the larger assignments. Prompts are listed in the syllabus as well as the additional assignment sheet. Responses/Homework are due on the dates marked on the course schedule and will not be accepted late. Discourse Community Analysis (due Sept. 26): For this essay, you will make an argument explaining how you became part of a discourse community. Rhetorical Analysis (due Nov. 4): For this essay, you will select an essay cluster on one of the following topics: Success, The Body, or Winner by Proxy. You will write a rhetorical analysis of a designated essay from your selected cluster. Synthesis Essay (due Dec. 7): For this essay, you will continue your writing on the topic cluster you selected for the Rhetorical Analysis. After reading multiple sources about your chosen topic, you will develop a clear central claim and use multiple sources to support your claim. Class Participation: You will be graded daily on class participation, which includes coming to class prepared, making thoughtful contributions in response to the readings, asking and answering questions, and presenting a general attitude of interest in the course content. Improvement in writing is a complex process that requires a great deal of practice and feedback from readers. Regular attendance is thus necessary for success in ENGL 1301. Students are expected to attend class regularly and to arrive on time. Excused absences include official university activities, military service, and/or religious holidays. Students must inform the instructor in writing at least one week in advance of an excused absence. Participation will be graded on a daily basis as follows: 4 points—Active/Attentive: Displays active engagement with the material and discussion. Shows full preparedness upon arriving in class and full attentiveness to the discussion or lecture. Freely contributes ideas to the discussion and is respectful and conscientious of the other students’ ideas. Does not hesitate to ask pertinent, attentive questions. 3 points—Passive/Attentive: Is engaged with the material and the discussion, but takes a passive role, choosing to listen rather than contribute. 2 points—Partially Active/Mostly Inattentive: Displays very little engagement with the material or discussion. Is mostly disconnected from the class but may occasionally actively participate. 1 point—Passive/Inattentive: Displays no engagement with the material or discussion. Is completely disconnected from the class but does not disturb other students. Uses unauthorized technology in class (you will be able to use laptops, tablets, etc. during inclass workdays). (See policy on Classroom Behavior below). May ask questions, but these questions often stem from a lack of attentiveness. 0 points—Absent or Disruptive: The student either is absent from class (and is, therefore, unable to participate; see attendance policy below) or is a distraction to the instructor or other students. (See policy on Classroom Behavior below). Working on assignments for other classes will be considered disruptive behavior. Tardies/Leaving Early: Arriving to class after class has started is a distraction to other students and to the instructor. It also leads to missed information or requests for the instructor to repeat material already provided. Therefore, arriving late, even if by less than 1 minute, will reduce your Daily Grade by one point. If your grade for the day would otherwise be a zero (0), you will receive 1 (minus1) point for the day. This also applies to those leaving early. Attendance: At The University of Texas at Arlington, taking attendance is not required. Rather, each faculty member is free to develop his or her own methods of evaluating students’ academic performance, which includes establishing coursespecific policies on attendance. As the instructor of this section, even though regular attendance is often a factor and predictor of success in a course, I do not measure student success based on attendance. That said, the participation grade measures what a student contributes to the class rather than what the student takes away from the class. Therefore, an absent student will receive 0 participation points for that given day, with the following exceptions: Excused Absences: Excused absences include official university activities, military service, and/or religious holidays. Other absences, such as those for illness, etc. reasonable but are not excused. Students must inform the instructor in writing at least one week in advance of an excused absence Freebies: Your first two unexcused absences will not count against your participation grade. These absences could be due to illness, traffic accident, family emergency, family vacation, having a large exam in your next class, or simply because you didn’t feel like getting out of bed early that day. I recommend using these with discretion. ***NOTE: This attendance policy is for this course only. Check with other instructors regarding their policies or with your advisor regarding how lack of attendance might affect your scholarship, etc.*** Your final participation score will be converted to a percentage based on total available points. For example, if your average daily score is 3.6 out of 4, then your final participation grade will be a 90. Bonus Points: The instructor may award bonus points at various times throughout the semester. These will be applied to your participation grade. Opportunities for bonus points will occur only at the instructor’s discretion and will only be awarded if all students have an opportunity to earn the points. Any special requests for individual extra credit assignments will be denied. Writing Process: For each major assignment (DCA, RAE, Synthesis Essay), you will complete a rough draft and peer review prior to submission of the final draft. Rough drafts should meet all of the criteria for the final draft of the assignment. The rough draft grade is based on completion only and is not indicative of the final paper grade. For the Rough Draft/Peer Review date, you will need to bring a hard copy of your completed essay for peer and instructor review. For the peer review, you will be placed in a peer review group with 23 other students and will complete the peer review prompt questions for each member of your group. You will receive separate credit for completion of the rough draft and completion of the peer review. GRADES: Final grades in FYW are A, B, C, F, and Z. Students must pass ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 with a grade of C or higher in order to move on to the next course. This policy is in place because of the key role that FirstYear English courses play in students’ educational experiences at UTA. The Z grade is reserved for students who attend class regularly, participate actively, and complete all the assigned work on time but simply fail to write well enough to earn a passing grade. This judgment is made by the instructor and not necessarily based upon numerical average. The Z grade is intended to reward students for good effort. While a student who receives a Z will not get credit for the course, the Z grade will not affect his or her grade point average. The student may repeat the course for credit until earning a passing grade. The F grade, which does negatively affect GPA, goes to students with a numerical average below 70 and who do not attend class regularly, do not participate actively, or do not complete assigned work. Keep in mind that receipt of the Z grade is based on the judgment of the instructor. Through short assignments, process work, and class participation, a student can potentially earn an average of 70 or above without receiving a passing grade on any of the major essay assignments. However, completing all short assignments and actively participating in class are the factors that separate a Z from an F. To pass the course you must receive a passing grade on at least one of the three major essays (DCA, RAE, or Synthesis). Anyone with a numerical average of 70 or above who does not pass any of the three major papers will receive a Z for the course. Discourse Community Analysis 25% Rhetorical Analysis 25% Synthesis Essay 30% Responses/Homework/Quizzes/Process 15% (1% each; Article Cluster Summary 2%) Class Participation 5% Grading Scale: 90100 A (Outstanding, Excellent) 8089 B (Very Good, Above Average) 7079 C (Good, Average) 069 F (Poor, Insufficient) See Zgrade policy Z (Needs considerable improvement) Borderline Grades: Because of the number of course assignments, it is unlikely that anyone will have a final score that is a whole number. Occasionally this results in a student having a final score that is less than one point away from the next letter grade. Scores of X9.50X9.99 will automatically receive the letter grade of the next whole number (e.g. a score of 89.65 will result in an A grade). Scores of X9.01X9.49 will receive the next highest letter grade only if the student has completed all work on time, has at least one major assignment grade of the desired higher grade (or higher), and has a participation grade of the desired higher grade (or higher). Scores of X9 or below will receive the corresponding letter grade and will not be increased. All major essay projects must be completed to pass the course. If you fail to complete an essay project, you will fail the course, regardless of your average. Keep all papers until you receive your final grade from the university. You cannot challenge a grade without evidence. Students are expected to keep track of their performance throughout the semester and seek guidance from available sources (including the instructor) if their performance drops below satisfactory levels. Paper Reuse Policy – You are not allowed, under any circumstances, to reuse papers from prior classes in this course or any other course that you have taken at any institution. Reusing papers does not demonstrate any advance in knowledge or skill, and so would not be helpful for you either in terms of your learning this semester, or for me in terms of assessing this learning. If you feel your situation constitutes a clear or significant exception to this rule, you must discuss this with me prior to the due date of the first draft. Turning in Assignments to Blackboard: All assignments in this course will be submitted to Blackboard. I will not accept any assignments via email. All assignments submitted to Blackboard must be saved as a .docx, or .pdf file to ensure that I am able to open them on my computer, view your formatting, and comment directly on your papers. It is your responsibility to ensure that all of your work is saved in this way and submitted in the correct format. Under no circumstances should an assignment be posted to Blackboard as a comment. If you submit work in the wrong format, then you will receive a zero for the assignment. Student versions of MS Word are available at the UTA Bookstore for an affordable price. To access the course, go to http://elearn.uta.edu and log in with your NetID and password. Click on the name of the course in the upper left module after logging in. If you have any problems logging in, or uploading or downloading files, contact the Help Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review the Student Resources page. This site contains valuable information that will acquaint you with your course and the Blackboard environment. Late Assignments: Failure to submit work in a timely manner shows a lack of respect for your instructor or for members of your peer review group. Therefore, only the final drafts of major assignments (DCA, RAE, SE) will be accepted late, and only because these each make up such a large portion of your grade. Any paper received after class time on the due date will be counted late. Late major assignments will result in a 10point reduction in your grade for every calendar day that the paper is late, including weekends; each dayperiod will rollover at the class start time. Papers will not be accepted after three days. Because all assignments are submitted electronically, all work is due on time regardless of attendance on that date. Expectations for OutofClass Study: Beyond the time required to attend each class meeting, students enrolled in this course should expect to spend at least an additional 10 hours per week of their own time in courserelated activities, including reading required materials, completing assignments, etc. This time may vary depending on personal reading and writing speed. Grade Grievances: First Year English has a specific procedure that must be followed in order for a student to appeal a grade or any other matter related to their 1301/02 class. First, the student must communicate with the instructor in an attempt to resolve any matter in question. The next step is for students to communicate with the Director of First Year English. The Director will then advise students on the next official steps in any appeal process. Any appeal of a grade in this course must follow the procedures and deadlines for graderelated grievances as published in the current undergraduate / graduate catalog. http://wweb.uta.edu/catalog/content/general/academic_regulations.aspx#10 POLICIES: Late Enrollment Policy: Though I realize that sometimes enrolling in a course after the start date is unavoidable, please be advised that you will be held responsible for the class periods that you have missed even if you were not enrolled in the course. I will not allow you to make up attendance, missed opportunities for participation points, or any other assignments that occurred before you enrolled. If you enroll in class after the start date it is your responsibility to contact your peers in order to get caught up on the schedule and any announcements that might have been delivered in your absence. This policy also applies to students who drop and add. Classroom Behavior. Class sessions are short and require your full attention. All phones, laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices should be turned off and put away when entering the classroom; all earpieces should be removed. Store material from other classes, reading not related to this class, bulky bags, and other distractions so that you can concentrate on the readings and discussions each day. Bring book(s) and e readings (heavily annotated and carefully read) to every class. Students are expected to participate respectfully in class, to listen to other class members, and to comment appropriately. I also expect consideration and courtesy from students. Professors are to be addressed appropriately and communicated with professionally. According to Student Conduct and Discipline, "students are prohibited from engaging in or attempting to engage in conduct, either alone or in concert with others, that is intended to obstruct, disrupt, or interfere with, or that in fact obstructs, disrupts, or interferes with any instructional, educational, research, administrative, or public performance or other activity authorized to be conducted in or on a University facility. Obstruction or disruption includes, but is not limited to, any act that interrupts, modifies, or damages utility service or equipment, communication service or equipment, or computer equipment, software, or networks” (UTA Handbook or Operating Procedures, Ch. 2, Sec. 2 202). Students who do not respect the guidelines listed above or who disrupt other students’ learning may be asked to leave class and/or referred to the Office of Student Conduct. In this class, disruptive conduct includes excessive talking apart from class discussion, questions/comments intended to disrupt class, interrupting or otherwise disrespecting other students during discussion periods, listening to headphones during class, working on assignments for other classes during class, ringing cell phones, checking voice mail, regularly arriving late and leaving early, or tobacco use. If you must keep your telephone on for any reason, talk to me about it before class and sit near the door. I understand that life sometimes necessitates urgent, illtimed phone calls. If you receive an urgent call, it is your responsibility to step outside the room before taking the call. Taking the call in class is disruptive and it is disrespectful to your instructor and to the other students. If you take a phone call in class rather than stepping outside, you will be asked to leave for the day and will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct. Students are expected to participate respectfully in class, to listen to other class members, and to comment appropriately. I also expect consideration and courtesy from students. Professors are to be addressed appropriately and communicated with professionally. The first infraction will result in a warning. With a second infraction, you will be removed from class for the day and reported to the Office of Student Conduct. Approved Electronic Devices: Laptops or Tablets when working on papers during designated inclass workdays. Cell phones only with prior instructor approval. Electronic Communication Policy: All students must have access to a computer with internet capabilities. Students should check email daily for course information and updates. I will send group emails through Blackboard. I am happy to communicate with students through UTA email only (in other words, don’t email from your gmail, yahoo, etc.). However, I ask that you be wise in your use of this tool. Make sure you have consulted the syllabus for answers before you send me an email. Remember, I do not monitor my email 24 hours a day. I check it periodically during the school week and occasionally on the weekend. Emails sent during the week will receive a response within 24 hours; emails sent over the weekend might not receive a response until Monday morning. I am happy to review additional drafts sent via email, but doing so could take longer than 24 hours; in such a case, you initially will receive an acknowledgement that I received your extra draft. If you have questions about an ongoing assignment, please ask them well in advance of the due date in order to give me time to respond. If you email questions about an assignment the night before that assignment is due, you run a great risk of not receiving an answer until the assignment is past due. The University of Texas at Arlington has adopted the University “MavMail” address as the sole official means of communication with students. MavMail is used to remind students of important deadlines, advertise events and activities, and permit the University to conduct official transactions exclusively by electronic means. For example, important information concerning registration, financial aid, payment of bills, and graduation are now sent to students through the MavMail system. All students are assigned a MavMail account. Students are responsible for checking their MavMail regularly. Information about activating and using MavMail is available at http://www.uta.edu/oit/email/. There is no additional charge to students for using this account, and it remains active even after they graduate from UT Arlington. Classroom Visitors: Only students officially enrolled in this section are allowed to attend class meetings. Students may not bring guests (children, spouses, friends, family) to class unless an academic request has been submitted and approved by the instructor well in advance of the proposed class visit. Children are not allowed in class as visitors at any time. Academic Integrity. All students enrolled in this course are expected to adhere to the UT Arlington Honor Code: I pledge, on my honor, to uphold UT Arlington’s tradition of academic integrity, a tradition that values hard work and honest effort in the pursuit of academic excellence. I promise that I will submit only work that I personally create or contribute to group collaborations, and I will appropriately reference any work from other sources. I will follow the highest standards of integrity and uphold the spirit of the Honor Code. Per UT System Regents’ Rule 50101, §2.2, suspected violations of university’s standards for academic integrity (including the Honor Code) will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. Violators will be disciplined in accordance with University policy, which may result in the student’s suspension or expulsion from the University. It is the philosophy of The University of Texas at Arlington that academic dishonesty is a completely unacceptable mode of conduct and will not be tolerated in any form. All persons involved in academic dishonesty will be disciplined in accordance with University regulations and procedures. Discipline may include suspension or expulsion from the University. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts" (Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Series 50101, Section 2.2) You can get in trouble for plagiarism by failing to correctly indicate places where you are making use of the work of another. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the conventions of citation by which you indicate which ideas are not your own and how your reader can find those sources. Read your textbook and/or handbook for more information on quoting and citing properly to avoid plagiarism. If you still do not understand, ask your instructor. All students caught plagiarizing or cheating will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. Your work is to be your own, and it is to be prepared originally for this course and section. It is considered Academic Dishonesty to present any portion of work prepared by someone else and to claim it as your own. It is also unacceptable to submit work or portions of work you have written for another class or section. This includes work prepared for high school and college courses you have taken or in which you are currently enrolled and any previous sections of this course. In this class, academic dishonesty will result in a grade of zero (0) on the assignment and a referral to the Office of Student Conduct. RESOURCES: Disability Accommodations: The University of Texas at Arlington is on record as being committed to both the spirit and letter of all federal equal opportunity legislation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All instructors at UT Arlington are required by law to provide "reasonable accommodations" to students with disabilities, so as not to discriminate on the basis of that disability. Any student requiring an accommodation for this course must provide the instructor with official documentation in the form of a letter certified by the staff in the Office for Students with Disabilities, University Hall 102. Only those students who have officially documented a need for an accommodation will have their request honored. Information regarding diagnostic criteria and policies for obtaining disabilitybased academic accommodations can be found at www.uta.edu/disability or by calling the Office for Students with Disabilities at (817) 2723364. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): (www.uta.edu/caps/ or 8172723671) CAPS is available to all students to help increase their understanding of personal issues, address mental and behavioral health problems and make positive changes in their lives. NonDiscrimination Policy and Title IX: The University of Texas at Arlington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, genetic information, and/or veteran status in its educational programs or activities it operates. For more information, visit uta.edu/eos. The University of Texas at Arlington (“University”) is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from discrimination based on sex in accordance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits sex discrimination in employment; and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE Act). Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination and will not be tolerated. For information regarding Title IX, visit www.uta.edu/titleIX or contact Ms. Jean Hood, Vice President and Title IX Coordinator at (817) 2727091 or email@example.com. Drop Policy: Students may drop or swap (adding and dropping a class concurrently) classes through selfservice in MyMav from the beginning of the registration period through the late registration period. After the late registration period, students must see their academic advisor to drop a class or withdraw. Undeclared students must see an advisor in the University Advising Center. Drops can continue through a point twothirds of the way through the term or session. It is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw if they do not plan to attend after registering. Students will not be automatically dropped for nonattendance. Repayment of certain types of financial aid administered through the University may be required as the result of dropping classes or withdrawing. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information (http://wweb.uta.edu/aao/fao/). The English Writing Center (411LIBR): The Writing Center Offers free tutoring in 20, 40, or 60minute face toface and online sessions to all UTA students on any phase of their UTA coursework. Our hours are 9 am to 8 pm Mon.Thurs., 9 am3 pm Fri. and Noon6 pm Sat. and Sun. Register and make appointments online at http://uta.mywconline.com. Classroom Visits, workshops, and specialized services for graduate students are also available. Please see www.uta.edu/owl for detailed information on all our programs and services. The Library’s 2nd floor Academic Plaza offers students a central hub of support services, including IDEAS Center, University Advising Services, Transfer UTA and various college/school advising hours. Services are available during the library’s hours of operation. http://library.uta.edu/academicplaza Library Research Help for Students in the FirstYear English Program. UT Arlington Library offers many ways for students to receive help with writing assignments: All FirstYear English courses have access to research guides that assist students with required research. To access the guides go to http://libguides.uta.edu. Search for the course number in the search box located at the top of the page. The research guides direct students to useful databases, as well as provide information about citation, developing a topic/thesis, and receiving help. Librarian to Contact: Marquel Anteola; firstname.lastname@example.org; 8172727426 Student Support Services: UT Arlington provides a variety of resources and programs designed to help students develop academic skills, deal with personal situations, and better understand concepts and information related to their courses. Resources include tutoring, majorbased learning centers, developmental education, advising and mentoring, personal counseling, and federally funded programs. For individualized referrals, students may visit the reception desk at University College (Ransom Hall), call the Maverick Resource Hotline at 8172726107, send a message to email@example.com, or view the information at www.uta.edu/resources. Student Feedback Survey: At the end of each term, students enrolled in classes categorized as lecture, seminar, or laboratory shall be directed to complete a Student Feedback Survey (SFS). Instructions on how to access the SFS for this course will be sent directly to each student through MavMail approximately 10 days before the end of the term. Each student’s feedback enters the SFS database anonymously and is aggregated with that of other students enrolled in the course. UT Arlington’s effort to solicit, gather, tabulate, and publish student feedback is required by state law; students are strongly urged to participate. For more information, visit http://www.uta.edu/sfs. Final Review Week: For semesterlong courses, a period of five class days prior to the first day of final examinations in the long sessions shall be designated as Final Review Week. The purpose of this week is to allow students sufficient time to prepare for final examinations. During this week, there shall be no scheduled activities such as required field trips or performances; and no instructor shall assign any themes, research problems or exercises of similar scope that have a completion date during or following this week unless specified in the class syllabus. During Final Review Week, an instructor shall not give any examinations constituting 10% or more of the final grade, except makeup tests and laboratory examinations. In addition, no instructor shall give any portion of the final examination during Final Review Week. During this week, classes are held as scheduled. In addition, instructors are not required to limit content to topics that have been previously covered; they may introduce new concepts as appropriate. Conferences and Questions: I have regularly scheduled office hours each week. These times are reserved for students to drop by or to make an appointment to discuss course assignments, grades, or other classrelated concerns. If your class schedule conflicts with regular office hours, I will be happy to work with you arrange a meeting time convenient to both of us. If you receive a grade on an assignment or exam about which you have questions, please wait twentyfour hours before discussing it with me, whether in person or via email. This gives you time to process the assignment comments and to think about how your course work meets the requirements set forth for each assignment. I am happy to use the few minutes before and after class to answer brief questions or set up an appointment, but, for your own privacy, I do not discuss individual student issues in the classroom before, during, or after class. Emergency Exit Procedures: Should we experience an emergency event that requires us to vacate the building, students should exit the room and move toward the nearest exit. When exiting the building during an emergency, one should never take an elevator but should use the stairwells. Faculty members and instructional staff will assist students in selecting the safest route for evacuation and will make arrangements to assist handicapped individuals. Campus Carry: Effective August 1, 2016, the Campus Carry law (Senate Bill 11) allows those licensed individuals to carry a concealed handgun in buildings on public university campuses, except in locations the University establishes as prohibited. Under the new law, openly carrying handguns is not allowed on college campuses. For more information, visit http://www.uta.edu/news/info/campuscarry/ Class Cancellations: If class is canceled for any reason, check our email and the class Blackboard page for specific information. Syllabus and Schedule Changes: I have tried to make this document as complete as possible; however, during the course of the semester I may be required to alter, add, or abandon certain policies/assignments. I reserve the right to make such changes as they become necessary. Minor changes will be announced in class and a notice will be emailed to your UT Arlington email address. If major changes become necessary, you will receive a new copy of the syllabus. Emergency Phone Numbers: In case of an oncampus emergency, call the UTA Police Department at 817272 3003 (noncampus phone) or 23003 (campus phone). For nonemergencies, contact the UTA PD at 8172723381. COURSE SCHEDULE (Syllabus Abbreviations: TSIS: They Say/I Say; FYW: FirstYear Writing: Perspectives on Argument; HW: Reading Response/Homework; DCA: Discourse Community Analysis; RAE: Rhetorical Analysis Essay) Assignments are due by class time on the day they are listed. Fri. Aug. 26 Course Introduction. Policies & Procedures Mon. Aug. 29 InClass Diagnostic Essay (Counts as part of Homework Grade) Read: FYW p. P11P16 (The capitol “P” indicates a page in the preface of FYW) Due: Syllabus Scavenger Hunt Quiz Wed. Aug. 31 Introduction to Academic Conversation; Plagiarism Read: TSIS Preface, Introduction, Ch. 9 & 12 Fri. Sept. 2 Introduction to Argument Read: FYW P1722, Ch. 1 and TSIS Ch. 1 Due: Acknowledging Sources Quiz Mon. Sept. 5 Labor Day; No Class Wed. Sept. 7 Introduction to DCA Read: DCA Assignment & Sample DCA in FYW p. P26P32 Fri. Sept. 9 Identifying and Analyzing Discourse Communities Due: HW: DCA Invention Worksheet Mon. Sept. 12 Appeals: Logos Read: FYW Ch. 5: Supporting Claims: Appealing to Ethos, Pathos, and Logos Think about how you will demonstrate Logos appeals in DCA Census Date: Last Day to Withdraw without a W Wed. Sept. 14 Appeals: Ethos Think about how you will demonstrate Ethos appeals in DCA Fri. Sept. 16 Appeals: Pathos Read: Graff’s, “Hidden Intellectualism” in TSIS pp. 244251 Think about how you will demonstrate Pathos appeals in DCA Due: HW: Identify Graff’s argument and analyze how he supports it with ethos, pathos, and logos appeals (23 pages) Mon. Sept. 19 Sample DCA; Grading & Comments Wed. Sept. 21 DCA Peer Review Workshop Bring: Hard Copy of Full Draft of DCA for Peer Review Group Fri. Sept. 23 DCA InClass Writing Workshop Bring: Drafts or laptops Due: Proofreading Quiz Mon. Sept. 26 Introduce RAE & Preview Synthesis Essay Read: FYW P3336 Due: DCA Final Draft Wed. Sept. 28 Analysis of Shorthorn Audience Bring: Copy of Shorthorn from within the past week Fri. Sept. 30 The Rhetorical Situation Read: FYW Ch. 2 Mon. Oct. 3 The Rhetorical Situation: Practice TRACE Analysis Read: Duckworth and EskreisWinkler: “True Grit” (from Additional Readings folder) Wed. Oct. 5 Continue Practicing TRACE Analysis Read: Steinberg: “Plan B: Skip College” (from Additional Readings folder) Fri. Oct. 7 Continue Practicing TRACE Analysis Read: Kristof: “A Confession of Liberal Intolerance” (from Additional Readings folder) Due: TRACE Analysis of RAE eligible article from chosen article cluster (12 pages) Mon. Oct. 10 Parts of the Argument: Claims Read: FYW Ch. 4 Finding and Stating Claims Read: FYW: “No Escape from Helicopter Parents” (p. 30); “The Laptop Ate My Attention Span” (p. 32); “A Is for Absent” (p. 42); “A Defense for Grade Deflation” (p. 56) Wed. Oct. 12 Analyzing Reasons & Evidence: Textual Argument Read: FYW Ch. 6 Reasons and Evidence Fri. Oct. 14 Analyzing Reasons & Evidence: Visual Argument Read: FYW Ch. 10 Visual Argument Mon. Oct. 17 Review and discuss a sample RAE. Read: Sample RAE pp. p37p38 in FYW; Horowitz: “In Defense of Intellectual Diversity” (from Additional Readings folder) Wed. Oct. 19 Metacommentary Read: TSIS Chapter 10 Fri. Oct. 21 RAE: Organization and Neutrality Mon. Oct. 24 RAE InClass Writing Workshop Wed. Oct. 26 RAE Peer Review Workshop Bring: Hard Copy of Full Draft of RAE for Peer Review Group Fri. Oct. 28 RAE InClass Writing Workshop Bring: Drafts or Laptops Mon. Oct. 31 CONFERENCES, meet individually at designated time Wed. Nov. 2 CONFERENCES, meet individually at designated time Last Day to Drop Classes Fri. Nov. 4 Introduce Synthesis Essay. Read: Assignment prompt pp. P39P42 in FYW. Due: Rhetorical Analysis Essay Final Draft Mon. Nov. 7 Reading Cluster Groups: Synthesis Practice Read: All articles in chosen essay cluster Wed. Nov. 9 Reading Cluster Groups: Synthesis Practice Read: All articles in chosen essay cluster Fri. Nov. 11 Advancing the Argument: Writing Claims and Reasons Read: TSIS, Ch. 4 & 5 Mon. Nov. 14 The Naysayer Read: TSIS Ch. 6 Due: Summary of Article Cluster: Write an essay that summarizes each article and video in your chosen article cluster and highlights areas of agreement and disagreement as well as ideas unique to a particular essay or video. Your essay should explain the rhetorical situation and the authors/speakers’ claims, reasons, and counterarguments. This should be a short, cohesive essay rather than a series of individual summaries (23 pages) Wed. Nov. 16 The Art of Quoting Read: TSIS Ch. 3 Fri. Nov. 18 Synthesizing and Documenting Source: MLA Citations Read: FYW Appendix A, MLA Documentation Mon. Nov. 21 Discuss Sample SE; Discuss Peer Review for Synthesis Essay Read: FYW P43P45 Wed. Nov.23 Synthesis Essay: InClass Writing Workshop Bring: Laptops or hard copies of essay Fri. Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Holiday; No Class Mon. Nov. 28 Synthesis Essay Peer Review Workshop Day 1 (Same Cluster) Bring: Hard Copy of Full Draft of Synthesis Essay for Peer Review Group Wed. Nov. 30 Synthesis Essay Peer Review Workshop Day 2 (Different Cluster) Bring: Hard Copy of Full Draft of Synthesis Essay for Peer Review Group Fri. Dec. 2 SE Workshop: Focus on Source Integration Bring: Drafts or laptops Mon. Dec. 5 SE Workshop: Focus on Revision Bring: Drafts or Laptops Wed. Dec. 7 WrapUp Due: Synthesis Essay Final Draft Last Day of Class (There will be no final exam during Finals Week) ENGL 1301 Syllabus Contract I have read and understood the syllabus, and I agree to abide by the course policies. _____________________________________ ______________ Print Name Date _____________________________________ Signature Date Permission to Use Student Writing Student’s Name Class Number and Section Instructor Name I give my permission for my writing to be used as an example of student work and/or as a teaching tool for future classes. 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