COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING I ENG 1310
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ENGLISH 1320 COLLEGE WRITING 11 Spring 2012 31893 Section 319 TH 800920 FH 113 37682 Section 401 TH 110012 20 PH 254 31994 Section 391 TH 330450 DERR 199 Instructor Daniel Levis Keltner Phone 2457679 Office Flowers Hall 348 Mailbox Flowers Hall 374 Hours 12 303 00 TH EmailDK21txstateedu You must include the course number 1320 in the subject of emails to me This syllabus supplements the general FirstYear English Syllabus available online at wwwenglishtxstateeduresources The general syllabus covers policies goals and learning outcomes common to all sections this course BOOKSSUPPLIES 0 Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers The Bedford Handbook 8th edition 0 Gary Colombo et al RereadingAmerica 83911 edition 0 A 9 x 12 manila folder notebook binder etc REQUIREMENTS oWritten and oral responses to readings from Rereading America oParticipation in peer review sessions oFive essays four with outlines and drafts of 3 full pages oFinal exam You cannot pass unless you submit all essays and take the final 0A portfolio containing all planning and draft work graded essays and inclass and outof class writing assignments LEARNING OUTCOMES Don t write merely to be understood Write so that you cannot be possibly misunderstood Robert Louis Stevenson 18501934 After completing English 1320 you should be able to draft revise and edit essays in which you demonstrate the ability to oUnderstand and analyze a variety of texts 0 Quote paraphrase and summarize sources to support your ideas oUse MLA form for citation and documentation Additionally you must continue to meet the objectives outlined below for English OApply critical reading skills to your writing and to the writing of others oFormulate a thesis central idea and develop the thesis in an orderly way oForm clear and effective paragraphs and sentences oLearn to use language appropriate for your audience OApply the grammatical and mechanical conventions of written English accepted at Texas State University PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT We should behave in the classroom as in any other professional setting or workplace Simply be respectful as you interact with your classmates your instructor and their ideas Turn off and stow cell phones and MP3 players before class begins Use personal computers only for taking notes GRADE DISTRIBUTION The grading system that we will use is easy to conceptualize so figuring your grade will be simple to calculate as we go along Every point that you earn equals one 1 of your grade For example if you earn 8 points B on your first essay and you happen to be the kind of person that sees the glass as half full you have just scored 8 towards your final grade in the class out of 100 If you earned an 8 and are the kind of person that sees the glass as half empty you have just lost 2 off the total percentage possible of 100 Attendance 14 Participation 5 Class Work 14 Essay 1 10 Essay 2 10 1on1 Conference 2 Essay 3 10 Essay 4 10 Oral Presentation 1 5 Essay 5 10 Portfolio 10 Final 10 ATTENDANCE POLICY We will conduct this class as a workshop with inclass planning writing revising and editing and so regular attendance is essential We must attend every class If you are late to class you will be counted tardy To discourage tardiness 1 will take attendance which will count for 14 of your grade Every day that we meet you have a chance of receiving 05 points toward your grade If you don t show you loose 05 po1nts No absence is excused You are responsible for acquiring missed course materials the information supplied in class and completing the inclass writing assignments for that day If absent more than 3 days you may receive a lower final grade for the course39 if absent more than 6 days you may fail the course PARTICIPATION POLICY A good deal of this class revolves around discussion because I believe discussing a subject or work 1 forces us to speculate it in depth so and allows us to think beyond our personal limits and 2 teaches us while we teach others I require every student to contribute to classroom discussion at least 5 times over the entire semester I encourage you to speak more than 5 times however 5 is all that I require to get full participation credit To get credit you must engage in dialogue with a fellow student or me during a reading discussion day At the end of class turn in a piece of paper that has your name written on it and I will record your contribution in my grade book If you are derailing conversation or talking over others I will deduct participation points I haven t had to do this yet in a college course but a class is like a box of chocolates 1ON1 CONFERENCES To pass this class you must attend a mandatory fifteenminute outof class conference with me to discuss your writing as well as your personal goals in this class This meeting must be made during week 7 If you do not schedule a conference or do not show you will fail the class The meeting will count for 2 of your grade PEER REVIEW POLICY What is a peer review During peer review days you will workshop your classmate s work and they will do the same to yours The idea here is that it is often easier to see weaknesses in other s essays than to see them in our own By continually facing strengths and weaknesses in other s writing we will hopefully return to ours wizened and so become better writers Not to mention this method tests our arguments and helps to generate ideas to strengthen them On peer review days I will check for complete typed outlines and drafts If your outlines and drafts are not substantially complete on the day they are due or if you miss class you will loose 2 right off the top of your class work grade per assignment To prevent a resulting loss on one s Portfolio grade students who miss class during a peer review day are encouraged to visit the writing center with their outline or essay draft If the writing center has not reviewed these materials they will be treated as if they do not exist in your portfolio and so deduct points from your portfolio grade Please see the Late Essay Policy below for more info 3 READINGS POLICY On days that require us to read anything I post questions on TRACS which you are expected to answer and bring into class I will check for evidence that you have done so at the start of class To earn full credit your answer must be at least one page long If not substantially complete you will lose 2 off of your class work grade per assignment ESSAY GRADING POLICY In determining your course grade I will give slightly more emphasis to work done later 39n the semester as I will be looking for improvement Each graded essay has a chance of earning you 10 points 10 of your grade Grading Scale Al939 B89 339 C797739 D69 and 153594 Cilndicates a satisfactory performance A C paper demonstrates positive qualities and avoids serious errors The positive qualities include the presentation of a central idea that is adequately developed and competently organized The errors to be avoided include serious aws in the construction of paragraphs and sentences in the selection of appropriate Words and in the use of conventional Written English The style of the Writing is generally clear BiThe B paper surpasses the C paper by demonstrating a higher level of effectiveness in the organization and development ofa central idea The B paper shows greater complexity of thought and development While sustaining clarity in expression It has few or none of the common errors in the use of conventional Written English The style of the Writing is generally uent and polished AiTheA paper is outstanding Work It is clearly a superior performance according to the criteria of clarity of expression and logical development of a central idea It L 39 39 quot of thought and 39 39 quot r in the development of the material It engages and holds the reader s attention and invites rereading The style ofthe Writing is consistently uent polished and distinctive DIndicates an unsatisfactory performance A D paper is flawed by any one or several of the following Weakness in establishing or developing a central idea serious errors in sentence or paragraph construction serious errors in grammar spelling or the mechanics ofwritten expression Filndicates an unacceptable performance An F paper is awed by one or more of the following failure to follow the assigned topic failure to conceive state or develop a central idea serious repeated errors in sentence construction or paragraph development serious repeated errors in grammar spelling or the mechanics ofwritten expression All essays must be formatted according to the guidelines on p 583 of The Bedford Handbook under penalty of half a grade letter I enforce this because you will be using 4 the form in almost all of your classes Please keep in mind that I too was once an undergrad and know many of the tricks of reformatting essays because you ve skimped on the content All essays must be three full pages Essay 1 sets the bar that we will continue to raise as your writing improves Since this essay is largely diagnostic and precedes any authentic form of instruction the final will replace this grade if it is higher LATE ESSAY POLICY I will accept 1 and only 1 late essay if it is turned in before the due date for the next essay However they will suffer a lletter gradereduction Any late essays after your first will be smote with a zero PORTFOLIO POLICY Your firstyear English portfolio will be a collection of all your draft work and graded final copies of your work You will also put all of your inclass and outofclass writing assignments in this collection Most of these assignments will be reflective pieces asking you to take a closer look at your writing process or the writing of others in hopes of developing more critical reading and writing skills I will also ask that you reread your portfolio and write a reflective letter on the growth of your writing process before they are turned in for a grade at the end of the semester I will be checking that all writing assignments have been completed and included see Portfolio Checklist for full listing Missing or incomplete work will result in a severe reduction in points This is another reason why you must attend every single class The portfolio is worth 10 ORAL PRESENTATIONS You will have one group presentation this semester Your group will have to find and present one article found online or at the library related to our textbook reading for that day s class Your goal is to critically examine the article using the Center for Media Literacy s 5 Key Questions and highlight the relationship between your chosen article and that day s readings The presentation is worth of 5 of your grade FINAL EXAM POLICY The Final Exam in firstyear English is a substantial inclass essay The essay topic will be announced a week before the final giving you time to plan using the skills we have developed and resources we have learned to access The Final Exam will count for 10 of your grade and will replace your grade for Essay 1 if it is better Like the other essays you must complete the final to pass this class SPECIAL NEEDS Students who need special accommodations to succeed in this course must inform the instructor and the Office of Disability Services in the first two weeks of the semester ACADEMIC HONESTY The Texas State University Honor Code states We do our own work and are honest with one another in all matters We understand how various acts of dishonesty like plagiarizing conflict as much with academic achievement as with the values of honest and integrity Plagiarizing is submitting work that is in any way not your own Refer to the FirstYear English Syllabus and to The Bedford Handbook for definitions and general policies concerning plagiarism Any cases of verifiable plagiarism whether deliberate or accidental will result in a failing grade on the assignment and may result in a failing grade for English 1320 Not Peer review and consultation with your instructor or a counselor at the Writing Center do not constitute plagiarism and are encouraged As evidence of my commitment to the principles of the Honor Code I Comment DKl I recognize As evidence of your commitment to academic honesty I will ask that you write by hand flint rights and Pledge to u o e on every essay you submit for thisclass the student s ple ge I I I I I PflnClples of honesty and I pledge to uphold the pr1nc1ples of honesty and respons1b111ty at our Univers1ty responsiblllty at our Unlve r51 ty Sign yourname COURSE CALENDAR This calendar is tentative I will distribute revisions as l adapt instruction and materials to our needs Rereading America Text found on class TRACS site TRACS The Bedford Handbook BH Week 1 T 117 Course Intro College reading writing and critical thinking Essay 1 assigned H 119 Essay 1 due Inclass Essay CRITICAL READING amp WRITING METHODS Week2 T 124 Discuss Writing About Texts EH chapter 4 pp 86103 Critical reading strategies H 126 Discuss True Women and Real Men and Bros Before Hos The Guy Code RA CML Questions Week 3 T l3l Discuss Girl RA and The Death ofPretty TRACS Essay 2 assigned H 22 Essay 2 outline due Discuss Constructing Reasonable Arguments EH chapter 5 pp 104118 Peer review Week 4 T 27 Essay 2 draft due Peer review Essay I returned MLA form I RETURN OF THE 5PARAGRAPH ESSAY I H 29 Essay 2 due Discuss Money and Success The Myth of Individual Opportunity Class in America and The Lesson RA Week 5 T 21 4 Discuss Serving inFlorida and From America 3 MW Working Class Essay 3 assigned H 216 Discuss How Do You Write a Draft EH chapter 1 section aig pp 935 5 Paragraph Form Introduction to introductions Week 6 T 22l Essay 3 outline due Discuss What Makes Paragraphs Work 317 chapter 3 pp6284 Peer review Introduction to conclusions H 223 Essay 3 first draft due Discuss How Do You Revise Edit and Proofread EH chapter 2 sections a amp b pp 3559 Week 7 T 228 Class canceled for lonl Conferences H 31 Class canceled for lonl Conferences Week 8 T 36 Essay 3 second draft due Peer review Essay 2 returned Quoting amp intext citations RESEARCH METHODSamplIADNESS H 38 Essay 3 due Discuss Harmony at Home The Myth ofthe Model Family and What We Really Miss About the 1950s Essay 4 amp 5 assigned Week 9 T 3l3 Spring Break H 315 Spring Break Week 10 T 320 Discuss Researched Writing BH Chapters 46 amp 47 amp 48 pp 442488 7 H 322 Library Research Tutorial meet in Alkek Library room 101 Week 11 T 327 Essay 4 draft due39 Peer review Essay 3 returned Field research H 329 Discuss Writing in the disciplines BH chapter 7 pp 129140 Discuss in class film Up In The Air Week 12 T 43 Essay 4 due39 Annotated bibliography reports H 45 Discuss inclass film Up In The Air Week 13 T 410 Discuss inclass film Up In The Air Discuss Words 1 Never Said Someone Like You and What Doesn t Kill You TRACS H 412 Essay 5 outline due39 Peer review Discuss Evaluating Arguments BH chapter 6 pp 118129 Logical fallacies Week 14 T 417 Essay 5 draft due39 Peer review Essay 4 returned39 Review writing conventions H 419 Essay 5 due Discuss Learning Power The Myth ofEducation and Empowerment and Against School RA Week 15 T 424 Portfolio due39 Discuss TdiotNation RA Assign Final Exam Course evaluations H 426 Final outline peer review Essay 5 returned39 Review writing conventions FINAL EXAM INCLASS ESSAY H 53 Section 319 TH 8001030 FH 113 Portfolios returned H 53 Section 401 TH 11001 30 FH 254 Portfolios returned H 53 Section 391 TH 500730 DERR 199 Portfolios returned
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