Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: ENGL-1301- Section: 22D
|Description||Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.|
Demonstrate knowledge of individual and collaborative writing processes.
Develop ideas with appropriate support and attribution.
Write in a style appropriate to audience and purpose.
Use Edited American English in academic essays.
Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral, and visual communication.
Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points on view.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills-- Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material; Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; Demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.|
Readings for Writers, 14th Edition, McCuen-Metherell & Winkler,
Publisher: Cengage Learning, ISBN: 978-1-111-83706-8
|We will discuss in depth and practice writing five forms of academic essay: narrative, descriptive, process analysis, compare/contrast, and persuasive/argumentative. Additionally we will spend some lecture time on grammar and punctuation.|
**In addition to this week-by-week schedule, I will be providing a day-by-day schedule for every lecture/assignment.
Week 1: Introduction to course/Syllabus/PSLO Pre-test/LamarPa log-in/Writing Exercise
Week 2: Narration Discussion/ Writing Exercise
Week 3: Essay #1 Narration Outline/ Workshop/Due Date
Week 4: Peer Review/ Revise/ Resubmit Essay #1/ Grammar and Punctuation Discussion
Week 5: Description Discussion/ Writing Exercise/ Plan Essay #2
Week 6: Essay #2 Description Outline/ Workshop/ Peer Review/ Due Date
Week 7: Revise/Resubmit Essay #2/ Process Analysis Discussion/ Writing Exercise
Week 8: Process Analysis Review/ Essay #3 Process Analysis Plan/ Outline/ Workshop
Week 9: Essay #3 Peer Review/ Due Date/ Revise/ Resubmit
Week 10: Compare and Contrast Discussion/ Writing Exercise/ Plan Essay #4
Week 11: Essay #4 Compare and Contrast Outline/ Workshop/ Peer Review/ Due Date
Week 12: Revise/Resubmit Essay #4/ Argumentation and Persuasion Discussion/ Writing Exercise
Week 13: Thanksgiving Break
Week 14: Argumentation and Persuasion Review/ Essay #5 Outline/Workshop/Peer Review/Due Date
Week 15: Essay #5 Revise/Resubmit/PSLO Post-test/ Last Writing Exercise
Week 16: Final Exam Review/ Final Exam
|Final Exam Date||December 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM Through December 13, 2018 - 1:00 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
10% - Attendance/ Participation
20% - Daily Grades (Writing Exercises, Revisions, Outlines, Quizzes, Other Assignments)
20% - Final Exam
50% - (5) Essays
All of the writing in this class must be written by the student enrolled in the class without any outside help. The essays are in-class assignments.
Students will be asked to leave the class (and therefore miss the chance to complete that days assignments) if caught texting/playing on their phones, and I will notify your school's principal which may result in additional penalty such as exclusion from extracurricular activities.
I will not accept any late work or make-up work as all assignments are completed in class.
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students with more than three unexcused absences will receive an academic penalty in the form of a grade reduction. Excessive tardiness will, likewise, have an effect on your grade.|
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
|MyLamarPA||Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLamarPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLamarPA.|
I will be grading your essays using a ten category 1301 Essay Grading Rubric, which I will provide for you at the beginning of the semester.
I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. I will be posting your grades on Blackboard for you to access at any point throughout the semester. If you would like to meet with me about your grade, then you will need to schedule an appointment with me preferably during designated office hours.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|