English 092. 093 / Jeanne Morel MA
Office location: R230
Office hours: By appointment
Real Writing 4th Edition, by Susan Anker
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon
At the end of the course students will be able to write essays that demonstrate the ability to:
· Use all stages of the writing process effectively
· Identify the needs of their audience
· Produce a substantive topic
· Create a unified, coherent, and well-developed piece of writing which consistently follows appropriate conventions of Standard English
· Use a variety of purposes for essay construction, such as narration, description, process analysis, exposition, and / or persuasion
How Outcomes Will Be Met
Students will gain proficiency by writing regularly and from receiving feedback from the instructor and their peers. Students will participate in an online Discussion Group by responding to course material including the conventions of academic writing, essays, poems, and a novel. Students will learn to correct the most common errors in college writing. Students will give peer critiques to their classmates. Students will revise and correct their own writing.
Course work and participation will be graded as follows.
Discussion Board Participation: The Discussion Board is a vital part of both individual learning and the formation of a collaborative learning community online. The Discussion Board Participation grade will be based both on the number of posts posted and on the quality of the posts. Quality is judged by the thoughtfulness of your responses to other students and the degree to which you spark and further a substantive conversation.
Discussion Board Participation (200 points possible)
Mini-introductory Essay (narration / descriptions) (25 points)
Summary (25 points)
Literacy Narrative (100 points)
Expository Essay (100 points)
Two Reader Responses to the novel (50 points each)
Argument Essay (100 points)
Quizzes: (up to 100 points)
Classroom Learning Atmosphere
The online classroom is a community of writers learning together, exploring ideas, and trying out different writing techniques. In order to feel safe and comfortable exposing ourselves in our writing to one another, it is important that we get to know one another, and that we approach all discussions with a spirit of respect and collaboration. Our online will be an integral part of your learning this quarter. Please let me know right away if someone or something is making you uncomfortable.
This is an important course in your development as a writer and as a student. The ability to write well is critical to academic success. Students learn to write by writing and by reading the texts of professional writers and of their peers. Therefore, we will read and write all the time. You are expected to devote 10 to 15 hours per week to this class—perhaps more. Reading, writing, and discussion posts are due daily. Check the class-site every day for announcements.
Affirmation of Inclusion
Bellevue College is committed to maintaining an environment in which every member of the campus community feels welcome to participate in the life of the college, free from harassment and discrimination. We value our different backgrounds at Bellevue College, and students, faculty, staff members, and administrators are to treat one another with dignity and respect. http://bellevuecollege.edu/about/goals/inclusion.asp
Plagiarizing is taking other people’s words and presenting them as your own. Please see the section in your text about plagiarism and talk with me right away if it is not clear to you. Plagiarism is considered a very serious offense and is not acceptable in American colleges and universities. Student who turn in work that contains any amount of plagiarism will not receive credit for that paper and will not be able to make it up. Since plagiarized work cannot be made up it is unlikely the student will pass the course. Furthermore, students who plagiarize ay be reported to the Dean. Below is a section from the Bellevue College policy.
“Cheating, stealing and plagiarizing (using the ideas or words of another as one’s own without crediting the source) and inappropriate / disruptive classroom behavior are violations of the Student Code of Conduct at Bellevue College. Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to: talking out of turn, arriving late or leaving early without a valid reason, allowing cell phone / pagers to ring, and inappropriate behavior toward the instructor or classmates. The instructor can refer any violation of the student Code of Conduct to the Vice President of Student Services for possible probation or suspension from Bellevue College. Specific student rights, responsibilities and appeal procedures are listed in the Student Code of Conduct, available in the office of the Vice President of Student Services.” The Student Code, Policy 2050, in its entirety is located at: http://bellevuecollege.edu/policies/2/2050_Student_Code.asp
Disability Resource Center (DRC)
The Disability Resource Center serves students with a wide array of learning challenges and disabilities. If you are a student who has a disability or learning challenge for which you have documentation or have seen someone for treatment and if you feel you may need accommodations in order to be successful in college, please contact us as soon as possible.
The DRC office is located in B 132, or you can call our reception desk at 425.564.2498. Deaf students can reach us by video phone at 425.440.2025 or by TTY at 425.564.4110. Please visit our website for application information into our program and other helpful links at www.bellevuecollege.edu/drc
This syllabus is a draft and is subject to change at instructor discretion.