House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus ENGL-0310-04 (Developmental Writing I)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
ENGL-0310-04 (Developmental Writing I)
|Instructor||Knight, Peggy G.|
|Course ID #||10320|
|Course Title||Developmental Writing I|
|Course Description||A course that stresses the analytical and critical thinking skills associated with successful college writing
|Required Textbooks||BACKPACK LITERATURE, 3rd edition, Pearson Publishing, 2010. THE DANTE CLUB, Matthew Pearl, 2003.|
|Learning Objectives||Students will learn the writing skills necessary to be successful in college. Those skills involve a focus on mastering grammar. In addition, students will be introduced to vocabulary, understanding rhetorical modes, and critically analyzing featured literature. By the end of semester, students should be able to write one paragraph of at least 250-300 words with no more than two major English errors. Students will also be introduced to the five paragraph format necessary for most college writing.|
|Major Assignments||Students will have two drafts of each essay. Students will complete 5-7 essays during the semester. In addition to essays, there will be grammar exercises and assignments in the Learning Center. Students will have reading assignments from text, as well as a novel. Students will be required to login an hour in the Learning Center each week.|
|Discussion Topics||Students will have reading assignments from text which will be linked with rhetorical modes: description, narration, cause and effect, argumentation and persuasion, and process analysis. In addition, students will have discussions centered on novel studied.|
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Regular and punctual class attendance is required of all students and may be considered in determining the semester grade. Tuesday/Thursday: Students are allowed four absences to use as needed (illness, personal emergency, doctor's appointment, court, etc.) After the fourth absence, grade will be lowered a letter grade for each subsequent absence. After seventh absence, students will be dropped with grade of "F".
Important dates: Spring Break: March 7-10; Easter Break: April 21-22, Last class day, May 11.
|Determination of Final Grade||Essays-50%, Quizzes,exercises-13%, Learning Center Lab Hours-25%, Final Exam-12%. No makeup quizzes will be given for novel quiz, and no late essays will be accepted.|
|Final Exam Date||May 12, 2011 - 11:00 AM|
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