House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus ENGL-0317-03 (Developmental Writing II)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
ENGL-0317-03 (Developmental Writing II)
|Instructor||Knight, Peggy G.|
|Course ID #||10312|
|Course Title||Developmental Writing II|
|Course Description||English 0317 Developmental Writing II is a course designed for the application of language skills. Emphasis is placed on individual instruction in grammar, and writing is dedicated to assisting students in raising writing skills to college level.|
|Course Prerequisites||Students placed in 0317 have either scored high enough on placement exams or have passed English 0310 Developmental Writing I.|
|Required Textbooks||BACKPACK LITERATURE, Third Edition, Pearson Publishing, 2010; RAGTIME, Doctorow, E.L., 1974.|
|Learning Objectives||Students will be expected to write a five paragraph essay in allowed time with no more than two major errors. Readings and discussion will focus on skills of writing and critical analyzing of assigned materials.|
|Major Assignments||Students will have 5-7 assigned essays, of varied length. Some essays will be creative writing assignments, descriptive and narrative, and some will be five paragraph essays with detail study of thesis. There will also be exercises and quizzes which address text readings and novel study.|
|Discussion Topics||Students will be expected to discuss various topics, including rhetorical modes, studies of literature in text, handouts, and novel, and grammar studies.|
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 seven absences, students will be dropped with a grade of "F".
Important dates: March 7-10: Spring Break, April 21-22: Easter Break, May 11: Last class day
|Determination of Final Grade||
Essays-50%, Quizzes and Homework Exercises-25%, Final Exam-25%. No makeup quizzes will be given, and no late essays will be accepted. If a student fails to take and/or pass Final Exam, he or she will not pass the class.
|Final Exam Date||May 17, 2011 - 8:00 AM|
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