Room: GTM 211-A
Time: 2:00-3:50 TR
or by appointment
of Literature and Language
ENGL 101: Freshman Composition
Standard course for first-year
college students; the three stages of writing (prewriting,
writing, and rewriting); writing essays in various modes;
- Muller, Gilbert H. The
McGraw-Hill Reader, 11th edition
(2011). ISBN: 9780077554590.
- A "good" dictionary.
- Tech's Freshman Composition Packet.
- English 101 is an introductory writing course; the
course will cover all fundamental principles of writing,
and will stress the three stages of the writing process
(prewriting, writing, and rewriting).
- Grammar exercises will supplement writing instruction to
provide you a review of current usage.
- We will use essays for two purposes: to generate topics
for your writing and to study as models for structure and
style in composition.
- Five essays, including a final, will be assigned during
the quarter. You should turn in your paper in class on
time. A paper not submitted in class on the due date is
late. SUBMIT YOUR ESSAYS ON TIME. YOU MUST
SUBMIT ALL FIVE ESSAYS AND TAKE THE FINAL.
- COMPLETE ANY MAKE-UP WORK BEFORE FINALS WEEK.
- Class attendance is regarded as an obligation as well as
a privilege, and all students are expected to attend
regularly and punctually all classes in which they are
enrolled. Attendance is worth 10% of your total grade.
- I shall keep a permanent attendance record for this
class. This record is subject to inspection by appropriate
college or university officials.
- Regular attendance will help you understand your
assignments and complete them on schedule. I encourage you
to attend unless you absolutely cannot avoid being absent.
- Bring a 9" x 12" manilla folder to class for me to
file your work in.
- Conferences are encouraged during the quarter. They will
be used to discuss specific writing strengths and/or
The grading scale is A: 90-100%, B:
80-89%, C: 70-79%, D: 60-69%, F:0-59%.
- Late Work
- Your paper is due BY the
due date. It is due in class by the beginning of the
period. In an emergency, send it by a friend or
upload it to my Moodle drop-box. You can turn it in
any time until the due date. After that, the
grade drops 5 points per period.
- Plagarism Statement
- You must sign the plagiarism
statement for English 101 (located at the beginning of the
departmental Composition Packet) and turn it in by
the second day of class. Your work will not be
accepted or graded until I receive the signed plagiarism
statement. These statements go to the English
department. If you still have not turned in the
statement, the department will place a hold on your
registration for next quarter until you have turned it in.
- Graded Material
- In the event of a question
regarding an exam grade or final grade, it will be the
responsibility of the student to retain and present graded
materials which have been returned for student possession
during the quarter.
- Accommodations for Students
- Students needing testing or
classroom accommodations based on a disability are
encouraged to discuss those needs with me as soon as
- Honor Code
- In accordance with the
Academic Honor Code, students pledge the following: Being
a student of a higher standard, I pledge to embody the
principles of academic integrity.
- The Emergency Notification
- All Louisiana Tech students
are strongly encouraged to enroll and update their contact
information in the Emergency Notification System. It takes
just a few seconds to ensure you're able to receive
important text and voice alerts in the event of a campus
emergency. For more information on the Emergency
Notification System, please visit: http://www.latech.edu/
Registration Week (March 12-14)
- Reading: Begin
looking over your Louisiana Anthology assignment.
- Writing: Turn in a
12" manilla folder with your name, course, and section
number on the tab.
- Reading: Packet 1-3.
- Packet exercises 1 & 2 (pp. 1-2)
Week 3 (March 31 - April 4)
- Writing: NARRATION ESSAY rough draft
- Writing: DESCRIPTIVE OR
NARRATION ESSAY DUE. Remember to keep a copy of the
final version in your file.
- Writing: PACKET 30: DOING THIS EXERCISE
WILL GREATLY IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES FOR DOING WELL ON THE
- Writing: CLASSIFICATION ESSAY
(In Class). BRING DICTIONARY & HANDBOOK.
Week 7 (April 28 - May 2)
- Writing: PROPOSAL ESSAY
DUE. Be sure to keep a copy for yourself.
- Writing: IN-CLASS ESSAY. BRING
- Reading: ANTHOLOGY ASSIGNMENT
- Writing: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN FRESHMAN
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