Room: GTM 211-A
Time: 2:00-3:50 TR


GTM 222
257-5494
12:15-2:00 MW
10:00-12:00 TR
12:15-2:30 F

or by appointment


School of Literature and Language

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Course Description

ENGL 101: Freshman Composition I. 0-3-3.

Standard course for first-year college students; the three stages of writing (prewriting, writing, and rewriting); writing essays in various modes; grammar review.

Textbooks:

  • Muller, Gilbert H. The McGraw-Hill Reader, 11th edition (2011). ISBN: 9780077554590.
  • A "good" dictionary.
  • Magee 101 Packet
  • Tech's Freshman Composition Packet.


Objectives:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • 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.

Attendance Requirements

  • 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

  • Conferences are encouraged during the quarter. They will be used to discuss specific writing strengths and/or weaknesses.



Grading Criteria
Grades
Description or Narration (500 words)
20% 
Classification (In Class)    20%
Proposal Essay [Group] (850 words; 2 sources)   20%
Final (300-400 words)   15% 
75%
Web Project
Louisiana Anthology project[Group]
Anthology Home page
 
10%
Attendance  
15/888%
Total 100%

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 with Disabilities
Students needing testing or classroom accommodations based on a disability are encouraged to discuss those needs with me as soon as possible. 

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 System
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/ administration/ ens.shtml.





Hoc opus, hic labor est.


Registration Week (March 12-14)

Period 1

  • 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.


Week 1 (March 17-21)

Period 1

  • Reading: Packet 1-3.
  • Writing:
    • Packet exercises 1 & 2 (pp. 1-2) 
      • paragraphs (p. 3). 

Period 2


Week 2 (March 24-28)

Period 1

Period 2


Week 3 (March 31 - April 4)

Period 1

Period 2

  • Reading: 
  • Writing: NARRATION ESSAY rough draft


Week 4 (April 7-11)

Period 1

  • Reading: 
  • Writing: 

Period 2

  • Reading:
  • Writing: DESCRIPTIVE OR NARRATION ESSAY DUE. Remember to keep a copy of the final version in your file.


Week 5 (April 14-18)

Period 1

Period 2

  • Reading:
  • Writing:  PACKET 30: DOING THIS EXERCISE WILL GREATLY IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES FOR DOING WELL ON THE CLASSIFICATION ESSAY.


Week 6 (April 21-25)

Period 1

  • Reading:
  • Writing: CLASSIFICATION ESSAY (In Class). BRING DICTIONARY & HANDBOOK.

Period 2


Week 7 (April 28 - May 2)

Period 1

Period 2

  • Reading:
  • Writing:


Week 8 (May 5-9)

Period 1

  • Reading: 
  • Writing:  PROPOSAL ESSAY DUE. Be sure to keep a copy for yourself.

Period 2

  • Reading: 
  • Writing:


Week 9 (May 12-16)

Period 1

  • Reading:
  • Writing: IN-CLASS ESSAY. BRING DICTIONARY & HANDBOOK.

Period 2

  • Reading:
  • Writing: 


Week 10 (May 19-23)

Period 1

  • Reading: ANTHOLOGY ASSIGNMENT DUE.
  • Writing: 

Period 2

  • Reading:
  • Writing: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN FRESHMAN COMPOSITION



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