Room: GTM 217
Time: 12:00-1:50 TR
Room: GTM 215
Time: 2:00-3:50 MW
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.
- Magee 101 Packet
- 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
|Description or Narration (500 words)
|Classification (In Class)
|Proposal Essay [Group] (850 words; 2 sources)
|Final (300-400 words)
The grading scale is A: 90-100%, B:
80-89%, C: 70-79%, D: 60-69%, F:0-59%.
- Turning in Your Work
- In face-to-face classes, I
want a paper copy of your assignments AND an electronic
copy submitted to the TurnItIn link on Moodle. In
online classes, submit your paper through Moodle to
TurnItIn. If you have trouble uploading it Moodle,
you may email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also bring a paper copy by my office. You
are still responsible for turning in the assignment by the
due date, so plan ahead.
- Late Work
- Your paper is due ON or
BEFORE the due date. You can turn it in any time
until the due date. After that, the grade drops
5 points per period.
- In a face-to-face class, I'll
take role every period. Your attendance grade is a
straight percentage of how much you attended class.
For example, if you attend 17 times out of 20 periods,
your grade will be 17÷20=85%. An absence may be
excused with proper documentation.
- 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." If I determine
that you have violated the Honor
Code or the English Department plagiarism policy,
you'll receive a '0' on the assignment, and I may refer
you to the Honor Council if I think it appropriate.
- 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/
- Graduate Requirements
- In addition to meeting the
above requirements, graduate students enrolled in the
course for graduate credit:
- must write a substantially longer research paper
than undergraduates. (12-15 pages for graduate
students, 8-9 pages for undergraduates.)
- may be asked to give presentations to the class.
- should show leadership in class discussion.
Registration Week (September 7-8)
- 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)
- 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 8 (October 30 — November 3)
- 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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