TR 2:00-3:20 PM
Class members will be working to develop the skills necessary effectively to teach university-level composition classes.
Additional information about department objectives can be found on the department webpage, http://libarts.mwsu.edu/english/.
As a formal class, we will meet for about the first half of the semester (roughly six or seven weeks). After that time, you will continue with your working in the Writing Center (or other assigned tasks) and with your team-teaching in ENGL 1113 or 1123.
a. Make an appointment and check in with instructor about midterm.
b. Compose, polish, an eight-page personal (“I-voice”) essay that summarizes the key issues with which, you now believe, GAs are concerned—as new teachers and as tutors in the Writing Center.
Your final mark will be created from these factors:
1. Performance on the above written assignment (50%).
2. Participation in daily 5023 discussions (30%). An A grade in participation will be reserved for members who willingly and actively participate in our investigations of assigned texts, as judged by instructor.
3. Satisfactory attendance and performance in mentored section of 1113 or 1123 (20%). Recall that, this term, you will have teaching and grading responsibilities.
In this class, the following numerical equivalents for final grades are used: A = 100-90%; B = 89-80%; C = 79-70%; D = 69-60%; F = 59-0%.
All work will be submitted in MLA format.
Late work cannot be accepted, without arrangement with instructor.
Class members will be expected to attend prepared to discuss the day’s assignment. All planned absences need to be arranged in advance.