1. Critical thinking about timely issues/debatable topics.
2. Knowledge of the conventions of thesis-based academic writing.
3. Proficient use of Standard Written American English
40 exercises 20%
3 paragraphs 15%
4 essays 35%
Final Grammar Test 15%
Final Essay Exam 15%
F 59 or lower
All papers should follow the format described in Chapter 5 of our text.
Use size 12 font, double space, and follow the page layout shown on page 84.
All papers and homework exercises are due at the beginning of class (10:10 a.m.) on the dates specified on the course calendar. Late papers will be penalized one letter grade. Papers more than 24 hours late will not be accepted and will be assigned a grade of 0.
Success in this course, especially in a summer session, depends very much on good attendance. Students who miss class are fully responsible for all material covered in class, including any changes in assignments and in the course calendar.