TR 3:30-4:50 P
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/index.asp.
Members attend the formal class meetings, attend a mentored composition section, and serve in the Writing Center (or perform other department duties).
Term Assignments Working with the assigned text readings, and based on mentoring experiences,
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. Then, be thinking about how you will respond to these issues . . . as you see them now. Your object will be to generate a first effort at assembling a philosophy of teaching composition. How is this teaching best done and why?
Due, by day’s end, on 1 December, the paper will be presented in MLA format. One earlier draft will be attached to the final reading copy (the earlier draft will indicate an actual earlier state of development). In addition, the essay will be submitted simultaneously as an e-mail attachment.
c. Prepare and submit (by 22 November) a portfolio containing essays written in response to any three writing assignments from the mentored section of ENGL 1113. Attached to each completed assignment will be a one-page summary of your personal attempt to comply with the assignment’s directions.
The final mark will be created from four factors:
1. Performance on the above written assignments (50%: 30% + 20%).
2. Participation in 5023 discussions (30%).
3. Performance on Mechanics Exam (10%).
4. Satisfactory attendance and presence in mentored section of 1113 (10%).
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%.
See "Requirements," above.
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.