Class meets MW 5:30 to 6:50 p.m.
Additional information about course objectives can be found on the department webpage, http://libarts.mwsu.edu/english/.
Assignment 80 % of Grade
2 In-Class Essays (350-word min. each) 3 Formal, Revised Essays (750-word min. each)
1 Annotated Bibliography (including both print and web sources)
1 Final Research Paper (1500-word min.)
Assignment 20% of Grade
1 Final Oral Presentation
Writing assignments should produce approximately 5000 words of graded writing.
IMPORTANT: For freshmen or transfer students entering Midwestern in the fall of 2011 or later, a grade of C or higher in ENGL 1113 is a prerequisite for enrolling in ENGL 1123, and a grade of C or higher in ENGL 1123 is required for graduation from Midwestern.
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%.
You will need access to a good dictionary, standard white paper (8.5 x 11), and a computer, as well as a “USB <span class="scayt-misspell" data-scayt_word="stick." "="" data-scaytid="5">stick.” Given that society as steered away from hand-written correspondence, final drafts of written work must be typed.
By enrolling in this class, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.
Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
In the event that you must miss class, for whatever reason, you assume the responsibility for contacting the instructor for missed work and assignments that are due. If you are going to be absent, it is your responsibility to contact the instructor and obtain copies of any handouts. Tentative assignment due dates are listed on the course schedule. Late work will not be accepted unless you make arrangements with the instructor.
Regular class attendance will be expected. Roll will be taken at every class. After the first cut, each additional two can lower your final grade one letter mark. Two late arrivals equal one cut. “Authorized Absences” (see Catalog) will not be counted in this total. Such absences DO NOT excuse you from turning required work on time. In addition, please understand that instructors may drop students from class for lack of appropriate participation (see Catalog).
If you must bring a cell phone with you to class, then please put the offensive device on “silent.” If you are caught “texting,” you will be asked to leave and counted absent for the day.