section 105 meets TR 9:30-10:50 and section 117 meets MW 5:30-6:50
ENGL 2113, Composition Skills, is designed to build skill in clear and forceful composition and in standard usage. Successful completion of this course, which fulfills MSU’s Writing Proficiency requirement, requires that students demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking and effective writing by passing a final test in usage and writing a satisfactory final essay graded by the same standards as the Examination.
Course Objectives include
Proficient use of Standard Written American English.
Assignment % of Grade
Essays: 2 In-Class Essays 25% 2 Formal, Revised Essays 25% Quizzes 25% Homework and participation 15% Writing journal 10%
This class will use the following grading system for essays: A 90-100; B 80-89; C 70-79; D 60-69; F 0-60. The grade requirement for passing this course is a minimum of 60 on the Final Grammar Exam and a minimum of 70 on the Final Essay Exam.
All documents will be submitted in MLA format
No late work will be accepted.
In order to successfully complete this course, attendance is imperative. MSU allows two absences for TR or MW classes. After two absences, each additional absence will result a 2.5 point deduction from you final average. Tardiness to class is disruptive and disrespectful to both the professor and your fellow classmates. I will count every two late arrivals as being equal to one absence and will deduct from your final average according to my absence policy. If you arrive any time after class begins, you will be considered tardy; furthermore, if you are ten minutes late or more, you will be counted absent.