MWF 11:00-11:50 a.m.
1. Write thesis-based essays that provide strong support and specific details.
2. Engage in a writing process that includes invention, drafting, and revision.
3. Read and write critically.
4. Demonstrate proficient use of Standard Written English.
2 in-class paragraphs (5% each) 10%
4 in-class essays, including final (10% each) 40%
4 out-of class essays (10%, 10%, 15%, 15%) 50%
Writing assignments will include approximately 5000 words of graded writing, with in-class papers being approximately 350 words and out-of-class papers being 700-800 words.
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 hgher in 1123 is required for graduation from Midwestern.
In this class, the following numerical equivalents for final grades are A = 100-90%; B = 89-80%; C = 79-70%; D = 69-60%; F = 59-0%.
All out-of-class papers must be submitted in the format prescribed by the Modern Language Association. See our textbooks for specific requirerments.
All out-of-class papers are due at the beginning of class, 11:00, on the day specified on the course calendar (see attachment). Late papers turned in within 24 hours of this time will be lowered one letter grade. Papers more than 24 hours late will not be accepted.
Attendance and participation are essential for success in this class. If you must miss a class, let me know ahead of time (email or voicemail) and take full responsibility for all that is covered in the class that you miss.
Draft Policy: I will read and comment on as many drafts of each paper as students are willing to write. On each draft I will identify 2-4 "targets" for improvement and will make suggestions about how to proceed. Usually (not on weekends) I will return drafts the next day. For even faster responses, students should bring drafts to my office in 214 Bea Wood during office hours.