MW 8:00 - 9:20 a.m.
1. Ability to recognize and explain all major grammatical terms and constructions.
2. Ability to identify the pedagogical strengths and weaknesses of the traditional approach to grammar.
3. Ability to explain the bases and usefulness of structural and transformational approaches to grammar.
4. Ability to use standard reference works and research tools to solve grammatical problems of considerable depth and complexity.
3 examinations (20% each)
2 research-based grammatical problem papers (20% each)
Class participation: as many as 3 points added to final average.
A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F = 59 or lower.
The two problem papers are due at the beginning of class on the dates specified in the calendar. Late papers will be penalized one letter grade; papers that are more than 24 hours late will not be accepted.
Success in this course depends very much on good attendance. Students should miss class only when absolutely necessary, and students who miss are fully responsible for all material covered in the missed class.
Plagiarism: If any part of a paper is plagiarized, the paper will receive at best a grade of F and at worst a O. Second offenses or extremely serious cases of plagiarism will result in a failing grade for ENGL 3513.
Drafts: I will gladly read and comment on as many drafts of your papers as you are willing to submit. Usually I will retrun drafts to you in one day. Think about this; it's the best way to succeed in the course.
Writing Lab: The writing lab provides support for all students in all classes at Midwestern free of charge. It is located in Bea Wood 224. This semester's hours are posted outside the door of 224. If you go to the Writing Lab for help with a paper, be sure to take a written copy of the assignment.
Students with Disabilities: If you have a disability and need academic adjustments or accommodations, please contact the Counselor for Students with Disabilities located in the Clark Student Center, room 168, as soon as possible.