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.
Additional information about course objectives can be found on the department webpage, http://libarts.mwsu.edu/english/.
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.
Submission Format and Policy
All outside work will be typed and submitted in MLA format.
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.
Late Paper/Assignment Policy
Any work not turned in on the day it is due will receive a ten point deduction for each day that it is late.
In order to successfully complete this course, attendance is imperative. MSU allows two absences for TR 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. If you are ten minutes late or more, you will be counted absent.
Cell phones and other such gadgets are not to be used during class time. Sleeping and chatting with your friends will not be tolerated during class. If this behavior persists after I have spoken to you about it, you will be asked to leave the classroom and can possibly result in a referral to the dean of students. Disruptive behavior effects the education of your colleagues who have paid to attend this class; they, and I, deserve respect and the prospect of a “mature” classroom environment.