Tuesday and Thursday
1100 AM - 1220 PM
Course 4 In-class Essays (including final) (10% each) 40%
Requirements 4 Formal, Revised Essays (10% each) 40%
Free-write Journal 10%
Class Participation and Preparedness, Class 10%
writing, and Quizzes
Writing assignments will produce approximately 5000 words of graded writing
and count for 80% of the final grade.
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%.
IMPORTANT: For freshmen or transfer students entering Midwestern in the fall
of 2011 or later, a grade or higher in ENGL 1113 is a prerequisite for enrolling in
ENGL 1123, and a grade of C or higher in 1123 is required for graduation from
Submission Final and intermediate drafts of written work completed out of class must be
Format and typed. Each assignment will indicate precise formatting and composing
Policy requirements. All typed essays will be submitted in MLA form.
By enrolling in this class, the student expressly grants a “limited right” in all
intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The
“limited right” shall include but not be limited to the right to reproduce the
student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for
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 or Late work will not be accepted. If you are absent on an assignment due date,
Assignment Then the assignment must be e-mailed to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to
Policy the beginning of the class period. Students are welcome to turn in their work
early if they know that they are going to miss a class.
Please note that late work is any work submitted after the beginning of class.
I.E. If class begins at 1100 AM, then formal essays are due at 1100 AM, and
anything submitted after this time will not be accepted unless prior
arrangements have been made.
Additionally, any student arriving late on an in class essay day will not be
allowed to participate. Late is defined as arriving after the official start time
of class i.e. 1101 or 1201.
Please note: The instructor is aware of unforeseen and extenuating
circumstances in all expects of life. I will judge such circumstances
individually based the circumstance and the student’s prior classroom
behavior and performance.
Attendance Regular attendance is both encouraged and expected. Roll will be taken at the
Policy beginning of every class. If you miss or have more than five (5) absences,
excused or not, you will fail the class. Please note, however, this is not an
invitation to miss class. Each student is responsible for keeping up with his or
her absences and will be dropped after five (5) absences.
Because of the leniency of the absentee policy, tardys and leaving class early will
be counted as an absence. Any student who arrives after roll has been taken will
be marked as absent, and any student that leaves before class dismissal will be
counted as absent for that day.
Please note that being absent does not excuse you from turning in the required
work for that day. Students should contact the instructor as soon as possible
if there are extenuating circumstances.
Other CELL PHONES will be turned off and out of sight during all class time. If your
Policies phone rings during class or the instructor spots or suspects cell phone use during
class, then you will be asked to leave class and counted as absent
for the day.
This policy also applies to any electronic device that is not medically necessary,
or deemed necessary for the student to learn or participate in class.
The English Department number should be given out as an emergency contact
number for you during class time.
Please Note: Use of any electronic device during any graded effort will be
awarded a zero.