Additional information about course objectives can be found on the department webpage, http://libarts.mwsu.edu/english/.
Assignment % of Grade
In-Class Essay #1: Memoir 5%
In-Class Essay #2: Position Paper 5%
Formal Essay #1: Rhetorical Analysis 10%
Formal Essay #2: Editorial 10%
Formal Essay #3: Proposal 10%
Working Bibliography (10 Sources) 5%
Annotated Bibliography (6 Sources) 10%
Research Paper (4 sources min.) 20%
Final Exam Essay 10%
IMPORTANT: For freshmen entering MSU 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 higher in ENGL 1123 is required for graduation from MSU.
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%.
All formal assignments are to be typed and formatted – and outside sources documented - according to MLA style; additionally, all must be submitted in your folder. I will return assignments that do not comply with these requirements.
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 assignments, defined as work not submitted by the start of class on the designated due date, will be accepted, but they will lose 10% of the final grade. Additionally, no late work will be accepted more than 48 hours after the original deadline.
If you are absent on the day an assignment is due, you must email it to me as an attachment or it will be considered late.
It is important that you attend class. If you have more than 6 absences excused or not, you will fail the class. Please note that this is not an invitation to skip 3 weeks of class – class time will provide the instruction you need to meet the objectives of this course and to learn how to develop as a writer. When you miss class meetings, you miss out on the instruction for which you pay tuition. In the unfortunate event that you accrue 7 or more absences before the last day to withdraw, you have the responsibility of withdrawing from the class. Please don’t feel you have to explain or justify absences to me; I respect your privacy, but you must accept the consequences. If you miss class, you miss any writing assignment or group work done during that period, and you miss any announcements regarding future assignments. Notify me in advance if you will not be able to make class; you may leave an email message. As stated above, if you miss class on a due date for an assignment, email it to me as an attachment or it will lose points. Consider it your responsibility to be here, prepared for class, or you will not do as well as you wish, nor gain as much as you could.