1. Write thesis-based essays that provide strong support and specific details.
2. Engage in a writing process that includes invention, drafting, and revision at all levels--sentence, paragraph, and whole essay.
3. Demonstrat 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%
In this class, the following numerical equivalents for final grades are A = 100-90%, B = 89-80%, C = 79-70%, D = 69-60%, 59-0%.
All papers must be submitted in the format prescribed by the Modern Language Association (specific requirements are in the LB Brief textbook.
All out-of-class papers are due at the beginning of class, 11:00, on the day specified on the course calendar (copy attached). Late papers turned in withing 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 any class that you miss.
Draft Policy: Drafts are not required--they are your responsibility. On each draft I will identify 2-4 "targets" for improvement and will make suggestions about how you should proceed. Usually (not on weekends) I will get drafts back to you the next day, sometimes the same day. If you want an even faster response, bring a draft to my office during office hours. Why wait until you get a grade to try to improve a paper?
Plagiarism Polichy: Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, lines of argument, or writing style in your own work without appropriate documentation. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not. Plagiarism will result in a grad of F or 0, and could result a student being dropped from the course.