Intro to Comp

Course Details

Course Number: 1003  Section Number: 103

Fall 2013

Location: Prothro-Yeager Hall

Classroom Number: 202

Days & Times:

Class meets Tu/Th in  PY 205 9:30 - 10:50 a.m.
Final Exam: Wednesday, December 11th from 1-3 p.m.



Course Attachments

  MSU FALL 2013 Comp 1003-20130903-181827.docx

Class Schedule  MSU FALL 2013 Comp 1003-20130912-120258.docx

Textbooks

LB Workbook: Custom Edition for MSU  ISBN: 978-0-558-79024-0

MSU Faculty Member
Betty Carroll   
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Course Objectives

 

Course Goals

  • Write paragraphs and thesis-based essays that provide strong support and specific details
  • Engage in a writing process that includes invention, drafting, and revision
  • Demonstrate critical and creative thinking about a timely issue or a debatable issue
  • Demonstrate proficient use of Standard Written English

Additional information about course objectives can be found on the department webpage, http://libarts.mwsu.edu/english/.

 


Course Expectations

 

Texts

Gorrell, Donna.  LB Workbok: Custom Edition for MSU.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2010.  ISBN: 13:978-0-558-79024-0

Supplies:

2 folders with pockets and brads (see page 5)

pens, pencils, highlighters, a non-electronic dictionary and a Webworld account "Preferred"  

 

Submission Format and Policy

All turned in work must be typed in MLA format – Times Roman 12 font

Blue books are also required to be written in MLA format

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.

 


Grading Standards

 

Course Requirements

Assignment                                                                              % of Grade

4  In-Class Writings (total of 1400 words)                               25%                    

2  Formal, Revised Essays (total of 1150 words)                  25%

1 Mid-Term (450 words) + Final In-Class Essay

(400-word min.)                                                                             40%

Homework/Quizzes/Attend./Part.                                                10%       

 

Standard -Writing assignments should require students to produce approximately 3500 words and count for at least 60% of the final grade: 30% in-class writings and 30% formal, revised essays.

 

Grading Policies

This class will not use the plus/minus grading system. In this class, the following numerical equivalents for grades are used: A = 100-90%; B = 89-80%; C = 79-70%; D = 69-60%; F = 59-0%. 

You must earn a final grade of C or better to pass this course.

 

 


Final Exam12/11/2013  1-3 p.m.

Submission Format Policy

 

Submission Format and Policy

All turned in work must be typed in MLA format – Times Roman 12 font

Blue books are also required to be written in MLA format

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

No late work accepted!  You may, however, make an appointment to take a test early or do work if you know in advance that you are going to be absent.  See schedule for more details.  Do not slide work under my door!

 



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 Policy

 

Late Paper/Assignment Policy

No late work accepted!  You may, however, make an appointment to take a test early or do work if you know in advance that you are going to be absent.  See schedule for more details.  Do not slide work under my door!

 


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 

Attendance Policy

You may not miss more than 3 absences.  You are counted absent after

the first 10 minutes. 2 tardies = absnece.   After 3 absences  - upon the fourth - you are droppped. Tardiness is disruptive – so  be mature and responsible. 

 

Dropping this course can only be done the week preceding the university’s official drop date.  You may drop the course with a grade of W if at that time you have not exceeded the number of absences allowed in the course and if reducing your course load does not affect your enrollment at MSU.

 

If you are enrolled in this course on the basis of required remediation, you will not be permitted to drop the course unless you are enrolled in another developmental course. A student in need of developmental education must be enrolled in development education each semester.

 

The MSU Undergraduate Catalog states, “an instructor may drop a student anytime during the semester for excessive absences, for consistently failing to meet class assignments, for an indifferent attitude, or for disruptive conduct.”  MSU’s policy for developmental education requires an instructor to drop you with an F.

 

Students who withdraw themselves from the course or who are dropped by the instructor or who do not pass the course with a grade of C or better must repeat the course.

 

 


Other Policies

 

Course Goals

  • Write paragraphs and thesis-based essays that provide strong support and specific details
  • Engage in a writing process that includes invention, drafting, and revision
  • Demonstrate critical and creative thinking abuot a timely issue or debateable topic
  • Demonstrate proficient use of Standard Written English

Additional information about course objectives can be found on the department webpage, http://libarts.mwsu.edu/english/.

 

Late Paper/Assignment Policy

No late work accepted!  You may, however, make an appointment to take a test early or do work if you know in advance that you are going to be absent.  See schedule for more details.  Do not slide work under my door!

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")–whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not. 

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor’s expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting Your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor’s phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts. I prefer to be called at the number given to you in class and on the syllabus - during office hours.   I can give quicker feedback that way.

 

 

Attendance Policy

You may not miss more than 3 absences.   See previous page.

Dropping this course can only be done the week preceding the university’s official drop date.  You may drop the course with a grade of W if at that time you have not exceeded the number of absences allowed in the course and if reducing your course load does not affect your enrollment at MSU.

 

If you are enrolled in this course on the basis of required remediation, you will not be permitted to drop the course unless you are enrolled in another developmental course. A student in need of developmental education must be enrolled in development education each semester.

 

The MSU Undergraduate Catalog states, “an instructor may drop a student anytime during the semester for excessive absences, for consistently failing to meet class assignments, for an indifferent attitude, or for disruptive conduct.”  MSU’s policy for developmental education requires an instructor to drop you with an F.

 

Students who withdraw themselves from the course or who are dropped by the instructor or who do not pass the course with a grade of C or better must repeat the course.

 

Other Policies

Please turn off all technological devices.  Texting in class will result in removal from class and counted as an absence.  Using such devices in class during testing will result in an automatic zero.  Not participating in class or turning in work will also result in removal from class.  I cannot help you if you do not work!

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they’ve 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours.  You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113.  Please keep in mind that, once you’ve earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course.  If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Daily Schedule of Read. & Assign.

See attached calendar.  Students are given class schedule in class.

 


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.