Write thesis-based essays that provide strong support and specific details
Additional information about course objectives can be found on the department webpage, http://libarts.mwsu.edu/english/.
Assignments % of Grade
Minimum of 4 In-Class Essays (350-word min. each; can include final exam)
Minimum of 4 Formal, Revised Essays (750-word min. each).
Writing assignments should require students to produce approximately 5000 words of graded writing and count for at least 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%.
ICE #1 = 5%, ICE #2 = 10%, ICE #3 = 10%, ICE #4 (final essay) = 15%
FE #1 = 5%, FE #2 = 10%, FE #3 = 10%, FE #4 = 15%
Quizzes = 15%
Participation (Twitter, class discussion, peer reviews, diagnostics) = 5%
If a student repeatedly fails to turn in work, an academic referral will be submitted. If a student still does not turn in work, the student will be dropped from the class and be given an “F” for the semester.
Email submissions: When turning in an assignment, use the following format:
For example: Greene.Joe_ENGL1113-111_FE#1 Memoir
I WILL NOT READ EMAILS WITHOUT SUBJECT LINES. Subject lines need to address the students’ needs. For example:
Subject Line: Question about MLA documentation
Use standard English when composing emails.
I will send a confirmation email once I have received your assignments. All assignments must be emailed to my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Look for tentative schedule for deadlines.
By enrolling in this class, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” to 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.
I will not accept late work. Students will receive a zero for missing assignments. Quizzes, papers, homework assignments, and anything else receiving a grade will not be accepted after the due date.
Students will be dropped from the class after 5 unexcused absences. I need proof of an excused absence (e.g. funeral program, doctor’s note).
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 quotation, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not. Any work that is plagiarized will receive an automatic “F,” and the student will be reported to Chair of the English Department. If a student is allowed to stay in the class after the report is issued, the consequence of a second offense is an automatic “F” for the class, and the student is reported to the Chair of the Department and Dean of the College.