Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:30 a.m. to 10:50 class Section 203
11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. class Section 204
This course provides instruction and practice in analyzing and evaluating textual information and in composing clear and logical texts. A one-hour lab is included. The course is required of those students who have not yet TSI readiness in reading, writing, or both.
* Write 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 timel issue or debatable topic.
* Demonstrate proficient use of (SWE) Standard Written English.
* Acquire vocabulary skills necessary for college-level coursework.
* identify the structural elements of written materials.
CLASS SYLLABUS AND SCHEDULE SHOULD ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS RE: CLASS
Assignment % of Grade
10 Quizzes, homework, attenance & participation 20
Writing assignments with revisions (par. & essays) + Lab 20/20 (each)
Final Grammar Test 20
Mid-Term/Final Essay Exam 20
You must earn a final grade of C/70 or better to pass this course. The course will not use the plus/minus grading system. The
following numerical equivalents for grades are used: A-F MSU catalog 2012-2014 page 77. See syllabus.
I follow the A-F grading policy found in MWSU's 2012-2014 catalog. You may also find this in your course syllabus.
Each writing assignment includes prewriting or brainstorming, outlining, drafting, and revising. Follow MLA formatting, including these conventions:
* use double-spacing and a Times Roman 12 font
* include in the upper left-hand corner your name, course, and section number, date, and both the name and version of the assignment (draft, revision)
* for additinal pages, include your last name and page number in the upper right-hand corner
* I WILL NOT GARDE PAPERS NOT DONE IN MLA FORMAT!
* Rought drafts must also be turned in with revisions. No drafts - no grade!
Late papers are not accepted unles you have made prior arrangements with me. Several in-class writings and weekly quizzes are required to complete this course. If you miss one of these sessions, you cannot make up quizzes or in-class work. if you miss a test, contact me before the following class to arrange to make up the work. Verifiable emergencies are a different matter, of course.
Attendance is required and includes arriving on time, being prepared with the day's assignments, and participating in class discussions. Excesive absences (more than 3) WILL fail you. 4 absences: failing.
If you have more than 4 absences (the equivalent of 2 weeks of class), excused or not, you will fail the class. Please don't feel you have to explain or justify any absences to me; I respect your privacy, but you must accept the consequences. Do NOT come to class unprepared even if following an absence! If you come unprepared, i will dismiss you, and you will be counted absent. Tardies count as well - for every two tardeis = 1 absence. It is YOUR responsibility, however, to seek me out to get your work. I will not come to you or remind you.
All cell phone and other electronic devices must be silenced and put away during class. Using them in class is prohibited and you will be asked to leave if you use them. If using them during a test, etc., your paper/test/etc. will be taken up and a zero applied. Disruptive behavior, which prohibits me from teaching and your peers from learning, is grounds for being asked to leave the room and being counted absent.
SEE SYLLABUS AND SCHEDULE FOR MORE DETAIL!