Tuesday and Thursday (TR), 2:00-3:20 PM
Write thesis-based essays that provide strong support and specific details
Engage in a writing process that includes invention, drafting, and revision
Demonstrate proficient use of Standard Written English
Find, evaluate, and synthesize credible sources in support of a research paper
Document sources responsibly and follow a designated style guide
In addition to the textbooks, you need a 1 1/2-inch three-ring binder, 4 dividers, notebook paper (not jagged-edged spiral paper), 3 bluebooks, pens/pencils, a non-electronic dictionary, optional flash drives, and a student email account or an mwsu.edu WebWorld preferred account.
Your grades in this class are based on this scale: A=100-90%, B=89-80%, C=79-70%, D=69-60%, F=59-0%.
Assignment % of Grade
Proposal paper 10
3 In-class bluebook essays 10
Exploratory Paper 10
Annotated Bibliography 10
Research Paper 40
Visual Argument Presentation 10
Class work, Group participation, Homework 10
IMPORTANT: For freshmen or transfer students entering Midwestern 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 Midwestern.
All writing assignments must follow MLA format. You may complete in-class writing assignments in pen or pencil. Type all out-of-class writing assignments. You will submit your research project and all of the semester's assignments in a three-ring binder with four properly labeled dividers: Class Work, Homework/Review Questions, Papers, Research Project.
By enrolling in this class, you expressly grant MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by you for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce your work product in order to verify originality and authenticity and for educational purposes.
Do not send any assignments as e-mail attachments. All work must by submitted during class time on the due date.
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.
The policy for submitting late work is as follows:
If you have more that 6 absences (the equivalent of 3 weeks of class), you fail the class. When you miss class, please don't feel you have to justify your absence with e-mail messages, phone calls, or a doctor's note; I respect your privacy. If you accumulate more than the allotted absences before the university's withdrawal date, dropping the course is your responsibility. Attendance in this class is profitable. Coming to class will provide the instruction you need to meet the objectives and requirements of this course.
Be on time: If you are repeatedly late to class, I will begin marking you absent. If extenuating circumstances prevent you from arriving on time, please let me know.