121: 12:30-1:50 P
123: 2:00-3:20 P
Additional information about course objectives can be found on the department webpage, http://libarts.mwsu.edu/english/.
Minimum of 4 In-Class Essays (350-word min. each)
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.
Specific Requirements, Sections 121 and 123
ENGL 1113 is a writing class; the base for the final mark (80%) will be the average of the writing grades. Note: In addition to the regularly assigned compositions, members will write four in-class essays, against the clock, as a way of practicing to perform well on essay exams. The last of these will be written during finals week. An additional percentage of the final grade (15%) will be determined by quizzes. Unless arrangements have been made, please do not ask to make up missed quizzes. The final portion (5%) of the grade will be created by participation—see Log, due on the final class day.
Note: Class members who feel bashful about speaking out can earn their participation points by keeping a journal. Please use standard 8.5” by 11” paper. Each week, log at least one page (c. 300 words) of brainstorming and commentary regarding the class lessons on a specific day. All entries must be typed, dated, readable, and apply to actual lessons. Points will be awarded according to the same system indicated on the log sheet: 15 entries earn 5 points, 14 entries, 4 points . . . Journals will be due on the last class day. A combination of journal and log entries may be turned in, as well (e.g., 6 participations and 9 journal entries).
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%.
Final and intermediate drafts of written work completed out of class must be typed. Each assignment will indicate precise formatting and composing requirements. All typed essays will be submitted in MLA form.
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.
Unless specific arrangements have been made, I cannot accept late work.
Regular class attendance will be expected. Roll will be taken at every class. After the first cut, each additional two can lower the final grade one letter mark. Two late arrivals equal one cut. A late arrival will be defined as an arrival after I have taken roll. If you arrive while I am taking roll, or after I take roll, it is your job to make sure I know you are present. "Authorized Absences" (see Catalog) will not be counted in the cuts total. Such absences, though, DO NOT excuse students from turning in required work on time. Please be aware that instructors may drop students from class rolls for lack of appropriate participation (see Catalog). Thus, please keep track of attendance. Any student asked twice in the same class to turn off electronic equipment (e.g., a cell phone) will be counted absent for that day.
Please see "Being Old-Fashioned" sheet discussed in class, first day.