Monday-Thursday, 10:10 AM to 12:10 PM
Grammar Final--Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 10:10 AM to 12:10 PM
Writing Final--Thursday, 3 July 2014, 10:10 AM to 12:10 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
Assignment % of Grade
3 In-class writing assignments (150-300 word minimum each) 30%
4 Formal, revised Essays (500-600 word minimum each) 40%
9 Reading responses (150 word minimun each) 10 %
3 Grammar Quizzes 10%
1 Grammar Final 5%
1 Writing Final 5%
Course supplies: textbooks, college dictionary, notebook paper, pencils or blue/black ink pens, highlighter, USB drive (optional), green scatron for Grammar Final, bluebook for Writing Final, folder with brads and pockets labeled appropriately
For freshmen or transfer students entering MSU in the fall of 2011 or later, a grade of C or higher in ENGL 1113 is a prerequisite for enrolling in ENGL 1123.
This class will not use the plus/minus grading system. The following numerical equivalents for grades are used: A=100-90%; B=89-80%; C=79-70%; D=69-60%; F=59-0%.
Use MLA format when submitting writing assignments. Type all writing assignments completed outside class.
Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or willl be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
(Legal note: By enrolling in this class, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and to use for educational purposes.)
Essays are due in class, not by e-mail, on the assigned date. If dire circumstances will prevent you from completing a writing assignment on time, request an extension by e-mailing me prior to the due date and then printing my response and including it with your essay. A quiz may be made up without an extension during my office hours before the next class meeting.
I allow three absences in this class; however, if you are absent from class twice during the first two weeks of the semester or if your absences are negatively affecting your grade, I will contact MSU's Academic Success Center, and an advisor will contact you. Your third absence requires you to meet with me. Your fourth absence means that I will drop you from the course with an F.
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. If you are late to class, stand in the hallway until I invite you into the room.
Practice courtesy. When I am speaking to the class, do not walk in front of me. When another student is speaking, listen. All cell phones and other electronic devices must be silenced and put away during class. However, if you choose to take notes electronically, sit in the back row to prevent distraction. If you use your cell phone, you're choosing to be marked absent.
If you need to leave the room, you do not need my permission; simply leave when I or a classmate is not speaking. Eating is not allowed in the classroom; however you may bring a spill-proof drink. Disruptive behavior, which prevents me from teaching and your peers from learning, is grounds for being asked to leave the room and being counted absent.