Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11 to 11:50 a.m.
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
Additional information about course objectives can be found on the department webpage, http://libarts.mwsu.edu/english/.
Writing assignments require students to produce approximately 5,000 words of graded writing and count for at least 80% of the final grade. Students must include all stamped topics, outlines, and drafts, as per the schedule.
Please see grading standards below.
% of Grade
Causes and Effects Essay
In-Class (final exam)
5 Quizzes (as per schedule)
Class Participation (as per participation log)
Students must submit MLA-formatted essays on double-sided sheets of 8.5x11 white paper. Students must include all stamped topics, outlines, and drafts. For extenuating circumstances, electronic copies may be considered, provided the student makes advance arrangements.
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.
Assignments and essays must be submitted at the beginning of class on the due date, or the work will be considered late. In the event of extenuating circumstances, the student must contact the instructor as soon as practical. Unless prior arrangements are made for extenuating circumstances, late assignments will be deducted 5% per day.
For excused absences (as per the student catalog), students must make prior arrangements to complete in-class work or to submit assignments.
To encourage maximum learning, students must attend class. Moreover, students are expected to arrive on time to avoid class disruption.
Students are encouraged to contact the instructor directly for any extenuating circumstances, resulting in absences or tardy arrivals.
Students may miss up to three class meetings without penalty. For students who miss more than three meeting times, the instructor will deduct 2% from the final grade per absence. Moreover, three tardy arrivals will count as one absence for grading purposes.
For excused absences, students must ensure that the appropriate paperwork is complete.
In keeping with a spirit of professionalism and respect, students are not permitted to use cell phone (including texting) during class time. However, please advise the instructor if there are any extenuating family circumstances, relating to this policy.
In addition, in accordance with university policy, students are not permitted to eat or drink during class.
Students are expected to come to class prepared. Students must ensure that they have read the assigned reading, as per the schedule.