Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Continue to demonstrate an understanding of the composition process: thinking, prewriting, writing, revising, editing, and proofreading. 2. Demonstrate proficiency in the process and conventions of research, 3. Demonstrate an ability to think critically and write analytically.
4. Demonstrate an awareness of language, an understanding of its precise diction, sentence variety, connotation, and abstract/concrete words. 5.
Show skill as a critical reader. 6.
Be able to state and support the theme of a literary work. 7. Be able to describe the works tone. 8. Be able to explain fictional character motivation.
9. Be able to identify essential elements that contribute to a work’s effectiveness. 10. Be able to understand and discuss syntax and style. 1 1 .
Gain independence as a writer, assuming responsibility for determining a suitable topic and choosing the proper voice, writing style, and rhetorical strategies for that paper. V.
Typing must be in 12-point Times New Roman font. All essays need to have a properly formatted title page. All essays must conform to MLA citation standards for both in-text references nd the Works Cited page.
X’. LATE ASSIGNMENTS I recognize that “life happens. ” If for some reason you are unable to meet the deadline for submitting an assignment, please contact me. In general, late assignments will be accepted up to one week with a 10% markdown. X” As a term, “plagiarism” comes from the Latin root form plagiaries, which meant to steal someone else’s slave.
Plagiarism is a form of stealing. The dictionary defines plagiarism as taking someone else’s words and using them as your own without giving due credit. If you have a question about the use of another author’s words OR deas (plagiarism also covers the copying of ideas even if the words are changed), please ask somebody – the librarian, another instructor, or me. The penalty for submitting a plagiarized essay is severe – a “O” grade for the assignment in question and a referral to the Dean of the Department of Arts and Sciences. As for other misdeeds – please refer to the general student catalog.
You are an adult college students – act like it!! XIII.
ATTENDANCE Needless to say, you can succeed as a student by attending class regularly. Some of you may have financial motives to attend regularly. Again, I recognize the “life appens” and that things can crop up from time to time unavoidably. I would ask that you contact me if you know in advance that you will be absent for a class so that I can keep you up-to-date. According to school policy, an instructor may bar a student from attending class if he or she misses 15% of the class time.