English 314 Syllabus

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English 314 Syllabus Instructor: Jason Helms Office: 302 Daniel Email: helms2@clemson.edu Office Hours: M 12:00p - 2:30p; T 12:30p-2:30p or by appointment TEXTS Sin Boldly! by David Williams (2 nd Ed.) Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig (online at: http://www.virtualschool.edu/mon/Quality/PirsigZen/index.html ) Various other readings to be provided throughout the semester. Membership to the MATRF $35. PURPOSE English 314 introduces the student to the major forms of professional writing such as letters, memoranda, and reports. Students are taught to write clear, concise prose and to eliminate jargon, wordiness, and trite phrases. The importance of writing to suit a specific audience is emphasized. This section will also emphasize composition across various media. COURSE POLICIES Attendance Policy: In general, I have none. However, there will be an in-class assignment or quiz in almost every class. Absences will therefore automatically hurt your grade. These in-class assignments may not be made up for any reason. If I am more than 15 minutes late for class, consider it cancelled for the day. Please submit a memo to me the class period following an absence; include in it the date and reason for your absence, the number of absences you have had, and a statement about how you intend to make up the missed work (getting notes from someone else, etc.). This memo will not count for any points, but not turning in the memo will result in one percentage point off you final grade. Attach any pertinent supporting information. And, yes, this memo must be typed. Should you face any situation that would require extended absence, you will only be excused if you follow the proper procedures. Should you need to be absent for
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENGL 314 taught by Professor Benson during the Spring '08 term at Clemson.

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