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Syllabus - English 101: First-Year Composition Fall 2007...

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Unformatted text preview: English 101: First-Year Composition Fall 2007 INSTRUCTOR: Iliana Rocha OFFICE: LL 349 TELEPHONE: (480) 965-3853 for messages only OFFICE HOURS: TTH 10:00- 12:00 E-MAIL: Iliana.Rocha@asu.edu (the best way to reach me) and by appointment CLASS SECTION: Line #76794; #76838 TIME/DAYS: 12:15-1:30; 1:40-2:55 TTH LOCATION: Cowden Family Bldg 203, Mcclintock Hall 138 REQUIRED MATERIALS : TEXTS: Latterell, Catherine G. Remix: Reading and Composing Culture . Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2006. INFORMATION: ASU Student Code of Conduct you are responsible for knowing University and Writing Programs policies. Available online at: http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/sta/sta104-1.html Rhetoric and Composition Committee. The Writing Programs Guide . Available online at: http://www.asu.edu/clas/english/writingprograms/teacherresources/wpguide/toc.htm *students are required to familiarize themselves with both University and Writing Program policies SUPPLIES: Access to a computer for word processing of all drafts Money for photocopying of workshop drafts A college-level dictionary COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES : Most people write to do somethingto enter into the conversations of a variety of communities, and to share ideas and perspectives that may shape or change what is already known. In English 101, we will identify and practice the different skills and strategies that writers use to fulfill such writing goals to analyze and critique pop culture. Instead of focusing only on your final texts, we will focus on exploring and using the processes of writing, including how to 1 find and develop ideas that might be of interest and value to certain communities (invention strategies and audience analysis); how to explore such ideas in writing, experimenting with a variety of writing features and techniques (drafting); how to adjust or change our drafts based on others responses to our texts (revision); and how to present our ideas in the forms that our readers expect and value (documentation, editing, and proofreading). By the end of the course, you should have a more developed understanding of your own writing process, a recognition of the value of sharing and developing your writing with others, the ability to be constructively critical of your own and others texts, and a better understanding of how you can use writing to learn, to communicate, and to contribute to knowledge, both in school and in your personal and professional life. Standard Writing Programs Policies 1. Policy on class attendance Because writing classes are performance courses that depend upon student attendance for both...
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