Drexel University Department of English and Philosophy Spring 2012English 103-136,169,186 and 194: Analytical Writing and Reading(Course Theme: Power and Powerlessness)Instructor: Gail D. RosenOffice Number: 5063 Macalister Hall Phone: 895-6391Email: [email protected]Office Hours: T:10:30-11:00,2:00-3:00 TH: 11:30-12:30 and by appointment and onlineREQUIRED TEXTSSchmidt, Jan Zlotnik, Lynne Crockett, and Carley Rees Bogarad. Legacies: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction, 4th ed. Boston: Thomson Wadsworth, 2006.Materials on BBVOther required materials can be found on BB VISTA.PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SYLLABUS WILL CHANGE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE INSTRUCTOR. YOU ARE EXPECTED TO REGULARLY CHECK BB VISTA FOR THE MOST RECENT INFORMATION.COURSE GOALS AND LEARNING OUTCOMESThe Freshman Writing Program at Drexel is a three-course, year-long writing-intensive sequence. During the year you will learn to1.Focus on purpose2.Appreciate and respond to diverse audiences3.Respond to different kinds of rhetorical situations4.Use format and structure conventions appropriate to the rhetorical situation5.Adopt appropriate voice, tone, and level of formality6.Understand how genres shape writing7.Use writing and reading for inquiry, thinking, and communicating8.Integrate your ideas with the ideas of others9.Use research to develop, support, and enhance your ideas10. Understand writing as a process11. Critique your own and others’ works12. Use writing technologies to address a range of audiences13. Use conventions, including citation methods such as MLA
14. Control surface features such as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spellingAnalytical Writing and Reading completes Drexel’s freshman writing sequence. In this course, you will refine your ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate texts. The specific outcomes for English 103 are listed in a separate document. These outcomes are designed to provide you with a clear roadmap of what you will learn and do in the course. In English 101 and 102 you developed a writing portfolio. Some of your 103 documents may be appropriate to include in that portfolio.COURSE REQUIREMENTS/GRADING (200 points) Project 140 pointsEssay exam50 pointsProject 245 pointsInformal writing50 pointsQuizzes (lowest dropped)10 pointsPortfolio and cover letter5pointsPortfolio development and cover report/reflective analysisThe last few weeks of the term will be dedicated to continuing to develop your writing portfolio, using the iWebfolio system. (If you did not take English 101 or 102, see your instructor.).As in English 101 and 102, during the last few weeks you will work with your classmates and your instructor to decide what purpose your portfolio should serve, what should be in the portfolio, and how to present it. Your portfolio will be include a short coverreport. See BBV for instructions.