English 103 Syllabus - Drexel University Department of English and Philosophy Spring 2012 English 103-136,169,186 and 194 Analytical Writing and

English 103 Syllabus - Drexel University Department of...

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Drexel University Department of English and Philosophy Spring 2012 English 103-136,169,186 and 194: Analytical Writing and Reading (Course Theme: Power and Powerlessness) Instructor: Gail D. Rosen Office Number: 5063 Macalister Hall Phone: 895-6391 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: T:10:30-11:00,2:00-3:00 TH: 11:30-12:30 and by appointment and online REQUIRED TEXTS Schmidt, Jan Zlotnik, Lynne Crockett, and Carley Rees Bogarad. Legacies: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction, 4th ed. Boston: Thomson Wadsworth, 2006. Materials on BBV Other 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 OUTCOMES The Freshman Writing Program at Drexel is a three-course, year-long writing-intensive sequence. During the year you will learn to 1. Focus on purpose 2. Appreciate and respond to diverse audiences 3. Respond to different kinds of rhetorical situations 4. Use format and structure conventions appropriate to the rhetorical situation 5. Adopt appropriate voice, tone, and level of formality 6. Understand how genres shape writing 7. Use writing and reading for inquiry, thinking, and communicating 8. Integrate your ideas with the ideas of others 9. Use research to develop, support, and enhance your ideas 10. Understand writing as a process 11. Critique your own and others’ works 12. Use writing technologies to address a range of audiences 13. Use conventions, including citation methods such as MLA
14. Control surface features such as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling Analytical 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 1 40 points Essay exam 50 points Project 2 45 points Informal writing 50 points Quizzes (lowest dropped) 10 points Portfolio and cover letter 5points Portfolio development and cover report/reflective analysis The 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 cover report . See BBV for instructions.

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