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1Georgia Perimeter College-Decatur Campus Spring 2014Syllabus for Eng 1101-310 Composition ICourse Time and Location:MW 1:00pm to 2:15pm SB-2140Instructor:Dr. Scott Mitchell, Assistant Professor of EnglishTutorial and Advisement Hours: MW 10am-12:30pm and TR 11:30am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-3:30pmOffice Location:SB-1248Office Phone:678-891-2391Email:[email protected]Required Texts and Materials:Wyrick, Jean.Steps to Writing Well with Additional Readings 9thedition.Course Description:This course incorporates a service learning component. Service learning combines community-based service with classroom instruction, focusing on critical, reflective thinking as well aspersonal and civic responsibility. Service learning programs involve students in activities thataddress community-identified needs while developing their academic skills and commitment totheir community.For your service, you will work in the Decatur Campus Learning Garden,which is used in part to provide produce for the United Methodist Children’s home in Decatur.Most if not all your service in the garden will happen during class time.You do not need priorexperience with gardening to be able to participate in the service for this class.Your writingassignments will all tie to issues of food sustainability.Your service will help you betterunderstand sustainability, and several of your inclass writing assignments, microthemes, and atleast part of your final will be based on your experiences in the garden.Even though you will bedoing some gardening, this is still a writing course, and this course focuses on developing skillsfor effective writing in a variety of contexts, with an emphasis on exposition, analysis andargumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills.With your firstessay, you will also be involved in community based research as you interview someone fromyour community about their experiences with specific food issues.I reserve the right to use your essays in our class, other classes, and other contexts as examples tohelp teach composition.I will never use your name when I use your essays and will always treatthem with respect.If you do not want me using your essays as examples, please let me know.Course Objectives:After completing this course students are expected to be able to:1.Construct and revise focused, audience centered, thesis driven essays which exhibitcritical thinking, clarity, and coherence.2.Effectively evaluate and incorporate secondary sources.3.Gain a better understanding and appreciation of sustainability and food issues.
2Assignments:Essays:You will write three essays out of class: a minimum 600 word argumentative oralinterview essay due Wednesday 2/19, a minimum 700 word evaluative essay due Wednesday4/2, and a minimum 900 word argumentative research essay due Monday 5/5. All essays are tobe submitted to the dropbox in icollege as attachments by 11:59pm on the day they are due.

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English, Writing, Meter, Essay mill, typed complete draft

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