English Syllabus

English Syllabus - ENGLISH 1106 WRITING FROM RESEARCH Jim...

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ENGLISH 1106 WRITING FROM RESEARCH Jim Hunter Office: Shanks 442 Office Phone: 540-231-6160 Office Hours: Mon. 2:30-4:30, Tues. 1:30-3:00, or by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION: English 1106 — Writing from Research is a course meant to introduce you to and increase your ability in writing with outside sources. The course will cover different kinds of research, and writing in different genres. You will be asked to document your sources carefully and to write in a way that reflects how the sources inform your thinking in any given composition - whether it is a fieldwork report or a mainstream research paper. The theme of this section of 1106 is Writing in the Academy. By this, I mean that the language generally used in your daily lives is not the same as the language you will use throughout your college career. Through the semester, we will attempt to de-mystify academic language and resolve whatever disconnect there is between living and learning. REQUIRED TEXTS: Composition at Virginia Tech: Written, Spoken, and Visual Composition , 2006-2007 Lester Faigley, The Brief Penguin Handbook John Trimbur, The Call to Write: Brief 3rd Edition GRADES: The grading rubric is as follows: Essay 1: 15% Essay 2: 20% Essay 3: 25% Presentations: 15% Attendance/Participation: 15% Reading Responses: 10% ESSAYS: Essays will be due on the dates listed on the course calendar; late submissions will be penalized. After a paper is graded and returned, you will have one opportunity to re-write it for a higher grade. Bring
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ENGL 1106 taught by Professor Srjacobson during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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