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ESLP 1021 - Composition Fall 2014 Instructor: Mary Bromwell Office Hours: M 11-1, W 11-1, F 11-12 Office: Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor Phone: 1-414- 288-3653 Mailbox: Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor E-mail: [email protected] This course is designed to introduce you to the basics of written English needed for academic writing in the U.S. university context. The course reviews the basics of paragraph development and focuses on writing essay exams and academic, source-based essays. Other concepts covered include pre-writing activities, selection of topics, thesis statement writing, outlining, and incorporating sources into academic writing through paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting. The course also provides instruction and practice with identifying and correcting sentence-level grammar and wording problems in your own writing. Course Learning Objectives Upon completion of the course, you will be able to: write academic paragraphs, research papers, and essay exam responses produce sentences with appropriate grammar, mechanics, and vocabulary integrate sources into papers via paraphrase, summary, and quotation, using MLA citations employ components of the writing process (e.g. brainstorming, outlining, revising, editing, & peer review) write under time constraints and write more quickly identify writing problems and employ strategies to address them Course Materials The College Writer: A Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching (5 th ed.) by VanderMey, Meyer, Van Rys, and Sebranek A two-pocket folder or 1-1 ½ inch 3-ring binder Course materials on D2L at APLIA assignments at Electronic reserve materials on ARES (Course: ESLP 1021; Password: ESLP1021) Grades Final grades will be arrived at by averaging grades received on a mini-portfolio, a take-home exam, two papers, homework, and a final portfolio and weighing them according to the percentages below. Mini-Portfolio Take-Home Exam Paper #1 Paper #2 Homework/APLIA Final Portfolio (Sept. 15) (Oct. 8) (Nov. 3) (Nov. 24) (Dec. 9, 1:00pm) 20% 20% 20% 25% 10% 5% A 93-100% (4.0) AB 88-92% (3.5) B 83-87% (3.0) BC 78-82% (2.5) C 73-77% (2.0) CD 68-72% (1.5) D 60-67% (1.0) F 0-59% (0.0) “Have something to say and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style.” - - From Arnold (1898)
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ESLP 1021 Fall 2014 Bromwell Formatting All major assignments must be typed and double-spaced using Times or Times New Roman 12 point font with 1 inch top, bottom, and side margins. Each major assignment should include your name, my name, ESLP 1021, and the due date in the upper left corner of the first page. Each page should also include your last name and page number in the upper right corner, one-half inch from the top and 1 inch from the right margin. Finally, Paper #1 and #2 must include internal, parenthetical citations that are appropriately linked to an alphabetical Works Cited sheet that follow the conventions of MLA.
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