english101syllabus - English 101 Academic Writing and...

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English 101: Academic Writing and Research 4.0 Credit-Hours Instructors: Wanda Ramm Phone: 513-2980 office Office: T117A 266-0055 home Office Hours: MTHF 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please don’t call or by appointment my home after Email: [email protected] 9:30 p.m. [email protected] Becky Finken Email: [email protected] Office: T227 Phone: 515-3357 Office Hours: T & H 2 pm – 3 pm or by appt Course Description: Intensive instruction in academic writing and research. Basic principles of rhetoric and strategies for academic inquiry and argument. Instruction and practice in critical reading, including the generative and responsible use of print and electronic sources for academic research. Exploration of literary practices across a range of academic domains, laying the foundation for further writing development in college. Continued attention to grammar and conventions of standard written English. Successful completion of ENG 101 requires a grade of C- or better. This course satisfies the freshman composition and rhetoric component of the General Education Requirements in Writing and Speaking. Freshman Writing Program URL: http://www.social.chass.ncsu.edu/fwp/index.html Information concerning the freshman writing requirement and policies is available at this site. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in ENG 100 or placement via English department guidelines. Learning Objectives: Students will: 1 . Learn basic principles of rhetoric and develop an understanding of written texts as arguments generated for particular purposes, audiences, and rhetorical contexts. 2 . Examine similarities and differences in forms of inquiry and writing across academic disciplines. 3. Practice analytical reading strategies and hone the ability to summarize, paraphrase, draw evidence from, synthesize, and respond to the scholarship of others. 4 . Learn to find and evaluate print and electronic source materials appropriate for academic research projects. 5. Learn to develop original arguments for a range of academic purposes. 6. Practice critically evaluating their own and others' work and collaborating effectively with other writers throughout the writing process. 7. Practice and refine technical skills in areas such as grammar, mechanics, and the documentation of source materials. Required Texts: Kirscht, Judy and Mark Schlenz, Engaging Inquiry: Research and Writing in the Disciplines. Prentice-Hall, 2002. $44.70. (EI) Anson, Chris M., Robert A. Schwegler, and Marcia F. Muth The Longman Concise Companion . Longman, 2005. $34.40 new; $25.80 used. (LCC)
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Required Supplies Portable data saving device Highlighter Stapler Course Organization and Major Projects Introduction (Week 1): A rhetorical perspective on language Unit I. Inquiry and Writing in the Sciences (Weeks 2-3) Unit II. Inquiry and Writing in the Social Sciences (Weeks 4-5) Project 1: Proposal Unit III. Inquiry and Writing in the Humanities (Weeks 6-8) Project 2: Literature Review
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