English 120-Section # 65: Expository Writing Fall 2018 Mon., Thurs 8:10-9:25 am Room West Building, 407 INSTRUCTOR: Heajin (Hailie) Kim OFFICE: EMAIL: [email protected] OFFICE HOURS : Mon, Thurs 11-12 Course Goals: The goals of English 120 are to promote students’ abilities to do the following: · Develop nuanced and persuasive research questions and thesis statements · Identify, evaluate, and effectively incorporate a variety of sources to explore the research question and thesis statement · Apply effective evidence to academic writing situations · Organize arguments logically and effectively · Choose effective style and grammar for academic audiences · Incorporate peer and instructor feedback · Reflect on the writing and revision process Required Textbooks: (Can be purchased from Shakespeare and Company): · They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, 4 th ed. , Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russell Durst. Norton, 2015. ISBN: 978-0393631678. Price: $25.99. · The Little Seagull Handbook 3 rd edition , Richard Bullock, Michael Brody, and Francine Weinberg . Norton, 2016. ISBN: 978-0-393-60263-0. Price: $25 Course Requirements: Along with daily participation and in-class reading and writing exercises, students are required to submit a final portfolio containing: a pre-semester reading response, a 10-p. documented research paper with a Work Cited p. and several drafts, an annotated bibliography, a post-semester reading response, and a final reflective portfolio essay. Please keep all of your work throughout the semester saved both digitally and as a hardcopy. Grading Policy: Class participation 15% In-class writing and group exercises and homework 10% Drafts and draft workshopping 10% Essay #1 analysis 15% Annotated bibliography 15%
Final research paper 25% Final portfolio essay with revised reading response 10% Class Participation Your attendance and active participation are vital to your success in the course. While work will be submitted electronically, this is not an online course. You need to show up to class to participate. Class participation includes: arriving promptly with the necessary materials (including drafts and sources); demonstrating that thorough reading of the assigned texts has been done; participating in draft workshops, and in both small and large group discussions; asking relevant questions; listening carefully and courteously to others; volunteering to read aloud or record notes; using electronic devices only for sanctioned tasks or having them silent and put away; in general refraining from distracting behavior of all types (eating, chatting, etc.); and showing respect to your classmates. To receive a high participation grade, you must qualitatively contribute to class discussions. In-class work, homework, drafts, and peer-editing We will do a variety of exercises in and out of class. You will also be writing and critiquing multiple drafts of the formal essay assignments. Homework assignments are essential to the activities we will complete in class, so coming to class without the assignment will result in both a 0 for the homework assignment, and a 0 for in-class work and a 0 in participation for that day.
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