English 101, First Year CompositionFall 2016Section 22323Course SyllabusInstructor:Mrs. Valerie BestOffice Hours:7:30-8:00a.m.; 3:00-3:30 p.m. M, T, Th, Friand by appointment.Email:[email protected]Phone:(480) 472-2018Class MeetingClass Days:Mon-Fri, August 10 to December 20, 2016Class Time:4th& 5thHoursCourse InformationCredit Hours:½ Mountain View; 3 MCCCourse Title:English 101Course Description:English 101 emphasizes rhetoric and composition with a focus on expository writingand understanding writing as a process.The course encourages the development ofeffective college-level writing through the writing of at least four or more writingprojects comprising at least 3,000 words in total.Text BookRoen, Duan, Gregory R. Glau, and Barry M. Maid.The McGraw-Hill Guide: Writing forCollege, Writing for Life.3rded.New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013.Writing utensils-pencils black and/or blue pensColored Pencils or Highlighters (for editing)Composition BookLoose-leaf PaperDaily planner/calendarGlue Stick & Scissors*Bring your supplies every day!CANVASCanvas is the online learning management system that will be used throughout the course. This LMSis a requirement for English 101. You will participate in class discussions, submit homework, receiveannouncements, and collaborate with other students on CANVAS. In the case of an absence, you areto check CANVAS to get any work missed and come prepared upon your return. Please do not returnto class asking “What did I miss?” The LMS is your partner throughout the course so that you aresupported throughout the semester. Login instructions will be given in class. There is also an app forboth iOS and Android devices that you are encouraged to use as well.Materials
Course CompetenciesMCCCD Official Course CompetenciesENG 101:First Year Composition1.Analyze specific rhetorical contexts, including circumstances, purpose, topic, audience, and writer, aswell as the writing’s ethical, political, and cultural implications. (I, III)2.Organize writing to support a central idea through unity, coherence, and logical developmentappropriate to a specific writing context. (II, V)3.Use appropriate conventions in writing, including consistent voice, tone, diction, grammar, andmechanics. (I, V).4.Integrate sources through summarizing, paraphrasing, and quotation from sources to develop andsupport one’s own ideas. (III, IV)5.Use feedback obtained through peer review, instructor comments, and/or other sources to revisewriting.(II)6.Assess one’s own writing strengths and identify strategies for improvement through instructorconference, portfolio review, written evaluation, and/or other methods.(II)7.Generate, format, and edit writing using appropriate technologies. (II, V)After completing this course, you should be able to:1.Understand that writing and critical reading is interrelated to critical thinking.