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McConnell 100W Syllabus

McConnell 100W Syllabus - Listen Speak Engage San Jos State...

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Listen • Speak • Engage COMM XXX, Course title Semester page 1 of 7 San José State University Communication Studies COMM 100W, Writing Workshop, 23355, Spring 2010 Instructor: Professor Kathleen McConnell Office location: HGH 207 Telephone: 408-924-5374 Email: [email protected] Office hours: Monday 10:30–11:30, Wednesday 1:30–3:00, and by appointment Class days/time: Mon and Wed 12:00 –1:15 Classroom: Hugh Gillis Hall 225 Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in English IB, passage of the Writing Skills Test (WST), upper division standing, and completion of Core GE. GE/SJSU Studies Category Z Catalog Description Current conventions and forms of exposition, argument and persuasion. Writing for the general and specialized audience from the thesis statement approach. Succeeding in this Class At SJSU, students are expected to spend two hours outside of class for every one hour of class time. Because this is a three unit class, you can expect to spend a minimum of six hours per week in addition to time spent in class and on scheduled tutorials or activities. Special projects or assignments may require additional work for the course. Careful time management will help you keep up with readings and assignments and enable you to be successful in all of your courses. Class website Copies of the course syllabus, major assignment sheets, and a link to your grades may be found on the class website: http://www.sjsu.edu/people/kathleen.mcconnell/courses/100sec23355/ To access your grades you will need to log into Blackboard: http://sjsu6.blackboard.com/webct/entryPageIns.dowebct. Please be sure you have created a login ID. I will regularly update your grade on Blackboard throughout the semester. It is your responsibility to regularly check your grade and make sure there are no discrepancies between what you believe your grade to be and what I've official posted. Any concerns you have about your grade should be brought to my attention no later than seven days after I have posted grades, including final grades. Course Goals This course approaches writing as a persuasive exercise. Designed with the belief that all writing from cover letters to scholarly reports acts persuasively, COMM 100W develops your ability to see how your language choices influence your message. This course will help even confident writers to tailor their writing style for different audiences and write to influence.
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Listen • Speak • Engage COMM XXX, Course title Semester page 2 of 7 Student Learning Objectives After successfully completing this course, you will: LO1. Refine the competencies established in Written Communication IA and IB; LO2. Express (explain, analyze, develop, and criticize) ideas effectively, including ideas encountered in multiple readings and expressed in different forms of discourse; LO3. Organize and develop essays and documents for both professional and general audiences, including appropriate editorial standards for citing primary and secondary sources; LO4. Be able to write persuasively.
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