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English 101 core syllabus fall 20091

English 101 core syllabus fall 20091 - Drexel University...

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Drexel University Department of English & Philosophy Fall 2009 English Alive 101: Expository Writing and Reading Instructor: Office location: Class meeting room: Office hours: Class meeting times: Email: Bb Vista site: Phone: REQUIRED TEXTS DiBartolomeo, Albert, Scott Stein, Kathleen Volk Miller, eds. The 33rd. Philadelphia: Drexel Publishing Group, 2009. Doctorow, Cory. Overclocked. Philadelphia: Running Press, 2007. Kirszner, Laurie and Stephen Mandell. The Brief Handbook , 5th ed. Boston: Thomson, 2007. Ramage, John D., John C. Bean, and June Johnson. The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing , 5 th ed. Brief ed. New York: Pearson Education, 2009. FRESHMAN WRITING PROGRAM GOALS AND OUTCOMES The Freshman Writing Program at Drexel is a three-course, year-long writing-intensive sequence. During the year you will learn to 1. Focus on purpose 2. Appreciate and respond to diverse audiences 3. Respond to different kinds of rhetorical situations 4. Use format and structure conventions appropriate to the rhetorical situation 5. Adopt appropriate voice, tone, and level of formality 6. Understand how genres shape writing 7. Write in different genres 8. Use writing and reading for inquiry, thinking, and communicating 9. Integrate your ideas with the ideas of others 10. Use research to develop, support, and enhance your ideas 11. Understand how to develop and document ideas 12. Understand writing as a process 13. Critique your own and others’ works 14. Use writing technologies to address a range of audiences 15. Use conventions, including citation methods such as MLA 16. Control surface features such as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling The specific outcomes for English 101, the first of these courses, are listed at the end of this syllabus. They provide you with a clear roadmap of what you will learn and do in the course. COURSE REQUIREMENTS (100 points) One of the first things you should keep in mind this term is that you should save copies of all of your work, as you will be developing a writing portfolio at the conclusion of English 101 that you will build for the rest of the year in English 102 and 103. Project 1 15 points Project 2 25 points Topic proposal/Research plan 5 points Interpretive summary 5 points Annotated bibliography 5 points Portfolio and cover report 15 points Informal writing 15 points Quizzes 10 points Attendance/Participation 5 points
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Projects In order to earn a passing grade in the course, you must complete both projects and the portfolio and cover report. Regardless of how you approach your projects, you should demonstrate the following, in line with the course goals and learning outcomes: A clear understanding of audience and purpose : Your audience members will be expected to ask, “So what? Why am I reading this?” Your projects should answer those questions A well-articulated and clear main point or thesis A commitment to revising your project from invention to completion Research and evidence appropriate for the project, incorporated correctly and cited accurately Clear organization Grammatical and stylistic
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