WeberLA11_Syllabus_revised[1] - LA11 American Literature...

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LA11: American Literature and Composition 2010-2011 Syllabus and Class Expectations Instructor: Chris Weber Contact e-mail: [email protected] (please allow 24 hours for response) Contact phone: (720)561-3167 Office Hours by Appointment: Periods 7, 8, or after school Welcome to LA11: American Literature and Composition. This year we will work to prepare you for your senior Language Arts classes as well as for your future reading and writing endeavors after high school. The ultimate goal for this class is to expose students to a variety of American literature and build on reading and writing strategies that aid understanding, fluency, and critical thinking. We will also work to develop your discussion and creative writing skills in attempt to improve your overall writing, enjoyment, and understanding of various types of literature. Supplies: Bring to class every day 1. A writer’s notebook and a writing utensil. 2. The work of literature that we are studying at that time (typically a novel or the textbook) 3. Some way to keep yourself organized: binder, folder, etc. 4. Access to the internet outside of this classroom. 5. A thumb-drive is recommended for moving files from computer to computer. Standards for all Written Work: Major written assignments must be typed, double spaced, and follow the MLA formatting guidelines. If you do not have access to a computer at home, make arrangements to use one at school. 1. Revise and edit your papers before you hand them in 2. Submit all drafts leading up to the final draft (including already graded drafts in the case of re-writes) All major written assessments are subject to opportunities to rewrite. However, if you re-write a paper for a higher grade, you must first schedule an appointment with me to review your original and make plans to improve. All major written assignments must be submitted on, as well as in hard copy. Work is due in class at the moment that I ask for it to be turned in. If you don’t have it ready to pass in, it will be considered late (see late work policy below). Major papers will usually be due by 11:59pm on the due date. If turned in even a minute late, they will count as late. Give yourself enough time to not be bumping up against these deadlines.
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