LA11 Syllabus - LA11: American Literature and Composition...

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LA11: American Literature and Composition Spring 2010 Syllabus and Class Expectations Instructor: Christa Adkisson Contact e-mail: [email protected] (please allow 24 hours for response) Contact phone: (720)561-3237 Office Hours by Appointment : Periods 1, 2, 5, or after school *This syllabus is also posted on my website for future reference 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: 1. A notebook that can be used strictly for English class. This notebook will be used for note-taking, but will also serve as a writer’s notebook for journaling assignments, free- writes, etc. 2. Please bring paper, a writing utensil, and the current work of literature to class EVERY day! 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 outside of school, please see me to make arrangements. 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 REWRITTEN PAPERS ARE DUE WITHIN 2 WEEKS FROM THE DAY THEY ARE RETURNED!! All major written assignments
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course WRT 115 taught by Professor Cullen during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State.

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LA11 Syllabus - LA11: American Literature and Composition...

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