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Unformatted text preview: English 185 Dr. Brad K. Hawley Fall 2010 Office: Language Hall 203 10K 10 :00-11 :15am Phone: 4-8362 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 11K 11:30am-12:45pm Office Hours: MWF 10:00-11:30am East Village Seminar Room Required Texts: A Room with a View by Forster, Kitchen by Yoshimoto, The Pleasure of My Company by Martin, Enders Game by Card, Understanding Comics by McCloud, Shortcomings by Tomine, Batman: Year One by Miller, and X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills. Objectives: This course is designed to help you practice and develop your writing skills so you can gain from and contribute to the larger academic community you have joined by coming to Oxford College. Learning to write about textswhether fiction, poetry, drama, or non-fictionwill prepare you for any academic field you pursue. I teach this course based on two assumptions: 1) Writing improves more quickly in the course of a single semester by writing frequent short essays than by writing only a few longer papers. 2) Only if we are great readers will we become great writers. If you cannot understand in their full complexity the ideas another person has written down for you to read, then you will be unable to develop or write intelligent thoughts of your own. Unless one reads often, widely, carefullywith intelligent passion and compassionate intelligencethe ability to reason and write wellon which thoughtful, ethical engagement with others dependsat best will be lost and at worst will become corrupt and self-serving. Attendance: You will be allowed a maximum of two absences. Your final grade will drop one-third of a letter for each absence after the second. I do not distinguish between excused and unexcused absences. Tardiness will also affect your grade. If you are consistently late for class, your tardiness will be counted as an absence, and your grade will drop accordingly. Deadlines for Assignments: I do not accept late papers. Papers must be turned in during class on the due date. Given that there are sometimes emergencies, I will accept one late assignment (except the Research Paper) during the course of the term. I would not advise using this allowance unless absolutely necessary. The late assignment will be graded down one letter grade for each day it is late. I will accept no work after the last day of class. Plagiarism: All work submitted in this course must be your own and be written exclusively for this course. The use of sources (ideas, quotations, paraphrases) must be properly documented. Please see me if you have any questions about your use of sources. Your name on any assignment submitted in this class indicates that you abide by the Oxford College Honor Code, that you have neither given nor received unauthorized information on the work, and that the work is totally your own and has been written exclusively for this course. It is your responsibility to understand the Honor Code. You can read the Honor Code information in the Oxford College Catalog. Do Not Use The Web to Prepare for Class:...
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