CC 1301 fall 2011 final

CC 1301 fall 2011 final - Collin County Community College...

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Collin County Community College Composition and Rhetoric I English 1301.PL2 MWF 8-8:50 a.m. (dual credit) English 1301.PL3 MWF 9-9:50 a.m. (dual credit) Dr. Marta K. Moore, instructor: Office: H231, SCC Office hrs: W 10:15-12 p.m., W 1-3:15 p.m., TR 2:15-3:15 p.m. Phone: 972-881-5821 E-mail: mmoore @collin.edu REQUIRED TEXTS Reinking, Hart and Osten, Strategies for Successful Writing , 9 th ed. Hult,Christine and Thomas Huckin, The Brief New Century Handbook , 4 th ed. Book-In-Common: Clint Van Winkle, Soft Spots: A Marine’s Memoir of Combat and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (optional) COURSE DESCRIPTION: English 1301 is a beginning freshman course in writing with emphasis on expository writing, development of paragraphs and the whole composition, study of model essays, extensive essay writing, and individual conferences. A departmental final essay exam will be given during final exam week. The course focuses on sharpening critical thinking. Students will gain a better understanding of the role effective writing plays in our lives. Student Learning Outcomes – Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following: 1. Students should be able to demonstrate rhetorical knowledge in the following ways: a. Read and interpret a prompt for a writing assignment. b. Write essays that take a position and successfully argue or defend that position. c. Write essays with appropriate evidence, discussion, and organization for a specific audience. d. Write essays with strong introductions and conclusions that represent sophisticated thought and writing. e. Write essays that use format, structure, tone, diction, and syntax appropriate to the rhetorical situation. 2. Students should be able to demonstrate critical thinking, reading, and writing in the following ways: a. Use reading and writing for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communicating. b. Integrate their own ideas with those of others with clear distinction between the two. 3. Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the writing process in the following ways: a. Be aware that it usually takes multiple drafts to create and complete a successful text. 1
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b. Develop and demonstrate flexible strategies for generating ideas, revising, editing, and proofreading. c. Understand and utilize the collaborative and social aspects of writing processes by learning to critique their own and others’ work. 4. Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of conventions in the following ways: a. Apply knowledge of genre conventions ranging from structure and paragraphing to tone and mechanics. b. Control such surface features as grammar, punctuation, and spelling. GRADES: Five essays (two in class, three out of class) 60% Daily work (homework, quizzes, in-class activities, participation and attendance) 20% Final examination 20% Lab assignments (P/F) The essays and final exam will receive letter grades. Daily work will receive checkmarks for passing, and the total
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