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ENGL1301.S42 Syllabus


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COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS ENGL 1301.42 Fall 2011 Composition/Rhetoric I Pre-Requisite: Assessment Required Tues/Thurs 10:00-11:15 Credit: 3 hours Room: G219/I215 Lab Required INSTRUCTOR: DR. JULES SEARS Office: D234d Office Hours: M/W 3:50-4:50; T/Th 2:15-4:15 Email: [email protected] Website: http://iws2.collin.edu/jsears Phone Number: 972-881-5852 TEXTBOOKS: The Brief Penguin Handbook with 2009 MLA Guidelines, 3 rd ed. Soft Spots: A Marine’s Memoir of Combat and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Clint Van Winkle COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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. Departmental final exam to be given during final exams week. COURSE FORMAT: Lectures, class discussion, small group discussions, workshops, and audio/visual materials. EXPECTED STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to do the following: 1. Demonstrate rhetorical knowledge : 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. Demonstrate critical thinking, reading, and writing : 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. Demonstrate knowledge of the writing process : a. Be aware that it usually takes multiple drafts to create and complete a successful text. b. Develop and demonstrate flexible strategies for generating ideas, revising, editing, and proofreading. c. Understand and utilize the collaborative and social aspects of writing
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ENGL 1301 processes by learning to critique their own and others’ work. 4. 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. COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 1. A writing assessment will be conducted the first week of class, and students will be advised accordingly. [Please note that lateral changes of students from ENGL 1301 to a Developmental Writing class (ENGL 0315) or a Grammar class (ENGL 0310) may occur only within the first six (6) weeks of classes]. 2.
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