Unit II: A piece of writing that puts textual materials (at least one of which is a written text) in conversation and engages in summary, evaluation, and analysis (1000-1250 words)Unit III:A piece of writing that makes a claim and that incorporates multiple outside texts (1000-1500 words)Oral Communication: Each student will complete one formal collaborative oral presentation and one individual formal oral presentation. Students will also frequently be asked to share ideas, writing, summaries of group discussions, and responses to assignments or class activities with the rest of the class.Class Participation and Collaborative Work: Students will work collaboratively with their classmates throughout the semester on a variety of activities both in and out of class, which may include oral presentations, peer review, discussion board topics, and other unit assignments. Course GradingWeight of course components in final grade:Core Assignments (core writing assignments and oral presentations): 60% Other Course Work (can include process work for core assignments): 20%Class Attendance and Active Class Participation: 20%** Students must earn a D or better in UNIV 111 to enter UNIV 112. **Course PoliciesFocused Inquiry Program Attendance PolicyUNIV 111 requires prepared, active participation during class sessions. While attendance is mandatory, students should not expect to do well simply by attending. Being absent from class does not relieve students of responsibility for completing all course workby the scheduled due dates. The instructor has the right to lower a student's final course grade due to repeated absences and tardiness.Students who miss more than 25% of the classes will automatically fail.In a MWF class, this is 11 or more absences. There are no “excused” or “unexcused” absences. I keep and report daily attendance. You will receive an automated email each time you are absent.
LEE | UNIV 111Policy on Electronic DevicesBecause inappropriate use of electronic devices can create significant distractions, technology use in the classroom is at the discretion of the instructor. Please notify your instructor if there is a pressing reason you require excessive access to your phone during class, or if you require the use of assistive devices or technology for accessibility purposes.Paper Acceptance PolicyPapers are due by the beginning of class on the due date. Each paper should include a writer’s memo. Instructions for writer’s memos will appear on Blackboard. Writer’s memos are important to the quality of the feedback I am able to give: they allow me to get an idea of your intentions and concerns. The highest grade possible on a paper turned in a week past the deadline or later is a C. If a situation arises in which you know a paper will be late, please discuss this with me at least a week before the paper is due in order to have an extended due date considered. Revisions will be welcomed after papers have been graded; details to follow. You will turn in most papers electronically as assignments in Blackboard