W.A. Hume: ENGL 101Introduction to Writing
TEXTS: Writing With a Purpose by Joseph F. Trimmer
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to Writing is designed to allow students to learn effective college-level writing techniques with an emphasis on the discussion of and practice in using basic elements of the writing process: formulating purpose, identifying an audience, and selecting appropriate methods of development. Writing assignments include composing a total of 4,500 words, not including preliminary drafts.
1You will be responsible for all in-class assignments whether you are present or not; this means that you must follow the course schedule on your own and turn in any missed assignments upon the day of your return. If you do not turn in your assignments within two class periods of your absence, you will receive zero credit for the assignment. In-class quizzes and in-class writing may NOT be made-up unless the instructor is contacted before the absence.
1ALL FULL-LENGTH papers must be accompanied by earlier drafts, informal outlines, brainstorming lists, and editing sheets. If an in-class editing session is missed, or if any papers are turned in after the scheduled deadline, the papers overall grade will automatically be lowered by one letter grade.
7ALL FINAL PAPERS must be typed, unless otherwise specified.
(50%) Five formal papers:
(20%)Tests: Mid-term Exam and Final Exam
(20%) Reading Journal: Complete three essay summaries and responsesessays will be assigned.
(10%) Portfolio: Your portfolio will include a collection of all worksheets, in-class writing assignments, and in-class quizzes. I will review portfolios at mid-term and before the final.
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