English: Essay and Film Study
Prerequisite: Placement in English 1101 or completion of Learning Support English and/or Reading.
A grade of D will not transfer credit to any other academic institution or allow you to take English 1 102. Texts: Readings for Writing, Gallowses text Writing Matters: A Manual for Writing and Research Connections: Guide to First Year Writing @ Clayton State Skills to be Developed (Course Outcomes) Students will understand and engage in writing as a process. Students will engage in the collaborative, social aspects of writing. Students will write clearly for a specified audience and purpose.Students will read and write a variety of non-fiction expository and argumentative genres, as well as reading, viewing, and reacting to short stories, films, and poetry. Students will produce coherent, organized, effective, readable academic writing for a variety of rhetorical situations (print, digital). Students will learn basic citation formatting in academic writing.
Students will effectively use writing aids (text, handbooks, dictionaries, online aids and resources, tutors, sessions with instructor) to research ideas and improve writing.See also the Clayton State University Core Curriculum outcomes: http://www. Clayton. Due/Portals/5/ core_curriculum_outcomes_Clayton. PDF Paper Requirements: Essays: Students will write a total Of six essays Of approximately 500-750 words each, including a rhetorical reading response, a documented paper, and a final exam essay. Essays should be typed and double-spaced, no font larger than 12, with 1 “margins, using MEAL format, and students must turn in their rough drafts along with the finished papers. In most cases, essays will be based upon readings, and must include a Works Cited page.
Portfolio Requirement: Students are required to create and post a First Year Writing weapon and submit an electronic portfolio on this website in order to pass English 1 101. Assistance and instructions for this requirement can be found at the English Department website, in the First Year Writing tab, as well as at the Hub. And, no, you cannot evade this requirement or post your portfolio on your Faceable page. Final Exam: The final examination will be an essay, much like the essays which determine the bulk of the student’s final grade. Determination of Grades: Essays 80%; Portfolio Completion 1 Final Exam 10%.Plagiarism: Plagiarism is contrary to the policy of Clayton State University, and of your instructor. Plagiarism is a form of cheating that involves presenting as one’s own ideas the ideas or work of another.
Plagiarism will result In a grade of “F” in the course. I use the same methods to discover plagiarism as you might use to commit it. All instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Office of Student Life/Judicial affairs. For more information, go to Basic Undergraduate Student Responsibilities at http://vow. Clayton. Due/Portals/5/Basic undergraduateStudentResponsibilities. Dif See also the Clayton State University Student Handbook at http://www.
Clayton. Due/Portals/46/docs/ student-handbook. PDF If you need academic accommodations for a disability, you must contact Disability Services at 678-466-5445 or [email protected] Clayton. Due Operation Study: At Clayton State University, we expect and support high motivation and academic achievement. Look for Operation Study activities and programs this semester that are designed to en hence your academic success, such as study sessions, study breaks, workshops, and opportunities to earn Study Bucks for use in the University Bookstore and other items.Attendance: Students must abide by policies in the Clayton State university Student Handbook and the Basic Undergraduate Student Responsibilities.
It is the student’s responsibility to attend all class meetings as scheduled. Will provide you with a schedule Of specific dates indicating when papers are due. You will not do well in this course if you do not attend class. If you miss class, you are responsible for obtaining any material, such as lecture notes, which you may miss. This is not a distance-learning course, nor is it an on-line course.You need to be here, and you need to be on time for class; therefore, if you miss more than nine classes (20%), you will probably fail the course. For a full-semester class meeting two days per week, this means that six (6) absences will result in your being administratively withdrawn from the course.
Should this occur before Midterm, the final grade will be a W; after Midterm, the final grade will be a WFM. For classes meeting three days a week, nine (9) absences will result in administrative withdrawal. These are cumulative absences, not consecutive, and not determined on the basis of a doctor’s excuse.There are no excused absences, only absences, and each one counts. Habitual (more than five) arrivals twenty minutes after the start f class will be counted as absences, as will habitually (more than five times) leaving more than twenty minutes before the end of class. Turning in a paper and leaving does not count as attending class. If you do this, you will be marked as absent.
Regarding late work, a penalty of one letter grade per day will be assessed on late essays. All cell phones are to be turned off, and there will be no sending or receiving of text messages during class.