ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 1 Disclaimer: Every English course at HGTC follows a departmental instructi...
ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 2                     Drafts are read for content only; grammar and format...
ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 3implications of that course of action. Ds, Fs, Ws, WFs and Incompletes als...
ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 4Additional Assignments that Accompany Essays:       For each essay, you wi...
ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 5   I reserve the right to dismiss you from class and/or take any other nec...
ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 6T   Sept 18      Due: Homework 1                 NFG 283-299 (Chapter 32: ...
ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 7R       Oct 11        Due: Draft of Essay 2(see Essay 2 assignment sheet f...
ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 8T     Nov 6         ELECTION DAY – NO CLASSR     Nov 8         Due: Essay ...
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English 101 Syllabus Fall 2012

  1. 1. ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 1 Disclaimer: Every English course at HGTC follows a departmental instructional package (IP), created and updated by English faculty. The IP is to ensure that each section of 101 is consistent across campuses and different instructors. A copy of the English 101 IP can be found on our D2L course page as well as our course website (profbolton.weebly.com). It is your responsibility to read the IP so youunderstand the course description, purpose, learning objectives, etc. What you find here is an addendumto the IP; this syllabus lists the policies and requirements for this particular section of English 101. It is your responsibility to obtain, read, and understand this syllabus as well as the instructional package. English 101: English Composition I Fall 2012 Professor Contact Information: Name: Alicia Bolton Office Location: Room 123 (Georgetown) Office Phone: 843-520-1412 Office Hours: MW 11:00-1:30; TR 12:30-2:00 (though I’m usually here more often) E-mail: alicia.bolton@hgtc.edu, profbolton@live.com (NOT through D2L) Website: profbolton.weebly.com, D2L course page Facebook: facebook.com/profabolton – ―Like‖ me to be subscribed to course updates! Twitter: twitter.com/profabolton – Follow me to be subscribed to course updates! Embedded Librarian Contact Information: Name: Amy Harris Office Location: Room 201 (Georgetown) Office Phone: 843-520-1423 Email: amy.harris@hgtc.edu This syllabus is subject to change at the professor’s discretion.CONTACTING YOUR PROFESSOR: Available during office hours; no appointment required o NOT in office on Fridays (at Grand Strand campus, e-mail for appointment if you need to see me on Friday—you will have to drive to Myrtle Beach, though) o If you can’t come during office hours, e-mail or call to schedule alternate time No personal questions during (or immediately before) class begins--personal questions that interrupt class may result in grade being lowered) o No interrupting other class meetings of mine, either (grade may be affected) E-mail or Facebook page is best way to contact me (but won’t discuss grades this way) o Reserve right to take up to 24 hours to respond (48+ hours on weekends/holidays and/or if draft is sent or complex question is asked) o Note: I will not add you as a friend on my personal Facebook account—that’s what my page is for. Friend requests to my personal account will be denied. o Will not answer questions that are answered on syllabus, assignment sheets, etc. (documents that you already have access to) o Will read drafts via e-mail, but some limitations apply:  Drafts MUST be sent as attachment; if copied and pasted, I won’t respond
  2. 2. ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 2  Drafts are read for content only; grammar and format questions should be directed to a tutor in the writing center  Will only read a limited amount of drafts each day; drafts read as first-come, first- served (get drafts in early if you want feedback, still no guarantee it will be read)  Writing Center (SSTC) offers free tutoring for students—make an appointment with them if you want guaranteed feedback and/or help with grammar, format, and other technical/mechanical aspectsREQUIRED MATERIALS: [Text] The Norton Field Guide with Readings and Handbook. Richard Bullock, Maureen Daly, and Francine Weinberg. 2nded. New York: WW Norton & Co., 2010. [Text] They Say I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing. 2nded. New York: WW Norton & Co., 2010. Notebook/paperand writing utensil for taking notes (your preferences) Loose-leaf paperfor in-class work (can tear out of notebook) Folder with pocketsfor turning in essays (any type is fine as long as it has pockets)—please write your name on the front of this folder 5 highlighters of 5 different colors Flash drive and/or account with online storage box (dropbox.com recommended) Access to (and knowledge of) a computer word processor (all assignments in this course will need to be typed) as well as WaveNet and Desire2Learn (D2L) Account with Turnitin.com and registration with this course (it’s free—we’ll discuss in class) College-level dictionary, thesaurus, editing handbook, etc. (optional but strongly recommended)COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING:Assignments from Amy Harris (details TBA) 150 Extensive details on each assignment willEssay 1 (Technology Experiences) 100 be given out throughout the semester;Essay 2 (Text Analysis with Response) 150 note, though, that your 3 lowestEssay 3 (Annotated Bibliography) 100 homework grades as well as your 3 lowestEssay 4 (Arguing with Research) 150 quiz/participation grades will be dropped—this is to help compensate forHomework (5 at 10 points each) 50 class meetings you might miss; you shouldQuizzes/Participation (13 at 10 points each) 130 not skip assignments otherwise—if youElectronic Portfolio 70 come to class, your homework should beIndividual Presentation (Research Paper) 50 completed; otherwise, you might not beFinal Exam 50 able to participate in class that day.______________________________________________Total Points Possible 1000 At the end of the semester, I will total your scores on all assignments, and 900-1000 will earn an A; 800-899 will earn a B; 700-799 will earn a C; 600-699 will earn a D; and below 600 will earn an F. (Note: Grades will be kept up-to-date on D2L; it is your responsibility to check it frequently for accuracy and your average and report any discrepancies ASAP.)Also, grades earned in courses impact academic progression and financial aid status. Beforewithdrawing from a course, be sure to talk with your instructor and financial aid counselor about the
  3. 3. ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 3implications of that course of action. Ds, Fs, Ws, WFs and Incompletes also negatively impactacademic progression and financial aid status.The Add/Drop Period is the first 5 days of the semester for full term classes. Add/Drop periods areshorter for accelerated format courses. The following week of the semester is Financial Aid AttendanceVerification period. You must attend at least one meeting of all of your classes during that period. Ifyou do not, you will be dropped from the course(s) and your Financial Aid will be reduced accordingly.COURSE POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS Note: These policies are explained in detail in the “Course Policies and Requirements” handout on D2L. Please consult it for additional information—it is your responsibility to ensure you understand these policies.Computer/D2L/WaveNet: Your responsibility to make sure you can navigate all necessary computer programs and requirements (WaveNet, D2L, Microsoft Word, etc.) Check D2L and WaveNet e-mail frequently for updates and announcements Submit each essay via hard (printed) copy AND to Turnitin.com (for PeerMark and final copy)Attendance: 5 allowed absences (no ―excused‖ absence) First 2 tardies = 1 absence; after 2, each tardy = absence and may result in reduced grade Must be prepared for class and pay attention during class to be marked present; not being prepared may result in absence and dismissal from that class meetingPlagiarism: See Student Handbook/Code of Conduct for full college plagiarism policy and definition—your responsibility to know and understand First offense results in zero on assignment Subsequent plagiarism may result in withdrawal from the course (potentially with a WF) and further penalties, up to and including expulsion from the collegeEssays: Follow MLA format for each Due by 5:00 p.m. on the due date listed (to me or in Turnitin.com) Essay ―turned in‖ when Turnitin.com timestamps it or when it is in my hands Late assignments penalized 30 points per day, including weekends and holidays Must be submitted via hard copy and Turnitin.com—one of these submissions means your essay is turned in, but if both copies are not submitted within a week of the due date, essay receives a zero. NP (Non-Pass) Policy: those who do not receive passing grade (70% or higher) on first essay will be required to meet with a tutor and rewrite it or it will receive a zero; if second attempt still isn’t passing, there will be further requirements—details to comeExtra Credit: None available except a handful of bonus points on in-class or take-home activities Will be allowed (some of you required) to revise first essay—details to come
  4. 4. ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 4Additional Assignments that Accompany Essays: For each essay, you will turn in worksheets, outlines, etc. as part of your writing process Due at class time on due dates listed on syllabus; accepted via hard (printed) copy ONLY o You will turn these back in with your final essay so keep up with your work! If you are in class on the due date, you must turn it in; if you are absent, you have 2 options: o Turn it in within 24 hours to receive full credit o Turn it in with final essay to receive half credit If not completed, points will be deducted from the essay it accompanies—see assignment sheets for detailsHomework: Due at class time; not accepted late, early, or electronically—must be present to turn in Worth 10 points each; due dates on syllabus; prompts on D2L and profbolton.weebly.com 8 for semester, lowest 3 grades dropped Dropped grades meant to accommodate absences; if you are in class, homework should be completed (will be used for in-class work/activities)PeerMark (Peer Review) Will be completed via Turnitin.com—due dates on syllabus; make sure you keep up If you don’t get draft in by deadline, can’t participate in PeerMark Draft must meet length and source requirements for essay, and feedback must be thorough and helpful in order to receive full credit Turning in draft but not completing PeerMark will result in no creditQuizzes/Participation: 10 quizzes on D2L, due dates on syllabus (worth 10 points each); technical issues not an excuse for missing a quiz 6 additional pop quizzes or participation activities/assignments in class (unannounced) Cannot be made up for any reason 3 lowest quiz/participation grades will be droppedElectronic Portfolio: Will create website to host electronic portfolio (weebly.com recommended) Must include essays (& drafts, pre-writing, outlines, etc.) in portfolio—keep up with your work!Individual Presentation: At end of semester, will ―present‖ your research paper to the class (10 minutes maximum)Classroom Policies: No cell phones, electronic devices, laptops, etc.—use of any may result in you being counted absent and losing points o Use of devices during quizzes or individual work will be considered academic misconduct and may result in a zero on the assignment Respect your fellow students No disruptive behavior of any kind
  5. 5. ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 5 I reserve the right to dismiss you from class and/or take any other necessary actions if any of these course policies are not followed. I also reserve the right to add to this list if problems arise during the semester.TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE:(―NFG‖ stands for The Norton Field Guide; TSIS signifies They Say I Say, and other readings can befound on D2L, as noted here. You are expected to complete all readings and assignments by the date onwhich they are listed. When readings on D2L are assigned, I do expect you to print the document andbring a hard copy to class. Also, as this is a tentative schedule, I reserve the right to change and/or addreadings/assignments at my discretion).R Aug 23 Course Overview and IntroductionsT Aug 28 Review: Components of an Essay Introduction to the Writing Process D2L: ―The Writing Process PPT‖ NFG 3-17 (Part 1: Rhetorical Situations [Chapters 1-5]) D2L: ―Essay 1 (Technology Experiences)‖ (assignment sheet with rubric)R Aug 30 NFG 211-214 (Chapter 21: Writing as Inquiry) NFG 219-225 (Chapter 23: Generating Ideas and Text) D2L: ―Picture Window‖ (under “Set Phasers/Atomic Chef stories”) Quiz 1 (Syllabus Quiz) must be completed (in D2L) by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31!T Sept 4 NFG 226-228 (Chapter 24: Drafting) NFG 272-277 (Chapter 30: Guiding Your Reader) TSIS 105-120 (Chapter 8: Connecting the Parts) D2L: ―ATM‖ (under “Set Phasers/Atomic Chef stories”)R Sept 6 Due: Complete Draft of Essay 1 (Technology Experiences)(see Essay 1 assignment sheet for details) NFG 229-234 (Chapter 25: Assessing Your Own Writing) NFG 235-241 (Chapter 26: Getting Response and Revising) Draft of Essay 1 due to TurnitIn for PeerMark by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7! Complete PeerMark for Essay 1 (in TurnitIn) by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10!T Sept 11 Due: Complete (REVISED) Draft of Essay 1 (Technology Experiences)(see Essay 1 assignment sheet for details) NFG 242-246 (Chapter 27: Editing and Proofreading) Grammar ReviewR Sept 13 Due: Essay 1 (Technology Experiences) NFG 247-258 (Chapter 28: Compiling a Portfolio) NFG 546-556 (Chapter 53: Electronic Text) Quiz 2 (Sentences 1) must be completed (in D2L) by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14!
  6. 6. ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 6T Sept 18 Due: Homework 1 NFG 283-299 (Chapter 32: Arguing) NFG 83-110 (Chapter 9: Arguing a Position) NFG 38-58 (Chapter 7: Analyzing a Text) D2L: ―Essay 2 (Text Analysis with Response)‖ (assignment sheet with rubric) Introduction to Arguments and Rhetorical Appeals D2L: ―Freeway Driver‖ (under “Set Phasers/Atomic Chef stories”)R Sept 20 Due:Homework 2 NFG 314-323 (Chapter 35: Defining) NFG 125-132 (Chapter 12: Evaluations) D2L: ―Signal Detection‖ (under Set Phasers/Atomic Chef stories”) D2L: ―The Embryo Imbroglio‖ (under “Set Phasers/Atomic Chef stories”) NFG 958-960 (Niedzviecki: ―Facebook in a Crowd‖) NFG 719-723 (Pogue: ―No Keyboard? And You Call This a BlackBerry?‖) Quiz 3 (Sentences 2) must be completed (in D2L) by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21!T Sept 25 Due:Homework 3 Due: Library Scavenger Hunt Assignment (turn in to Amy Harris by 5:00 p.m.) NFG 278-282 (Chapter 31: Analyzing Causes and Effects) NFG 171-179 (Chapter 17: Proposals) D2L: ―The Perilous Plunge‖ (under “Set Phasers/Atomic Chef stories”) D2L: ―Set Phasers on Stun‖ (under “Set Phasers/Atomic Chef stories”) TSIS 195-197 (Zinczenko: ―Don’t Blame the Eater‖) D2L: ―Fast Food and Obesity: Who’s to Blame‖ (sample text analysis essay)R Sept 27 Due:Homework 4 NFG 352-366 (Chapter 40: Reading Strategies) Amy Harris: Introduction to Researching Quiz 4 (Sentences 3) must be completed (in D2L) by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28!T Oct 2 Due: Homework 5 TSIS 1-15 (Introduction: Entering the Conversation) TSIS 30-41 (Chapter 2: The Art of Summarizing)R Oct 4 Due: Pre-writing for Essay 2(see Essay 2 assignment sheet for details) TSIS 55-67 (Chapter 4: Three Ways to Respond) NFG 428-476 (Chapter 49: MLA Style) NFG 523-533 (Chapter 51: Print Text) Quiz 5 (Verbs) AND Discussion Post 1 must be completed (in D2L) by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5!T Oct 9 Due: Outline for Essay 2(see Essay 2 assignment sheet for details) TSIS 42-51 (Chapter 3: The Art of Quoting) NFG 408-419 (Chapter 46: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing) NFG 425-427 (Chapter 48: Documentation)
  7. 7. ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 7R Oct 11 Due: Draft of Essay 2(see Essay 2 assignment sheet for details) TSIS 68-77 (Chapter 5: Distinguishing What You Say from What They Say) NFG 420-424 (Chapter 47: Acknowledging Sources, Avoiding Plagiarism) Draft of Essay 2 due to TurnitIn for PeerMark by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12! Complete PeerMark for Essay 2 (in TurnitIn) by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15!T Oct 16 Due: Self-Editing Worksheet with Draft of Essay 2(see Essay 2 assignment sheet for details) Amy Harris: Citations WorkshopR Oct 18 Due: Essay 2 (Text Analysis) D2L: ―Essay 3 (Annotated Bibliography)‖ (assignment sheet with rubric) D2L: ―Essay 4 (Research Paper)‖ (assignment sheet with rubric) NFG 116-124 (Chapter 11: Annotated Bibliographies) Pre-writing for Research Paper Quiz 6 (Pronouns) AND Discussion Post 2 must be completed (in D2L) by 11:59 pm on Fri., Oct. 19!T Oct 23 Due: Pre-writing for Essay 4 (see Essay 4 assignment sheet for details) Due: Citations Assignment (to Amy Harris) NFG 375-383 (Chapter 42: Developing a Research Plan) NFG 384-399 (Chapter 43: Finding Sources) NFG 400-403 (Chapter 44: Evaluating Sources) Amy Harris: Researching WorkshopR Oct 25 Due: Outline for Essay 4 (see Essay 4 assignment sheet for details) NFG 261-271 (Chapter 29: Beginning and Ending) TSIS 19-29 (Chapter 1: Starting with What Others Are Saying) TSIS 92-101 (Chapter 7: Saying Why It Matters) Quiz 7 (Verbs and Pronouns) AND Discussion Post 3 must be completed (in D2L) by 11:59 pm on Friday, Oct. 26!T Oct 30 Due:Homework 6 TSIS 78-91 (Chapter 6: Planting a Naysayer in Your Text) D2L: ―Overfishing: Killer of the Oceans‖ (sample research essay) Note: October 30 is the last day to withdraw from this (or any) regular Fall semester course and receive a “W.”R Nov 1 Due: Homework 7 NFG 201-208 (Chapter 20: Mixing Genres) NFG 404-407 (Chapter 45: Synthesizing Ideas) Quiz 8 (Punctuation 1) AND Discussion Post 4 must be completed (in D2L) by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2!
  8. 8. ENG 101 – Bolton – Syllabus – Fall 2012 – Page 8T Nov 6 ELECTION DAY – NO CLASSR Nov 8 Due: Essay 3 (Annotated Bibliography) Due: Keyword Search Assignment (turn in with Annotated Bibliography!) NFG 534-545 (Chapter 52: Spoken Text) Quiz 9 (Punctuation 2) AND Discussion Post 5 must be completed (in D2L) by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9! Draft of Essay 4 due to TurnitIn for PeerMark by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12!T Nov 13 Individual Conferences Complete PeerMark for Essay 4 (in TurnitIn) by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15!R Nov 15 Individual ConferencesT Nov 20 ESSAY 4 (RESEARCH PAPER) DUE PresentationsR Nov 22 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS – NO CLASST Nov 27 PresentationsR Nov 29 Presentations Quiz 10 (Punctuation 3) must be completed (in D2L) by 11:59 p.m. onFriday, Nov. 30!T Dec 4 Due: Homework 8 NFG 367-372 (Chapter 41: Taking Essay Exams) In-Class/Timed Writing Practice Electronic Portfolio (website) must be completed by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7!Final Exam (tentative): Tuesday, December 11, 3:30-5:30

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