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The syllabus for my College Comp I class.

The syllabus for my College Comp I class.

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  • Northland Community and Technical College College Composition I – College in the High School COURSE: College Composition I INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION: Instructor Kurt Reynolds Classroom Room 211 Phone 681-7432 ext. 211 Email kreynolds@trf.k12.mn.us Web page http://www.trf.k12.mn.us/se3bin/clientgenie.cgi? statusFlag=goGenie &schoolname=school394&geniesite=241 TEXT: Writers Inc: Write for College: A Student Handbook, by Patrick Sebranek, Verne Meyer, and Dave Kemper COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will introduce the student to college-level writing through a focus on descriptive, narrative, expository, and analytical essays. The course will also include one research paper in which the student must use appropriate documentation. In addition to writing themes, students will be expected to participate in editing groups as they use the writing process. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Write eight themes. All eight must be handed in or you cannot pass the course. Take all tests and complete all homework assignments. Participate by being in class and taking part in all editing group sessions and class discussions. GRADES: Students must meet all requirements and hand in all themes in order to pass the course.
  • The following will be used to figure the final grade: theme #1–#9 55% theme #10 (research) 25% homework/participation 10 % dailies 10% ATTENDANCE: Regular attendance is required and necessary to succeed in this course. If a student must miss a class, it is the responsibility of that student to get and complete all assignments. Students cannot receive credit for any work missed due to an unexcused absence. You will be given a limit of three ‘excused absences.’ Once you exceed those, you will need to write an essay of no less than B quality, to receive credit for the day’s assignments that you missed. So if you use your three excused absences up, you will need to write essays for each and every class period you miss after that. If you have a CELL PHONE, please turn it off and keep it out of sight during class. If I see it, you get one warning - good for the entire class. The next time I see it, I confiscate it for the day. You can pick it up after school. If I see it again, your parent/guardian must pick it up. WARNING: This is a college level class. Your work is expected to be of university level quality. If it is not, your grade will be affected. I will work with you all I can to get you to write at a college level; however, the onus is on you to put in the time and effort. I look forward to working with and learning from you. Week 1 introduction to course course syllabus authors/novels for research paper 30 minute writing assignment introduce the writing process (003-039 Write for College) in-class exercise: give sample paper for groups to edit/revise/publish introduce description (176-180 and 052-054 Write for College) figurative language (similes/metaphors) sensory writing strong, vivid verbs/specific adverbs and adjectives share sample papers Brainstorm topic for theme #1 (description)
  • Week 2 review “A Guide to Prewriting” (017-024 Write for College) topic due on Monday brainstorm associated words (focus on sensory details) 10 minute free write using as many of the brainstormed words as possible introduce the writing process (003-039 Write for College) outline theme #1 (refer to 116 Write for College) due on Tuesday rough draft due Wednesday, beginning of class group editing/revising of theme #1 theme #1 due Friday Week 3 introduce theme #2 narrative writing (145-161 Write for College) 20 minute free write theme #1 conferences on Wednesday brainstorm narrative topics (topic due Thursday) outline theme #2 due end of class Thursday rough draft due Friday, beginning of class group editing/revising of theme #2 Week 4 revision of theme #2 due Monday; group edit theme #2 due Tuesday rewrite of theme #1 due Wednesday introduce theme #3 persuasive writing (222-243 Write for College) brainstorm persuasive topics (topic due Friday) 20 minute free write research topic Week 5 read “Thinking Through and Argument (244-246 Write for College) outline of theme #3 (personal commentary or position paper) due Tuesday rough draft due Wednesday, beginning of class; group edit theme #2 conferences on Thursday Week 6 revision of theme #3 due Monday; group edit theme #3 due Tuesday read “Analytical Writing” (187-192 Write for College) Introduce theme #4 (how to paper) brainstorm topics 20 minute free write rewrite of theme #2 due Thursday topic/outline theme #4 due Friday
  • Week 7 rough draft due Monday, beginning of class; group edit theme #3 conferences on Tuesday revision of theme #4 due Wednesday; group edit theme #4 due Thursday Novel #1 test Friday Week 8 rewrite of theme #3 due Monday introduce theme #5 (movie review) read “Writing a Review” (256-262 Write for College) watch & discuss movie Week 9 re-watch parts of movie theme #4 conferences on Tuesday outline theme #5 due Wednesday; conference with teacher rough draft due Thursday, beginning of class; group edit no school Friday (teacher inservice) Week 10 rewrite of theme #4 due Monday revision of theme #5 due Tuesday; group edit theme #5 due Wednesday read “Writing About Literature” (263-273 Write for College) Assign short story for theme #6 (literary analysis) Week 11 discuss short story (focus on character) 20 minute free write on one character theme #5 conferences Tuesday read “Tips for Writing a Thesis Statement” (288 Write for College) thesis/outline theme #6 due Wednesday; conference with teacher no school Thursday or Friday (Thanksgiving) Week 12 rewrite of theme #5 due Monday read “Writing Responsibly” (294-310 Write for College) rough draft due Wednesday, beginning of class; group edit conference with teacher on revisions read “Works Cited” (311 Write for College) and refer to 310-360 for documentation examples revision of theme #6 due Friday; group edit
  • Week 13 assign short story for theme #7 (literary analysis) discuss short story (focus on theme) 20 minute free write on themes theme #6 due Tuesday thesis/outline theme #7 due Wednesday; conference with teacher rough draft due Thursday, beginning of class; group edit conference with teacher on revisions Week 14 novel #2 test Monday revision of theme #7 due Tuesday; group edit theme #6 conferences on Wednesday Introduce theme #8 research paper read “Writing the Research Paper” (284-293 Write for College) discuss note taking theme #7 due Friday Week 15 preliminary thesis statement due on Monday research Tuesday and Wednesday theme #7 conferences Thursday no school Friday (holiday break begins) Week 16 no school Monday and Tuesday preliminary outline due on Wednesday (hand back on Thursday) research Thursday and Friday Week 17 continue researching final outline due on Tuesday (hand back on Wednesday); conference with teacher rough draft of theme #6 due (research paper) introductory paragraph and first body paragraph due Thursday Week 18 rough draft due Monday (hand back Tuesday) revisions and group editing Tuesday works cited due Wednesday theme #8 due Thursday course final on Friday