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Ewrt 48 c class 1

  1. 1. Week 1 Class 1
  2. 2. Agenda• Adding the Class• Syllabus/Green Sheet• Website• QHQ• Teams and participation points
  3. 3. Adding the Class• I can only take 49 students• If you are on the waiting list, you can stay. I won’t hand out add codes until at least Monday of next week, and then, only if there is room.• As we go over the syllabus, consider whether you will stay in the class. If you want out, please let me know, so I can offer your seat to another student.• If you are not on the waiting list, it is very unlikely you will get into the class unless we have a mass exodus after the syllabus!
  4. 4. Adding the Honors Section• If you are in the Honors Program: – Ask me for an Honors add code. – Drop your regular section and then add the Honors section with the new CRN#. – The switch must be made during the first week of the quarter.• If you are not in the Honors Program: – You may take one Honors class if you qualify. – Email Lydia Hearn at for permission to add the honors section of the class. – Do not drop the regular section until you have been permitted into the class. – The switch must be made during the first week of the quarter.
  5. 5. Honors Section Expectations• Honors Students will physically be in the exact same class, but they will need to do a minimum of an additional 10 hours of work outside of class in order to earn the Honors designation. For this class, that will include the following: – an advanced library workshop – An annotated bibliography(eight entries) for one text that we read this quarter – A final paper that includes this outside research.Once a student switches over to the Honors section, then he orshe may NOT switch back. If the Honors work is notcompleted, the student’s grade will drop one full letter.
  6. 6. The Green Sheet:What you will find here – Course – Class Policies Requirements • Plagiarism • Assignments and • Conduct and Courtesy values • Participation – The Class Website – Required Materials • How to sign up for an • Books account • Computer Access • How to post your homework.
  7. 7. Texts and Required Materials:Available at the De Anza Bookstore• Baym, et al., The Norton Anthology of American Literature. 8th ed., Vol. D—"Between the Wars 1914-1945."• Baym, et al., The Norton Anthology of American Literature. 8th ed., Vol. E—"Literature since 1945."Available online and from local booksellers• The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (There is a link to the full text novel on the website).• The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Buy it, Borrow it, or Beg for it).• A stapler, loose-leaf paper or a notebook for notes and drafts, and pens or pencils. Alternatively, you may use your computer for drafting.
  8. 8. Requirements:• Active participation in class discussions and regular attendance. You will earn real points for your participation in activities.• Keeping up-to-date on the assignments and reading.• Formal writing: Two short but formal essays• Three exams• A series of posts to the class website• Reading quizzes, and in-class assignments.
  9. 9. Grading
  10. 10. Class PoliciesWriting Submissions:All out of class work to be submitted to me electronically before the class period in which it is due. Work must be submitted as an attachment in Microsoft word. No other saved forms are acceptable. If you do not have Microsoft Word software available, leave yourself time to save and send your work from a library computer. All work must be in MLA format. I will read and return work, in the order I receive it, with comments both in the text and in the margins.
  11. 11. Attendance:Success in this course depends on regular attendance and active participation. Participation points will be part of our daily activities. If you are not in class, you cannot earn these points. You should save absences for emergencies, work conflicts, weddings, jury duty, or any other issues that might arise in your life.It is your responsibility to talk to me your absences or other conflicts. Work done in class cannot be made up. Also, please arrive on time, as you will not be able to make up work completed before you arrive, including quizzes.
  12. 12. Exams: – We will have three exams during the quarter. They will likely be identification, short answer, and essay style. I extend the opportunity to re-take or make-up one exam on the last day of the quarter (before the final).Late Work – I do not accept late work. I do, however, extend an opportunity to revise essay #1 for a better grade. If you miss the due date, you may submit that work when the revisions are due on the last day of the term. This does disqualify you from revising another piece.
  13. 13. Conduct, Courtesy, and Electronic Devices: In this class, we will regularly engage in the discussion of topics that may stir passionate debates. Please speak freely and candidly; however, while your thoughts and ideas are important to me and to the dynamics of the class, you must also respect others and their opinions. Courtesy will allow each person to have the opportunity to express his or her ideas in a comfortable environment. Courtesy includes but is not limited to politely listening to others when they contribute to class discussions or while they give presentations, not slamming the classroom door or walking in front of classmates giving presentations if you do arrive late, and maintaining a positive learning environment for your fellow classmates. To help maintain a positive learning environment, please focus on the work assigned, turn off all cell phones and Ipods before class, and do not text-message in class. If your behavior becomes disruptive to the learning environment of the class, you may be asked to leave and/or be marked absent.
  14. 14. CLASS POLICIES:• Academic Dishonesty: Plagiarism includes quoting or paraphrasing material without documentation and copying from other students or professionals. Intentional plagiarism is a grave offense; the resulting response will be distasteful. Depending upon the severity, instances of plagiarism may result in a failing grade for the paper or the course and possible administrative action. All assignments will be scanned and scrutinized for academic dishonesty. Please refer to your handbook for more information regarding plagiarism.
  15. 15. Syllabus • The syllabus is a tentative schedule of agenda. • It may be revised during the quarter. • Use it to determine how to prepare for class. Week, Dates, and Days Homework due   before the next class  What we willdo in class 
  16. 16. Website:• Our class website is In order to do the homework, you must establish an account. To make your own FREE Word Press account, go to and click on the large, orange button that says, “Get started here.” The system will walk you through a series of steps that will allow you to set up your own user-friendly Word Press blog, sign up for just a user name or sign in with your Facebook account. Make sure you sign in with YOUR Word Press username before you post on our class page so you get credit for your work.• If you prefer not to use your own name, you may use a pseudonym. Please email me your username if it is significantly different from your real name.• If you cannot establish your website and username, please come to my office hours as soon as possible, and I will help you with the process. Much of our work will take place online, so establishing this connection is mandatory.
  17. 17. On the Website:• Writing Assignments• Reading Assignments• The Green Sheet• The Syllabus (The Daily Plan)• Writing Tips• Helpful Links• Your Daily Homework Assignment (which is where you post your homework.)
  18. 18. Posting Homework• On the front page of the website, you will find the homework post after each class.• Below that post on the right, are the words “Leave a comment.”• Copy and paste your homework into the box.• Click there and a comment box will open. Post your homework in the comment box and click “Post Comment.”
  19. 19. HomeworkThere is writing homework almosteveryday in this class. This is bothto help you think about yourreading and to help you produceideas for your essays.In order to earn an A on yourhomework, you must do thefollowing:• Complete at least 80% of the posts.• Post them on time.• Be thoughtful in your responses.
  20. 20. Is thisclass too Will I be thehard? teacher’s favorite? Is this class History 10?
  21. 21. Homework• Establish Your Webpage or Username• Explore The class webpage• Buy Your books• Read the introduction: pp. 3-22• Post #1: QHQ introduction: – For example, you might ask, ―What does WWI have to do with American Literature?‖ – or ―Why are we discussing Science and Technology in a lit class?‖