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Spring 2016 schedule

SEMESTER CALENDAR WITH IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

(Subject to change)

 M   1.18      MLK Holiday-NO CLASS

W   1.20      SNOW DAY--CLASS CANCELLED

M   1.25      Course Introduction

W   1.27      Research Fundamentals

M   2.1         Reading & Discussing Literature

W   2.3         Writing an Annotated Bibliography

M   2.8         QUIZ Benjamin Franklin "Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America" (1784)

W   2.10       Phillis Wheatley "On Being Brought From Africa to America" (1773)

                      Langston Hughes "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" (1921), "I,Too" (1925)

                     Maya Angelou "Still I Rise" (1978)

M   2.15       RESEARCH DAY--NO CLASS

W   2.17      Annotated Bibliography due

                     Edgar Allan Poe "Annabel Lee" (1849)

                     William Cullen Bryant "Thanatopsis" (1821)

M   2.22      Writing an Outline

W   2.24      Ray Bradbury "The Murderer" (1952)

M   2.29      Raymond Carver "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" (1981)

                  Alice Walker "Roselily" (1973)

W   3.2       William Dean Howells "Editha" (1905)  

M   3.7       William Faulkner "A Rose for Emily" (1931)

                   Flannery O'Connor "Good Country People" (1955)  

W   3.9        Outline due

                    Sherman Alexie "A Navajo Monument Valley Tribal School" (1992); "Crow Testament" (2000)    

M   3.14      SPRING BREAK--NO CLASSES

W   3.16      SPRING BREAK--NO CLASSES

M   3.21      Charlotte Perkins Gilman "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1899)

W   3.22      Writing a Rough Draft

M   3.28      F. Scott Fitzgerald "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" (1920)

W   3.30      Walt Whitman "I Sing the Body Electric" (1855)

                    Poems by Emily Dickinson (1850s-60s)

M   4.4      Rough Draft #1 due (4 page minimum)

                  Selected Poems from Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology (1915)

W   4.6       Ralph Waldo Emerson "Self-Reliance" (1841)

M   4.11      Sandra Cisneros from Woman Hollering Creek  (1991)

W   4.13     Rough Draft #2 due (7 pages with Bib)

M   4.18       John Cheever "The Swimmer" (1964)

W   4.20      RESEARCH DAY--MEET WITH INSTRUCTOR

M   4.25      TBA

W   4.27      TBA

M   5.2         10-page research paper due

 

Syllabus

COURSE DESCRIPTION   English Composition II is a continuation of English Composition I. This course emphasizes critical reading, writing, and analysis of texts with particular attention to research methods and writing. This course also provides an introduction to the study of literature and students are expected to demonstrate understanding and use of essay techniques in the form of literary analysis.

MAJOR LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

All students who successfully complete this course will demonstrate these skills and/or knowledge:

1.  Analyze, synthesize, and draw conclusions from a variety of resources through research paper.

2.   Accurately use standard citation guidelines for both parenthetical citation and a Works Cited page.

3.   Demonstrate an advanced understanding of academic writing.

4.   Exhibit critical thinking and analytical skills through writing and class discussion.

5.   Write analytically about literature and essays.

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Required Materials

There is no required textbook for English Composition II; all reading materials will be copies provided by the instructor. A three-ring binder will be helpful to keep track of all these materials. Students must also have a notebook to take notes and an additional notebook for your journal assignments. If submitting an assignment electronically, please send the document as a pdf. If a student is absent when a reading assignment is given out, it is their responsibility to contact the instructor or another student to get the material.

EVALUATION

System for Determining Final Course Grade

Students will write a 10-page research paper over the duration of the semester. The assignment will cover historical, social, and cultural aspects literature. An initial abstract will be submitted for approval as well as an Annotated Bibliography and an Outline. This paper and its components will be nearly 50% of the final grade. Students will receive two research days to work on this assignment and/or meet with the instructor. Please use this time wisely.

Assignments must be shared through Google docs as “can edit.”

Each writing assignment must be written in MLA format.

Quizzes will cover readings in class; dates will be announced in class and on the LibGuide.

Late work will not be accepted.

Attendance Policy Students are required to attend all meetings of each class, to be in class on time, and to remain for the entire class period. Due to the importance of class attendance, all absences are recorded by the instructor; no distinction is made between “excused” and “unexcused absences.”  Students should consult the Student Handbook for more information on the attendance policy.

 Attendance and participation are crucial elements to be successful in this course. If a student misses more than six classes, they will fail. If an issue arises where you will miss class, please contact the instructor so we can work together to keep from falling behind.  Three tardies will equal one absence.

 Participation is encouraged and all viewpoints are welcome.

 

Grading

Grade distribution

Attendance & Participation                  50 points(2 per class)

Annotated Bibliography                        100 points

Outline                                                      100 points

Rough Drafts                                           150 points (75 each)

Research Paper                                      100 points

10 Quizzes                                               500 points (50 each)

 Journal                                                    100 points

                                                                  1100 total possible points    

 

Grading Scale

 

A

94-100

A-

93-90

B+

87-89

B

84-86

B-

80-83

C+

77-79

C

74-76

C-

70-73

D+

67-69

D

65-66

F

0-64

 

 

 

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