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English 001: Written ExpressionSummer 2013Annika Ljung-Baruth May 20- June 14 331 Old Mill, University of Vermont Office hours: by appointmentAnnika.Ljung-Baruth@uvm.edu 802-6561256
Contact information:
 
Email:annika.ljung-baruth@uvm.edu
 
 
Please use UVM email only. On weekdays, I will respond within 24 hrs (usuallymuch sooner).
 
 
Phone: If you’d like to speak on the phone with me you should email me so thatwe can set up a time.
 
 
Postal address: Department of English, Old Mill 331, University of Vermont,Burlington, VT, 05405.
 
Course Description
:
Written Expression (Eng 001) is an introduction to college composition. Here you willlearn to think critically and express your ideas through different modes of writing. Theapproach to writing is process-oriented, emphasizing the importance of creativity,work-shopping, rethinking, and revision. You are expected to be an attentive listener aswell as an engaged writer, and your final grade will be based on your level ofparticipation as well as your ability to produce strong texts. Students will be askedto write a personal essay, an interpretive essay, and a research essay, in additionto completing short writing exercises designed to help them learn about differentwriting or revision strategies. The majority of the reading assignments can be found inToby Fulwiler's book
The Working Writer
but the required readings will also include afew articles and one novel. We will watch two films in conjunction with theseassignments, and part of the course will involve analytical discussion about differentmodes of representation.
Course Objectives
:
 
To learn how to write academic as well as personal essays: to master collegecomposition.
 
To learn how to utilize a collaborative process-oriented writing method based onmutual support, revision, and peer-editing.
 
To gain knowledge about the organizational aspects of writing: sorting anddemonstrating facts, and developing critical thinking.
 
To build confidence as a writer and reader.
 
 
Required Texts
:
 Fulwiler, Toby,
The Working Writer
(5th edition) (available at UVM Bookstore orAmazon.com)Smiley, Jane.
 A Thousand Acres
(UVM Bookstore or Amazon.com)
Required Film Viewing 
:
“A Thousand Acres” (available at UVM libraries, Waterfront Video, and with Netflix)"King Lear" (1983, directed by Michael Elliott, available at UVM libraries, WaterfrontVideo, and Netflix)
Online Resources
:
 
UVM English DepartmentStyle Guide 
 
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue 
Course Requirements:
 
You will need a computer and a connection to the Internet. If you do not have acable, DSL, or other high-speed connection, plan to use a computer at a local library(or UVM) so that you can efficiently access the media files (take headphones).
 
You will need access to Microsoft Word, as you will write papers off-line in a word-processing program.
 
You will be expected to check all assignments described in detail in "
Tasks & Assignments
."
 
You will workshop, peer-edit, and share your drafts with your group members onthe wiki.
 
You will be expected to complete all the reading and writing assignments in atimely fashion.
 
You will need to watch the course home page and check your UVM email regularlyfor announcements.
Grading Criteria
:
The following four aspects are worth 25% of your grade:
 
 
The Personal Essay (Two drafts, no more than 2-3 pages, submitted on time).
 
The Interpretive Essay (Two drafts, no more than 2-3 pages, submitted on time).
 
The Research Essay (Three drafts, no more than 3-4 pages, submitted on time).
 
 
Participation, Attendance & Timeliness.
Essay Submission Guidelines
:
All essays and assignments should be submitted in Word Document format (1.5 spaced,12-point font size). Always include your name, the instructor’s name, the course title,and date (in that order). Make sure to also include information about the draft (1
st
 , 2
nd
or3d).
 Academic Integrity
:
All students are required to take the Academic Integrity & Copyright Policy test linkedat the bottom of the online syllabus.
Course Overview:
Week 1 (May 20-May 26):
 Module One: The Personal Essay
-
 
Profiling Self and Others
-
 
Reflecting on Experience
-
 
Working Sentences
-
 
Working Paragraphs
-
 
Openings and Closings
Week 2 (May 26-June 2):
 Module 2: The Interpretive Essay
-
 
Interpreting Texts
-
 
Strategies for Revision
-
 
Focused Revision
-
 
Working with Sources
-
 
Documenting Sources
Weeks 3 & 4 (June 2-June 14):
 Module 3: The Research Essay

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