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English 210 01PR Syllabus and Schedule

English 210 01PR Syllabus and Schedule

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English 210 01PR Fall 2013 Syllabus and Schedule
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English 210 01PR Advanced CompositionFall 2013Syllabus
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Contact/Course Information
******Eng 210 does not satisfy the 200-level literature requirement******The best times to reach me in my PRCoffice by phone or in person are duringmy MW or TuTh scheduled office hours.Otherwise, please contact me by email.
Office Hours
 MW 10:00 a.m.
 – 
1:00 p.m.TuTh 2:30 p.m.
 – 
3:30 p.m.
Virtual Office Hours
: I will respond toemails and voice mails as quickly as possible. If you do not receive a responsefrom me within 24 hours during the work week (M-F), please send another email or call m office hone aain.
Instructor
: Beth Bensen-Barber 
Course Time
: TuTh 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Classroom
: PRC, BH, Room 165
Email
: ebensen-barber@reynolds.edu
Office
: PRC, BH, Room 220B
Office Phone
: 804.523.5754
Course Web site:
 
Beth Bensen-Barber 2Eng 210 01PR Fall 2013
Text Books and Purchase MaterialsRequired Purchase Textbook 
:
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 No required purchase textbook.
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Assigned readings will be available by PDF in Blackboard or linked on the course schedule (seecourse schedule below).
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Print and read assigned digital texts before class time and bring these texts to class for in- classdiscussion. You may also use laptops or tablets to read articles.
Recommended Purchase Textbooks
:
o
 
Gibaldi, Joseph.
 MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
7
th
ed. New York:Modern Language Association of America, 2009.
o
 
Hacker, Diane.
 A Writer’s Reference
. 6
th
 
ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 20
09.
o
 
 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
6
th
ed. Washington, D. C.:American Psychological Association, 2009.
Additional Purchase Materials
:
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Required: (free) An open mind and willingness to take on newchallenges.
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Required: (free) A WordPress blog account. Sign up at the followingURL:https://wordpress.com/ (Further instructions provided during class time and closer tosubmission of first blog entry)
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Required: At least a 2GB flash driveor other plug-in device for  saving documents regularly. Bring to class daily.
 
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Required: 1 pair of  headphones with microphone.Headphones can range in cost from as little as $5.00 to $40.00 or more. Earbuds arealso fine. (More on this in class.)
 
Beth Bensen-Barber 3Eng 210 01PR Fall 2013
MAC Users
: Feel free to bring your Apple laptops to class and use them, but beaware of compatibility issues that often arise in a PC environment and whenusing Blackboard.If you did not pass Eng 112 with a C or better, you must repeat the course beforetaking Eng 210.
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Required: Reliable Internet connectivity outside of the college.
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Required: Reliable access to Microsoft Office or equivalent technology.
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Recommended: Smart phone with a combination of the following capabilities: audiorecorder, digital camera, iVideo camera
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Recommended: A collegiate dictionary and thesaurus.
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Recommended: 3-ring binder or 2-pocket folder to file class handouts.
Course DescriptionPrerequisites
: Successful completion of English 112
with a C or better
.
Description
: Eng 210 helps students refine skills in writing non-fiction prose; additionally, thecourse guides students in the development of individual voice and style. Eng 210 introduces procedures for publication in an electronic environment, composing and producing alphabetic,visual, aural, and/or digital texts.Additionally, Eng 210 will take you beyond the freshman writing experience by making youaware of your individual writing styles and processes, as they apply to a mediated classroom.Eng 210 will also ask you to reflect on your communication skills with a strong focus on therhetorical process. The course will also focus on increased development of writing ability andfacility in
non-fiction prose
, emphasizing critical thinking, observation, research, andsophisticated reading of selected texts. Placing emphasis on clarity, style, voice, and audience,Eng 210 will gently nudge you toward producing clearly articulated alphabetic texts as well as professionally designed multi-media projects. This means you will be composing in a mediatedenvironment, composing and producing alphabetic, visual, aural, and digital texts.
General Course Goals
: Upon successful completion of this course, you will have developed andcontributed to a course blog, created an audio narrative, created a group digital documentary,developed an annotated bibliography, written one eight- to ten-page researched essay, andcomposed one analytical review of a writing book in two modes: written and a second mode of your choice. The course will ask you to document sources in either APA or MLA documentationstyles.

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