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ENG 152

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ENG 152: Writing from Sources
English and Communications
Fall 2013
MWF 12:00-1:15
Nell Novara
Required Text:
Behrens and Rosen.
Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum
. 12
Course Description:
Writing from Sources introduces students to writing a summary, acritique, explanatory and argumentative syntheses, and an analysis. Students will learn how toread critically and evaluate arguments from a variety of sources.
By the end of this course, students should be able to write a summary, a critique,explanatory and argumentative syntheses, and an analysis. They should also be familiar with paraphrasing and incorporating quotations into their own sentences.
Course Objectives:
At the end of this course students should be able to:
Tell the difference between a summary, a critique, explanatory and argumentativesyntheses, and an analysis
Interpret charts and graphs
Summarize and paraphrase
Incorporate quotations into their own sentences
Critically analyze different reading materials
Evaluate authors’ arguments
Show relation between the main idea and supporting evidence
Discover paragraph and essay organization
Use appropriate vocabulary
Grade Scale:
90-100% A80-89% B70-79% C60-69% D0-60% F
Course Rules:
Any reading or assignment should be completed for the day it is listed2.
 NO LATE WORK will be accepted.3.
Unannounced, or “pop” quizzes will be given in class over a variety of topics
 No extra credit will be given5.
There will be time allotted in class to work on assignments and essays6.
 NO personal electronic devices are to be used during class time. I highly doubt thatanything on Facebook will be relevant to our discussions.7.
Any attempts at plagiarism will not be tolerated. If you have questions about whatconstitutes plagiarism, please come and talk to me
Students are expected to attend each class meeting and arrive on time. Studentswho arrive 15 minutes late will be marked tardy, and two (2) tardies will be considered oneabsence. Students who arrive half an hour to an hour late will be marked absent. Final gradeswill drop by one letter grade if a student is absent four (4) or more times during the quarter.
Class Blog:
I will post ALL assignments and class information on the class blog, which can befound at: ENG152Fall2013.wordpress.com. It is extremely important that you check the blogoften, as the assignment calendar will most likely change a bit as the course progresses.Assignments and documents will often be accompanied by photos and videos that I findinteresting/funny, so please enjoy yourself.
Course Calendar
**All readings are DUE on the day listed. Also note that this schedule is likely to change, somake sure to be checking the blog!**
WEEK ONE-Summary
Monday, September 30 Class IntroductionWednesday, October 2 Read Chapter 1 (8-16)Friday, October 4 Read Chapter 1 (16-23)
WEEK TWO-Summary
Monday, October 7 Read Cinderella StoriesWednesday, October 9 Read Chapter 1 (33-45)Friday, October 11
Summaries DUE
Monday, October 14 Read Chapter 2 48-52
Read “We are Not Created Equal in Every War” (52)
 Wednesday, October 16 Read Chapter 2 62-65Friday, October 18 Read Chapter 3 66-70Exercise 2.5 DUE
WEEK FOUR-Critique
Monday, October 21
Read “A Mother’s Day Kiss Off” (418
Read “Understanding Mom” (422
)Wednesday, October 23 Critique work Friday, October 25
Critique DUE
WEEK FIVE-Explanatory Synthesis
Monday, October 28 Read Chapter 4 91-97
Read “
Global Warming: Beyond the Tipping Point
” (283
)Wednesday, October 30 Read Chapter 4 97-107

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