I will take any essay up to a week late (Monday to Monday, for example) without a grade penalty.However, when you submit your work late, I do not put comments on your work. Since I usually allowrevision on certain major documents, this will hurt your grade. I will not accept late work after the lastday of classes (no exceptions).
ENGL 3360 course relies heavily on access to computers, specific software, and the Internet. At somepoint during the semester, you WILL have a problem with technology: your laptop will crash, a file willbecome corrupted, a server will go down, or something else will occur
These are facts, notemergencies. Technology problems are no excuse for unfinished work. Count on "stuff" happening andprotect yourself by doing the following: Plan ahead – start early, particularly if scarce resources arerequired. Save work often – at least every ten minutes. Make regular backups of files in a differentlocation from the originals. Save drafts of work at multiple stages. When editing an image, set asidethe original and work with a copy. Practice safe computing when surfing the web and checking email.On your personal computer, install and use software to control viruses and malware.
During the office hours posted on the first page, I will be in my office and available to talk with youabout any questions, comments, or concerns you have about the course. Please stop by and see meduring these hours. If those hours do not work for you, email me, and we will find a mutuallyconvenient time.
All out-of-class writing, including rough drafts, must be word-processed and in the format discussed inclass. (This is generally double-spaced, normal font (Times New Roman or Ariel) in a 12-point font, 1” margins.)
Twitter and other Social Networking Tools
I am an avid social media user. As time allows, we will use some social networking tools in class. Inaddition to regular office hours, I am on the Twitter network as @ProfHara. You can follow me if youwish. In the Twitter space, you can ask brief questions (140 characters), and I will reply to you.
In the course calendar that follows, you will find what we will be doing each day, what you areexpected to read or write for homework. The course calendar is very important, and you areresponsible for completing all the assignments listed. Keep in mind, too, that writing can be a longerprocess than I can image now as I construct this syllabus. Therefore, I reserve the right to makechanges to this syllabus as we move through the semester. If we do make changes, do not bealarmed. The changes will most often benefit you. Those changes, however, will NOT be to move adate up early; if I have to change a date, it will be to give you more time to complete anassignment.
Philosophy of Teaching
My teaching philosophy centers on ideas of critical / relational pedagogy, and the central goals aresimple. The critical: I will challenge you to think differently about the writing, about the world, andeven about yourself. The relational: while the responsibility for learning belongs to you, we will dothe work together. I support your products and your efforts. Additionally, I will not tell you what tothink or what to do. My role, as I see it, is to push you to think and do differently than you have.