: Second Semester / 2014 Section(s): Every section Duration: Lecturer’s Name: Jan – May 2014 14 weeks 3 hours per week Rick Broome – Credits: 3 Credits

Course Description This course is designed to help students develop their writing, reading, and thinking skills. Emphasis is on the writing process. Through inventing and elaborating ideas, drafting, revising, and editing, students write in a variety of contexts for a variety of purposes. These purposes include description, narration, exposition, and argumentation. Text Book  Writing Paragraphs: From Sentence to Paragraph, by Dorothy E. Zemach and Carlos Islam, Macmillan Writing Series Supplementary Readings – Handouts, Homework  Provided by instructors, posted on LMS Final Examination  Midterm Examination:  Final Examination: Score Allocation: Final Midterm Attendance/Homework Writing Assignments Total Score Allocation (for writing assignments): Topic Sentence(s) Supporting Sentences Concluding Sentence(s) Overall* Total 10 points 20 points 10 points 10 points 50 points (10% for each) 25 % 25 % 10 % 40 % 100 %

March 2014 May 2014

Remark: overall* of the paragraph will be graded upon the language used, grammar, punctuations used, spelling, and how ideas are connected together.

Week 1

Topic Class Introduction and Level Assessment Introduction chapter and grammar epilogue  Grammar point: verb tense review

Remark Jan. 6-11, 2014


Chapter 1: Beginning to Work   Developing correct sentences and grammar Grammar point: sentence structure

Jan. 13-18, 2014


Chapter 2: Giving and Receiving Gifts   Introducing topics and main ideas Grammar points: conjunctions, punctuation

Jan. 20-25, 2014


Chapter 3: A Favorite Place   Developing paragraphs and brainstorming techniques Vocabulary points: using descriptive adjectives

Jan. 27 - Feb. 1, 2014

ASSIGNMENT 1 ,5 Chapter 4: An Exceptional Person   6   Using word maps to generate ideas Structure point: concluding sentences Feb. 10-15, 2014 Fr. 3-8, 2014

Chapter 5: Trends and Fads Using freewriting to generate ideas Structure points: supporting sentences

MIDTERM EXAMINATION GUIDELINES ASSIGNMENT 2 Week 7 Topic Chapter 6: White Lies  Expressing opinions and stating facts Remark Feb. 17-22, 2014

 8  

Structure point: developing supporting sentences March 5-11, 2014

Chapter 7: Explanations and Excuses Cause and Effect relationships Grammar point: using “so” and “because”

ASSIGNMENT: PEER REVIEW 1 9 Chapter 8: Problems and Challenges   10   Logical order of supporting sentences Vocabulary point: talking about wishes March 19-25, 2014 March 12-18, 2014

Chapter 9: Strange Stories Telling a story in order Vocabulary point: using expressions about time

ASSIGNMENT 3 11 Chapter 10: Differences   12   Writing about comparisons Vocabulary point: using “however” and “whereas” April 2-8, 2014 March 26 - April 1, 2014

Chapter 11: Difficult Decisions Cause and Effect review Structure point: using questions to begin a paragraph

ASSIGNMENT 4 13 Chapter 12: Fate or Choice?   Talking about the future Grammar point: reviewing connecting words April 9-15, 2014

ASSIGNMENT: PEER REVIEW 2 14 Course Review  Focus on paragraph structure April 16-22, 2014

FINAL EXAMINATION GUIDELINES Remark: The paragraph should follow this format:  Font: Times New Roman  Size: 12  Space: Single Space

IEN104 College Writing: Plagiarism Policy Guidelines for education about, and management of, plagiarism a. Suggested definition of plagiarism b. BU International’s approach to plagiarism a. Suggested definition of plagiarism For the purposes of this policy, plagiarism could be defined as: “The representation of another person’s work, without acknowledgement of the source, as the student’s own for the purposes of satisfying formal assessment requirements.” b. BU International’s approach to plagiarism BU International’s approach to managing plagiarism is educative rather than punitive.  students should understand: o what plagiarism is o how to avoid it o what BU International’s policy is and the penalties that apply Suggested levels of plagiarism and action to be taken are: Level 1 Where the plagiarism is significant (i.e. meets BU International’s definition) and a first occurrence: Response: 1. counsel the student and 2. require the student to revise the item and resubmit Level 2 Where a second instance of plagiarism occurs: Response: 1. issue a verbal warning and 2. return the item unmarked to the student for rewrite and resubmit or 3. deduct marks or award no marks for the assignment (with no rewrite offered)