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ENGLISH 301 SYLLABUS

SUMMER 2010

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BENJAMIN MILLER

ENGLISH 301 SYLLABUS

SUMMER 2010

ENGLISH 301 3 -HE7RY AND :RA?-I?E 75 EB:7SI-7RY ;RI-ING 3 $ urs0 3 (red"ts+ :rere.u"s"te "s En#'"s$ 220+ N aud"t rs+ Se(t" n 03 ? de 02CC M ndays t$r u#$ -$ursdays D,ED@F,1C %+2+ Mr+ Ben<a2"n M"''er+ ** Tentative Description; Assignments are Subject to Change ** By en#a#"n# d"re(t'y )"t$ art"('es %u&'"s$ed "n a(ade2"( < urna's, students "n t$"s ( urse )"'' 'earn s 2e f t$e ( re ('a"2s and (entra' de&ates "n t$e f"e'd f ( 2% s"t" n and r$et r"(+ Students 'ea1"n# t$e ( urse )"'' &e a&'e t re( #n"4e 2any f t$e ( 22 n referen(es t$at ften 2a*e su($ art"('es %a.ue t n 1"(es, and t understand su($ #enre ( n1ent" ns as '"terature re1"e)s, ("tat" ns, and 1ar" us *"nds f e1"den(e and reas n"n#+ In add"t" n, &e(ause t$e ( ntent f t$ese art"('es ften $as "2%'"(at" ns f r t$e %ra(t"(e and %eda# #y f )r"t"n#, students )"'' &r aden t$e"r re%ert "res f r #enerat"n# and re1"s"n# t$e"r )n %r se, as )e'' as f r tea($"n# )r"t"n# t t$ers+ A' n# )"t$ fre.uent ' )@sta*es, "nf r2a' )r"t"n#, students )"'' ( 2%'ete and re1"se se1era' 2a< r ass"#n2ents, =1> a s(aff 'ded literacy memoir, &e#"nn"n# )"t$ a t"2e'"ne f 2a< r read"n# e1ents, t$en 4 2"n# "n t render ne su($ e1ent, and f"na''y ref'e(t"n# n t$e s"#n"f"(an(e f t$at rendered 2 2ent "n t"2e0 =2> a rhetorical summary f ne f ur ( urse read"n#s, des(r"&"n# n t n'y )$at t$at te/t says, &ut )$at "t does, "n('ud"n# $ ) "t res% nds t an n# "n# ( n1ersat" n0 and =3> a critical response t a %u&'"s$ed te/t, test"n# t$e aut$ r!s "deas a#a"nst t$e"r )n e/%er"en(es as students and )r"ters+ -$e ( urse )"'' &e assessed us"n# a ( ntra(t #rad"n# syste2 and a % rtf '" f re1"sed ) r* and e/er("ses se'e(ted &y ea($ student+ Grades u% t and "n('ud"n# a B )"'' &e deter2"ned &y a(t"1e %art"("%at" n "n t$e ( urse, re#ard'ess f t$e su((ess r fa"'ure f any %art"(u'ar %"e(es f )r"t"n#0 students are t$eref re en( ura#ed t ta*e r"s*s, t %'ay )"t$ ne) )r"t"n# %r (esses and #enres, and "n #enera' t &e %en t t$e % ss"&"'"ty f sur%r"se+ Grades a& 1e a B )"'' &e deter2"ned &y an assess2ent f t$e f"na' % rtf '" !s atta"n2ent f e/(e''en(e and .ua'"ty+ 5urt$er deta"'s a& ut t$e ter2s f t$"s ( ntra(t )"'' &e a1a"'a&'e n t$e f"rst day f ('ass+

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BENJAMIN MILLER

ENGLISH 301 SYLLABUS

SUMMER 2010

SUMMER 2010 ?LASS S?HEDULE 3 ENGLISH 301
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Unit I: E periencing !riting In t$"s f"rst un"t, )eG'' "ntr du(e and %ra(t"(e 2 1es t$at )"'' &e( 2e ur ( nstant ( 2%an" ns )$en en#a#"n# "n a(ade2"( ) r*, "n*s$edd"n#, 2ar*"n# u% a te/t, and ref'e(t"n# n %ast e/%er"en(e+ -$e 2a< r )r"t"n# %r <e(t f r t$"s un"t "s a narrat"1e, render"n# 1"s"&'e f r readers ne Hs$ rt st ry f a ' n# 2 2entI "n y ur de1e' %2ent as a )r"ter+ Class Date -ues JK1 ;ed JK2 -$urs JK3 M n JKF -ues JKP ;ed JKC -$urs JK10 "rep an# $ring !ith %ou Y urse'1es -ea#ue, HMa*"n# Mean"n# LMN As Y u ReadI Murray, H;r"t"n# and -ea($"n# f r Sur%r"seI :er', HUnderstand"n# ? 2% s"n#I E ( %"es f y ur )r"t"n# t"2e'"ne At 'east E ( %"es f y ur st ry draft Ann tat" ns and re1"s" ns = r re1"s" n %'ans> &ajor !riting #ue @ @ @ @ OAR e/er("se @ )r"t"n# t"2e'"ne @ story #ra't @ secon# story #ra't

Unit II: Eaves#ropping on a Conversation in Te ts: !hat is (Aca#emic Discourse() E.u"%%ed )"t$ s 2e t 's and a sense f )$ere )eGre ( 2"n# fr 2, "n t$"s un"t )eG'' retra(e t$e de1e' %2ent f a 2a< r de&ate "n t$e ) r'd f ( 2% s"t" n t$e ry, &et)een s 2e f t$e 2 st "nf'uent"a' f"#ures "n t$e f"e'd+ In t$e %r (ess, )eG'' e/a2"ne n t n'y t$e .uest" ns t$ese aut$ rs as*, &ut a's "ssues f #enre, e1"den(e, and aut$ r"ty "n t$e (raft"n# f a(ade2"( ar#u2ents+ -$e 2a< r )r"t"n# %r <e(t f r t$"s un"t "s a r$et r"(a' ana'ys"s, '"n*"n# s%e("f"( features f t$e te/t t y ur understand"n# f t$e aut$ rGs %ur% se and ( nte/t f r )r"t"n#+ Class Date M n JK1E -ues JK1D ;ed JK1J -$urs JK1J M n JK21 -ues JK22 ;ed JK23 -$urs JK2E M n JK2P -ues JK2C Bart$ ' 2ae, H;r"t"n# ;"t$ -ea($ersI or E'& ), HBe"n# a ;r"ter 1s+ Be"n# an A(ade2"(I 7%en"n# state2ent f r de&ate 3 use G #'eD (s 7ne f t$e HInter($an#esI fr 2 CCC EJ+1 At 'east E ( %"es f y ur r$et r"(a' ana'ys"s draft "rep an# $ring !ith %ou Bart$ ' 2ae, HIn1ent"n# t$e Un"1ers"tyI Bart$ ' 2ae, HIn1ent"n# t$e Un"1ers"tyI E'& ), HS 2e -$ u#$ts n A(ade2"( D"s( urseI E'& ), HS 2e -$ u#$ts n A(ade2"( D"s( urseI &ajor !riting #ue @ SO3R e/er("se @ @ -) @? 'u2n e/er("se @ @ any %re1" us "n*s$ed revise# into an essay @ %en"n# state2ent @ @ rhetorical analysis

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BENJAMIN MILLER

ENGLISH 301 SYLLABUS

SUMMER 2010

Unit III: *oining In: +evising %our !ay ,or-ar# As )e $ead "nt t$e f"na' )ee*s f t$e ( urse, y ur 2a< r )r"t"n# %r <e(t )"'' &e t ($ se ne "n*s$ed t e/%and "nt an essay@'en#t$ (r"t"(a' res% nse t ne f t$e art"('es )eG1e read t #et$er+ I $a1e se1era' sets f te/ts and e/er("ses t$at )"'' $e'% y u, "ntr du(e y u t *ey f"#ures r "deas, andK r tra(e t$e ($an#"n# $"st ry f ( 2% t$e ry and %ra(t"(e 1er t"2e+ Bef re I s$are t$e2 )"t$ y u, t$ u#$, I )ant t #et t *n ) y u as %e %'e and as )r"ters, s t$at I (an ($ se )$at )"'' &est 2at($ y ur needs, y ur "nterests, and y ur a&"'"t"es+ S IG'' 'ea1e t$"s se(t" n &'an* f r n ), %r 1"d"n# n'y t$e f"/ed dates and end@% "nts, Class Date ;ed JK30 -$urs FK1 M n FKD -ues FKJ ;ed FKF -$urs FKP M n FK12 -ues FK13 "rep an# $ring !ith %ou Ann tat" ns and re1"s" ns = r re1"s" n %'ans> //no class to#ay 0 Critical +esponse #ra't Critical +esponse 5"na' % rtf '" 2ater"a's, f r ) r*s$ % A se'e(t" n fr 2 y ur % rtf '" t read t t$e )$ 'e ('ass ,inal port'olio &ajor !riting #ue secon# rhet. an. #ra't

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ENGLISH 301 SYLLABUS GRADING ?7N-RA?-Q

SUMMER 2010

As ( 2% s"t" n t$e r"st :eter E'& ) $as )r"tten "n a nu2&er f %'a(es =see es%e("a''y $"s HRan*"n#, E1a'uat"n#, and L"*"n#IQQ>, #rades are a sur%r"s"n#'y (rude )ay f 2easur"n# r %r du("n# 'earn"n#, t$ey redu(e ( 2%'e/ %$en 2ena t a s"n#'e 'etter r nu2&er, and t$us &s(ure t$e d"fferen(es &et)een, say, %r fread"n# s*"''s and a&"'"ty t su%% rt an ar#u2ent+ S 2e tea($ers 2"#$t try t #et ar und t$"s &y ass"#n"n# %er(enta#es f t$e"r #rades t %art"(u'ar s*"''@sets, &ut I f"nd I (anGt *n ), "n ad1an(e, )$at any ne f y u )"'' need t ) r* n, I )ant t &e free t #"1e 2 re tar#eted feed&a(*, and set 2 re tar#eted # a's, t$an any %re@set %er(enta#e a'' )s 2e t d + As I see "t, y u ea($ are $ere t &e( 2e &etter t$an y urse'f, n t &etter t$an any ne e'se+ Grades d"stra(t fr 2 t$at, and d"stra(t fr 2 t$e %art"(u'ar rea(t" ns and su##est" ns t$at (an $e'% y u "2%r 1e+ S t s$"ft ur attent" n a)ay fr 2 #rad"n# 3 and t$eref re toward t$ u#$tfu' assess2ent 3 IG2 # "n# t (ut y u a dea'+ If y u fu'f"'' a'' t$e ter2s f t$e ( ntra(t &e' ), I )"'' #uarantee t$at y ur #rade "s n ' )er t$an B+ If y ur ) r* "s ( ns"stent'y e/(e''ent, "t (an # u% fr 2 t$ere0 "f y u (anGt ( 2%'ete a'' f t$e ter2s f t$e ( ntra(t, y ur #rade 2ay # d )n+ As y u read, y uG'' n t"(e t$at t$ese B@'e1e' e/%e(tat" ns are &ased n concrete, observable behaviors, n t su&<e(t"1e <ud#2ents f .ua'"ty+ N 2atter )$ere y u start ut, t$e %'ay"n# f"e'd "s 'e1e'+ M re 1er, &e(ause t$e ( ntra(t "s &ased n # d )r"t"n# %r (esses, n t n 2astery f s*"''s, y u (an f (us n a fe) 2ana#ea&'e # a's at a t"2e, rat$er t$an fee'"n# %ressure t 2aster e1eryt$"n# at n(e+ I $ %e y u ta*e t$"s as an %% rtun"ty t e/%er"2ent, t ta*e r"s*s "n y ur )r"t"n#, and t trust t$at y u )"'' 'earn s 2et$"n# "n t$e %r (ess, e1en "f y u try a ne) )r"t"n#@2 1e and fa"', y u (an ="n t$e ) rds f Sa2ue' Be(*ett> 9fa"' &etter9 ne/t t"2e, )"t$ ut &e"n# %ena'"4ed+ :'ease "n"t"a' t$ese t s"#na' y u!1e read t$e2, and s"#n at t$e 1ery end+ To earn a $ 'or this course1 you must: 1+ En#a#e a(t"1e'y dur"n# e1ery ('ass %er" d, and use ('assr 2 t"2e %r du(t"1e'y+ E1ery ne $as an ff day fr 2 t"2e t t"2e, &ut f r near'y e1ery ('ass 2eet"n#, t t$e &est f y ur a&"'"ty, y ur &ra"n s$ u'd &e ) r*"n# fr 2 D,ED t F,1C+ N te t$at t$"s 2eans y u 2ust a's &e ( ns"stent'y %re%ared f r ('ass, ( 2%'ete and ann tate t$e re.u"red read"n#, %r"nt and &r"n# any re.u"red te/ts, and &r"n# y ur n te& * and )$ate1er drafts, re1"s" ns, r resear($ y u!'' need+ RRRRRRR 2+ :art"("%ate a(t"1e'y dur"n# e1ery ) r*s$ %, and %us$ y urse'f t %r 1"de y ur ('ass@ and #r u%@ 2ates )"t$ ( ns"stent'y t$ r u#$, t$ u#$tfu', $e'%fu' feed&a(*+ Y u s$ u'd $e'% y ur #r u%@ 2ates t &e( 2e &etter )r"ters t$r u#$ ut t$e ( urse+ -a*"n# t$e"r ) r* ser" us'y en u#$ t t$"n* $ard a& ut $ ) "t (an &e "2%r 1ed "s (ru("a' f r y ur su((ess, and t$e"rs, "n t$"s ( urse+
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ENGLISH 301 SYLLABUS

SUMMER 2010

N te t$at t$"s "s n t <ust a& ut %ra"se r (r"t"("s2, as* .uest" ns, 2a*e ( nne(t" ns, e/%' re % ss"&"'"t"es+ 7%en s%a(e f r t$e2 t d r say 2 re+ RRRRRRR 3+ ; r* )"t$ y ur #r u%@2ates t ( 2%'ete #r u% ass"#n2ents and e/er("ses, t t$e sat"sfa(t" n f e1ery ne "n t$e #r u%+ D"1"de #r u% ass"#n2ents and t"2e fa"r'y, and ( 2%'ete, n t"2e, a'' t$e ) r* y u a#ree t ta*e n f r y ur #r u%+ N te t$at t$"s a's 2eans de2and"n# sat"sfa(t" n from y ur #r u% 2ates, "f ne f y u "s s'a(*"n# ff, t$e )$ 'e #r u% suffers+ Let t$at %ers n *n )+ RRRRRRR E+ 5 r e1ery ass"#n2ent, %r du(e su&stant"a', t$ u#$tfu' )r"t"n# t$at f '' )s t$e #u"de'"nes "n t$e %r 2%t 3 "n('ud"n# dead'"nes+ RRRRRRR D+ Re1"se t$ r u#$'y and t$ u#$tfu''y after e1ery ) r*s$ %+ -$ u#$tfu' re1"s" n 2eans su&stant"a''y ('ar"fy"n# y ur "deas, re r#an"4"n# y ur ar#u2ent, ret$"n*"n# y ur ('a"2s, stren#t$en"n# y ur e1"den(e, dee%en"n# y ur resear($, ad<ust"n# y ur sty'e, rKand re@"2a#"n"n# y ur re'at" ns$"% t y ur aud"en(e+ =:r fread"n# and s)a%%"n# ut "nd"1"dua' ) rds, )$"'e t$ey (an &e "2% rtant, are n t )$at I!2 ta'*"n# a& ut $ere+> E1en "f y u $a1e n t re(e"1ed t$ r u#$ feed&a(* dur"n# a ) r*s$ %, 2a*e at 'east ne su&stant"a' re1"s" n &ef re t$e ne/t ) r*s$ % and &ef re turn"n# "n t$e f"na' draft+ RRRRRRR J+ Use t$e feed&a(* %r 1"ded &y y ur "nstru(t r and y ur #r u%@2ates t "2%r 1e y ur )r"t"n#+ Y u d n t $a1e t 2a*e e1ery ($an#e su##ested &y y ur readers, f ( urse, &e(ause y ur )r"t"n# "s y urs, and after a'', readers )"'' s 2et"2es d"sa#ree+ But y u 2ust ta*e a'' feed&a(* ser" us'y, and y ur drafts s$ u'd s$ ) e1"den(e f y ur (arefu' ( ns"derat" n f y ur readersG su##est" ns, "f a reader "s ( nfused r $as an &<e(t" n, d n!t "#n re "t, &ut "nstead try t ('ear u% t$e ( nfus" n r "n( r% rate and res% nd t t$e &<e(t" n+ RRRRRRR F+ ;$en turn"n# "n f"na' drafts and su&se.uent re1"s" ns =as )e'' as f r any ear'"er draft n )$"($ "t fee's a%%r %r"ate t y u>, atta($ a &r"ef n te e/%'a"n"n# )$at "n %art"(u'ar y u )ere try"n# t a($"e1e "n t$at draft+ E+#+ )ere t$ere %art"(u'ar reader ( 22ents y u )ere try"n# t address6 A senten(e r %ara#ra%$ sty'e y u )ere try"n# t e2u'ate6 RRRRRRR P+ :r fread f"na' drafts t e'"2"nate d"stra(t"n# surfa(e err rs and ty% s+ 5"na' drafts d n t $a1e t &e %erfe(t, &ut y u s$ u'd 'earn any #ra22ar ru'es t$at ( ns"stent'y (ause y u tr u&'e, &y ta'*"n# )"t$ a ('ass2ate, us"n# a #u"de su($ as Ha(*er!s Pocket tyle !anual, andK r t$r u#$ 2eet"n#s )"t$ 2e r t$e Read"n#K;r"t"n# ?enter staff+ RRRRRRR C+ Attend a'' s($edu'ed ( nferen(es )"t$ 2e and y ur Read"n#K;r"t"n# ?enter ? nsu'tant ="f a%%'"(a&'e>, and ( 2e %re%ared t use t$e ( nferen(e t"2e %r du(t"1e'y+ If I "nd"(ate n a draft t$at I ) u'd '"*e y u t s($edu'e an a%% "nt2ent t ta'* )"t$ 2e, d s )"t$"n t$e )ee*+ RRRRRRR 10+ A1 "d %'a#"ar"s2 &y =a> ta*"n# (arefu' n tes t $e'% y u d"st"n#u"s$ &et)een y ur )n "deas and 'an#ua#e and t$ se y u $a1e & rr )ed fr 2 s ur(es0 =&> &e"n# #ener us a& ut attr"&ut"n# and ("t"n# t$ se )$ se ) r* $as "nf'uen(ed y ur )n, "+e+ &y atte2%t"n# t ("te a'' s ur(es ( rre(t'y, e1en "n f"rst drafts0 =(> 2aster"n# ("tat" n ( n1ent" ns and ("t"n# a'' s ur(es ( rre(t'y "n a'' f"na' drafts0 and =d> ne1er atte2%t"n# t d"s#u"se an t$erGs ) r* as y ur )n, ne1er %ur($as"n# essays n'"ne, and ne1er en#a#"n# "n any t$er a(t f a(ade2"( d"s$ nesty+

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ENGLISH 301 SYLLABUS

SUMMER 2010

-$"s "s a ( ''a& rat"1e ('ass, "n )$"($ )e ffer ea($ t$er su##est" ns and ( nstru(t"1e (r"t"("s2+ H )e1er, t$e # a' f a'' t$"s ( ''a& rat" n "s t ('ar"fy t$e e/%ress" n f original ideas 3 ne1er t su&st"tute s 2e ne e'se!s "deas f r ur )n, r t "2% se ur "deas n s 2e ne e'se+ RRRRRRR 11+ S$ ) res%e(t f r y ur ('ass2ates and y ur "nstru(t r+ -$"s "n('udes us"n# res%e(tfu' 'an#ua#e, ta*"n# ea($ t$ersG "deas ser" us'y, and refra"n"n# fr 2 d"stra(t"n# &e$a1" rs, su($ as fa''"n# as'ee%, read"n# t$e !etro, r ($e(*"n# te/t 2essa#es dur"n# ('ass+ Ensure t$at y ur (e'' %$ ne d esn!t r"n# dur"n# ('ass+ RRRRRRR 12+ Be ( ns"stent'y n t"2e f r ('ass, and &e a&sent 1ery rare'y+ -$ree 'atenesses e.ua' ne a&sen(e+ Be"n# 2 re t$an 20 2"nutes 'ate f r ('ass ( unts as an a&sen(e =t$ u#$ y u!re st"'' a')ays )e'( 2e t ( 2e "n, .u"et'y>+ S"/ a&sen(es t$r u#$ ut t$e se2ester, t$ree a&sen(es dur"n# any ne un"t, r 2"ss"n# any day )$en y ur ) r* "s s($edu'ed t &e ) r*s$ %%ed )"'' &rea* t$e ( ntra(t+ M"ss"n# 2 re t$an se1en ('asses =S f t$e ('asses f r t$e ter2> )"'' resu't "n a #rade f ;U =Un ff"("a' ;"t$dra)a'>+ RRRRRRR 13+ Su&2"t a ( 2%'ete, fu''y re1"sed % rtf '" t$at 2eets a'' ut'"ned re.u"re2ents &y t$e due date+ -$e % rtf '" f r t$"s ('ass )"'' ( ns"st f a'' t$ree 2a< r )r"t"n# %r <e(ts, "n('ud"n# 2ar*ed@u% drafts and re1"s" ns, %'us y ur se'e(t" n f any "n*s$eds r e/er("ses t$at re%resent y ur &est t$"n*"n# r )r"t"n# "n t$e ( urse+ RRRRRRR If y u fu'f"'' a'' f t$ese e/%e(tat" ns, y u are #uaranteed a #rade f at 'east a B f r t$e ( urse+ I )"'' d 2y &est t *ee% y u "nf r2ed and af' at )"t$ re#ard t y ur su((essfu' %art"("%at" n+ If y u are e1er "n d u&t a& ut y ur ( ntra(tua' status, %'ease fee' free t send 2e an e2a"' andK r dr % &y 2y ff"(e $ urs+ 2ra#es $elo- a $: If y u &rea* t$e ( ntra(t, y ur ( ntra(ted #rade f r t$e ( urse )"'' &e ' )ered as f '' )s, • 5 r 2"n r &rea($es =e+#+ e/(ess"1e 'atenesses, fa"'ure t %art"("%ate "n fu''@('ass d"s(uss" n, r 'ea1"n# y ur ass"#ned te/t at $ 2e, et(>, "n ea($ Un"t, I )"'' %er2"t y u ne HMu''"#anI 3 ne 2"n r 2"sste% t$at )"'' n t &rea* t$e ( ntra(t+ But t) 2"n r &rea($es dur"n# any Un"t )"'' ' )er y ur ( ntra(ted #rade t a B30 t) 2"n r &rea($es dur"n# t$e ne/t Un"t, and y ur ( ntra(t #rade )"'' &e ' )ered furt$er t a ?T, and s n+ -$ese ' )ered #rades (an st"'' &e "2%r 1ed &y an e/(e%t" na''y str n# % rtf '" + 5 r 2a< r &rea($es =e+#+ 2"ss"n# a s($edu'ed ( nferen(e r ) r*s$ %, fa"'"n# t %r 1"de t$ u#$tfu' %eer feed&a(*, r fa"'"n# t turn "n r re1"se an 2a< r )r"t"n# %r <e(t>, n Mu''"#ans0 y ur ( ntra(ted #rade )"'' "22ed"ate'y &e ' )ered t a B3 after t$e f"rst 2a< r &rea($, ?T after t$e se( nd, and s n+ -$ese ' )ered #rades (an st"'' &e "2%r 1ed &y an e/(e%t" na''y str n# % rtf '" +

A#a"n, I )"'' d 2y &est t *ee% y u "nf r2ed and af' at )"t$ re#ard t &e$a1" rs t$at t$reaten t &rea* t$e ( ntra(t, 2y # a' "s t *ee% e1ery ne en#a#ed, a(t"1e, and 'earn"n#+ If y u are e1er "n d u&t a& ut y ur ( ntra(tua' status, %'ease fee' free t send 2e an e2a"' r dr % &y 2y ff"(e $ urs+

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ENGLISH 301 SYLLABUS

SUMMER 2010

2ra#es Above a $: As 2ent" ned a& 1e, #rades u% t and "n('ud"n# B are &ased %ure'y n &e$a1" rs, )$"($ "s t say n process" f r #rades a& 1e a B, y u 2ust de2 nstrate E/(e''en(e and Oua'"ty "n y ur f"na' )r"tten products+ ;$"'e t$ese ter2s are, una1 "da&'y, rat$er fu44y, "n 2y defense I (an say n'y t$"s, 5"rst, 2 st #rades "n )r"t"n# are ar&"trary, and at 'east &y us"n# t$e ( ntra(t a& 1e I!2 d "n# 2y &est t '"2"t and ( ntr ' t$e ar&"trar"ness+ Se( nd, I %r 2"se t d 2y 1ery &est t art"(u'ate, "n %art"(u'ar "nstan(es, )$at I t$"n* ) u'd 2 st $e'% t$e ) r* "n .uest" n a($"e1e E/(e''en(e and Oua'"ty+ 7ne f t$e ($ara(ter"st"(s f su($ )r"t"n# "s t$at "t tends t stand ut as "ts )n se'f, r"#"na' and ften sur%r"s"n#, and "t "s t$eref re far $arder t #"1e #u"dan(e "n #enera' ter2s+ St"'', (erta"n a%%r a($es are 2 re '"*e'y t 2 1e y u "n t$at d"re(t" n =t$ u#$, a#a"n, a #"1en essay )r"tten )"t$ t$ese %r (esses ) nGt a')ays su((eed as a %r du(t>, • Be#"n fr 2 %er%'e/"ty+ M t"1ate ea($ essay )"t$ a #enu"ne .uest" n, r fe't "t($, t$at y u 'e#"t"2ate'y )ant t %u44'e t$r u#$+ In t$er ) rds, d n!t te'' 2e s 2et$"n# y u a'ready *n ), '"*e 9$ nesty "s ften t$e &est % '"(y9 r 9read"n# & *s $e'%s y u 'earn a 'an#ua#e90 start )"t$ s 2et$"n# y u *n ) about, &ut d n!t yet understand+ :r (eed &y t$"n*"n#+ -$"s 2ay see2 &1" us, &ut "t!s a(tua''y $ard, $a1"n# f und a 2 t"1at"n# .uest" n r %u44'e, )r"te s as t t$"n* y ur )ay t )ard #reater understand"n#+ Ma*e s 2e "nte''e(tua' #ears turn0 y u s$ u'd *n ) 2 re &y t$e end f t$e %r (ess t$an y u d"d at t$e &e#"nn"n#+ It!s f"ne f r a B t say t$at 1 T 2 T 3 U 2 T 3 T 1+ But t #et a& 1e t$e B, a"2 f r 1 T 2 T 3 U J+ Res und )"t$ #ra(e+ -$e &est essays )"'' n t n'y $ 'd t #et$er, &ut ta*e %'easure "n t$e"r )n unf 'd"n# 'an#ua#e, &a'an("n# e( n 2y and %re("s" n f d"(t" n )"t$ r$et r"(a' %r )ess and % "se+ -$e fu44"est (r"ter" n f t$e2 a'', &ut t$r u#$ ut t$e ter2, 'et!s a'' res '1e t % "nt ut e/a2%'es f #ra(efu' )r"t"n# )$en )e see "t+

If y ur ) r* "s trend"n# t )ards a &etter@t$an@B % rtf '" , I )"'' d 2y &est t 'et y u *n ) )$ere y u!1e 'e1e'ed u% 1er t$at '"ne, s y u (an try t re(a%ture and ( ns '"date )$ate1er )as ) r*"n# s )e''+ =D n!t ) rry, I!'' *ee% #"1"n# su##est" ns f r )$ere y u (an "2%r 1e, as )e'', &e(ause I &e'"e1e t$at e1en t$e &est f us (an+> 7n(e 2 re, s$ u'd y u e1er f"nd y urse'f "n d u&t a& ut y ur ( ntra(tua' status 3 )$et$er y ur ) r* "s sat"sfa(t ry f r a B, unsat"sfa(t ry f r a B, r e/(e''"n# &ey nd t$e B@'e1e', %'ease fee' free t send 2e an e2a"', dr % &y 2y ff"(e $ urs, r e1en t set u% a ( nferen(e at a &etter t"2e+ "3EASE SI24 $E35!. I1 the un#ersigne#1 have rea# an# un#erstoo# the above contract to be the gra#ing policy 'or $enjamin &iller6s section o' English 789. RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
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