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ENGY 101 Tuesday 11:30-1 Instructor: Mr. Ian Derk Office: Room 144, NAU/Yavapai Campus Office Hours: Tuesday 2-5, Wednesday 10-1, and by appointment Email: Ian.Derk@nau.edu Phone: (928)-771-6186
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Rationale and Goals: Odds are good your life won’t turn out as you envision it now. That doesn’t mean your life will be sad, tragic, or a failure, but it means that your definition of what you want may change. It’s possible the job you will work in ten years doesn’t exist yet (how many people worked in social media a decade ago?), or you could change your mind after graduating. The point is that some things you learn in school won’t help you in your career. Writing is not one of those things. Written communication skills mattered 50 years ago. Your ability to compose a letter was a sign of your social class, education, and “breeding.” In the past, it was possible to dictate a letter to someone else if you were powerful or wealthy enough. Everyone writes their own stuff today. The ability to write is still a top skill desired by every employer in every field. Unless you become very wealthy and powerful overnight or develop a time-machine back to the 1960’s (and wind up wealthy and powerful there), you will need writing skills. Catalog Description: Composing expository and argumentative essays for specific audiences. Emphasis on the processes of writing, reading and critical thinking. Introduction to research and documentation. Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the English skills assessment; or a grade of "C" or better in ENG 100. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture. NOTE: A course meeting the equivalency of ENG 100 (such as ENGY 100X) could be acceptable as a prerequisite. Course Content: 1. Focus 2. Development strategies 3. Voice 4. Organization
5. Details 6. Sentence Structure 7. Language 8. Sources and Documentation 9. Surface Features 10. Critical Reading 11. Critical Thinking Learning Outcomes: 1. Write focus statements. (1) 2. Apply reasoned development strategies. (2, 11) 3. Select and apply voice. (3, 11) 4. Use organizational strategies. (1, 2, 4, 6, 11). 5. Use and select details. (5, 7, 11) 6. Apply sentence structure strategies. (4, 6, 7) 7. Incorporate purposeful, varied and appropriate vocabulary. (1, 3, 5, 7, 11) 8. Locate, evaluate, integrate, and document information. (2, 8, 10, 11) 9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (7, 9, 10) 10. Evaluate and analyze professional and student writing. (7, 8, 10, 11) 11. Use persuasive reasoning. (2,4,7,11) Text: -Everything’s an Argument, 5th Edition by Andrea Lunsford, John J. Ruszkiewicz, and Keith Walters (Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2010) -Style: Ten Lessons on Clarity and Grace, 10th Edition by Joseph M. Williams, Gregory G. Colomb (Longman) -Supplemental readings found online and the Cline Library Hybrid Classes: This course is a hybrid course. All hybrid courses have both online and inperson components. In order to be successful in the course, you must complete components in both areas. Although technology seems magical, our technology is mechanical. We understand that machines break. We know that not every machine runs smoothly all the time. Because we all know this fact, it is logical to start assignments early, ask for help early, and arrange regular access to the necessary technology. NAU-Yavapai has enough technology to support all the assignments required by this class. Since we provide the necessary technology, we don’t support all off-campus technology. Technological hiccups and issues are not an excuse for not completing work. Absences: Because we only meet for ten in-class sessions, attendance is mandatory for all sessions. If you are unable to attend class, you may lose participation points. Missing more than three sessions will result in your being dropped and/or failing the course. Due dates are not changed by your absence. You should contact other students for assignments and class information. Assignments: All assignments must be turned in on the date/time stated on the schedule and in the format requested. The end of this syllabus has a complete calendar. Read this carefully because late work is not accepted.
Grading: Style Quizzes (10) Reading Quizzes (10) Blog Entries (6) Workshops (3) Portfolio 1 Portfolio 2 Argument Paper Book Analysis Total: 500 Points These boxes give you a quantitative idea of how to earn a grade. It’s critical to understand the meaning of a letter. An “A” means excellent work overall, a “B” means above average, a “C” means average, a “D” is poor work, while an “F” is insufficient. In order to earn an A or B, you will need to do excellent or above average work consistently. Student Conduct: This course deals with the ideas of other people. Because we will be exposed to new and controversial themes, it’s important that we respect the views of other people. You have every right to disagree and express that disagreement, but you must be civil. Also, arrive on-time, minimize interruptions, and put your phone away. The “Student Code of Conduct” (available on the NAU website at https://azregents.asu.edu/rrc/Policy%20Manual/5-308-Student%20Code%20of%20Conduct.pdf and Yavapai College’s website at http://www2.yc.edu/content/humanresources/employeetoolkit/codeofconductchoice.htm#c ode) outlines behavioral expectations, and explains the process for responding to allegations of student misconduct. Academic Integrity, Plagiarism and Cheating: Copying any work that is not your own, without acknowledging the source, is both a moral and legal violation. Please read the guidelines for Academic Integrity on NAU’s website (http://home.nau.edu/studentlife/handbook/appendix_g.asp) and Yavapai College’s website (http://www2.yc.edu/content/admissions/NewTemplate/AcademicIntegrity.htm). For some excellent and clear examples of plagiarism, see http://www2.yc.edu/content/libraryservices/diagnosis-plagiarism.htm, http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml, and http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/01/. Common sources of plagiarism are the work of other students, professors, published authors, speakers and internet sources. Minimum consequence for plagiarism in this course is failure of the assignment, and may well result in failure of the course, depending on the nature of the infraction. There is the possibility of even more severe sanctions, including expulsion from NAU-Yavapai. This is a serious issue in the academic community because it involves what is legally termed as “intellectual property.” NOTE: Failure to read or understand this syllabus, the Academic Integrity guidelines, or understand the various types of plagiarism and cheating DOES NOT constitute an excuse for the violating of Academic Integrity. 50 points 50 points 90 points 30 Points 50 points 80 points 100 points 50 points A B C D F 450 or more 400-449 350-399 300-349 299 or less
Withdrawal Policy: The last day to withdraw from a class is half way through the term. If you intend to withdraw, but have not withdrawn from the class by this student initiated withdrawal date, you will receive the grade based on points earned (e.g. a student with 460 points who doesn’t withdraw gets a D). University Policies: Safe Environment Policy NAU’s Safe Working and Learning Environment Policy seeks to prohibit discrimination and promote the safety of all individuals within the university. The goal of this policy is to prevent the occurrence of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status and to prevent sexual harassment, sexual assault or retaliation by anyone at this university. You may obtain a copy of this policy from the college dean’s office or from the NAU’s Affirmative Action website http://home.nau.edu/diversity/. If you have concerns about this policy, it is important that you contact the departmental chair, dean’s office, the Office of Student Life (928-523-5181), or NAU’s Office of Affirmative Action (928-523-3312). Students with Disabilities If you have a documented disability, you can arrange for accommodations by contacting Disability Resources (DR) at 523-8773 (voice)or 523-6906 (TTY), email@example.com (e-mail)or 928523-8747 (fax).Students needing academic accommodations are required to register with DR and provide required disability related documentation. Although you may request an accommodation at any time, in order for DR to best meet your individual needs, you are urged to register and submit necessary documentation (www.nau.edu/dr) 8 weeks prior to the time you wish to receive accommodations. DR is strongly committed to the needs of student with disabilities and the promotion of Universal Design. Concerns or questions related to the accessibility of programs and facilities at NAU may be brought to the attention of DR or the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (523-3312). Institutional Review Board Any study involving observation of or interaction with human subjects that originates at NAU— including a course project, report, or research paper—must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the protection of human subjects in research and research-related activities. The IRB meets monthly. Proposals must be submitted for review at least fifteen working days before the monthly meeting. You should consult with your course instructor early in the course to ascertain if your project needs to be reviewed by the IRB and/or to secure information or appropriate forms and procedures for the IRB review. Your instructor and department chair or college dean must sign the application for approval by the IRB. The IRB categorizes projects into three levels depending on the nature of the project: exempt from further review, expedited review, or full board review. If the IRB certifies that a project is exempt from further review, you need not resubmit the project for continuing IRB review as long as there are no modifications in the exempted procedures.
A copy of the IRB Policy and Procedures Manual is available in each department’s administrative office and each college dean’s office or on their website: http://www.research.nau.edu/vpr/IRB/index.htm. If you have questions, contact the IRB Coordinator in the Office of the Vice President for Research at 928-523-8288 or 523-4340. Academic Contact Hour Policy The Arizona Board of Regents Academic Contact Hour Policy (ABOR Handbook, 2-206, Academic Credit) states: “an hour of work is the equivalent of 50 minutes of class time…at least 15 contact hours of recitation, lecture, discussion, testing or evaluation, seminar, or colloquium as well as a minimum of 30 hours of student homework is required for each unit of credit.” SENSITIVE COURSE MATERIALS University education aims to expand student understanding and awareness. Thus, it necessarily involves engagement with a wide range of information, ideas, and creative representations. In the course of college studies, students can expect to encounter—and critically appraise—materials that may differ from and perhaps challenge familiar understandings, ideas, and beliefs. Students are encouraged to discuss these matters with faculty.
Hints for Success: Part of your portfolio is having old copies of essays. Don’t throw things away. Save/print backups of your electronic work. Ask for help. Every instructor and most of the staff have taken a college composition before, so use them. Nothing is ever done, it’s due. Revise, revise, revise.
"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. [It] was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'" -Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird.
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