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Instructor: Jeannine Stanko Semester/Session: Spring 2014

Course Number: ENG100 Course Title: Basic Principles of Composition Course Credits: 3 Lecture hours: 3 Lab hours: Other hours:

Pre-requisite(s): Passing score on the English Placement test or successful completion of ENG089 Co-requisite(s): None Course Description:

This is a writing course in planning, drafting, revising, and proofreading the short expository essay in preparation for college-level writing. Special attention is given to skills necessary for developing paragraphs that clarify and support a point of view. This course may serve as a general elective but not as an English or Humanities elective. Students must earn a C grade or better to register for the next course in this discipline or to use this course as a prerequisite for a course in another discipline.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to: 1. Write effective paragraphs and short expository essays that employ unity, coherence, completeness, and order. 2. Apply editing skills (English grammar, diction, punctuation, and spelling). 3. Apply basic skills in critical reading and thinking. 4. Shape writing by an awareness of audience, purpose, and tone. 5. Use and credit sources responsibly and appropriately. 6. Produce 5-7 multi-paragraph essays, some of which include reading-based writing, 14-18 pages of writing for the semester.

LISTED TOPICS: Review as Needed 1. Sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Review and Further Develop 2. Paragraph Development including topic sentences and the use of supporting details 3. Paragraph unity and coherence

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4. Thesis sentence development, evaluation, and placement 5. Academic integrity including plagiarism and fabrication 6. The Writing Process and the recursive nature of writing 7. Exploringinvention strategies generating and analyzing ideas 8. Planningorganizing ideas 9. Drafting 10. Revising 11. Editing using rules of standard written English 12. Proofreading 13. Format on the computer 14. Quotation, summary, and paraphrase 15. Proper use of citation conventions

Introduce 16. Writing with an awareness of audience, purpose, and some elements of tone 17. Use of primary and secondary sources 18. Evaluating basic library holdings and internet sources 19. The differences between academic, professional, and informal writing

Class Section(s) Time & Location:

Section BC71

Dates 1/29 4/30

Days W

Time 6:30 9:40PM

Room N-307

Instructor: Telephone: E-Mail Address:

Jeannine Stanko 724-396-4158

Office Hours: Office Location:

MWF: By Appointment Writing Lab

Materials and Resources: Miller, George. The Prentice Hall Reader. 10th ed. Boston: Prentice Hall, 2012. Required Text(s): Print. ISBN#9780205027866 Required Materials: 3-ring binder Recommended Material: flash drive The Learning Assistance Center and the Learning Commons provide free Open Lab, Tutoring, etc. tutoring to registered CCAC students. Online services are available through

Teaching Methods: The course will include direct instruction in the form of lectures; guided practice to include whole, small, and flexible group discussions, in-class writing, in-class grammar activities; and independent practice through homework assignments, essays, quizzes, and examinations. In order to be successful in this course, each student should plan to spend 1.5 to 2 hours on classroom preparation for each hour of class. If the student is in class 3 hours a week, the student should plan to spend approximately 4.5 to 6 hours per week preparing for class.

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Evaluation Plan: Your final grade will be determined by dividing the points you have earned by the total points possible to earn. Rubrics will be given with each assignment to provide a clear understanding of how writing will be evaluated. Every essay will be thoroughly marked to give as much feedback as possible. Essays earning below a C may be revised and resubmitted. Please remember that students must earn a C grade or better in this course in order for it to count as a prerequisite for another course. The grading scale is as follows: 100-90% - A; 89-80% - B; Grammar Homework 15% of final grade Homework/Classwork log 150 points

79-70% - C;

69-60% - D;

59-0% - F

Tests & Quizzes 27.5% of final grade

Prewrites & Plans 7.5% of final grade Compare&Contrast/ Definition 25 points Cause&Effect/Process -25 points Division&Classification/ Argument 25 points

Writing Essays & Reading Journal 50% of final grade Essay #1 (2-3pgs) 100 pts Essay #2 (2-3pgs) 100 pts Essay #3 (2-3pgs) 100pts Essay #4 (4-5pgs) 100pts Journal (4-8pgs) 100pts

Quizzes(5) - 100 points each Final 100 points Attendance TBD (minimum 75 points) Total 200 points

Total 150 points

Total 75 points

Total 500 points

Other Policies and Procedures: Attendance: Students are expected to attend every class. Each class is worth a portion of your final grade. Rough drafts, in-class work, and quizzes cannot be made up. Any homework assignments due the day of absence will receive half-credit. If absent for a quiz, the mulligan is forfeited. If an essay is submitted after its due date, the mulligan is forfeited. You will be considered absent if you are not in class. You will be considered late if you arrive after I have taken roll. Lateness of 20 or more minutes counts as a complete absence. After three late entries or early departure, coming in late or leaving early will count as an absence. Missing three classes will result in class failure. Homework Logs: Homework logs will be collected periodically throughout the semester. Late homework logs will not be accepted. If you will be absent on a submission day, it is your responsibility to submit the log at the beginning of the next class. All assignments must be clearly labeled and legible for credit to be rendered. Assignments completed by the due date receive full-credit. Assignments completed after the due date (regardless of whether or not you were absent) receive half-credit. The majority of assignments will be grammar and reading related. Homework logs will be collected periodically throughout the semester. All homework assignments and in-class activities will comprise the make-up of the log. All assignments must be clearly labeled and legible for credit to be rendered. Use only one side of the page. Reading Journal: The objective of this assignment is for students to show comprehension and analysis of assigned readings after peer discussions. Questions will be provided for each reading. Students will choose to answer one question from each group. Each response must be a fully thought out and organized paragraph of 7-10 sentences in length encompassing at least half of a typed page but no longer than one full page. Essays: Essays must be typed and double-spaced according to a slightly modified MLA format (one-inch margins, Times New Roman, 12 point font). In the upper left hand corner, include your name, instructors name, course title, and the due date . Use both sides of the page. If your assignment is longer than one page,

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please staple the pages together. Essays must have the page number preceded by your last name in the upper right corner of each page, beginning with the first page. Essays must be submitted at the beginning of the class period to be on time. Due dates for all work are listed on the course plan. No late papers will be accepted for full credit except in the case of an emergency. Problems with a computer are not an emergency situation; CCAC has computers for student use. If you miss class the day a paper is due, email your essay to me as an attachment and copy/paste it into the body of the email for full credit. The email must be sent prior to the end of your class time. I will not accept essays for full credit when you return to class. When I receive your essay, I will respond to let you know that it was received. If you do not receive acknowledgement from me, you know that I did not receive the essay! It is your responsibility to ensure that I receive your essay. Do not wait until the next class period to resolve this because I will not accept the essay. Quizzes & Exams: If absent on the day of a quiz, the mulligan for that quiz is forfeited. Exams may not be made up. If an emergency arises, it is your responsibility to contact me within 24 hours to make arrangements. Mulligans: For each essay and quiz, one mulligan or do-over will be offered. All mulligans are due before the next assignment in the course outline sequence. The mulligan is forfeited if absent on the day of the original assignments due date as listed in the course outline. When submitting an essay mulligan, the essay showing corrections, the original essay, and its rubric must be submitted. Plagiarism: A plagiarized essay will result in an automatic failure for the assignment. Plagiarism is representing someone elses research, writing, or ideas as your own. Depending on the severity of the offense, a plagiarized essay or assignment may result in course failure and/or academic dismissal from the college. Miscellaneous: All electronics (cell phones, iPods, etc.) must be turned off and put away during class. Texting or engaging in any electronic social networking will result in a class absence. If class is held in a computer lab, students who choose to engage in internet or computer activities without instructor consent will receive an absence for that class period. Students should not be receiving personal calls nor taking restroom breaks during class time. If there is an emergency or medical problem, please let me know ahead. Otherwise, plan to stay in the room for the entire time. Please be aware that it is very disruptive when students talk in class while the instructor is teaching or other students are asking questions. Every student should have a copy of the Student Handbook which outlines acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Any student who demonstrates an inability to conform to acceptable social conduct will be subject to the disciplinary policies and procedures of the college. Please remember that it is school policy that children are not permitted in classes. Students with Disabilities: The Community College of Allegheny County makes every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Questions about services and procedures for students with disabilities should be directed to the Office of Supportive Services at your campus. Course Outline Corrections: During the semester/session, reasonable changes to the course outline may be academically appropriate. Students will be notified of these adjustments by the instructor in a timely manner.

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Course Plan:
Class Week/Date 1 January 29 2 February 5 Lesson or Topic Introductions, basic MLA style, Compare & Contrast, Capitalization, Fragments, Run-ons, Shifts Definition Essays, Exact Words, Appropriate Language, Wordy Sentences Sample essay analysis, Peer Review Active/Passive Verbs, Apostrophes, Prepositions & Idiomatic Expressions Learning Activities lecture, in-class activities, pre-testing, discussion Lecture, in-class activities, discussion, online activities Assignments Syllabus review Grammar diagnostic Read Chapter 5 pgs 266-285 Complete worksheets on Capitalization, Fragments, Run-ons, Shifts Read Chapter 8 pgs 420-435 Complete worksheets on Exact Words, Appropriate Language, Wordy Sentences Read pgs 286-316, 436-461 Complete reading comprehension worksheets Complete grammar worksheets on Active/Passive Verbs, Apostrophes, Prepositions & Idiomatic Expressions Evaluation Grammar diagnostic Writing diagnostic Due Writing diagnostic Compare & Contrast prewrite and plan Grammar worksheets Quiz #1 Definition prewrite and plan Grammar worksheets

3 February 12

In-class activities, lecture, discussion

4 February 19

Discussion, Writing workshop, lecture, in-class activities

Due Essay #1 Rough Draft Reading Comprehension worksheets Grammar worksheets

5 February 26

Cause & Effect essays, quotation marks, commas

Lecture, in-class activities, discussion, writing workshop

Read Chapter 7 pgs 371-388 Complete grammar worksheets on quotation marks, commas

Due Essay #1 Quiz #2 Cause & Effect prewrite & plan Grammar worksheets Process prewrite & plan Grammar worksheets

6 March 12

Process essays, Writers workshop, semicolons, colons

Lecture, discussion, writing workshop, in-class activities

Read Chapter 6 pgs 320-335 Complete grammar worksheets on semicolons, colons

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7 March 19

Sample essay analysis, Peer reviews, brackets, parentheses, ellipses, slash, dash, hyphen

lecture, discussion, writing workshop

Read pgs 389-416, 336-368 Complete reading comprehension worksheets Complete grammar worksheets on brackets, parentheses, ellipses, slash, dash, hyphen Read Chapter 4 pgs 211-227 Complete grammar worksheets on sentence variety, parallelism

Due Essay #2 Rough Draft Quiz #3 Reading comprehension worksheets Grammar worksheets

8 March 26

Division & Classification essays, Writing workshop, sentence variety, parallelism Argument and Persuasion, Writing workshop, Pronoun & Antecedent agreement, Pronoun reference, Pronoun case Sample essay discussion, Peer review, numbers, who/whom, misplaced & dangling modifiers

lecture, discussion, inclass activities, writing workshop

Due Essay #2 Final Copy Division & Classification prewrite & plan Grammar worksheets Quiz #4 Argument Prewrite & Plan Grammar worksheets

9 April 2

Lecture, discussion, inclass activities

Read Chapter 9 pgs 464-485 Complete grammar worksheets on Pronoun & Antecedent agreement, Pronoun reference, Pronoun case

10 April 9

Writing workshops, lecture, discussion, in-class activities

Read pgs 229-263, 515-524 Complete reading comprehension worksheets Complete grammar worksheets on numbers, who/whom, misplaced & dangling modifiers Reliable vs. unreliable sources

Due Essay #3 Rough Draft Reading comprehension worksheets Grammar worksheets

11 April 16

Reliable vs. unreliable sources, peer review

Lecture, in-class activities, discussion

Due Essay #3 Final Copy Due Essay #4 Rough Draft Quiz #5

Grammar review 12 April 23

Lecture, discussion, inclass activities, writing workshop

Review grammar concepts

Due Essay #4 Final Copy

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13 April 30

Review writing techniques, assess grammar comprehension and application

in-class activities, lecture, discussion

Final essay review Grammar final

Grammar final

Approved by Academic Deans 10/24/2006