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Course Outline and Syllabus
English 100, Section 10710, 10717
Fall 2010 Cypress College
Dr. Elaine S N Folayan
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All materials for this course can be found on the course website and on reserve at the circulation desk of the Library.
A copy of all documents you receive in class will be stored at this website as well as articles, videos, web links, and instructions for class activities. You can also access other sites that we will use in class from this website. You are expected to visit the site often and to complete all assignments on time. Please ask any questions you may have about the site after the demonstration in class.
Course Objective and Student Learning Outcomes
English 100 is designed to turn first year college students into critical readers and strong writers. Each week, we will respond as a class to assigned reading material through class discussion and collaborative projects; we will respond as individuals through writing assignments. These assignments involve composition and revision of paragraphs and essays, critical thinking, critical reading, and documentation. Student learning objectives for English 100 direct the development of skills that ensure a disciplined and critical writing habit for college learners. Particularly, each student will: • Read and critically evaluate college-level material from a variety of sources
and organize paragraphs into a logical sequence so that the central idea is developed to a logical conclusion. students will be able to formulate a thesis that clearly expresses the central idea of the essay.
Students will complete all reading assignments and individual writing assignments for each section we explore. Students will also complete:
✓ one group research project on an assigned topic. 1 September 2010.English 100: 10710.
Presentations will be screened on Monday. demonstrating the ability to use research techniques and MLA documentation. construct sentences with precise and appropriate words. 10717 page 2
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Identify and analyze the structure of arguments Evaluate the validity and soundness of arguments Understand various rhetorical terms and principles Identify common formal and informal fallacies of language and thought Distinguish and use both deductive and inductive reasoning Identify some of the deliberate abuses and manipulations of rhetoric Identify factual statements from judgmental statements Identify knowledge from opinion Draw sound inferences from data given in a variety of forms Discover and evaluate outside sources for use in support of arguments Substantially revise writing in response to the critiques of others On any given essay. No student will be allowed to submit a research paper unless he or she submits a first draft (18 October 2010) and a second draft (8 November 2010). students will be able to vary sentence structure and types. students will be able to present ideas clearly distinguished from the ideas of others. 1 December 2010. construct paragraphs that develop and support a main idea. which will be submitted by Monday. which will be part of the final grade. 22
✓ one research paper on an approved topic.
. and vary word choice and sentences for different purposes. Drafts will not be accepted if the student has not submitted an abstract and source outline (22 September 2010). The proposal and brief annotation for the research paper is due on Wednesday. In a given writing task. In a research paper. 29 November 2010 and Wednesday.
Students are also expected to perform additional reading tasks to successfully complete the group research project and the research paper. A one paragraph proposal with a brief annotation of eight (8) sources is due by Wednesday. Topics cannot be changed after that date. It is important to complete all assignments by the Assignment Due Date. Students are expected to prepare for in-class assignments by completing all reading and homework in a timely manner. Tests are scheduled to complete each section of the course. or political issue and will incorporate documentation from assigned research databases only. All coursework must be submitted in the MLA style. Tests are either short answer or essay. Students are responsible for all additional reading related to class activities. Class time will be scheduled to organize groups and to organize preliminary research only. and essays are to be formatted on the class website. Discussion Forum Prompts will be offered several times during the semester on the class website. and sound) and will focus on some aspect of college life and work. 1 September 2010. There is no opportunity to make up missed in-class assignments. While not timed. Writing assignments will be completed in class and online. Quizzes are timed and unannounced. The Group Project is a research-based multimedia presentation (to include text. Research papers will adhere to the style and format outlined in The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. All responses are graded as class participation. You are required to submit one original response to the discussion prompt in a five-to-seven sentence paragraph. Late work will be returned with no grade.
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Reading assignments are to be completed before any other assignment is attempted. In-class assignments may or may not be listed in the course syllabus. students are expected to complete the test during the class time allotted. Late writing assignments will not be accepted.English 100: 10710. You will find a detailed example demonstrating how homework. social. There is no opportunity to make up any missed writing assignment. The Research Paper will focus on a controversial environmental. responses must be posted on the class blog site by 11:30 pm on the assignment due date. Tests can only be completed outside the classroom through prior arrangement. There is no opportunity to make up any missed quiz. 7th edition. class work.
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Grades will be determined using the following formula: Grading Scale In-Class Participation Tests and Quizzes Class work/Homework Writing Projects Group Project Research-Based Essay Final Exam Total 10% 10% 10% 20% 25% 15% 10% 100% A B C D F 90% 80% 70% 64% 63% + — — — —
89% 79% 69%
Due dates for assignments will be outlined in the Course Notes Document for each section.
Section One: 16 August — 25 August 2010
Introduction to course and course website
Reading (due 18 August) • “The Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Students” W • “Study Guide for Reading” W • “Collaboration Etiquette” W Homework (due 18 August) • How Do You Learn Best? W Activity (in class 18 August) • In-class Writing Assignment: Outlining Success at Cypress College
The Writing Process — Structure
Reading (due 23 August) • “The Case for Short Words” W • “Elements of Strong Writing” W • “The Importance of Good Writing” W • “Critical Thinking Processes” L
. please contact me as soon as possible.English 100: 10710. If you have any questions or concerns about any of the assignments.
Comparison and Contrast. Description. Argument
Reading (due 1 September) • “One Man’s Kids” W • “The Art of Eating Spaghetti” L • “The Chemist’s War” W • “Baby.English 100: 10710. Exposition. Cause and Effect
Activity (in class 8 September) • The Process Essay H
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Homework (due 23 August) • “Is This Really a Two-Year Degree?” H Activity (in class 23 August) • In-class Writing Assignment: Short Words H • Collaborative Project: Identifying Audiences H
The Research Process and the Collaborative Process
Reading (due 25 August) • “How to Find Out Anything” W • “How Do I Cite a Source?” W • “The Research Paper” W • “The Research Paper Timeline” W • MLA Style Guide W/H Activity (in class 25 August) • The Research Process/The Proposal and Brief Annotation W/H Activity (outside class 30 August) • The Proposal and Brief Annotation Homework (due 1 September) • The Proposal and Brief Annotation
Section Two: 1 September — 13 September 2010
Rhetorical Modes: Narration. You Can’t Drive Your Car” W • “When Volunteerism Isn’t Noble” W Activity (in class 1 September) • Writing Assignment: “What Happened to Ethics?” H
Patterns of Expression:
Reading (due 8 September) • “All the Rage” H
Freedom of Expression.English 100: 10710. and the First Amendment H Activity (in class 6 October) • Screening: Basquiat
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Reading (due 13 September) • “Neat People vs. Sloppy People” L • “Two Views of the River” W Activity (in class 13 September) • Comparison and Contrast Essays/Writing Exercise H Reading (due 15 September) • “Invisible Women” L • “Cold Comfort” W Activity (in class 15 September) • Cause and Effect Essays/Collaborative Project H Homework (due 20 September) • Writing Assignment H
Section Three: 20 September — 27 September 2010
Analysis: The Omaticaya and the Impostor God
Reading (due 20 September) • Stargate Study Guide H • Avatar Study Guide H Activity (in class 20 September) • Screening: Stargate Homework (due 22 September) • Screen Avatar • Abstract and Source Outline Activity (in class 22-27 September) • Comparing Cultures/In-class Writing Assignment H Activity (outside class 29 September) • Begin First Draft of Research Paper
Section Four: 4 October — 13 October 2010
Who Defines Art? The Guerrilla Artist and Freedom of Expression
Reading: (in class 4 October) • “Barrel Monster Gets Student Arrested” W/H • The First Amendment to the Constitution W/H Activity (in class 4 October) • Graffiti.
English 100: 10710. and Other Tales of Woe” W • “My Secret Life on the McJob: Fast Food Managers” W Activity (in class 25-27 October) • Consumer Report: “The Best Bang for Your Burger Buck” H Activity (outside class 1 November) • Polish Second Draft of Research Paper
Section Six: 3 November — 17 November 2010
Writing About Literature
Reading (due 3 November) • “Thinking and Reading about Literary Texts” W • “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” L • “Sin Boldly” L • “Cathedral” L Activity (in class 3 November) • Discussion: The Weird Men Series/In-class Writing Assignment Reading (due 8 November) • “The Lottery” L
. Ma’am!” L Homework (due 18 October) • First Draft of Research Paper W Activity (in class 18-20 October) • Discussion/Collaborative Project/Evaluation of a Television Series H Reading (due 25 October) • “The Dog Ate My Disk. Classification
Reading (due 18 October) • “The Joy of iPod: iCandy for the Ears” W • “Sesame Street: Brought to You by the Letters M-A-L-E” W • “Wham! Bam! Buy a VW. 10717 page 7
Reading (due 11 October) • “Basquiat” L • “Brooklyn Exhibition Notes” L • “Radiant Child” L Activity (in class 11-13 October) • Analysis of a Culture/In-class Writing Assignment H
Section Five: 18 October — 1 November 2010
Patterns of Expression: Evaluation. Definition.
13 December 2010 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
You will not receive credit for the course if you do not take the final examination.
*The instructor reserves the right to make changes to the course outline. 8 December 2010 Monday. 10717 page 8
“The Story of an Hour” W Trifles W
Activity (in class 8 November) • Discussion: The Crazy Ladies Series/In-class Writing Assignment Activity (in class 10 November) • Discussion/In-class Writing Assignment Activity (in class 15 November) • Screening Crossroads Activity (in class 17 November) • Discussion Reading (due 22 November) • The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man L Activity (in class 22 November) • Discussion/In-class Writing Assignment
Course Review 29 November — 6 December 2010
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