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Revision Date: 31-Mar-15

ENG-1061-VO03 - English Composition


Synonym: 132595
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-26-2015 to 08-11-2015
Faculty: Trish Hopkins | View Faculty Credentials

Materials/Lab Fees: $0
Open Seats/Section Limit: 12/16 (as of 04-17-15 10:12 PM)

Course Description:

In this course, students develop effective composition skills and research techniques. Students learn strategies for organizing, evaluating, and revising their work through extensive reading of a variety of essay styles and literary texts; apply writing and research techniques to their papers; and demonstrate proficiency in first-year college-level writing and information literacy.

Essential Objectives:

1. Consistently apply an appropriate writing process that includes planning, drafting, revising and editing.
2. Demonstrate in written work an awareness of the relationship among writer, subject, audience, and purpose.
3. Demonstrate writing proficiency with a range of rhetorical approaches to include narration, exposition, argument, and critical analysis and recognize the stylistic and structural strategies in the writing of others.
4. Focus written work around an explicit or an implied central thesis a position statement or proposition advanced by the writer that is arguable and supportable and develop the thesis systematically, using specific details and supporting evidence.
5. Compose written work that demonstrates effective use of sentence structure, paragraphing, grammar, syntax, punctuation, and spelling.
6. Collect, organize, and use a variety of traditional and electronic resources, critically evaluating information.
7. Demonstrate proficiency in research writing skills by completing one or more papers that:
a) Develop and support an arguable thesis in written work;
b) Collect, organize, evaluate and use a variety of traditional and electronic resources;
c) Incorporate relevant information and sources into written work; and
d) Appropriately acknowledge and document sources, using standard MLA or APA styles.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:


I understand that many students are new to online learning and Moodle. Do not fear because I include short video tutorials on how to navigate the classroom, my expectations, grammar helps, and more. Once you enter my classroom, we are learning partners!

Methods:

Essays 1-4 worth 70 pts. each = 280 pts.

Research Essay = 360 pts.

Weekly Quizzes =120 pts.

Weekly Discussion Board = 120 pts.

Journal Writing = 120 pts.

Grading Criteria:

A: For any work to receive an "A," it must clearly be exceptional or outstanding work. It must demonstrate keen insight and original thinking. It must not only demonstrate full understanding of the topic or issues addressed, but it must also provide a critical analysis of these. In addition, an "A" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly and thoughtfully articulate his or her learning.

B: For any work to receive a "B," it must be good to excellent work. It must demonstrate strong originality, comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "B" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly articulate his or her learning.

C: For any work to receive a "C," it must meet the expectations of the assignment. It must demonstrate solid comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "C" grade reflects a student's ability to adequately articulate his or her learning.

D: For any work to receive a "D," it must marginally meet the expectations of the assignment. It demonstrates minimal comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "D" grade may reflect a student's difficulty in articulating his or her learning.

F: Work that receives an "F" grade does not meet the expectations or objectives of the assignment. It demonstrates consistent problems with comprehension, organization, critical thinking, and supporting details. In addition, an "F" grade reflects a student's inability to articulate his or her learning. Students are strongly urged to discuss this grade with their instructor and advisor.

P: Equivalent to D (+/-) or better and therefore course will not count as credit for specific program requirements or competence area requirements.

NP: indicates failure to meet course objectives and/or failure to meet grading criteria for successful completion as described in the instructor's course description.

 

90-100 = A

80-89 = B

70-79 = C

60-69 = D

59 and below = F

Textbooks:

Summer 2015 textbook data will be uploaded on May 2. We strongly suggest that you verify the information below with our online bookseller EdMap before purchasing textbooks from another vendor. If your course is at the Winooski center, check the UVM Bookstore for textbook and pricing information.

Attendance Policy:

Attendance Policy: Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential components of a student's success in college and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. Please be aware that missing more than three (3) classes will result in a non-satisfactory grade.

Faculty Contact Information:

Email Address: Trish.Hopkins@ccv.edu
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Jennifer Alberico - jaa05100@ccv.vsc.edu

Syllabus:

''Dr. Hopkins Weekly Syllabus''

 

Summer Syllabus

ENG 1061 Norton Sampler Textbook ISBN: 978-0-393-91946-2

Week 1  ~ Tuesday 5/26 – Monday 6/1

Norton Sampler Chapter 1 pp.1-23  Reading as a Writer

The Purpose (lectures) and A Dream Deferred ~ Hughes

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/175884

Be Cool to the Pizza Dude Adams ~ Read and Listen online at http://www.npr.org/2005/05/16/4651531/be-cool-to-the-pizza-dude

Give Me Five More Minutes ~ Christy De’on Miller Read: http://www.salon.com/2006/09/25/op_homecoming/

Aria/ Private Language  ~ Rodriguez   Read online: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97799225

Discussion Board Reply due Wednesday 5/27 by 11:59pm EST.

Three Replies to Classmates due Monday 6/1 11:59pm EST.

Grammar Quizzes due by Monday 6/1 11:59pm EST.

Notebook Entry due by Monday 6/1 11:59pm EST.

 

Week 2~ Tuesday 6/2 – Monday 6/8

Norton Sampler Chapter 3 Writing Paragraphs pp. 42-58

Norton Sampler Chapter 5 Narrative pp. 123-133

The Chase ~ Annie Dillard  Read online at http://www.mpsaz.org/rmhs/staff/dmsokol/101/assigned-readings/files/annie_dillard_the_chase2.pdf

Finding Prosperity by Feeding Monkeys ~Taw  Read and Listen online at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5009466

Like Mexicans ~ Gary Soto pp.390-395

Narrative Essay Discussion Board Reply due Wednesday 6/3 11:59pm EST.

Three Replies to Classmates due Monday 6/8 11:59pm EST.

Grammar Quizzes due by Monday 6/8 11:59pm EST.

Notebook Entry due by Monday 6/8 11:59pm EST.

 

Week 3 ~ Tuesday 6/9 – Monday 6/15

 Norton Sampler Chapter 4 Description pp.59-70

Joyas Voladoras ~ Brian Doyle pp.85-89

All Seven Deadly Sins ~ The Onion pp. 200-205

Do We Need $75,000 a Year to Be Happy?  ~ Belinda Luscombe

Read online at  http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,2016291,00.html#ixzz1A6ITseZy

Discussion Board Reply due Wednesday 6/10 11:59pm EST.

Three Replies to Classmates due Monday 6/15 11:59pm EST.

Grammar Quizzes due by Monday 6/15 11:59pm EST.

Notebook Entry due by Monday 6/15 11:59pm EST.

 

Week 4~ Tuesday 6/16 – Monday 6/22

Expository Essay - Why Description? lecture in Documents section.

Last Rites for Indian Dead by Suzan Shown ~ Harjo Read online at http://articles.latimes.com/1989-09-16/local/me-21_1_indian-artifacts

The Rise and Fall of the Hit ~ Chris Anderson

Read online at http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.07/longtail_pr.html

Mind Over Mass Media ~ Steven Pinker pp.559-562

Expository Essay Discussion Board Reply due Wednesday 6/17 11:59pm EST.

Three Replies to Classmates due Monday 6/22 11:59pm EST.

Grammar Quizzes due by Monday 6/22 11:59pm EST.

Notebook Entry due by Monday 6/22 11:59pm EST.

 

Week 5~ Tuesday 6/23 – Monday 6/29

Norton Sampler Chapter 11 Cause and Effect pp. 471-481

I Have a Dream ~ Dr. King Jr.  pp. 634-639

Read online at http://www.archives.gov/press/exhibits/dream-speech.pdf

Celebrity Worship: Good for Your Health?  ~ Alice Park

Read online at http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1841093,00.html#ixzz1A7f3iOV2

Why Students Are Rioting in London ~ Hanna Jones

Read online at http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2036392,00.html#ixzz1A6Ht6ihq

Discussion Board Reply due Wednesday 6/24 11:59pm EST.

Three Replies to Classmates due Monday 6/29 11:59pm EST.

Grammar Quizzes due by Monday 6/29 11:59pm EST.

Notebook Entry due by Monday 6/29 11:59pm EST.

 

Week 6 ~ Tuesday 6/30 – Monday 7/6

Argument lecture in Document section.

Norton Sampler Chapter 12 Argument pp. 517-533

Should Batman Kill the Joker ~ Mark D. White and Robert Arp pp. 545-549

The Supreme Court Tackles Violent Video Games  ~ Katy Steinmetz

Read online at http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1595184,00.html 

The Cafeteria Crusader ~ Cathy Booth-Thomas

Read online at http://edition.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/12/06/agchief.tm/index.html

Excerpt: My Cousin Vinny

Watch and Read online at http://www.americanrhetoric.com/MovieSpeeches/moviespeechmycousinvinny3.html 

Argument Essay Discussion Board Reply due Wednesday 7/1 11:59pm EST.

Three Replies to Classmates due Monday 7/6 11:59pm EST.

Grammar Quizzes due by Monday 7/6 11:59pm EST.

Notebook Entry due by Monday 7/6 11:59pm EST.

 

Week 7 ~ Tuesday 7/7 – Monday 7/13

Norton Sampler Chapter 2 pp.24-41 The Writing Process

Writing Literary Analysis

Read online at http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/WritingLitAnalysis1.html

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow ~ Washington Irving  Read online at http://www.classicreader.com/book/212/1/

The Story of an Hour ~ Kate Chopin  Read online at http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/webtexts/hour/

The Cask of Amontillado ~ Edgar Allan Poe Museum website Read online at http://www.poemuseum.org/works-cask.php or

http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/naal7/The_Cask_of_Amontillado.pdf

Instructions ~ Neil Gaiman

Read online at http://endicottstudio.typepad.com/poetrylist/instructions-by-neil-gaiman.html

Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bi2pBZGJqj8

Discussion Board Reply due Wednesday 7/8 11:59pm EST.

Three Replies to Classmates due Monday 7/13 11:59pm EST.

Grammar Quizzes due by Monday 7/13 11:59pm EST.

Notebook Entry due by Monday 7/13 11:59pm EST.

 

Week 8 ~ Tuesday 7/14 – Monday 7/20

 Proposal for Final Research Paper due (emailed) by Tuesday 7/14 11:59pm EST.

Literary lecture in Documents section.

Flash Fiction –Posted in Documents 

Leaves

Pajamas

Plaids

Live Bait

Poetry – Posted in Documents

Little Man

Parental Affair

Galway Bay

Discussion Board Reply due Wednesday 7/15 11:59pm EST.

Three Replies to Classmates due Monday 7/20 11:59pm EST.

Grammar Quizzes due by Monday 7/20 11:59pm EST.

Notebook Entry due by Monday 7/20 11:59pm EST.

 

 

Week 9 ~ Tuesday 7/21 – Monday 7/27

 Once More to the Lake ~ E.B. White pp. 114-121

Girl ~Jamaica Kincaid  Read online at http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/virtualit/fiction/Girl/story.asp

Janus ~ Ann Beattie Read online at http://bsa.edu.lv/docs/en.pdf

 Rip Van Winkle ~ Washington Irving Read online at http://www.bartleby.com/195/4.html

Literary Analysis Essay Discussion Board Reply due Wednesday 7/22 11:59pm EST.

Three Replies to Classmates due Monday 7/27 11:59pm EST.

Grammar Quizzes due by Monday 7/27 11:59pm EST.

Notebook Entry due by Monday 7/27 11:59pm EST.

 

Week 10 ~ Tuesday 7/28 – Monday 8/3

 Norton Sample Chapter 6 Example pp.184-193

Can Medication Cure Obesity in Children? by Luisa Mirano (APA)

Read online at http://content.bfwpub.com/webroot_pubcontent/Content/BCS_2/axelrod_SMG_9E/Student%20Center/Free%20Model%20Documents/Hacker-Mira-APA_2009.pdf 

Varying Definitions of Online Communication by Elizabeth L. Angeli (APA)

Read online at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20090212013008_560.pdf

APA Style Workshop

Read online at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/664/01/

Discussion Board Reply due Wednesday 8/3 11:59pm EST.

Three Replies to Classmates due Monday 8/3 11:59pm EST.

Grammar Quizzes due by Monday 8/3 11:59pm EST.

Notebook Entry due by Monday 8/3 11:59pm EST.

 

Week 11 ~ Tuesday 8/4 – Monday 8/10

Revising lecture in Documents section.

Freelance—An Hour's Pay for an Hour's Work ~ Jeffrey Voccola

Student essay draft and final Read both versions by clicking on links: http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/bedguide/wg-student/default.asp

Apes and Language ~ Karen Shaw http://www.dianahacker.com/pdfs/hacker-shaw-apa.pdf

Discussion Board Reply due Wednesday 8/5 11:59pm EST.

Three Replies to Classmates due Monday 8/10 11:59pm EST.

Grammar Quizzes due by Monday 8/10 11:59pm EST.

Notebook Entry due by Monday 8/10 11:59pm EST.

 

Week 12 ~ Tuesday 8/11 – Friday 8/17

Final Research Paper due Tuesday 8/11 11:59pm EST.

Looking Forward: Transitioning to Creative Writing

Sherman Alexie Poems

 The Fight or Flight Response Read online at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/weekly-poem-the-fight-or-flight-response/

Ode to Mix Tapes Read online at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/weekly-poem-ode-to-mix-tapes/

On Airplanes Read online at http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/living-single/200911/change-seats-couple-here-s-what-sherman-alexie-thinks

Sandra Cisneros: Excerpts from The House on Mango Street

My Name and Marin  Read online at http://theliterarylink.com/mangostreet.html

A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

Read online at http://www.eng.fju.edu.tw/English_Literature/Rose/el-text-E-Rose.htm

Discussion Board Reply due Wednesday 8/11 11:59pm EST.

Three Replies to Classmates due Monday 8/17 11:59pm EST.

Grammar Quizzes due by Monday 8/17 11:59pm EST.

Notebook Entry due by Monday 8/17 11:59pm EST.

Friday 8/17 is the last day of the semester. I cannot accept any work after this date.

 

 

 

 



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