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ENG-1062-VO01Y - English Composition II


Synonym: 166239
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Semester Dates: 03-20-2018 to 05-07-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 03-29-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 04-17-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Shawn Kerivan | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Writing/Research Intensive
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

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Course Description:

An introduction to interdisciplinary writing and an opportunity to refine critical reading and writing skills. Students construct complex essays, enhance their writing skills, and experiment with a greater variety of strategies to interest, inform, and persuade. Students must complete a final research paper with a grade of C- or better in order to pass this course. This course fulfills the research and writing intensive requirement. Prerequisite: English Composition.

Essential Objectives:

1. Explore through reading, writing, and critical discussion a broad range of texts from a variety of genres such as memoir, travel, argument, satire, humor, and reflection.
2. Write and revise essays that demonstrate a variety of rhetorical strategies designed to meet the needs of specific audiences.
3. Develop complex positions or arguments through writing, synthesizing personal ideas with other information, arguments, and perspectives in order to support a claim and create new meaning, insight, and understanding.
4. Analyze and evaluate underlying strategies in selected works to define specific rhetorical components and evaluate their purpose and power.
5. Distinguish among opinions, facts, inferences, and persuasive approaches in primary and secondary sources.
6. Demonstrate the ability and willingness to approach a particular idea, problem, task, or writing goal from multiple perspectives.
7. Develop a process for getting started, developing, and structuring drafts, as well as revising toward a final product.
8. Examine and practice variations in style with an aim of developing a distinctive writing style of one's own.
9. Demonstrate information literacy skills: distinguish between and utilize both primary and secondary sources; perform Internet and traditional literature searches; and evaluate data and resources for credibility, reliability and validity.
10. Identify and use key terminology related to research practices, including textual citations and MLA & APA styles.
11. Compose, revise, and edit a final paper that includes a thesis statement, integrates relevant source material from five or more credible sources, and demonstrates writing proficiency by achieving a grade of C- or better.

Methods:

Students will compose, revise, edit, and proofread a research paper during the semester. Students will also read, reflect, and write weekly, including assigned essays covering different rhetorical and thematic styles of writing. The class discussion forums will play a large part in both the development of the students' thinking and contribute to their skills as writers. 

Evaluation Criteria:

Students will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

1. Participation in the weekly discussion forums. This will form the backbone of our online class, and participation is mandatory and critical to their development as writers and thinkers.
2. Writing. Students will compose a variety of essays during the semester, demonstrating proficiency in composition. Students will also compose, revise, edit, and proofread a semester-long research paper.
3. Reading. Assigned texts contain a rich assortment of writing which will be discussed weekly. Weekly responses to the writing will be used as part of the evaluation.

Grading Criteria:

A+ through 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+ through 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+ through 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+ through 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.

Textbooks:

Spring 2018 textbook data will be available on December 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Shawn Kerivan
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Jennifer Alberico

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. A pattern of late arrival or early departure will constitute absence at the instructor's discretion.

Syllabus:

Syllabus

 English Composition II Accelerated Online Class (AOC) ENG-1062-VO01x Shawn Kerivan, Instructor shawn.kerivan@ccv.edu

Syllabus

Week1:
Week 1 Journal
The One-Question Quiz: Clarity
Introductions Forum
Reading Forum
Rough Draft of Travel & Narration Essay

Week 2:
Week 2 Journal
The One-Question Quiz: The Comma Essay Reading Assignment
Research Forum
PeerMark Peer Review of Essays

Week 3:
Week 3 Journal
The One-Question Quiz: Grammatical Sentences Essay Reading Assignment
Revision Forum
Revision of Travel & Narration Essay

Week 4:
Week 4 Journal
The One-Question Quiz: Punctuation & Mechanics Essay Reading Assignment
Argument Forum

Week 5:
Week 5 Journal
The One-Question Quiz: Research Essay Reading Assignment
Research Paper: Rough Draft
Reverse Engineering Forum

Week 6:
Week 6 Journal
The One-Question Quiz: Plagiarism
Essay Reading Assignment
PeerMark Peer Review of Research Papers Argument Analysis Forum

Week 7:
Week 7 Journal
Research Paper: Revised Draft Essay Reading Assignment
Wrap-Up Forum 

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

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