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Revision Date: 08-May-24
 

Summer 2024 | ENG-1062-VO03 - English Composition II


Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-21-2024 to 08-12-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-10-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-08-2024 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Faculty

Jonathan Barker
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Cindy Swanson

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
CCV Writing and Research
    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 catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This course is 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 library and web-based literature searches; and evaluate data and resources for credibility, reliability, and validity.
10. Demonstrate the ability to apply either APA or MLA citation styles in academic writing by parenthetically citing sources in the text and correctly compiling them in the relevant end sources page.
11. Compose, revise, and edit a final paper that includes a thesis, integrates five or more scholarly and professional sources, including primary and secondary evidence as needed, to address an academic research question and demonstrate writing proficiency by achieving a grade of C- or better.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources


*** This is a low cost ($50 or less) textbook or resource class.
This class may require purchase of supplies or materials that are not available through the CCV bookstore. ***

This course uses one or more textbooks/books/simulations.

Summer 2024 textbook details will be available on 2023-11-06. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be specific to this class. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks/books.

ENG-1062-VO03 Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.

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


Methods

  • Read and watch weekly course resources
  • Actively participation in the Weekly Discussions
  • Grammar brush-up and quizzes
  • Complete three essays that include first and final drafts
  • Learn a step-by-step process for the Research Paper writing process that includes developing a research topic, thesis statement, annotated bibliography, research paper outline, library research, in-text citations and works cited page, and a draft and final research paper.

Evaluation Criteria

Grading for the course:

20% - Participation in Weekly Discussions

20% - Journals and Assignments

5% - Grammar Quizzes

5% - Draft Essays and Research Paper Draft

25% - Final Essays

25% - Research Paper


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

Getting Started

  

-Important Directions for Registering Your Norton Materials

-Understand the Bird's Eye View of the Big Essay Assignments this Semester

-Some Examples Demonstrating How Student Essays Early in the Semester Can Lead to Powerful Final Essays

-Class Librarian: Intro to the VSCS Library & Getting Started

  

GETTING STARTED ASSIGNMENTS

-Register Your Norton Materials

-Understand the Bird’s Eye View of the Big Essay Assignments This Semester

-Make Sure You Can Access “They Say / I Say”

-Understand the Assignments Due During the First Two Weeks of the Course

THIS WEEK’S OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

-Week 1 Discussion: Introduce Yourself

-Journal 1

-Discussion: Using the Library to Explore Topics

 

2

Entering the Conversation

  

The Introduction to “They Say / I Say”

  

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” READING & EXERCISES

-Read and Do Exercise for the Introduction to “They Say / I Say”

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” TUTORIALS

-Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism

THIS WEEK’S INQUIZITIVE EXERCISES

-How to Use InQuizitive

-How to Make the Most of the Little Seagull

-Finding Sources

THIS WEEK’S OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

-Proposed Paper Topics

 

3

"They Say": Starting with What Others Are Saying

  

They Say/I Say ch 1

  

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” READING & EXERCISES

-Chapter 1

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” TUTORIALS

-Chapter 1: “They Say”

THIS WEEK’S INQUIZITIVE EXERCISES

-Evaluating Sources

-Fact-Checking Sources

THIS WEEK’S OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

-Share the sources you plan to work with in your first essay

-Essay ONE, First Draft, Summarizing, Quoting, Responding

 

4

"Her Point Is": The Art of Summarizing

  

"They Say/ I Say" ch 2

  

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” READING & EXERCISES

-Chapter 2

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” TUTORIALS

-Chapter 2: “Her Point Is”

THIS WEEK’S INQUIZITIVE EXERCISES

-Synthesizing Ideas

 

5

"As He Himself Puts It": The Art of Quoting

  

They Say/I Say ch 3

  

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” READING & EXERCISES

-Chapter 3

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” TUTORIALS

-Chapter 3: “As He Himself Puts It”

THIS WEEK’S INQUIZITIVE EXERCISES

-Integrating Sources

THIS WEEK’S OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

-Essay ONE, Final Draft: Summarizing, Quoting, Responding

 

6

"Yes / No / OK, But": Three Ways to Respond

  

They Say/I Say ch 4

  

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” READING & EXERCISES

-Chapter 4

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” TUTORIALS

-Chapter 4: “Yes / No / OK, but”

THIS WEEK’S INQUIZITIVE EXERCISES

-Documenting Sources: MLA Style

THIS WEEK’S OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

-Journal 2

-Essay TWO, First Draft: Entering a Conversation

 

7

"And Yet": Distinguishing What You Say from What They Say

  

They Say/I Say ch 5

  

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” READING & EXERCISES

-Chapter 5

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” TUTORIALS

-Chapter 5: “And Yet”

THIS WEEK’S INQUIZITIVE EXERCISES

-Editing the Errors That Matter

 

8

"Skeptics May Object": Planting a Naysayers in Your Text

  

They Say/I Say ch 6

  

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” READING & EXERCISES

-Chapter 6

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” TUTORIALS

-Chapter 6: “Skeptics May Object”

THIS WEEK’S INQUIZITIVE EXERCISES

-Incorporating Quotations

THIS WEEK’S OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

-Essay TWO, Final Draft: Entering a Conversation

 

9

"So What? Who Cares?": Saying Why It Matters

  

They Say/I Say ch 7

  

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” READING & EXERCISES

-Chapter 7

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” TUTORIALS

-Chapter 7: “So What? Who Cares?”

THIS WEEK’S INQUIZITIVE EXERCISES

-Punctuating Quotations

THIS WEEK’S OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

-Journal 3

 

10

"As a Result": Connecting the Parts

  

They Say/I Say ch 8

  

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” READING & EXERCISES

-Chapter 8

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” TUTORIALS

-Chapter 8: “As a Result”

THIS WEEK’S INQUIZITIVE EXERCISES

-Omitted Commas

THIS WEEK’S OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

-Submit Your Outline

 

11

"You Mean I Can Just Say it That Way?": Academic Writing Doesn't Mean Setting Aside Your Own Voice

  

They Say/I Say ch 9

  

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” READING & EXERCISES

-Chapter 9

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” TUTORIALS

-Chapter 9: “You Mean I Can Just Say it That Way?”

THIS WEEK’S INQUIZITIVE EXERCISES

-Unnecessary Commas

THIS WEEK’S OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

-Submit Your Works Cited Page

-Journal 4

 

12

"But Don't Get Me Wrong": The Art of Metacommentary

  

They Say/I Say ch 10

  

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” READING & EXERCISES

-Chapter 10

THIS WEEK’S “THEY SAY / I SAY” TUTORIALS

-Chapter 10: “But Don’t Get Me Wrong”

THIS WEEK’S INQUIZITIVE EXERCISES

-Apostrophe Errors

THIS WEEK’S OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

-Essay 3, First AND FINAL Draft: Joining a Conversation You’ve Researched

-Reflection on the Research Paper Writing Process

 

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.


Participation Expectations

To earn full participation points for the week, you should:

  • Read the assigned material and demonstrate an understanding of those resources in your assignments and posts. Readings and resources should be cited using MLA format.
  • Post an original response to the weekly prompt(s) before Thursday at midnight (11:59 PM) and a minimum of two responses to peers before Sunday at midnight (11:59 PM). You are welcome to post early and/or more frequently, as your schedule allows, but you will not receive full credit if you do not meet these minimum requirements and/or deadlines. No late discussion posts will receive credit.
  • Posts should be substantive and demonstrate college-level writing. A substantive post is well-developed, a minimum 150 words, and references the reading or another appropriate source. A substantive post is NOT one or two sentences of general statements or unsupported opinion.


Missing & Late Work Policy

  • Late assignments can be submitted up to one week past the deadline. You will lose 10% each day that an assignment is late. After a week, it will no longer be accepted for credit.
  • Late work is not accepted in the discussion forum. Interacting with your classmates is an essential part of online discussions and cannot be made up after the due date because there will be no one there to respond to your posts.
  • Extensions will be granted only in extenuating circumstances. If a lengthy medical problem or other personal issue will result in missing weekly discussions and/or assignments, please contact me as soon as possible.
  • Students who know that they will not have access to this course at any time during the semester should make arrangements with me to complete assignments and participation requirements before the anticipated absence.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


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.