DE1: MWF 10:00-10:50 (M: CLI-G33, W: CLI-G27, F: CLI-225)
DG1: MWF 11:00-11:50 (M: CLI-G34, W: CLI-G32, F: CLI-225)
Instructor: Dr. Virginia Crank Office: CLI 154 Phone: 654-4395
E-mail: VirginiaC@ednet.rvc.cc.il.us or firstname.lastname@example.org 654-4388
Office Hours: MWF 2:00-2:50 or by appointment
Course Description: English 103 is designed to offer you practice and instruction in writing with other texts. You will be learning to read critically and respond in writing to what you have read. Another emphasis of this course will be constructing arguments in writing.
Required Texts and Materials:
Required Coursework: Your grade for this class will come from
a Class Folder you turn in at the end of the semester; the Class Folder
includes, in addition to a cover letter, three basic divisions of work:
the Reading and Homework Journal, Polished Papers, and the Research Portfolio.
IN ORDER TO PASS THIS CLASS, YOU MUST TURN IN A COMPLETED CLASS FOLDER.
--Polished Papers (40%): You will be writing a variety of responses
to readings this semester, including a paraphrase, a summary, a synthesis,
an argument analysis, and a critique of an argument. These polished papers
will be due on specific dates for evaluation, and I will not accept them
late without prior arrangements. See the Late Policy. After you get the
graded paper back, you may revise for a better grade AFTER you have a conference
with me. You MUST keep all of these papers to turn in at the end of the
semester in your class folder. The Polished Papers must be typed, double-spaced,
in MLA format. Be sure to make print-outs of any papers you post online.
As I mentioned before, ALL POLISHED PAPERS MUST BE IN YOUR FINAL PORTFOLIO
IN ORDER TO PASS THE CLASS. Again, this gives you a chance to earn back
a few points on something that you may not have turned in earlier in the
--Research Portfolio (20%): The culmination of the reading and writing skills you practice this semester will be a research-supported argumentative essay. You will complete several steps in this process, and these will be due for participation throughout the last part of the semester. When you turn in your research portfolio, all the elements of the assignment MUST be in it. The portfolio will include: topic freewrites, prospectus, preliminary outline, thesis statement and revised outline, rough draft, and polished draft.
--Class Folder (10%): Your final class folder will include all
the work you did for the semester, plus a cover letter introducing and
explaining your work.
Your final grade, then, will be calculated as follows:
and Homework Journal 300
EdNet and Online Participation: We will be using RVC’s EdNet system extensively in this class; when you get your account, you will be able to access EdNet from any computer on campus or any computer off-campus with WWW access, with one warning: AOL is not designed to work with other software systems, and many students have trouble using EdNet through AOL. We will be doing EdNet training during the second week of the semester, and there is both computer-based and online training available and a printed EdNet manual, if you want further training. Starting in the fifth week of the semester, the day you are regularly scheduled to meet in the computer lab in CLI will be an online class day with your physical attendance optional. You will be required to complete an online assignment each week rather than attending that face-to-face class session. Of course, the computer lab WILL be open for you to use during our class time, and I will be in my office if you need any help.