ENGL 1120H: RHETORIC AND RESEARCH
THREE CREDIT HOURS
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SYLLABUS
Ballenger, Bruce.The Curious Researcher. 6th ed. New York: Longman, 2009. ISBN: 0-205-64526-1Raimes, Ann. Pocket Keys for Writers, 3rd ed. Boston: Wadsworth, 2010. ISBN: 0495800457
Waiver of ENGL 1100/1110 by the AU Placement Essay.
ENGL 1120 prepares students for academic and professional writing based on understanding, analysis, and synthesis of their reading.
- To learn to write essays based on diverse sources (i.e. oral, print, electronic).
- To apply strategies of the writing process to essays based on sources.
- To annotate, summarize, paraphrase, and quote sources.
- To analyze, synthesize, and write critically about information gathered from sources.
- To locate and evaluate sources.
- To integrate sources into research essays.
- To use the most prominently employed methods of documentation in research (MLA and APA).
- To employ syntax and usage appropriate to academic discourse.
- To explore the relationship between Christian commitments and practices through writing.
- To examine personal and global questions and issues through writing.
- To examine one’s obligation for service in personal and professional areas of life through writing.
Satisfactory completion of the writing sequence is one of the requirements of the Liberal Arts Program of Anderson University for all baccalaureate degree students. This requirement stipulates that you must pass ENGL 1120 with a grade of C- or better. Therefore, should your final grade be a D+ or lower, you will be required to repeat ENGL 1120. Some majors may require a C. (Students who entered AU prior to September 2002 will meet the Liberal Arts requirements with a D.)
- Assigned readings and exercises from the textbooks.
- Short writing assignments and quizzes.
- Preliminary assignments and drafts leading to the four major papers. (A paper will not be accepted unless you complete all steps in the writing process, as assigned.)
- Four major writing assignments, (one of which will include ethnographic research) submitted within the assigned time frame, according to your instructor's written policy, in acceptable typewritten form. To receive a passing grade in ENGL 1120, you must submit all of the major writing assignments. (Late penalties will be determined by each instructor's written policy.)
- Final exam.
Your final grade will be arrived at in the following manner:
Essay 1 20%
Essay 2 20%
Essay 3: 20%
Essay 4 20%
Quiz/homework/class participation 10%
Final exam 10%
Regular attendance in a writing class is essential; every new assignment will build on skills developed during the previous one. Therefore, you are expected to attend every class session. Poor attendance will seriously affect your final grade; according to official Anderson University policy, you may be directly penalized after your number of absences exceeds the number of class meeting hours per week. For more information concerning this matter, please read your instructor's individual attendance policy.
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT POLICY STATEMENT ON ABSENCES DUE TO PARTICIPATION IN A UNIVERSITY-SANCTIONED ACTIVITY:
Any student who must miss a class session for a university-sanctioned activity (athletic events, musical performances, debate team events, etc.) must notify the instructor in writing at least two class sessions in advance of that absence so that she or he can complete and submit in advance, according to the instructor’s directions, any work that will be due on the day when the student will miss. (The nature of some work, of course, may not lend itself to being completed outside of class.) The instructor is not required to accept any work that was due on the date of absence after that absence has occurred. Finally, the university’s attendance policy permits the instructor to reject any make-up work for any absence that exceeds the number of class meeting hours per week (see page 31 in the Anderson University Undergraduate College Catalog, 2006-2008).
THE WRITING CENTER
The Writing Center is part of the Kissinger Learning Center which houses all tutorial services. Here you may work on individual writing skills with the help of a tutor and various materials that the Writing Center offers. If your instructor directs you to the Writing Center for help with your writing, you will be expected to make an appointment with a writing tutor as soon as possible, or your class participation grade will be affected.
If you have special problems that might affect your performance in this class, you should notify the instructor during the first week of school. Arrangements can be made for you to work closely with a special instructor or a tutor in the Kissinger Learning Center.
STATEMENT ON PLAGIARISM
In most situations when a student is caught plagiarizing, that student will fail this course.
School Policy: Plagiarism is dishonesty. A plagiarized paper will receive a grade of no credit (0), and that grade will count double the original value of the assignment. In accordance with the Anderson University plagiarism policy, if you plagiarize, your act of dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of the College. Two such reports may lead to your dismissal from the university
Definition: "Plagiarism" is the inappropriate use of someone else's written work. If you ask someone else to write an assignment for you, or if you re-copy and turn in as your own writing someone else's writing--in whole or in part--or if you start with someone else's writing and change the words around, you have plagiarized. Another form of plagiarism is the use of ideas, words, or phrases from published works without proper documentation, including purchasing and submitting essays from the Internet. In ENGL 1120, your instructor will teach you how to give credit in your own work to the work of others that you have read. Follow these instructions very carefully, for failure to document is plagiarism.
Please come to your instructor's office, during office hours or by appointment, when you have questions or need help. We welcome this chance to get to know you better.