from Library Sources
This second term composition course focuses on writing the
academic research paper. Students will learn how to effectively utilize an
academic library and document their resources.
Required Texts & Supplies:
- To develop and support a thesis
through critical thinking, analysis, and argumentation
- To develop skills in computer-assisted
writing and research
- To learn library and electronic
research and documentation skills, including source location, evaluation,
summary, paraphrase, and quotation
- To work productively in peer revision
- To develop a better understanding
of the conventions of standard American English (spelling, punctuation, grammar,
Hacker, Diana. A Writer's Reference. 5th ed. Boston:
Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003.
3.5" diskette (Bring every day)
Notebook with folder
- Final Research Paper (50%)
- Mini-Papers / Assignments / Presentations
/ Peer Review /In-class Exercises and Discussion (50%)
100% - 93% =
77% - 73% = C
92% - 90% = A-
72% - 70% = C-
89% - 88% =
69% - 68% = D+
87% - 83% = B
67% - 63% = D
82% - 80% = B-
62% - 60% = D-
79% - 78% = C+
Below 60% = F
After reviewing the course requirements,
you will notice that active attendance and participation are vital to a successful
experience in Writing College Papers. If you miss class, you also miss the
opportunity to submit in-class homework for that class period. When returning to class after an absence, it is the student’s responsibility
to find out what content was missed. I won't be tracking you down.
Please talk to another student in the class to find out what information was
missed. If you are still confused, please
ask me for help catching-up.
Situations sometimes arise when
you are unable to turn in your out-of-class papers on time. This is not good.
Your paper is lowered one letter grade for every day it is late (unless an
acceptable excuse is provided). You should notify me that your paper will
be late as soon as possible.
All assignments should be typed
and double-spaced. All final drafts for essays must be printed on a laser
quality printer. And, of course, all assignments must be handed in on time.
I don't accept late assignments. Please see my late paper policy above.
Academic Dishonesty Policy:
Individuals are expected to show
honesty in meeting their academic obligations. Examples of violating conduct
include cheating on assignments or examinations and plagiarizing. Probable
sanction: course sanctions, probation, suspension, or expulsion. Students
must provide evidence of significant invention, revision, and original sources if requested
to do so.
Special Learning Needs:
Every attempt will be made to accommodate
qualified students with disabilities. If you are a student with a documented
disability, please see me as early in the term as possible to discuss necessary