ENGLISH 101: College Reading and Composition I
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English 101 is designed to sharpen your critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. It will empower you with the tools for writing college-level expository essays. The unifying theme of this course will be dreams, explored from various perspectives. We cover writings from diverse fields and points of view. You will essays of increasing length based on these themes. Grammar is not covered in this class, but it does affect your grade. See me in office hours and seek tutoring at the Center for Academic Success (see below) for additional help.
Analysis essay (3-4 pages) 10%; comparison/contrast essay (4-5 pages); causal essay (5 pages) 10%; argument essay (5-6 pages) 10%; research essay (8 pages) 30%; final exam (5 pages) 20%; misc. (attendance, homework, tests, exercises) 10%. Pluses and minuses count in final grade calculation, based on the 4.0 scale.
Ford, Marjorie & Jon. Dreams & Inward Journeys. No e-books allowed!
Hacker, Diana. Pocket Style Manual 6th edition or current MLA handbook
A print college dictionary + several 8 ˝ by 11 inch greenbooks for homework and final exam
Center for academic success peer tutoring: Village 8401, call 818/710-2394 for appointment
1. Courtesy is expected at all times: electronic devices must be off and put away in class. No texting!
2. Plagiarism is using someone else's words, ideas, or work as your own without accurate quotations and proper citations. It results in failure of the paper and a permanent academic fraud report to the Dean of Students.
3. Tardies and absences affect class performance and course status. More than 2 absences by the census in week 2 results in exclusion. It is a student’s responsibility to drop after the census.
4. Late essays are accepted one class after the deadline and penalized one grade. Thereafter, they lapse to an "F."
5. The MLA style must be followed or essays will not be accepted. Follow the MLA handbook and lecture.