Hours: M-R, 12:30-1:30; and by appointment
Skwire, Writing with a
handouts and on reserve
Several computer disks
students should conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the
classroom. Anyone engaging in side conversations or other disruptive
will be asked to leave. If you continue to engage in what I deem
behavior, I will drop you from the course. We will periodically cover
suggested by the text—such as race, gender, class, sexuality, and a
other subjects—that may make you feel uncomfortable during our
discussions. All viewpoints are welcome
in this class; I do, however, caution you to be sensitive to your peers
of your comments.
110 is a composition course designed to help you develop the writing
reasoning skills you will need as capable college-level writers and
This course stresses critical analysis, prewriting, revision, editing,
workshop activities as key factors in writing effective papers.
You will read, analyze, and write a
to develop writing skills; to understand relationships between readings
writing; to understand the importance of purpose, audience, and
context; and to
become more aware of the power of language.
Much of this course is taught as a writing workshop, which means
you will spend a fair amount of class time working on your papers. You
also read and comment on each other’s work. The requirements for this
consist of a minimum of six graded compositions, class participation,
peer reviews, and conferences.
Department states that this composition course should help you develop
important skills related to each stage of the writing process.
you will increase your ability:
to generate ideas, formulate a thesis, and develop supporting details;
writing stage, to
refine the thesis and organize and arrange ideas to create a coherent,
to demonstrate an awareness of audience and tone, appropriate diction,
editing stage, to
apply the conventions of standard written English.
(6) compositions of approximately 2-3 typed pages: 80%
participation, workshop activities, and attendance: 15%
must turn in all graded work at the end of the semester in a portfolio
final exam in this course
Note: You must complete all
essays to pass the course. If you do not turn in a paper, you will fail
course regardless of your average. A grade of C- or better in ENB 110
prerequisite for ENB 111.
paper grades will reflect several factors:
of the subject stated in a clear thesis statement;
arrangement of ideas, including effective paragraph division and
developed paragraphs with substantial and appropriate evidence;
sentence variety in length, type, and beginnings;
and accuracy of diction;
mechanics, and use of standard written English;
may rewrite one your papers. Please check with me first to see whether
rewrite would be beneficial. Ideally, a rewrite is a “re-seeing” of
paper; it is not simply a retyped version of the paper. If you decide
rewrite your paper, do not limit yourself to the issues I noted on the
version. I will not re-grade a paper
in which you have changed only spelling and grammatical errors. You
turn in the previously graded paper with the revision. This rewrite is
within one week of your receiving the original paper grade, and I will
higher grade. I suggest that you use rewrite a paper that has received
of C- or below. I will not accept a rewrite if you did not turn in
original paper on time, nor will I accept late rewrites.
may turn in one late paper this semester without penalty as
long as I
have it in hand within three calendar days of the due date. This policy
includes work you hand in after class on the due date.
other papers, including rough drafts, are due at the beginning of the
period. I accept late papers, but they will be penalized five
points for each calendar day they are overdue. For example, a
B paper (85 points) due on Monday and turned in on Tuesday will
become a B-/C+ paper (80 points). I will also deduct five points
your final paper grade if you do not have a rough draft on the due
are times when you may experience computer or printer problems, so
ahead for such contingencies. In other words, do not wait until the
to write or print your final draft. I will not accept computer, disk,
problems as excuses for late work. If
you cannot make it to class the day a paper is due, then you should
friend or classmate bring that paper in.
do not take class
time to print your papers on their due dates (including rough drafts).
are plenty of printers available on campus. Papers not ready at the
of class will be considered late.
attendance and participation is important to your success. Your input
determine not only your participation grade, but it will also have an
the success of the class as a whole. As a writing workshop, ENB 110
continuous practice and coaching. You are expected to participate
both class activities and homework, whether you are reading,
drafting, or critiquing a fellow student’s draft. Although you will
on your writing assignments in class, our time will also involve
lectures, and quizzes.
we are working on papers in class, quiet is essential. If you talk to
neighbor or if you do not work on your draft, you will be asked to
you will be counted absent. Moreover, I will drop you from the course
are consistently unprepared, disruptive, or you fail to bring in disks
take attendance at every meeting. I
follow the Hillyer policy: you may have no
more than three (3) absences for TR classes.
Please use your absences when you are ill or when you have a
emergency; no distinction is made between excused and unexcused
absences. Please keep track of your
who make a habit of missing the class (more than three) will be dropped
the course. Absence from a previous
class is no excuse for failure to complete assignments on time.
bring your books and your drafts to class everyday unless I tell you
Failure to do so will lower your class participation grade.
may have several announced and unannounced quizzes throughout the
These quizzes will cover lectures and readings. If you are absent on
the day of
a quiz, you will not be allowed to take the quiz. There are no make-up
You must turn in
all graded work at the end of the
semester in a writing portfolio. Do not throw your work away.
you have a medical condition or an emergency, you may not use the
get a drink during class. Please take care of your needs before class
However, there are those occasions when nature must be satisfied, and I
quarrel with nature. Students who make a habit of leaving class to use
restroom will be penalized on their class participation grade.
You may drink the
beverage of your choice in class
(within reason!), but please, no food.
Please make sure
all cell phones are turned off
encourage you to stop by my office during office hours to discuss your
anytime throughout the semester. If my office hours are inconvenient,
make an appointment to talk with me at another time. Individual work in
conferences is often one of the most helpful ways to improve your
tardiness is disruptive behavior. Students who arrive after I have
should remind me after class so they are not counted absent. Any
for more than three classes will be counted absent for each day late.
student who arrives in class more than 10 minutes late will be counted
No extra time will be allotted for quizzes.
is the theft of someone else’s work or ideas.
Credit to the source must be given in an appropriate format. If you plagiarize, you will receive a 0 on the paper and you may fail the
course. Depending on the severity of the infraction, I may refer you to
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs for further action. This is a
offense, and I take violations seriously. If you have a question about
citation, please ask. We will have ample opportunity to discuss what
is and is not, so ignorance is no excuse.