Welcome to my homework page. You must be enrolled in English I from Garden City Community College
For the English I students: Reading total assignments: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 , 19 and 21 and 13. In addition the poems on pages 720 and 735.
The next paper is a compare/contrast paper. I demonstrated the Venn diagram that is the graphic organizer most useful in the prewriting of this type of essay. Read chapter 13 again for specific directions on writing a compare/contrast paper. Remember to select two people or things that you know about--this is not a research paper. Also decide whether you will use the point by point approach or the subject by subject approach (see chapter 13).
The FICE topics are good topics for you to use to show your writing skills. Think positive thoughts this week---YOU CAN DO THIS!
NOTICE: WE WILL FINISH THE FICE ON NOVEMBER 14. This allows the number of class periods that are needed to get these scored and returned to you. Our last class meeting is November 28--that is the 15th meeting. Remember the self-reflection is due that night.
Syllabus for English 101
Garden City Community College
Instructor: Carol Panzer
408 S. Hamilton
Lakin, KS 67860
Text: McWhorter, Kathleen. Successful College Writing. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's. 2000.
1. To improve each student's writing skills
2. To study patterns and techniques of exposition and to learn to use them effectively.
3. To improve critical reading skills and to aid student evaluation and interpretation of different types of writing.
4. To introduce students to research methods and information sources.
5. To give students confidence and better judgment in their use of language.
The class will be graded on points: 180-200 points =A; 160-179=B; 140-159=C; 120-139=D. Keep in mind the final in-class essay (FICE) must be passed to receive credit for this class no matter what your grade is. Points will be earned during every class session. Some activities will be early in the evening while others may be at the very end of class. Plan to attend every class session for the full three hours. Since I am not on campus except for this class, it will be your responsibility to see that I receive your work if you are unable to attend class. Full points for rough drafts will be given on the assigned night only. Final papers must be turned in on the night due or within 48 hours. If you are unable to attend class, you may fax, e-mail, or hand deliver you paper to me. If electronic communication is used, I will "reply" that I did receive your paper. Print a copy of my reply as documentation. If you call me, leave your number clearly. I do not have caller ID.
You will have six main papers of 5-7 pages. These must be typed (word-processed), double-spaced, and must use font similar to Times New Roman 11-14. Draft copies (minimum of three pages) are also required. The draft copy will be due one class period and the final copy will be due the next. You have something due every week. The draft copy will be used for peer writing conferences and will be worth points if turned in on time during class. A draft copy turned in with the final copy will not be awarded any points. Final copies will need to show significant revisions and editing. This means you should have someone edit your paper with you to increase your learning.
There is one paper/project that will be due during the last two class periods. I will determine what the project will be when I evaluate the needs of the class. You will need to attend class to know about this project.
Our last class meeting is tentatively scheduled for November 28, and on that night you will need to hand in a 4-5 page self-reflection. This will be about your learning for the semester. This paper will not be peer edited and will not be scored on conventions. Points will be given on content only.
All papers, notes, etc. should be kept in a folder/portfolio to be used at the end of class for your self-reflection. Keeping papers also insures that your final grade is accurate because you have the papers to document any discrepancies in your total points.
You will also need a notebook for in-class and reflective writing. The readings for these journal entries will come from your text and possibly other sources such as books, magazines, newspapers, etc. These journals will be collected on October 24 and on November 21. Bring them to class every week.
In-class activities--------50 points Self-reflection------20 points
Draft copies---3x6= 18 Journal---10+10= 20
Final papers--12x6= 72 Final project-------10
The English Department has adopted certain rules and definitions concerning plagiarism.
Plagiarism is using someone else's words or ideas without giving proper credit to the person who devised them. Plagiarism includes any of the following:
1. Not citing the source for words which are not your own.
2. Incorrect documentation in the body and in the Works Cited page.
3. Careless or sloppiness in the research which results in faulty documentation.
4. The use of purchased or acquired papers.
Plagiarism is cheating!
All students must take and pass the final in-class essay (FICE) or they will not pass the course. However, students must keep in mind that passing the FICE does not automatically mean that they will pass the course. Students must meet the specific course requirements to receive a letter grade for the course. A practice test is scheduled, and you will receive a checklist for the scoring of your paper. GCCC has an appeal process in place for either the student or the instructor. The appeal is available only if the student is receiving a passing grade in the course.