Summer 2005

I. English 1301 – CRN30714                                                                Summer 2005

Instructor: Robert Tinajero

e-mail: rjtinajero@utep.edu

[best way to contact me is via e-mail]

Office Hours: Friday 3-5 in the part-timers office

[or set up an appointment]

Grades:

Quizzes (average of all)                       15%

Group Presentations                            15%

Multiple Perspective Paper (1)              10%

Mult. Persp. Paper revision                   10%

Paper 2                                                15%

Final Research Paper                            20%

Professionalism*                                  15%

*the professionalism grade takes in to account attendance, tardiness, class participation, in-class assignments and overall conduct

II. Textbooks and Materials

McCuen, Jo Ray and Anthony C. Winkler. From Idea to Essay: A Rhetoric, Reader and Handbook.

10th ed. Pearson Longman, New York, 2004.

Hacker, Diana. A Writer’s Reference. 5th ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s, Boston, 2003.

Loose-leaf binder with plenty of loose-leaf paper.

[group work may later require materials such as a posterboard and markers]

III. Course Requirements

All work must be completed in order to receive a passing grade.  Late papers will be deducted an entire letter grade for each class period they are late.  “Professionalism grade” counts towards  15% of final grade.

IV. Instructor’s Policies

Attendance:

It is very important that you attend each class period in order to participate in discussions, group activities and in-class assignments.  If you miss more than 2 classes you will be dropped.  I make no distinctions between excused and unexcused absences.  If you miss class you are responsible for obtaining class notes and assignments from fellow students.

Guidelines for Papers:

All papers must be double-spaced in 12-point font with one-inch margins all the way around.  All assignments are due at the beginning of the class period and are due in class.  Only hard copies (printed out) will be accepted.  Late papers will be deducted an entire letter grade for each class period they are late.  Students are responsible for assignments regardless of whether they were present when work was assigned.

Plagiarism:

Do not turn in someone else’s work and remember to cite everything that you get from an outside source.  Plagiarism can lead to failure and/or expulsion from the class.

V. Weekly Calendar

[Each line represents a day of class.  Because summer classes are longer we may not be able to stick to an exact daily schedule.

I will provide daily updates to our progress in the class and make appropriate adjustments to this Weekly Calendar.]

July 5…    Inroduction/syllabus/sign-up sheet/importance of writing

Ch. 1 of From Idea to Essay; half a reading day (pass out voc./spelling list)

Ch. 2; discuss and assign Multiple Perspective Paper [Quiz: Ch. 1&2, voc./spell.]

[Multiple Perspective Paper due] Ch. 4; assign group topics/presentations; groupwork

group presentations; quiz on group presentation topics; Ch. 5

[quiz over Ch. 4 and 5] discuss Mult. Persp. Papers/writing techniques/A paper; Ch. 6

[revision of Mult. Persp. Papers due] reading day; Intro. to Poetry and Paraphrasing

[quiz over group presentation topics] Form and Diction in poetry

Imagery and Tone in poetry; assign Poetry Analysis Paper

[Poetry Paper Due] reading day; discuss lyrics/poems; assign Poets presentation; groups

group presentations on poets; begin discussing rap issue

Ch. 15; doing research,citing, annotated bibliography;[Quiz:citation, add to topic quizzes]

July 25…     Discuss rap issue; assign group presentations/debate; discuss final paper

Discuss final paper and research; groupwork; group presentations with research handout

Discuss final paper; [Final Paper due on day/time of scheduled final]

–Assignments are subject to change.

–It is important for you to attend class so you know what the exact assigned readings are.

–There will be some extra credit assigned throughout the semester.