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English Composition I

ENG 176

3 credit hours

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Jesse Adcock

jadcock@knusd331.com

 

 

 

 

 

TEXT:

 

Skwire, David, and Harvey S. Wiener. Student’s Book of College English. 13th ed.

                                    Boston: Pearson, 2012. Print.        

                                                                   ISBN 13:978-0-205-17167-5

 

 

 

 

 

DIVISION OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

English

 

 

 

 

Pratt Community College

Pratt, Kansas

 

 

2017-2018

 

 

 

 

I.          COURSE TITLE, NUMBER & CREDIT HOURS

ENG 176, English Composition I, 3 credit hrs.

 

II.        COURSE DESCRIPTION

Students in English Composition I develop the skills and concepts that enable a writer to control the mechanics and ideas of expository writing.  Students also learn to organize their ideas and create structured essays.  In addition, students learn basic research and essay test techniques.  Readings in the class include a variety of materials. 

Prerequisite: Appropriate placement scores.

 

III.       DIVISION OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

Arts/Communications/Education Department

English Discipline

 

IV.       COURSE AS VIEWED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE TOTAL

            CURRICULUM

English Composition I is required for the Associate in General Studies, Associate in Arts, and Associate in Science degrees.  It is also required for some Associate in Applied Science degrees and one‑year certificate programs.

 

V.        TEXT

            Skwire, David, and Harvey S. Wiener. Student’s Book of College English. 13th ed.

                       Boston: Pearson, 2012. Print.         ISBN 13:978-0-205-17167-5

 

VI.       REFERENCES

Various library and instructor texts and materials will also be used as references. 

 

VII.      EXPECTED LEARNER OUTCOMES

Students will generally write a minimum of five themes, excluding the final. These themes will constitute approximately 70% of the nine weeks course grade.  Library skills and other assigned work will constitute approximately 30% of the nine weeks course grade. The final exam comprises approximately 20% of the overall course grade.

 

The final exam will be a theme written in class from the instructors choice of 3-5 previously submitted plans. At the beginning of the final test period, the instructor will return to each student 1 of the previously submitted plans.  Students will not be informed which plan was chosen before the final exam period.  The final will be evaluated using the departments rubric.

 

VIII.    ASSESSMENT OF OUTCOMES

All work in English 176 will be evaluated in three major areas:  content, format, and mechanics.

 

While students are encouraged and expected to search for outside sources of information, especially during research, students must write their own papers.  Proper citation of outside ideas and information is required in student writing. Incidents involving student plagiarism are documented and reported to the appropriate administration.

 

Plagiarism is an issue that continues to be an academic and professional concern.

Should issues over plagiarism arise, the instructor will conference with the student to again emphasize what plagiarism is, why it should be avoided, and how to write without plagiarizing someone else’s work.   Minimal plagiarism will result in an incident report and consequences as indicated by the instructor during the conference.  Should a second incident or overt plagiarism occur, in addition to filing an incident report, the instructor will determine the student’s course standing.   The student may receive a failing grade or a zero on the assignment, fail the class, or be withdrawn from class with a W.  

 

IX.  ATTENDANCE

           Your attendance is very important. Participation is also a necessary element in order to

           accomplish the listed objectives

 

           The college policy on attendance is the following: Students are expected to attend all classes, laboratories, shop sessions and other scheduled class activities and have full responsibility for accounting to their instructor for absences. Make-up work will be provided when prior arrangements have been made for the absence with the instructor. Make-up work may be allowed at the discretion of the instructor for absences without prior arrangement.   

           

 X.  CONTENT

          To successfully complete the course, students should show evidence of meeting the

          following writing proficiency standards:

   

A.        Structure/Organization

1.         Pre‑planning

a.         Restriction of subject according to knowledge, audience, time, and length requirements

b.         Thesis sentences, inc. a central idea and points of proof

c.         Topic sentences, including transitions

2.         Theme writing

a.         Effective introductions, including thesis

b.         Developmental paragraphs, including topic sentences

c.         Conclusion (summary or evaluative)

 

B.        Mechanics--Voice, Word Choice, Written Conventions, Sentence

            Structure

                        1.         Voice         

                                    a.  Third person for objectivity (as required by instructor)

                        2.         Sentence Structure       

                                    a.  Declarative sentences for effectiveness

                                    b.  Effective sentence structures (avoid comma‑splices, run-ons,                                                                                        and fragments

            3.          Word Choice & Written Conventions                        

            a.  Correctly spelled words

            b.  Effective punctuation

            c.  Effective diction

 

C.        Content/Ideas

1.         Understanding the subject matter through use of correct facts and details based on objective personal experience or current issues

2.         Demonstrating a degree of original thinking.

Jesse Adcock

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Classroom Number:
20E
School Phone:
(620) 532-3136
Conference Time:
1:41 PM - 2:31 PM

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