English 1A:

Expository Analytical and Argumentative Writing

A COURSE SYLLABUS and CONTRACT for ENGLISH1A

STUDENT'S COPY

BOOKS:

PURPOSE:

The student will analyze prose critically.

The student will begin to develop a personal style by exploring theuse of rhetorical devices employed by selective authors.

The student will demonstrate the ability to communicate with well-organizedcoherent and effective compositions on an argumentative or expository subjectlimited enough to be covered within a prescribed time or space.

The student will organize and appropriately prepare a multiple sourcepaper with appropriate documentation.

ATTENDANCE:

A student is allowed only the number of absences that a class meetsin one week, i.e. five 1-hour absences for the day course that meetsfive times a week during a regular 12 week quarter or 2 class sessionsfor a 6 week summer course.

A student is asked to anticipate absences and to arrange make-upsessions on pre-announced assignments before returning to class.

Regular punctual attendance, diligent participation, and courteous behaviorare expected of all students.

I will drop from the class any student who is excessively absentor who neglects classwork.

STUDENTS' MATERIALS:

Students must have paper, a pen, two different colored highlighters,and all textbooks for each class.

ASSIGNED PAPERS:

Use 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper for all assignments.

Written work submitted for a grade will be typed on the computer usinga size 14 font, justified text, and double spacing.

Submit papers unfolded with your name, the course title, the instructor'sname, and the date in the upper right-hand corner of page one.

Staple multiple page papers in the upper left-hand corner.

Proofread all papers with care.

Minor corrections may be made with a pen on final copies.

Illegible work will not be accepted.

Give every paper a title unless otherwise directed.

PAPERS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THESE SPECIFICATIONSWILL BE RETURNED UNREAD AND UNGRADED.

PENALTIES:

All papers are due on the assigned date.

Make-up work is accepted without penalty onlyin cases of illness or other serious causes to be judged by the instructor.

Work not submitted will receive a grade of F.

There are no make-up examinations.

Work done for other courses is not acceptablefor credit in English 1A.

All work must be your own.

The instructor will fail any paper which violatesthese rules.

The burden of proof of authorship rests with thestudent.

GRADING:

Your grade for this course will be determined on the following basis.
40%Three assigned essays
10%Comprehensive grammar, style, and documentationexam
not percentage weightedSample endnotes
not percentage weightedSample bibliography
30%Multiple source paper with documented sources
20%Final essay
100%Total

PLAGIARISM:

Plagiarism is defined as follows: "to steal and use (the ideas or writingsof another) as one's own."

Any part of a paper that shows any evidence of copying "word forword" from an outside source or from another student's paper is NOT acceptableand may result in an F on the paper and/oran F in the course at the discretion of theinstructor.

INCOMPLETES:

Incomplete grades are given only at the instructor's discretion.

No incomplete grades will be given in this course.

I have read the above Contract and agree to follow the conditionsset forth.

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