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               First Year Composition II             

 

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ENG1102 is the second required general education core course in college level writing.  Observing the conventions of Standard American English, students will compose informative and persuasive essays, write responses to a variety of literary genres and/or non-fiction, and produce a documented paper based on research.  

 

English Composition II is required for the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree program.  This course fulfills 8,000 words of the Gordon Rule requirement.  

 

Three credits. Note: This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

     COURSE GOALS

 

Research Paper Worksheet

 

 
  • The student will compose essays that explain an idea, belief or attitude.

  • The student will present writing that seeks to persuade an audience to accept a belief, attitude, value or course of action.

  • The student will write responses to a variety of literary genres and/or non-fiction.

  • The student will write a documented research paper

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Attendance:

Attendance is mandatory, and I will take roll each class meeting. Some absences are allowed without penalty, according to the following schedule:  

 

 

Unexcused Absences Allowed

Penalty for each

additional absence

TR Classes

3

15 points

 

Assignment Due Dates : All assignments (formal papers, in-class reading responses, quizzes/ exercises/ activities and the research project assignments must be submitted on the due date.  Late assignments will be accepted after the due date with a grade penalty:

 

Assignment

Penalty

Formal papers

5 pts

In-class Reading Responses

1 pt  

Quizzes

1 pt

Research Project Assignments

1 pt

 

Plagiarism:

Academic dishonesty is defined as an action inconsistent with the ethical standards of Miami-Dade College and includes:  Plagiarizing or the submission of others' ideas or papers (whether purchased, borrowed, or otherwise obtained) as one's own; and Submitting, if contrary to the rules of a course, work previously presented in another course.

In this course, I will take the following possible action for such academic dishonesty:

 

A change of grade on the assignment or grade of zero on the assignment

    or

A lower grade or a grade of F for the course

 

All formal essay assignments for this course must be submitted to Turnitin.com*, “an online resource for educators and students concerned with developing quality writing and research skills.” Papers not submitted will not be accepted or graded.

 

 

Reference

Turnitin 

Class ID

Password

TR 11:15 12:30  328048  1431682 enc1102

 

*Turnitin.com New User Set Up Directions

 

Revising Essays: Revising out-of-class essays after a grade has been assigned is allowed. If you wish to revise an out-of-class essay, you may, but understand that your revised grade will depend totally on the degree of improvement demonstrated in your new draft.  Revised papers must be submitted within one week after they are returned to you.

 
       REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
   

 

Charles Dickens Great Expectations, Edited by Edgar Rosenberg 

ISBN 0-393-96069-2

 

Writing About Literature, Edgar V. Roberts

ISBN: 0130978019

 

       COURSE REQUIREMENTS
   

 

 

Required Computer Access:

You will need regular access to a computer installed with Adobe Reader, and an email account.  

 

       GRADES
   

Assignment

Points

Percent of total grade

Research Paper (5 drafts)*

225

40

In-class Reading Responses (10)

100

20

Quizzes/ Exercises/ Activities

  50

10

Research Project Assignments

120

20

Final Exam

  50

10

Total

535

100

          *Completing the research paper (including all five drafts) is mandatory to pass the course.

 

Letter Grade

Points

Percent

A

B

C

D

F

480-535

430-479

375-429

320-374

below 320

90-100

80-89

70-79

60-69

below 60

Extra Credit:

You may earn up to 50 extra credit points maximum on the following:

  • Completing additional reading responses

  • Participating in the Jewish Literature Book Discussion Series

  • Answering additional questions for Phase #2 Questions for Literary Analysis

 

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