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  1. 1302 Course Policies Mr. Angell Spring 2011

  2. Required Materials • First Year Writing: Writing in the Disciplines 2010-2011 • St. Martin’s Handbook (e-book) • You will also need to access these websites: • RaiderWriter (https://raiderwriter.engl.ttu.edu) • Bedford/St. Martin’s (http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/ttu)

  3. Course Policies: Assignments • Five types of major assignments (RaiderWriter) • Brief assignments (8) • Essay drafts (4) • Peer critiques (4) • Writing review (1) • Participation • In-class activities • Homework

  4. Course Policies: Grades and RaiderWriter • Your work will be graded by a grading group. • Your work will be anonymous. • All work must be submitted by 11:59:59 on the day listed on the online syllabus (usually Friday). • RaiderWriter automatically deducts 10 points per day if your work is late. • Check each assignment to make sure it was submitted! • If you think technical difficulties will prevent you from submitting, you should email a copy of the assignment to me before the deadline.

  5. Course Polices: Grade Weights

  6. Important Deadlines • Jan. 28 (Fri.) BA1 (Pre-Semester Diagnostic) • Feb. 4 (Fri.) BA2 (Analysis of a Literature Review) • Feb. 11 (Fri.) BA3 (Synthesizing Sources) • Feb. 18 (Fri.) BA4 (Annotated Bibliography) • Feb. 25 (Fri.)Draft 1.1: Literature Review • Mar. 4 (Fri.)Peer Critiques • Mar. 11 (Fri.)Draft 1.2: Revised Literature Review • Mar. 25 (Fri.)BA5 (Logical Proofs) • Apr. 1 (Fri.) BA6 (Analysis of Visuals) • Apr. 8 (Fri.)Draft 2.1: Researched Argument • Apr. 15 (Fri.)BA7 (Revising Source Integration) • Apr. 18 (Mon.)Peer Critiques • Apr. 22 (Fri.)BA8 (Sentence Level Revision) • Apr. 29 (Fri.) Draft 2.2: Revised Researched Argument • Apr. 6 (Fri) Writing Review

  7. Course Policies: Protesting a Grade • Send me an email explaining the reason(s) you are protesting your grade. These should be SPECIFIC and professionally presented. • Sunday is the day I will review grade protests. You can expect a response to any protest you have submitted by midnight Saturday. • After I have reviewed your work, I will either email you or set up a meeting with you to discuss your protest. • Whatever grade I assign your paper is the final grade. • You must send the email to protest your grade within one week of receiving the grade. • You may not protest a grade on any assignment you submit BEFORE we cover the corresponding lesson in class.

  8. Course Policies: Assistance • University Writing Center Room 175 • Office Hours or Email • 2 Assignment Look-Overs: • 1) You must submit the document in .docx or .doc format. • 2) THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU A HIGHER GRADE. • 3) I will primarily be looking at your thesis sentence, your organization, and your source use, but you can ask for specific assistance. • 4) If you are asking for feedback on a Brief Assignment (BA), you should submit it to me 24 hours before you need a response. • 5) If you are asking for feedback on a Draft, you should submit it to me three days before you need a response.

  9. Course Policies: Attendance • You can miss up to two classes without penalty. After that, 5% of your total grade is deducted per absence. • Notify me in advance about excused absences whenever possible. Make sure you tell me your name. • If you miss signing the sign-in sheet at the beginning of class, it is your responsibility to stay after class and let me know that you are present. • If you are over 15 minutes late to class or if you leave more than 20 minutes early, it will count as an absence.

  10. Course Policies: Attendance • Excused absences are generally limited to illness (with a doctor’s note) and school functions (with official documentation). You must provide documentation for school functions AHEAD of time. • You may only make up missed work for excused tardies or absences. • See the course policies for more information.

  11. Course Policies: Professionalism • Treat everyone in the room (including yourself) with respect. • Bring your supplies to class, do the assigned reading and homework, and be prepared to participate. • Maintain a professional tone in email and writing concerns.

  12. Course Policies: Academic Dishonesty • Cheating (including re-using your own work) • Plagiarism • Academic dishonesty will result in a 0 for the assignment, among other possible consequences as outlined in the First-Year Writing textbook.

  13. Communication • Office #476 • Office Hours: T 3:30-5:00 and Th 3:30-5:00 • Email: ken.angell@ttu.edu • You can expect me to respond to all email within 24 hours, Monday-Friday. • Maintain a professional tone when emailing me.