English 155 Heald College Teri Tosspon, M.A.
Course Description • College-level writing skills: • research and editing techniques • persuasive writing • audience analysis • language sensitivity
Student Learning Outcomes • Revise their own writing for errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics. • Describe and utilize an acceptable college-level writing style when constructing argumentative and persuasive essays. • Conduct research and integrate research findings into argumentative and/or persuasive essays. • Continued on next page
Student Learning Outcomes, Continued… • Use correct MLA citations and Works Cited pages. • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of arguments in readings. • Use new vocabulary encountered in readings. • Prepare and give presentations orally.
Instructor Information • Teri Tosspon • email@example.com • http://ttosspon.wikispaces.com/English+10 • (949) 981-6769 • Office hours: W 5-6pm in classroom and by appointment.
Textbooks • Bundle ISBN: 053845962X • Wyrick, J. (2008). Steps to Writing Well with Additional Readings • Wadsworth. (2004). Patterns of Inquiry Comp21 CD-ROM. • Kirszner, L.G., & Mandell, S.R. (2009). Advantage Books: The Pocket Wadsworth Handbook, 2009 MLA Update Edition (4th ed.) • Robitaille, J., & Connelly, B. (2003). Writer’s Resources CD-ROM 2.0 (2nd ed.).
Grading Policy • Exams 10% • Projects and Assignments 80% • Participation 10%
About Teri Tosspon • Born on a farm in the middle of Nebraska Education • University of Nebraska- Lincoln - Masters • Oxford University, England • University of California Irvine – Masters/PhD
Course Schedule • See Pg 4 of the Syllabus
Attendance • If you miss 14 days in a row, you will be dropped. • Studies have shown that 85% attendance is minimum for success. • There are graded activities during class period • If you need to miss class, Call MRS TOSSPON as soon as you know you are going to be absent (949-981-6769).
Makeup Policy • Each student has the opportunity to make up one missed major in-class graded event. • You MAY make up one (1) quiz or exam.
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Academic Integrity • copying work, ideas, or projects from any other person or media • allowing another person to copy or borrow original work in any form • allowing another person to copy answers on a quiz or test or to communicate with another person during a quiz or test • representing the work of another team member as one’s own • stopping or delaying another student in the completion of any work • plagiarism in any form, including failing to give credit to the source of thoughts, words, ideas, or work from any other person, printed material, or web site
Tosspon’s Policies • treat others as you would like to be treated. • Respect.
Respect • Be courteous and respectful of everyone and everything • Be prepared for class and actively participate (This includes completing assignments and having required materials) • Raise hand to speak when others are speaking. • Electronic devices are not allowed in class unless they are specially needed and approved by the instructor. • Food or drinks other than water in a re-sealable water bottle are allowed.
Late Work • -10% for each day late. • Work conducted during class that is missed cannot be made up under any circumstances (except in the case of tests).
Resubmission of Assignments • Contact the instructor • Make corrections • Resubmit no later than 1 week
Computer Usage • During lectures, presentations, and discussion monitors should be turned off unless otherwise approved.