english 1128-30 (2007) course outline

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ENGLISH 1128-30 (2007) COURSE OUTLINE
INSTRUCTOR: Trevor Newland
OFFICE:
A301
LOCATION:
A368
CLASS HOURS:
M/T/W/F 8:30 am-9:25 am
OFFICE HOURS:
M/T/W/F 10:30-11:25 am
PHONE:
604-323-5840
E-MAIL:
[email protected]
LEARNING OUTCOMES_______________________________________________________
Students of English 1128 will
• learn the nature of writing as argument
• perfect MLA format
• learn critical thinking skills and apply them to various short stories and essays
• improve their ability to write logically and grammatically coherent literary insight,
argumentative and research essays
• engage in more intensive reading.
TEXTS_______________________________________________________________________
• Furberg, Jon and Richard Hopkins. The College Style Sheet (6th Edition) (ISBN 1896661-06-8)
• English 1128 Readings (Fall 2007)
ASSIGNMENTS_______________________________________________________________
• 1 Research Paper Outline (5 marks)
• 1 Research Paper (15 marks)
• 1 In-Class Essay (Argumentative) (10 marks)
• 1 In-Class Essay (Argumentative Revision) (10 marks)
• 1 In-Class Midterm (Literary Insight) (15 marks)
• Final Exam (20 marks)
• Participation (10 marks)
• Seminars (10 marks)
• Library Workshop (5 marks)
ATTENDANCE________________________________________________________________
Attend all classes. If you miss a class, check with a classmate to see what you have missed and
what the class will be doing for the following meeting. It is your responsibility to get missed
notes from a fellow student and to catch up on missed material. You may wish to exchange phone
numbers with a classmate. If you miss eight classes or more you will be asked to leave the course
immediately. This is not a correspondence course. Coming to class is mandatory.
You must attend the Library Workshop.
LATE ASSIGNMENTS__________________________________________________________
Essays lose 5% for each day late, unless you have a documented health problem. I cannot accept
papers once the rest of the class’s assignments have been returned.
PLAGIARISM_________________________________________________________________
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Plagiarism includes (but is not limited to) the following:
• knowingly submitting the work of another person, whether published or unpublished,
paid or unpaid – for example, an essay purchased from an essay-writing service;
written, edited, or revised by a tutor, friend or family member; or copied from a book,
article, or website
• failing to distinguish between your ideas and the ideas of others and/or failing to
indicate which points in your essay come from someone else’s work – for example,
an idea you got from a website or journal article in your research on the topic
• failing to distinguish between your own words and the words of others and/or failing
to distinguish between quotation and paraphrase
• failing to paraphrase accurately: it is not enough to provide synonyms for the key
terms in someone else’s sentence; you must change sentence structure enough so that
the idea is truly expressed in your own idiosyncratic way
• failing to cite your sources, both quoted and paraphrased, using an approved
documentation style (in this class, using MLA parenthetical citation keyed to a
separate Works Cited page).
Everyone faces problems with documentation from time to time; we all encounter the
kinds of sources or situations we are not sure how to document. I do not expect that you
know everything about documentation, but I do expect you to consult a reputable, reliable
source when you run into difficulties – for example, a good grammar handbook with a
section on documentation, your instructor, a reference librarian, the Writing Centre.
If you are caught plagiarizing, the academic consequences are severe. For the first
instance, you will receive a zero mark for the given assignment. For the second instance,
you will be asked to leave the course. For the third instance, you will be expelled from
the college.
M:
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F:
Introductions
Sentence Structure
Sentence Structure
Sentence Structure Exercises
Two:
Sept. 10-14
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W:
F:
Essay Writing
Essay Writing
Essay Writing
Essay Writing
Three:
Sept. 17-21
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Essay Writing
What is a Short Story? (film)
Erdrich, “Dear John Wayne”
Common Writing Errors
Four:
Sept. 24-28
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W:
F:
Carter, “The Bloody Chamber”
Carter, “The Bloody Chamber”
Figurative Language
Seminar 1/Lethem, “Super Goat Man” (5%)
Five:
Oct. 1-5
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F:
Figurative Language
Descriptive Writing
Descriptive Writing
Seminar 2/Chabon, “Solitude and the Fortress of Youth” (5%)
Six:
Oct. 8-12
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HOLIDAY
Writing a Timed Essay (film)
Writing an Argumentative Essay (film)
In-Class Argumentative Essay (10%)
Chabon, “The Lost World”
Seven:
Oct. 15-19
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F:
O’Brien, “The Things They Carried”
Library Workshop (5%)
In-Class Argumentative Essay Revision (10%)
Library Workshop research (no class)
Eight:
Oct. 22-26
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F:
Borges, “Death and the Compass”
O’Connor, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”
Achebe, “Girls At War”
Seminar 3/Vonnegut, “Harrison Bergeron” (5%)
Nine:
Oct. 29Nov. 2
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Common Grammar and Diction Exercises
Common Grammar and Diction Exercises
Research Paper and Outline assigned
Midterm (Lit Insight) (10%)
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One:
Sept. 4-7
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F:
Seminar 4/Updike, “A&P” (5%)
Ten:
Nov. 5-9
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F:
Cheever, “The Five-Forty-Eight”
Malamud, “Angel Levine”
Millhauser, “The Knife Thrower”
Seminar 5/Yeats, “The Second Coming” (5%)
Eleven:
Nov. 12-16
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HOLIDAY
Research Paper Outline Due (5%)
Carver, “Cathedral”
LeGuin, “Omelas”
Seminar 6/ King, “Borders”
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W:
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Twelve:
Nov. 19-23
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W:
F:
Hemingway biographical information
Hemingway, “In Another Country”
Hemingway, “In Another Country”
Hemingway, “A Clean Well-Lighted Place”
Thirteen:
Nov. 26-30
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Research Paper due (20%)
Poe, “The Fall of the House of Usher” (Pt. 1 of 2)
Poe, “The Fall of the House of Usher” (Pt. 2 of 2)
Ross, “One’s A Heifer”
Boyle, “Greasy Lake”
M:
Review for Final Exam
Fourteen:
Dec. 3