Amy Leonard - English

EWRT 1B.02 Composition: Literature Emphasis

“Deconstructing and Reconstructing Identity Via Text”

Winter 2014

CRN:00786

Instructor: Amy Leonard      

Email: Leonardamy@fhda.edu

Phone: 408-864-8600

Office Hours:

Monday: 12:30-2:30 in F61-E

Tuesday: by Appointment

Wednesday: by Appointment

Thursday: 12:30-1:20 in F61-E

Friday: By Appointment

Website:

http://www.deanza.edu/faculty/leonardamy/EWRT_1B.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ewrt1b

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REQUIRED TEXTS:

  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  • Ruined by Lynn Nottage
  • House of Sand and Fog by Anres Dubus III
  • The Easy Writer by Lunsford
  • Reading and Writing about Literature by Janet Gardner
  • Fairy Tale Handouts on Catalyst
  • Poerty & Spoken Word Handouts & Videos on Catalyst
  • EWRT 1B Reader on Catalyst

 

REQUIRED MATERIAL:

  • A dictionary & Thesaurus
  • A course binder or large folder for keeping papers, assignments, notes, and handouts, as well as outlines and all drafts of essays
  • A two Pocket Folder for Turning in All Essays
  • A Jump Drive for saving your assignments
  • Recommended: Reliable e-mail address because I will be sending out class e-mails.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

English Writing 1B is a 5 unit lecture in which students will apply critical thinking and research to reading and writing. The academic (interpretive, analytical, argumentative) writing will be based largely on reading of literary/imaginative texts linked by a common theme or issue.

 

COURSE GOALS

  1. Apply writing skills learned in 1A, such as planning, drafting, revising, and editing.
  2. Develop analytical, integrative skills in the reading of literary texts linked by a common theme or issue
  3. Develop analytical and comparative skills in the reading of literary texts.
  4. Formulate interpretations and arguments based on reading and research.
  5. Develop analytical, logical, organizational, verbal, and documentation skills in writing focused on central theme or issue
  6. Use multiple research facilities (library, Internet etc.)
  7. Employ MLA Style documentation and avoid plagiarism.
  8. Carefully edit and give constructive feedback to other student’s essays.
  9. Participate in group and individual workshop style exercises in and out of class.

 


EWRT 1B SLOs:

SLO 1: Demonstrate analytical skills in the reading of literary (and non-literary) texts linked by common theme or issue.

SLO 2: Demonstrate analytical, organizational, verbal, and research skills in writing focused on common theme or issue.

SLO 3: Comparatively evaluate multiple points of view and integrate them in analytical research paper

 

GRADE SCALE:

97-100%=A+

87-89%=B+

77-79%=C+

67-69%=D+

59% and below=F

93-96%=A

83-86%=B

73-76%=C

63-66%=D

 

90-92%=A-

80-82%=B-

70 – 72 = C-

60-62%=D-

 

 

GRADES “The 1000 Point Quarter”

Assignment

Value

Your Score

Essay #1 (1000– 1,200)

100 points

 

Essay #2 (1000- 1,200)

100 points

 

Midterm Presentation/Project

100 points

 

Essay #3 (750-1,200)

100 points

 

Essay #4 (1500-2000 words)

200 points

 

Annotated Bibliography (1,000-1,500)

50 points

 

Final Presentation

100 Points

 

Quizzes

75 points

 

Participation

100 points

 

Journals & Draft Materials

75 points

 

 

 

 

Total Points

1,000

                     /1000

 

This class will be using Catalyst, so if you are enrolled, please make sure you check https://catalyst.deanza.edu/ daily for updates and for assignments.



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Last Updated: 11/24/13