English 22 Outline
                         LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                          LANGUAGE ARTS DIVISION
                            SPRING SEMESTER 1998
                        COURSE OUTLINE FOR ENGLISH 22
                       INTRODUCTION TO  EXPOSITORY WRITING
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A basic course of composition designed to teach the student to produce standard expository writing. Students who complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher may enroll in English 100.

CREDIT HOURS: 03

INSTRUCTOR: Dayle K. Turner (click to find out about Dayle)

WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR THE COURSE?

REQUIRED:

Langan, John. English Skills. 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1993.

RECOMMENDED: A college dictionary and a thesaurus.

I. What is English 22 about? This course is designed to help prepare you for writing tasks in college, on the job, and in other facets of your life. You'll be given a number of assignments to help you strengthen your ability to use Standard American English.

II. What specifically is this class going to be like? Our class meetings will take several forms. Some sessions will be lectures and class discussions while others will be conducted as workshops where you will be sharing your ideas and writing with each other. At other times you will be working individually on timed writing sessions or on other writing exercises, quizzes and miscellaneous tasks. What's more, certain class meetings will be set aside for individual conferences. To sum up, be prepared to work hard!

III. If you successfully complete this course, what should you be able to do? (Course Objectives)

IV. WHAT ARE THE ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE CLASS?

A. OUT-OF-CLASS ESSAYS (500 points)

You have four of these and each is worth 125 points. Except for essay four, each may be rewritten once. An essay not submitted by the announced due date will have 10% of the possible points deducted and will be accepted no later than the beginning of the class meeting after it was due. A late essay may not be rewritten.

B. PARAGRAPHS (100 points)

Two of these will be assigned and each is worth 50 points. Both may be rewritten. The late policy for paragraph assignments is the same as for out of class essays.

C. SHARING DAYS (100 points)

Students will receive points for attending and participating in sharing activities related to the out-of-class essays and paragraph assignments. Students will receive 10 points for being present with an adequately written draft on designated days. For each sharing day missed due to absence or lack of a draft, students will have 5% deducted from the possible points, and the opportunity to rewrite will be forfeited.

D. JOURNAL WRITING (75 points)

Fifteen entries worth five points each will be assigned. Journal entries may be responses to questions the instructor raises in class or warmup exercises for an out- of-class project. Entries are not graded for grammar, usage, spelling or content. No late journals will be accepted.

E. QUIZZES (250 POINTS)

Five quizzes on various areas of grammar and mechanics will be given. Each quiz is worth 50 points. Points will be awarded as follows:

Each quiz may be retaken once. If absent on the day of a quiz, a student will be given Form B and no retake can be taken.

F. EXERCISES (125 points)

Five (5) exercises, each worth a possible 25 points, will be assigned and may include topics such as the course outline, effective word choice, and citing sources. Late work will lose ten percent of the possible points and must be submitted no later than the beginning of the class session after it was due.

G. TIMED IN-CLASS ESSAYS (50 pts)

These are meant to give students practice in writing under a time constraint. Students will have two chances to pass one of these tests, which are scored on an all-or-nothing basis. No retakes given.


     H. LIBRARY UNITS (50 pts)
Students must do section 1, The Library Tour, which is available in the LCC library. One retake will be allowed. You will receive points based on the following scale:

The deadline for library unit test and retest is Friday, March 22.

I. SENTENCE PATTERNS (50 points)

Five of these assignments, designed to give students practice using different sentence patterns, will be given. Each is worth 10 points.

V. HOW WILL YOU BE GRADED?

To form the course grade, all the points earned will be added up and converted to a percentage of possible points.

VI. WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU KNOW?


Dayle Kalama Turner             |=|=|=|  Leeward Community College 
Language Arts Division          |=|=|=|  96-045 Ala Ike
turner@uhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu   |=|=|=|  Pearl City, Hawaii 96782        
http://www2.hawaii.edu/~turner/ |=|=|=|  Phone: (808) 455-0258

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