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Paper on Toulmin Method

Logical Fallacies

Panama Papers

Paper on Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier

Paper on Were You Born On the Wrong Continent? by Thomas Geoghegan

Practice for WPJ

Final


Wunderkammer


Extra Credit


Grades (81974 — Section 56)

Homework Grade (81974 — Section 56)

Total Grade (81974 — Section 56)


English 20 College Composition II

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Required Texts:

Highly Recommended:

Course Objectivus:

Attendance Policy: There are 51 days we are scheduled to meet. Please be present for all of them. Any absence will greatly affect your ability to meet the requirements of the course. Absences and/or early departures in excess of 5 class periods may result in my dropping you from the course. Attendance will be noted and taken into consideration concerning borderline grades when the final grade is given. Remember: You're paying for the time whether you come or not.

Electronic Submissions: You may choose to submit any and or all of your work via electronic submissions. You may submit:

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All Final drafts of papers MUST BE submitted as hard copies. [Disregard during COVID]

Workshop Days: All students must have rough drafts available on the designated due dates or sacrifice 10% of the total grade for that paper.

Revision Policy: One of the four out-of class papers may be turned in for revision. This paper must be below a 90 % to be eligible for revision.

Due Dates: All assignments are due on the dates given (unless otherwise notified).

Late assignments: Late assignments will be assessed a 10% penalty per late class session.

{Electronic submissions will be considered late if they are received after the end of the class period. Some leeway may be given for first-time offenders and for technical problems, but the discretion will be mine. [Note: most students choose to e-mail assignments the night before they are due.]}

New Late assignments policy: You will have one week after the due date to turn in late work. After this point, the late work will not be accepted. Exceptions to this rule will be granted only if your have received prior OK from me due to some extenuating circumstances which would not let you complete the work.

Plagiarism: Plagiarism is pretending that someone else's ideas or writing is your own. Intentional failure to cite source material will be dealt with quickly and severely. The usual result for plagiarizing will be a grade of 0 on the assignment with no make up possible. If this should occur on one of the major papers in class, this is virtually equivalent to a failing grade in the class.

Course Objectives:

On Motivation

Attendance Policy: There are 45 days we are scheduled to meet. Please be present for all of them. Any absence will greatly affect your ability to meet the requirements of the course. Absences and/or early departures in excess of 5 class periods may result in my dropping you from the course. Attendance will be noted and taken into consideration concerning borderline grades when the final grade is given. [Remember: You're paying for the time whether you come or not.]

Grading Scale:

  87%-89% B+ 77%-79% C+ 67%-69% D+ Below 60% F
92%-100% A 83%-86% B 74%-76% C 63%-66% D  
90%-91% A- 80%-83% B- 70%-73% C- 60%-62% D-  

 

 

 

Criterion For Grades On Written Assignments:

A work requires a compliance with the guidelines and the stated purpose of the assignment. Content is clear and balanced. There are no tangled sentences. A varied length of sentences is present and correct sentence structure is used. The pattern of development is clear and apparent and demonstrates forethought regarding the desired effect upon the reader. The styleand tone are appropriate to the topic and audience. There may be an occasional mistake in mechanics. The topic of the paper should aim to be fresh and original and should attempt to stretch the academic horizons of the writer.
B work requires a compliance with the guidelines and the stated purpose of the assignment. Content is generally clear and balanced, but there may be some instances in which there are some confusing or awkward sentences, though these do not detract from the overall effect of the paper. A somewhat limited variety of sentences may exist, but the sentence structure is generally correct. The pattern of development is apparent, but may deviate at times. The style and tone of the paper are generally appropriate to the topic and audience. There are relatively few mistakes in mechanics. The topic may not demonstrate any original thinking or particularly or novel approach to the assignment.
C work requires a fair amount of compliance with the guidelines and the stated purpose of the assignment, but may miss the stated objectives to some degree. Content is generally clear and balanced, but there may be several points where the sentence structure becomes jumbled and confused and this interferes with the flow of the paper. A limited variety of sentences is readily apparent. The pattern of development may be vague and unclear, but there is more than a semblance of formal constraint apparent. The style and tone may be somewhat varied and inappropriate for both the topic (misnomers) and the perceived audience. The topic does not demonstrate any novel approach to the given assignment. There are a distracting number of mistakes in mechanics.
D work demonstrates a minimal amount of compliance with the guidelines and the stated purpose of the assignment. Content is unclear and unbalanced and there may be a significant amount of jumbled and confused sentences. The pattern of development is unapparent and it demonstrates a lack of forethought on the part of the writer. The style and tone of the paper are wildly varied and inappropriate for both the topic and the perceived audience. The topic does not demonstrate any novel approach to the given assignment. There are an overwhelming number of mistakes in mechanics. In general, the paper demonstrates a hurried and haphazard approach devoid of any forethought (i.e. the paper that is written the night before).
F work demonstrates a minimal amount of compliance with the guidelines and the stated purpose of the assignment. Any work deemed to be completely unsatisfactory with regard to content, pattern of development, style, tone, topic, or mechanics. A paper in this category demonstrates an absolute minimum of effort.

Scoring

Panama Papers Paper [1000 words] 100 Points
10 Arguments for Deleting You Social Media Account Right Now [1000 words] 100 Points
Wrong Continent Paper [1000 words] 100 points
Homework Assignments/quizzes 140 points
WPJ Practice Exam #1 100 Points
WPJ Practice Exam #2 100 Points
Final 50 Points

 

Total 690 points

Schedule of Events

Note: This schedule reflects work that will be discussed in class on the date given. Students should be prepared to discuss the items listed for that day.

Week 1

Tues. August 31 Introductions and Syllabus
Thurs. September 2

Discussion of paper on the Toulmin Method; Discussion of logical fallacies

Introduction to the Socratic Method

 

Week 2

Read Panama Papers (pg. 87-175) Study questions #2 due
Tues. September 7

Read Panama Papers (pg. 1-87) [Chapters 1-6] Study questions #1

Thurs. September 9 Read Panama Papers (pg. 1-87) [Chapters 1-6] Study questions #1 due

 

Week 3

Tues. September 14 Read Panama Papers (pg. 1-87) [Chapters 7-15] Study questions #2 due
Thurs. September 16

Read Panama Papers (pg. 176-243) [Chapters 16-22] Study questions #3 due

 

Week 4

Tues. September 21

Read Panama Papers (pg. 162-213) [Chapters 23-30] Study questions #4 due

MLA Parenthetical Citation Day

Thurs. September 23

Rough Drafts for Panama Papers paper due. Discussion of student papers on web site.

Whole Class critique of Panama Papers paper. Continued discussion of student papers.

 

Week 5

Tues. September 28

Rough Drafts for Panama Papers paper due. Discussion of student papers on web site.

Whole Class critique of Panama Papers paper. Continued discussion of student papers.

Thurs. September 30

Read Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Now part 1 (pg. 1-41)

Summary/Questions #1.

 

Week 6

Tues. October 5

Read Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Now part 1 (pg. 1-41)

Summary/Questions #1 due.

Final Draft of Panama Papers Paper due

Thurs. October 7

Read Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Nowpart 2 (pg. 42-76) continued

Summary/Questions #2 due

 

Week 7

Tues. October 12

Read Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Nowpart 3 (pg. 112-161) continued

Summary/Questions #3 due

Thurs. October 14

Read Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Nowpart 3 (pg. 112-161) continued

Summary/Questions #3 due

 

Week 8

Tues. October 19

Read Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Nowpart 4 (pg. 112-161) continued

Summary/Questions #4 due.

Thurs. October 21

Read Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Nowpart 4 (pg. 112-161) continued

Summary/Questions #4 due.

 

Week 9

Tues. October 26

Rough draft for Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Now Paper due. Discussion of posted student papers.

Whole Class Critique (Peer Review and Discussion)

Thurs. October 28

Rough draft forTen Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Now Paper due. Discussion of posted student papers.

Whole Class Critique (Peer Review and Discussion)

 

Week 10

Tues. November 2

Read Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?

Thurs. November 4

Read Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?

Part I Which Side of Paradise (pg. 3-153)

Study Questions #1 due

 

Week 11

Tues. November 9

Part II Berlin Diary (pg. 153-269)

Final Draft of Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Now Paper due

Thurs. November 11

Veterans Day—Holiday

 

Week 12

Tues. November 16

Read Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?

Part II Berlin Diary (pg. 153-269)

Study Questions #2 due

Thurs. November 18

Rough draft for Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? Paper due.

Discussion of posted student papers.

Whole Class Critique (Peer Review and Discussion)

Discussion of WPJ tests [Sample WPJ online]

 

Week 13

Tues. November 23

Rough draft for Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? Paper due.

Discussion of posted student papers.

Whole Class Critique (Peer Review and Discussion)

Thurs. November 25

Thanksgiving Break

 

Week 14

Tues. November 30

Rough draft for Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? Paper due.

Discussion of posted student papers.

Whole Class Critique (Peer Review and Discussion)

Thurs. December 2

Rough draft for Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? Paper due.

Discussion of posted student papers.

Whole Class Critique (Peer Review and Discussion)

 

Week 15

Tues. December 7

Final Draft of Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? Paper due

WPJ Practice Exam #1

Thurs. December 9

WPJ Practice Exam #1 Debriefing

Review for final. In-class writing prompt posted.

Discussion of timed in-class writing prompts.

 

Week 16

 

December 13 to December 17 Finals week