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Social Media Regulation

Comparison/Contrast Paper for Interpreter of Maladies

Research Paper Associated with Outliers

Paper for Identity

Final For English 5


Wunderkammer


Extra Credit


Grades 11:00-11:50 (30427) [Douglass Hall]

Homework Grade 11:00 - 11:50 (30427)

Total Grade 10:00 - 10:50 (30427)


English 5 College Composition

Tim Kahl (916) 714-5401 (Please no calls after 9:30 PM) alias Victor Schnickelfritz

Office: Solano 5004

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
e-mail: tnklbnny@comcast.net Room: Douglass Hall 111 [30427]

Required Texts:

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes:

Goal Learning Outcomes
1. Develop awareness of how communities shape reading, writing, and research.
  • Analyze and evaluate how communities and purposes influence writer’s rhetorical choices. 

  • Understand genre conventions and examine how reading and writing are situational and contextual.

  • Develop critical reading skills and internalize and apply a variety of effective reading, writing and study strategies.

2.Explore a writer’s identity in relation to the politics of language.
  • Contribute to discussions about how language and culture influence reading and writing.

  • Examine and analyze how language influences the writer’s identity.

3.Goal #3: Engage in reflective and metacognitive processes.
  • Practice self-assessment and revision in order to improve reading, writing, and research processes.

  • Monitor and adjust processes of reading and writing.

  • Provide, receive, and incorporate peer feedback.

4. Goal #4:  Compose rhetorically effective texts, informally and formally, in a variety of mediums or genres.
  • Demonstrate flexible strategies for generating, drafting, revising, and editing.

  • Write organized texts with controlling ideas that respond to multiple rhetorical situations.

  • Summarize, analyze, evaluate, integrate, and cite sources.

  • Apply appropriate writing conventions.

  • Display evidence of editing, control of grammar, and sentence variety.

 

Attendance Policy: There are 48 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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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 day. 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 you have received prior OK from me due to some extenuating circumstance 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.

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-  

 

 

 

Criteria 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

Persuasive/Argumentative Paper [Social Media] 100
Comparison/Contrast Paper [Interpreter of Maladies] 100
Characterization Paper [Identity] 100
Thesis/Outline [Research Paper] 20
Subject A-like "in-class" Essay #1 50
Homework assignments/Quizzes 165
Research paper 200
Contingencies +/-

 

Total 735

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

Mon. January 23 Introductions and Syllabus
Wed. January 25 Grammar Review Day
Fri. January 27 Begin Watching "The Great Hack"

 

Week 2

Mon. January 30 Finish Watching "The Great Hack"
Wed. February 1

Social Media Regulation questions #1 due; discussion of guidelines for Social Security Privatization paper.

Fri. February 3 Social Media Regulation questions #2 due; discussion of guidelines for Social Security Privatization paper.

 

Week 3

Mon. February 6 Social Security Privatization questions #3 due; discussion of guidelines for Social Security Privatization paper.
Wed. February 8 Continued discussion of guidelines for Social Security Privatization paper.
Fri. February 10 Grammar Review Day

 

Week 4

Mon. February 13 Rough drafts of Social Media Regulation paper due. Discussion of student papers.
Wed. February 15 Peer Review and discussion of rough drafts. Discussion of student papers on web site (continued).
Fri. February 17 Grammar Review Day

 

Week 5

Mon. February 20

Final Drafts for Social Security Privatization due;

Study Questions for Interpreter of Maladies #1 due

Wed. February 22 Study Questions for Interpreter of Maladies # 2 due
Fri. February 24 Study Questions for Interpreter of Maladies # 2 due or Grammar Review Day

 

Week 6

Mon. February 27

Study Questions for Interpreter of Maladies # 3 due

Wed. March 1 Study Questions for Interpreter of Maladies # 3 due cont'd
Fri. March 3 Grammar Review Day

 

Week 7

Mon. March 6 Rough Drafts for Interpreter of Maladiespaper due. Discussion of student papers on web site.
Wed. March 8 Rough Drafts for Interpreter of Maladiespaper due. Discussion of student papers on web site.
Fri. March 10 Grammar Review Day

 

Week 8

Mon. March 13 Final Draft of Interpreter of Maladies paper due.

Discussion of guidelines for Research Paper:

Wed. March 15

Discussion of guidelines for Research Paper continued:

Outliers section 1 assignment due

Fri. March 17

Grammar Review Day

 

Week 9

Mon. March 20

SPRING BREAK

Wed. March 22

SPRING BREAK

Fri. March 24

SPRING BREAK

 

Week 10

Mon. March 27

Outliers section 2 assignment due;

Wed. March 29

Discussion of guidelines for Research Paper;

Outliers section 3. Begin reading section 3.

Fri. March 31

Holiday—Cesar Chavez Day

 

Week 11

Mon. April 3

Discussion of guidelines for Research Paper; Outliers section #3 due

discussion of topics for research paper; researching techniques: thesis and outline due

Wed. April 5

Discussion of guidelines for Research Paper;

Outliers section #4; discussion of MLA parenthetical citation

Fri. April 7

Discussion of guidelines for Research Paper;

Outliers section #4 due ; discussion of MLA parenthetical citation

 

Week 12

Mon. April 10 Peer revision and discussion of rough drafts for research paper
Wed. April 12 Peer revision and discussion of rough drafts for research paper
Fri. April 14

Internet Research Day

Review of previously submitted research papers

Peer revision and discussion of rough drafts for research paper

 

Week 13

Mon. April 17 Peer revision and discussion of rough drafts for research paper
Wed. April 19

Peer revision and discussion of rough draftsfor research paper

Fri. April 21

Final draft of the research paper due

 

Week 14

Mon. April 24

Identity study questions #1 due

Wed. April 26 Identity study questions #2 due
Fri. April 28 Identity study questions #3 due

 

Week 15

Mon. May 1

Identity study questions #4 due

Wed. May 3

Identity study questions #4 due

Discussion of Guidelines for Identity paper

Fri. May 5

Grammar Review Day

 

Week 16

Mon. May 8

Rough drafts of Identity paper due;

Peer review and discussion of rough drafts for Identity paper

Wed. May 10

Rough drafts of Identity paper due; Peer review and discussion of rough drafts for Identity paper

Fri. May 12

Discussion of Final

Final drafts of Identity due

 

Week 16

Mon. May 15 Finals Week Starts May 15