COURSE DESCRIPTION: Standard English Writing skills. Emphasis will be placed on information access and library research
strategies. Students will develop skills in textual analysis, written expression and documentation format. Prerequisite: Completion
of English 101 with a minimum grade of "C."
REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: Writing Research Papers Across the Curriculum by Hubbach
and Retellngs by Clarke
REQUIRED MATERIALS: legal pad, small spiral notebook, and pen
ATTENDANCE: You are required
to attend class every day. Each class session will cover a great deal of material, and you can not make up work unless you
have an excused absence or have made arrangements with me. You are allowed one excused absence (see Student Handbook)
and no unexcused absences before you are dropped. Absences will be allowed at my discretion.
with attendance, you will be evaluated on the following:
***NOTE*** All writings are due on a deadline. The beginning
of class the date listed on the schedule is the deadline. If the essay is not on my desk when class begins, it is late and
will be docked 25%--this means even 5 minutes late. Exceptions will be evaluated/allowed at the instructor's discretion.
All finished writings will be word processed.
A. 2 Prospectuses (one for 25 points, second for 50 points)
Working Bibliography--including a minimum of 15sources (200 points)
C. Research Journal: a collection of responses to your readings and your developing research analysis. (50 points)
Research Essay: Exploring your field--specific changes in your career because of "advances" in your field (400 points)
One, short, in-class essay and test in response to literature--prompted and developed through the Discussion Groups (100 points
F. Two short, cited essays--Description of your field and a comparison between two companies you could work
for. (100 points each essay)
OTHER: Other in- and out- of class assignments, quizzes and writings will compose the remainder of the grade for the
NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED UNLESS YOU HAVE CONTACTED ME.
Click on the picture below to link to
the GCC Bookstore for information about the required textbook (for ANY GCC class), or to pre-order the text.