Introduction

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The contents of this syllabus are subject to change.                        

            

Course Goals:

Welcome back!

The course in this semester enables you to:

    A. Discuss various readings and student papers.

    B. Write resume and analyze various types of essays.

    C. Go through the process of writing a research paper and produce your own research paper.

    D. Present your research paper to professors and peers.

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Handouts:

A. Composition
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1. Attendance (see explanation below)

 

2. Papers & Revisions

30%

3. Research Paper & Revisions.

35%

4. Writing Project/ Journal writing activity

20%

5. Exam

15%


B. Conversation

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1. Participation & Discussions

25%

2. Attendance (see explanation below)

 

3. E-resume

10%

4. Paper Presentation

15%

5. Group Activities

30%

6. Exam

20%


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Grading scale:

 

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D and Failing

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84-82

81-78

77-74

73-70

69-67

66-64

63-60

59 and below


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Important Note:

Composition is 2 credits and Conversation is 1 credit. If a student fails in either composition or conversation, he or she will have to retake the Junior CC course.

 

ˇ» Attendance and Punctuality

Please come to class each time and on time. This is respect to yourself and your classmates. Each unexcused absence will result a 3% deduction from the final grade. If you are or will be absent for medical or personal reasons, please inform me in advance and show evidence (e.g. medical excuse notes). According to the university regulation, more than two unexcused absences or six excused absencesresult a failed grade for the course. I will provide a sign-in sheet for you to sign your name. Please do not sign for other people. I will be checking the handwritings.

 

ˇ» Preparation

Please be prepared to write and participate in class. In order to achieve learning, you should be willing to go through the writing process and share with each other the drafts you have written.

 

ˇ» Assignments

The due dates for assignments are written in the course schedule. Please note that the instructor has the right to turn down late papers. Please hand in your papers on time.

The instructor reserves the rights to ask you to turn in more drafts of writing.

All paper assignments should be typed out. Please follow the formats in MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. On the upper left-hand side of the first page, include your name, the section number, course number, the assignment title, and the due date. Turn in your final drafts with rough drafts.

 

ˇ» Plagiarism

Plagiarism is forbidden. You must obey the principles of academic integrity. Please respect other peopleˇ¦s work. If you quote or refer to certain peopleˇ¦s work, remember to give credit to the author(s). A plagiarized product will result in a 0% of your assignment.