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Freshman Composition 101-16 TTH 11:00-12:15
Spring 2022

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This is a "real time" syllabus that will be regularly updated and reflect our progress throughout the semester. You can easily check it from a mobile device or from any computer.

The syllabus consists of the Reading Schedule and Course Policies. You are responsible for understanding and following the schedule and the course policies, which are in effect from the first day of class. Please read them carefully (more than once and throughout the semester). Please see me if you have any questions about them.

Think of the syllabus as a flexible guide. It will structure our semester, but we will adjust it to fit our needs as the semester progresses. Not all assignments and quizzes are listed at the beginning of the semester; some will be added throughout the semester. It may also be necessary to finish some readings the following class period, in which case I will update the syllabus after each class. Again, be sure to check the syllabus regularly.

You do not need to print the syllabus, but if you decide to, be sure to check the online syllabus regularly for new information, added assignments, or reading schedule changes. The print icon above is for print copies.

We will use this website with Canvas, but always check the syllabus first.  We will use Canvas to turn in and return some assignments, take some quizzes/exams, post some discussions, and access videos or handouts. I will use the Gradebook function to post scores but not calculate them,  You will need to do this, which only requires simple math.  The course website will help you do this.

We will use three texts for the course to help you learn about the writing process as well as writing about sports. These texts are not an unnecessary expense but rather helpful resources we will use in class and you will use outside of class to help you become a more effective writer. You will use the grammar handbook, Rules for Writers, for this course, English 202, and other courses until you graduate. The following acronyms are used on the Reading Schedule.

TSGW=The St. Martin's Guide to Writing
RW=Rules for Writers

Readings and assignments should be finished for the day assigned. For example, chapter 1 from TSGW should be read (completed) by January 27, when we will discuss it. Check each class period to see what book(s) you need to bring.

January
Tuesday Thursday
25 Course Introduction: Reading, Discussing, Writing

First-day semester quiz

Course Website (Syllabus, Course Notes)/Canvas
27 Course Website (Syllabus, Course Notes)/Canvas

Review First-day semester quiz

TSGW - Ch 1: Composing Literacy

February
Tuesday Thursday
01 TSGW - Finish Ch 1 (essays)/Ch 13

Final Thoughts Chpts 1 & 13
03 Finish TSGW, Ch 13
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Essay 1 - Introduction: Personal Narrative - Life with the Coronavirus

PowerPt Slides (Course Notes)

TSGW: Preview Chpts 2, 14 (470-77; 480-89)
Preview Couse Notes links for Essay 1

Choose topic (TSGW, pp 37-38): Have three topics with notes--bring to class

**Checked topic list--in class

Scratch outline (TSGW, p 422-23)
08 Essay 1 - Planning

Continue discussing PPt Slides--Course Notes

Discuss audience sheet

TSGW, Chpts 2, 14 (Note key ideas/strategies)

Have topic selected (TSGW, pp 37-38)/Bring topic list & notes

Scratch outline (TSGW, p 422-23)
**Bring outline in progress/Continue drafting outline in class

Planning your essay: TSGW, pp 37-44

10 Essay 1 - Planning

TSGW, Chpt 2: Sample narratives: "Calling Home," p 18;
"An American Childhood," p 22.  Discuss these

Bring to class
**Topic list + notes
**Rough draft of scratch outline - in progress
**Rough draft of audience sheet - in progress

RW, Ch 14: Coord/Subord (Preview this chapter/Concept: What is Coordination? Subordination?
Discuss examples

Outside of Class
**Begin drafting your essay - introduction (TSGW, p 44)
**TSGW, pp 37-44; Chpt 14
15 Essay 1 - Planning/Drafting:  Bring your laptop to class to work on your draft in the classroom.

Due: Print copy of scratch outline (5pts).  Either print or photocopy; Do not turn in your original.

TSGW: finish discussing "Calling Home" (thesis?) and "An American Childhood" (Assigned pars from Tues)


Draft pages one and two. 
Today you will work on drafting and reviewing these two pages  You should consult and adjust your audience sheet & scratch outline while drafting.  Finish pages one and two by TH

Bring
**scratch outline
**audience sheet - I will check everyone's audience sheet
**TSGW, Chpts 2 (sample essays) & 14
**RW, Ch 14
17 Essay 1 - Drafting: Bring your laptop to class to work on your draft in the classroom. 

Finish discussing "American Childhood": Development of conflict, description/action sequences,
final two pars--thesis?

RW, Ch 14, examples/exercises


Pages 1-2 of your draft should be finished

Today you will work on drafting and reviewing pages 1-3. You should consult and adjust your audience sheet & scratch outline while drafting 

Review PPt Slides

Bring

**scratch outline
**audience sheet
**TSGW, Chpts 2 (sample essays, pp 38-44) & 14 (pp 480-489)
22 Essay 1 - Drafting: Bring your laptop to class to work on your draft in the classroom. 

Pages 1-3 of your draft should be finished

Today you will work on drafting and reviewing pages 3-4/entire draft. You should consult and adjust your audience sheet & scratch outline while drafting 

Review PPt Slides

Bring
**scratch outline
**audience sheet
**TSGW, Chpts 2 (sample essays, pp 38-44) & 14 (pp 480-489)

RW, Ch 14

24 Essay 1 - Peer Review--Must Attend Class In Person

RW, Ch 14, p 141, ex a & e

(See peer review policy on the syllabus) 

Bring all books--TSGW, pp 44-45 preview peer review questions)/scratch outline
Bring
1. Copy of Audience Sheet (typed)
2. Copy of completed draft (typed), minimum 3.5 full pages/max 4.5 full pages

Electronic (laptop/tablet) or handwritten copies of your audience sheet or draft are NOT acceptable for peer review





March
Tuesday Thursday
01 Essay 1 - Return Peer Review Materials to Partner In Class

Revision Chart (Handout)

TSGW, Ch 2: pp 46-49 (Improving the Draft)/38-44.
Chpt 14: 470-77; 480-85

Editing
**RW, Ch 16 (Wordiness)/Ch 14




03  Essay 1 - Revision, Editing

Bring
"clean drafts" (not peer review drafts) to class of your essay + audience sheet so that you can write on these

Bring
completed revision chart, scratch outline

TSGW, Ch 2: pp 15, 46-49 (Improving the Draft)/38-44.
Chpt 14: pp 470-77; 480-85

Revision
**Resolution/Significance (TSGW, Ch 13)
**Conflict - Specific Thoughts, Feelings

Editing
**Topic Sentences (TSGW, Ch 13)
**RW, Ch 16 (Wordiness)/Ch 14
08 Essay 1 - Revision, Editing, Proofreading

Bring
latest copies of drafts with recent revisions and edits
Bring scratch outline & completed revision/editing chart

Discuss Coates narrative ("Losing My Innocence"): TSGW, pp 26-28

Ch 14: 470-77; 480-85

Revision (TSGW, p 49-51: Writer at Work)
**Audience sheet
**Organization
**Vivid Description

Editing
**RW, Chpts 14 & 16















10 Essay 1 - Final Thoughts

Bring (latest) copies of drafts with recent revisions and edits
Bring scratch outline & completed revision/editing chart

Discuss Coates narrative ("Losing My Innocence"): TSGW, pp 26-28
**Conflict--Resolution
**Organization/**Description

TSGW, p 49-51: Writer at Work

Editing
**RW, Chpts 14 & 16
 
Proofreading
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Introduction - Assign 1

See PPt Slides (Course Notes)
**Comic strips - definitions

You should choose one strip to write about by Tues (handout)
**Take notes/invention docs - TSGW, Ch 11
**Research - bkgrd info: creators/publication of strip, characters, situations, issues

Analyze sample strip in class


Essay 1: Peer Review Docs Due (Aud Sheet + Draft + Responses on notebook paper).  Paper clip these (do not staple)
15 Assign 1 - Planning (Bring TSGW/RW)

You should have choosen the strip you will write about

Bring your laptop and comic strips to class

See PPt Slides (Course Notes)
**Comic strips - definitions
**Review formatting - headings
**(See Course Notes--Examples of text using headings)

Planning Work
**Notes on strips
**Basic bkgrd/info on strips - research
**Invention doc(s)/Audience considerations
**Quoting from strips

Begin drafting summary & analysis.  Develop and also work on invention doc(s)/audience considerations
As you draft, consult planning work, e.g., research, invention doc(s), PPt notes

Essay 1 Docs Due:
Final Audience Sheet + Final Essay + Revision/Editing Checklist + Scratch Outlines (Graded Copy & Your revised copy).  Paper clip these (do not staple)

For TH
**Continue drafting - summary & analysis sections
**Research on strip
17 Assign 1 - Planning/Drafting (Bring TSGW/RW)

Bring
your laptop to class

Discuss/Review Summary & Analysis sections that you have drafted

See PPt Slides (Course Notes)
**Formatting, Organization - Headings

Research on strip: character names, series info, context for your specific strip

Begin drafting introduction and evaluation sections

Sources section: Citing sources: RW (409)/TSGW (546-51)
**Websites: pp 450-53
**Comic Strip: p 460
**Article from a database: pp 438-41

Quoting from comic strips

As you draft, consult planning work, e.g., research, invention doc(s), PPt notes

For Tues (after break)
**Continue drafting all sections of the essay 

22 Spring Break 24 Spring Break

29 Assign 1 - Planning/Drafting (Bring TSGW/RW)

Bring
your laptop to class

Bring a draft of your essay--all sections--to class
Discuss/Review Introduction, Evaluation, and Sources sections.
Review all sections of the essay.

See PPt Slides (Course Notes)
**Formatting, Organization - Headings

Research on strip: character names, series info, context for your specific strip

Sources section: Citing sources: RW (409)/TSGW (546-51)
**Websites: pp 450-53
**Comic Strips: p 460
**Article from a database: pp 438-41

Quoting from comic strips

As you draft, consult planning work, e.g., research, invention doc(s), audience considerations, PPt notes


31 Assign 1: Peer-Review--Must Attend

Bring
a print version of draft: 1 1/2 pgs

Electronic or handwritten copy of your draft is NOT acceptable for peer review


Revision: All sections (as time allows)

RW, Ch 32 (Commas), pp 268-76

Proofreading:  Essay formatting (TSGW, essay on p. 112)/print quality/spelling












April
Tuesday Thursday
05 Assign 1: Revsion, Editing, Proofreading

Bring "clean copies" of your comics essay
(You can also bring your peer review draft.)

Revision
**Evaluation section
**Introduction

Editing
**RW, Ch 32 (Commas), pp 268-76: c-e/14 & 16

Sources section
**Research
**Citing sources

Proofreading:  Essay formatting (TSGW, essay on p. 112)/print quality/spelling
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Essay 2: Introduction - Literary Analysis

Preview Course Notes:
Essay 2 - All links

You must read all stories, but you will choose ONE to write about.  (You should have already previewed these and even read one or two).  These four stories are handouts--bring these to class during the next weeks

"Babylon Revisited"
"Brokeback Mountain"
"56 - 0"
 "Slinkers"

**Choose your story for Essay 2 by 4/12.  Once you choose a story, you cannot change it. You should be reading stories and taking notes on all stories--have an organized system of taking notes for each story

Planning: TSGW - Ch 10.  Note key pages/strategies

Formal Outline: RW pp 13-14; TSGW, pp 424-25 
07 Essay 2 - Planning

Reading and Writing about Literature (Lecture). We will combine this lecture with preliminary discussion of the stories. TSGW, pp 391-95 (thesis)/All of Ch 10.  (Blue cover TSGW, pp 457-60)

Bring your four stories

**Formal Outline: RW, pp 13-14; TSGW, pp 424-25.  (Blue cover TSGW, pp 457-60)
**Audience Sheet (Course Notes)/Also see "Notes on thesis statement," etc)
**Thesis (Ch 10, TSGW)

Due: Assign 1 Due + Peer Review docs
OR--can be turned in on Friday during office hours

























12 Essay 2: Planning

Story Choice Paragraph Due (Typed)

Finish discussion of Reading/Writing about Literature:  Pt of View, Theme (see 4/7)

**Formal Outline: RW, pp 13-14; TSGW, pp 424-25
**Audience Sheet (Course Notes)/Also see "Notes on thesis statement," etc)

TSGW, Ch 10 (Sample Essays, pp 382 & 386)

TSGW, Ch 10 (Introduction, p 400; Thesis, pp 379-80; Well-Supported Argument, pp 380-81; Organization, pp 381-82.)

Begin working on formal outline + audience sheetAudience sheet must be typed. 







14 Essay 2: Planning

Quiz - short stories (all 4 are in play)

Focused Freewriting in class (TSGW p 428) - use short story you are writing about. 
Bring your laptop (charged) to class

**Formal Outline: RW, pp 13-14; TSGW, pp 424-25
**Audience Sheet (Course Notes)/Also see "Notes on thesis statement," etc)

TSGW, Ch 10 (Sample Essays, pp 382 & 386)

TSGW, Ch 10 (Introduction, p 400; Thesis, pp 379-80; Well-Supported Argument, pp 380-81; Organization, pp 381-82.)

Discussion of Stories

Use reading notes + all stories
Be prepared to discuss stories/ask questions

We will begin discussng "Babylon Revisited" 

Continue working on formal outline and audience sheet.  Audience sheet must be typed
19 Essay 2: Discussion of Stories

Review Focused Freewriting

Use reading notes + all stories
Be prepared to discuss stories/ask questions

Continue discussion of "Babylon Revisited." 
Then we will discuss "Slinkers"

Bring drafts in progress of your formal sent outline & aud sheet.


Continue working on formal outline and audience sheet.  Audience sheet must be typed
21 Essay 2: Discussion of Stories

Use reading notes + all stories
Be prepared to discuss stories/ask questions

Discuss 56-0" and "Brokeback Mountain"

Bring drafts in progress of your formal sent outline & aud sheet.

Continue working on formal outline and audience sheet.  Audience sheet must be typed. 
**Complete drafts of both docs for Tuesday's class. 



26 Essay 2: Planning/Drafting

Bring your formal sent outline and audience sheet to class.  I will check (not collect) these


Finish discussion of "Brokeback Mountain" as time allows

Begin drafting in class: Bring your (charged) laptop
**Use completed drafts: audience sheet and formal sentence outline. 
(Revise these as you draft, like you did for your narrative essay)

Draft pages 1-2

Drafting Resources: TSGW, Ch 10

Thesis: pp 396-97
Support: pp 397-98
Sample Essays: pp 382 & 386

Consult Reading notes, PowerPt notes (RW pgs), Focused Freewriting, Stories

Integrating Quotations: See Power Pt notes; also TSGW, pp 546-51/RW - See PPt notes




28 Essay 2: Drafting 

**Use Aud Sheet draft and completed Formal Sentence Outline.  (Revise your formal outline as you draft)
You should have 1-2 pgs of your draft completed.  We will work on pgs 3-4 as time allows

Drafting Resources: TSGW, Ch 10

Thesis: pp 396-97
Support: pp 397-98
Sample Essays: pp 382 & 386

Consult Reading notes, PowerPt notes, Focused freewriting, Stories

Integrating Quotations: See Power Pt notes; also TSGW, pp 546-51/RW - See PPt notes











May
Tuesday Thursday
03 Essay 2: Peer Review--Must Attend

Review Peer Review Policy (see syllabus)

TSGW, pp 401-402 (preview peer review questions)

1. Copy of Audience Sheet (typed)
2. Copy of completed draft, including quotations (typed): 3.5/4 pages min - 5 pages max

Bring your formal outline - your partner may want to look at it.  You can make a copy for your partner to use outside of class if you wish.

Electronic or handwritten copies of your audience sheet or draft are NOT acceptable for peer review

Before/After peer review as time allows
1. Questions about stories
2. Using quotations--RW/TSGW
3. Look at body paragraph - sample essay in TSGW, Ch 10
05 Essay 2: Return Peer Review Materials to Partner

Revision Chklist (handout)

**Bring all stories

Revision (TSGW, Ch 10/Stories)
**Discussion of quiz: theme/knowing details
of stories.  Apply to your essay

Editing
**RW, Ch 12 Modification/Review of chpts 14, 16, 32









10 Reading & Writing Day - No Class

12 Essay 2: Revision, Editing, Proofreading

Bring a "clean" draft of your audience sheet and literary analysis;
do not use/write on your peer review drafts (You can still bring them
to class.)

Completed Revision Chklist
Formal Sent Outline

Review/refer to stories as needed: Bring all stories

Revision (TSGW, Ch 10/Stories)
**Introduction/Thesis

**Audience Sheet
**Reasons (Support)/Quotations
**Organization

Editing
**RW, Ch 8 (Active Verbs)
**All concepts we've studied: Modification, Wordiness, Coord/Subord, Commas
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Final Class Meeting, May 16, Mon

Bring TSGW & RW

**Grammar competition for extra pts! Use RW
**Essay 2: Revision, Editing, Proofreading (TSGW)
(Bring essay 2 draft, aud sheet, outline, and rev/editing chklist)

--Organization
--Conclusion
--Audience Sheet


**Course Review
**Look at quiz from first day of class

Essay 2 + Supporting Docs Due: TBD--see blue box below 

Finals Week: May 16 - May 20
Office Hrs during Finals Week: See website home page

Final Class Meeting: May 16, Mon, 1:15-2:30, in our usual classroom

Essay 2: Peer Review
Materials due Monday during final class meeting: Essay Draft + Aud Sheet Draft + Formal Sent Outline Draft + Partner's Responses (Notebook Paper).  Paper clip these (do not staple)

Essay 2 + Supporting Docs
due Tues (May 17) 2-4 or Wed (May 18) 2-3 at my office: Final Essay + Revised Aud Sheet + Formal Sentence Outline + Rev/Editing Checklist

Course Grades available on AccessPoint: May 26 or 27

Face Covering Policy (Note: The face covering policy is not longer in effect.  Face coverings are encouraged but optional.)

At all UW-Stevens Point campus locations, the wearing of face coverings is mandatory in all buildings, including classrooms, laboratories, studios, and other instructional spaces. Any student with a condition that impacts their use of a face covering should contact the Disability and Assistive Technology Center to discuss accommodations in classes. Please note that unless everyone is wearing a face covering, in-person classes cannot take place. This is university policy and not up to the discretion of individual instructors. Failure to adhere to this requirement could result in formal withdrawal from the course.

The General Education Program--Written Communication

Introductory writing classes provide an essential foundation of communication skills on which students can build throughout the rest of their university careers and beyond. They develop students' skills in analyzing audience, structuring written documents, and understanding and applying the conventions of effective writing. Subsequent writing courses build upon these skills by helping students learn to locate sources, critically analyze information, and synthesize their ideas with those of others to write well-supported academic arguments. They also provide an essential starting point for the more specialized writing students will be expected to do in the future within their fields of study.

The General Education Program Learning Outcomes for Written Communication (Foundation Level) are as follows:

  • Compose an articulate, thoughtful, grammatically correct, and logically organized piece of writing with properly documented and supported ideas, evidence, and information suitable to the topic, purpose, genre, and audience
  • Apply your understanding of elements that shape successful writing to critique and improve your own and others' writing through effective and useful feedback
Course Description and Learning Outcomes

Freshman Composition 101 is a writing-intensive course that will give you experience writing for various purposes, for various audiences, and in different contexts. More than just a knowledge of "good grammar," effective writing requires a range of activities, from invention and planning to drafting and revising, activities that you will practice throughout the semester.  All of our assignments will return to the questions of why and how we write, which are important questions to think about as you choose topics, develop ideas, and reflect on what you write.  In addition to thinking carefully about each writing subject, we will examine the relationship between the writer and his/her subject as well as the issues outside of the classroom that shape the writer's thinking and connect him/her to communities and society.  You will also participate in peer editing sessions in which you will evaluate the essays of others as a way of helping your classmates and of improving your own evaluative skills.  Integrating computer technology into the study of writing, in the form of planning and drafting, editing, or research, will also be an important goal of the course. Along with these goals, you will need to develop your own writing goals as a means of assessing your progress throughout the semester.

  • Understand through class discussion and writing assignments how writing is a way of sharing information, expressing viewpoints, bringing about social change, and connecting people, all essential for an inclusive democracy
  • Analyze the relationship between the writer and his and her audience as well as the contexts that shape the writing about sport as well as other types of writing
  • Integrate reading, planning, drafting, peer review, editing, revision, and proofreading into the writing process with an emphasis on grammatical correctness as a means of effective communication
Text Rental

The St. Martin's Guide to Writing. Axelrod and Cooper. 12th ed., Bedford/St. Martin's P, 2019.

Purchase at Bookstore

Rules for Writers. Hacker and Sommers. 9th. ed., Bedford/St. Martin's P, 2019.
**You will use this handbook for English 202 and throughout your university education.

Requirements

During the semester, you will complete weekly and longer-term writing assignments dealing with the topic of sports. Class discussions will be the most informative and helpful if the reading assignments have been carefully thought over and all students participate and share ideas. To prepare for class discussions, it will be helpful to take notes. Note key passages or language that points to central concerns or ideas in the reading assignments. Write out key ideas and concepts along with your thoughts and questions that you have. Throughout the semester you will be required to complete planning assignments and rough drafts. Please be prepared to bring these to class to share with classmates so that we can discuss them and make suggestions for improving them.

During the semester, there will be weekly writing assignments, some quizzes (announced and possibly unannounced), peer review assignments, and three essays. The course grade will be determined mathematically using the percentages below. Please remember that your course grade will be based on the work that you submit, not simply the effort you make or my subjective opinion.

Course Grade %
Weekly Writing/Quizzes** 20%
Peer Review 10%
Essay 1 - Personal Narrative 25%
Assign 1: Comic Strip Analysis: Comics & Culture 15%
Essay 2 - Literary Analysis 30%
** Will be determined by point values (Approx Grades): 5pt Assignments: A/A-=5-4.5; B- =4; C- =3.5; D- =3; F=2.5-0
10pt Assignments
: A/A- =10-9; B/B- =8.5-8; C/C- =7.5-7; D/D- =6.5-6; F=5-0

All work must be completed on time. It is your responsibility to keep copies of all of your planning work, assignments, and quizzes. Some assignments may be submitted via email, and email communication will be required throughout the semester.

Late Assignment Policy: Assignments due on a given day must be submitted at the beginning of the class period. An assignment that is finished but not printed out and ready to hand in is late. Late assignments will be accepted one day after the original due date, but will lose one letter grade or the point equivalent. After that, they will not be accepted. (Assignments due on Friday that are late must be turned in by 5pm.) Assignments due electronically must be received by the day and time specified. Late email assignments will be accepted 24hrs from the original due date. For any special circumstances, please contact me ahead of time. No incompletes will given in the course.

Essays submitted late will lose 1/3 of a letter grade each day they are late, including weekends (e.g., original grade B. Two days late, C+). For any special circumstances, please contact me ahead of time. It may not be possible to make up some quizzes or assignments.

Peer review: Peer review days are very important because you will receive specific, targeted feedback about your essays and, in turn, provide feedback for a writing partner. This process will help you become a more effective writer. Peer review days are mandatory. If you miss them, you will lose all peer review points. If you do not have all of the required documents, properly prepared, you will lose all points for peer review and your essay grade may be lowered too.

For any special circumstances, please contact me ahead of time. It may not be possible to make up a missed peer review class.

Attendance

Regular attendance is your responsibility and is essential for success in the course. See Attendance in the online UWSP Course Catalog (UWSP Course Catalog pgs 25-26).

For our course, there are no excused or unexcused absences.  The only relevant factor is your number of absences.  You have personal days to use and manage as needed: For three-days-a-week classes: 5.  For two-days-a-week classes: 3.

If you are absent and have not exceeded your absence limit, you do not need to email me to explain your absence. If you would like to find out about missed information or assignments, it is best to stop by during office hours or make an appointment to see me. You can also email me, but I may not be able to respond before our next class meeting. However, you should email about an absence ahead of the due date if an assignment is due.

If you miss a total of two weeks of class (six class meetings for classes meeting three times a week; four class meetings for classes meeting twice a week), you may fail the course.  However, if you have to quarrantine, are a member of a university sporting team, or have an extraordinary situation, then we will adjust your absence limit.  The attendance policy begins with the second class meeting. 

Classroom Etiquette

During class meetings, we will discuss and debate issues about writing and literature. It is fine to express your views passionately and debate others in class, but do so in a civil, constructive manner.

Please do not use phones and mobile devices during class, even if you believe you are doing so quietly. Not only is this rude, but also it distracts other students as well as your ablity to focus on and follow class instruction and discussion. It is English Department policy that students cannot and should not record class lectures and discussion without permission from the intstructor. Also, please get drinks of water or use the washroom before or after class, not during class, so that our classroom does not become a bus station. Please see me if you need special accomodations.

Plagiarism (from the Latin "to Kidnap")/Cheating

You will be expected to do your own work throughout the course. Intentionally or unintentionally passing off the ideas, words, or sentences of others (e.g., published authors, website authors, other students) as your own is plagiarism, which will result in failing the plagiarized assignment and possibly the course. Please review the University policy regarding plagiarism.

Anyone who is caught cheating during quizzes or exams (e.g., looking at someone else's paper or using a cell phone) will fail the quiz or exam and be reported to the Dean of Students Office.  For quizzes and exams taken online, you are on your honor to follow established guidelines:  No books, notes, printed or online materials, sharing information with others.