Evaluate relevance, quality sufficiency, and depth of preliminary ideas and information, organize material generated, and formulate a thesis.
Demonstrate revision as a means to effective writing through drafting, refining key ideas and organizing them more logically and fluidly, using language more precisely and effectively, and drawing the reader to the author’s purpose.
Edit writing for proper voice, tense, and syntax, assuring that it conforms to Standard English when appropriate.
Locate explicit textual information, draw complex inferences, analyze, and evaluate information within and across texts of varying lengths.
Understand new vocabulary and concepts and use them accurately in reading, speaking, and writing.
Explain how literary and other texts evoke personal experience and reveal character in particular historical circumstances.
The official grading for this class is S (satisfactory), Z (showing improvement, but student must repeat the course), and U (unsatisfactory, failing). However, to help students understand how they are doing in this class, assignments are graded using the traditional A, B, C, D, F (0-100) scale. Journals and writing center tutorials are graded on a pass/fail basis, but do have points assigned. Failure of either constitutes failure of the course. A maximum of 1000 points is possible when all requirements are met.
To request academic accommodations for a disability, students should contact the Director of the PASS Office at 432-552-2631. The University Counseling Center provides diagnostic testing for learning and psychological disabilities. For information about testing, students should contact the Director of the University Counseling Center at 432-552-2365. Academic Honesty
Plagiarism and academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Students may receive help with revising and editing their essays, but all submissions should be the students’ own work. Students who need help understanding plagiarism or academic dishonesty should see the instructor. Plagiarism or any form of academic dishonesty on assignments will result in a failing grade for the assignment with no chance to make up the work. Plagiarism or cheating on exams will result in a failure of the course. A referral to the Vice President of Student Services may be made in any instance of plagiarism or academic dishonesty. Important Dates