Mail Box: Academic and Campus Services, Room SE2202
Phone: 595-7673 (leave message)
Director of Academic and Campus Services: Ann Craig
TO CONTACT THE DIVISION OFFICE:
Communications Division, Room 1202
Communications Associate Dean: Judy Leeds, 595-7694
COURSE PREREQUISITES: See Student Manual, page 14.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The TCC Catalog description states “A continuation of English 1113 (Freshman Composition I), Composition II involves critical reading, thinking, and writing. The course includes analysis and evaluation of reading selections and techniques of research and documentation.” This course deals specifically with critical reading, argumentation, and research-based writing, and it is designed to improve your college-level reading and writing skills.
You will read an average of 75-100 pages per week, write and revise four major essays, including one research paper, and complete various miscellaneous assignments. One essay (excluding the researched essay and the final exam) may be revised and re-submitted for a higher grade provided the original essay is submitted on time with a rough draft. Please note: Assignments are not accepted via email. Your final exam will consist of an in-class essay.
NEXT COURSE IN SEQUENCE: None
Current Issues and Enduring Questions, 8th edition, Barnet & Bedua
The Little, Brown Handbook, 10th ed.,Fowler & Aaron
TCC Southeast CampusStudent Manual for Composition I andII
and Advanced Composition I, English Faculty
GENERAL EDUCATION GOAL STATEMENT: The General Education Goals are designed to ensure that graduates of Tulsa Community College have the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to carry them successfully through their work and their personal lives. General Education Goals relevant to this course include Critical Thinking, Effective Communication, Engaged Learning, and Technological Proficiency. COURSE OBJECTIVES: See Student Manual, pages 14-16.
TEACHING METHODS: Each class period will involve a variety of activities including lecture, discussion, group work, and individual writing. Outside of class, you are expected to read from one or both of the required texts and to complete various “practice writing” assignments and exercises.
For more information, see your Student Manual, pages 14-17.
GRADING: Grades will be determined according to the following scale:
A=1300-1170; B=1169-1040; C=1039-910; D=909-780; F=779-0 Essays, including the final exam, will be graded using the criteria described on pages 17-22 of your Student Manual.
You will receive full credit for miscellaneous assignments if they reflect a solid understanding of the skill being addressed. It is vital that you attend class regularly, come to class prepared (bring textbooks, pen and paper), and participate earnestly in class discussions and activities. Incomplete assignments and sloppy or hastily completed assignments will not receive full credit. Missed assignments cannot be made up under any circumstances.
Excluding the research essay, one graded essay may be revised and resubmitted for a higher grade. I will not comment on the revision, but if it shows extensive and significant revision, it will be awarded a higher grade. Although a revised essay will not receive a lowered grade, you will not be guaranteed a higher grade if you revise since the grade will reflect writing ability, not effort.
LATE WORK: Miscellaneous assignments cannot be submitted late. Essays and the research paper will be considered late if they are submitted after class has started and will be penalized 10 points for each day late regardless of the reason for being late. In addition, late essays will not be graded and returned as promptly as essays submitted on time. After 48 hours, neither late essays nor late research projects will be accepted.
Other course work will not be accepted late under any circumstance, and work completed in class cannot be made up. If you miss an assignment, you will receive a “0.” Zeroes are deadly—meeting deadlines and attending class regularly are important for a satisfactory grade in the course.
INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT: Each student is responsible for being aware of the information contained in the TCC Catalog, TCC Student Handbook, TCC Student Code of Conduct Policy Handbook, The Southeast Campus Student Manual, and semester information listed in the Class Schedule.
ATTENDANCE/WITHDRAWAL POLICY: Because work completed in the classroom cannot be duplicated outside the classroom, you must plan to attend class regularly. If you are unable to attend class, you are expected to contact another student from the class or check the online Blackboard posting for this course to learn what you missed and to be prepared for the next class meeting.
If a student is absent during the essay drafting process, a zero will be assigned for each missed step. Each class period of the writing process has a certain goal; missing these steps is considered the same as missing an in-class assignment.
Missing more than three hours of class, whether due to skipping, illness, family emergencies or work-related conflicts, will affect the final grade.
The last day to withdraw from the class with a “W” is . Failure to attend does not constitute a formal withdrawal and will result in a final grade of “F.” English Professors assign "AW" or "I" grades only when genuine emergencies prevent a student from completing the class and/or from withdrawing before the deadline and only when the student is earning a satisfactory ("C" or better) grade.
PLAGIARISM POLICY: Please see pages 27-28 in your Student Manual. Essays that contain plagiarism, whether accidental or intentional, will receive a “0.”
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY OR MISCONDUCT: Academic dishonesty or misconduct is not condoned or tolerated at campuses within the Tulsa Community College system. Academic dishonesty is behavior in which a deliberately fraudulent misrepresentation is employed in an attempt to gain undeserved intellectual credit, either for oneself or for another. Academic misconduct is behavior that results in intellectual advantage obtained by violating specific standard but without deliberate intent or use of fraudulent means. Please review the relevant sections of the TCC Student Code of Conduct Policy Handbook.
CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE: Students should show respect and courtesy to fellow classmates and participate earnestly in class activities. Entering class late, talking during lectures, sleeping during class, making fun of or attacking another's viewpoint, and/or behaving in a disruptive or combative manner are all considered inappropriate and may be grounds for dismissal from class. Cell phones or pagers must be turned off duringclass; if an emergency arises, the campus police can phone our classroom. Finally, school policy does not permit students to bring children to class.
FORMAT FOR COURSE WORK: All essays must be completed on a word processing program--no typewritten work will be accepted. For the final draft of major essays, you should follow MLA format as described in the Handbook. All other work should be completed in pen on loose-leaf paper or word-processed. Do not use pencil or spiral paper, please.
COMMUNICATIONS CENTER: See Student Manual, page 24. To make a tutoring appointment or to find out more about upcoming workshops, call 595-7749.
COMPUTER SERVICES ACCEPTABLE USE: Access to computing resources is a privilege granted to all TCC faculty, staff, and students. Use of TCC computing resources is limited to purposes related to the College’s mission of education, research, and community service. Student use of technology is governed by the Computer Services Acceptable Use Statements/Standards found in the TCC Student Code of Conduct Policy Handbook. These handbooks may be obtained by contacting any Student Activities or Dean of Student Services office.
OTHER: It is always in your best interest to contact me immediately if a crisis situation prevents you from attending class or completing assignments.
DISABLED STUDENTS/ADA POLICY: If you feel you have a disability that may require special accommodations, please see the Disabled Student Services/ADFA Policy in your Student Manual. This syllabus is subject to change as determined by specific needs of the class. Students will be given written notification of changes.
FINAL EXAMINATION DATE & TIME___________________________________________
HW-Handbook for Writers; CIEQ=Current Issues & Enduring Questions; SM=Student Manual
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM CLASSES: _______________________________
Review HW Ch. 1-4 &16-21, read SM 1-30, review Composition I objectives
Continue Composition I review, complete writing sample