Prince George's Community College



Fall 1999 English 101 Syllabus



Professor Don Reeves

Marlboro Hall Room 3115

Office Phone Number: 301-322-0997

Home Phone Number: 202-364-6402

Office Hours: Wednesdays by Appointment





English Reference No. 3472

Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.

Marlboro Hall Room M-3070





English Reference No. 3473

Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

Marlboro Hall Room 3082





English Reference No. 3477

Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 P.M. - 1:45 P.M.

Marlboro Hall Room 3105





Required Text



The Bedford Guide for College Writers with Reader and Research Manual, 5th ed.



Required Work



Papers must be submitted by hand to the professor on the due date at the beginning of class. Students are prohibited from leaving their papers in the professor's mailbox.



All submissions must be typed according to instructions given in class. No exceptions. Students must complete the following types of essays in order to meet the Standards for English 101: illustration, comparison/contrast, cause/effect, argument, and documented research. The essays will be performed within the confines of:



Four [4] papers of a length [typed on white 8" x 11" paper, double spaced, numbered and stapled] to be assigned by the professor; one [1] research paper to be assigned by the professor and a final examination.



Students are required to keep a journal of all class notes; the journal must be submitted for review at all conferences with the professor.



Rough drafts and reading to the class are not optional in English 101. With the exception of the research paper and unless otherwise instructed, each written assignment will be preceded by the submission of a rough draft to the professor. The rough draft must be typed and must reflect the proposed completed assignment. Rough drafts are not optional. The professor must observe the student's development and completion of each assignment. All students are encouraged to use the Writing Center prior to submitting their assignments for a grade.



Grades



LATE PAPERS ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR A GRADE IN ENGLISH 101.



Students should read Standards for a "C" Paper attached to this syllabus to understand the quality of grades assigned to their work in the course. All work done in the course will count toward the final grade. A final grade is assigned based upon completion of all required assignments in the course, meeting or surpassing the standards for a "C" and in satisfying the attendance requirements of the college.



During the course grades are assigned only to typed compositions that respond to the assignments outlined in class. The goal of English 101 is to meet or surpass specific standards in composition that are clearly outlined in the attachment to this syllabus entitled Standards for English 101.



Students who do not submit the assigned research paper or take the scheduled final examination will receive an "F" for the course.



Plagiarism will result in failure of the course. Students are advised to review the attachment to this syllabus entitled Standards for English 101.



Conferences



Students are urged to have conferences with the professor. Wednesday conferences can be made in advance by appointment. Please call 202-364-6402 to schedule your appointment. Conferences are to be used for purposes solely related to work in the course. Students are required to submit their class journals at all conferences. A conference may be required for students who are not meeting the requirements of the college for passing the course.



Attendance



The professor maintains a sign-in sheet for the course. Students are required to record their attendance at all sessions by signing the sheet. A signature constitutes certification of attendance and is the only official record of attendance maintained by the professor for submission to the college at the end of the semester. It is the student's responsibility to sign in.



Students are allowed three [3] unexcused absences; the fourth absence may result in failure of the course. "Excused absences" must be applied for in writing in advance of the absence and must be approved in writing by the professor. Absences due to valid emergencies must be detailed in writing by the student and submitted for due consideration by the professor.



Students who arrive late or who fail to attend class are not to contact the professor to determine what work has been missed. Students are to contact a member of their assigned group to find out the status of work in the course and their other obligations to the group. Students may contact the professor at any time to discuss their work in progress or performance in the course.



Disruptive students



Late arriving students are not to interrupt the professor nor any member of the class upon entry into the room.

Students are prohibited from recording lectures.

Students are prohibited from having activated beepers, cell phones or other devices that have alarms or other signals that cause distraction.



Amendments



The professor reserves the right to alter this syllabus at any time based on the progress of the class. It is the student's responsibility to record all changes to this syllabus.



DUE: September 9th--bring assigned books to class.





Final Exam Schedule



English Reference No. 3472 9:30 A.M., Tuesday, December 14.



English Reference No. 3473 11:30 A.M., Thursday, December 16.



English Reference No. 3477 12:30 P.M., Tuesday, December 14.











ENGLISH 101 ASSIGNMENTS

1999 FALL SEMESTER SYLLABUS





Required texts: Bedford Guide for College Writers, 5th Edition.

Prentice Hall Handbook for Writers, by Kramer, Leggett, Mead.



Suggested texts: The Chicago Manual of Style.

The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White.





SEPTEMBER 1999





Tuesday, September 7



In-class writing and punctuation assessment.



Thursday, September 9



Greetings from instructor. Meeting your peers and Introduction to English 101. Distribution of syllabus rules and regulations. Question and answer period.



Tuesday, September 14



Report to library for instruction and start of research paper.

Read chapters 29 and 30 in Bedford. Prepare for review of punctuation marks.



Thursday, September 16



Assignment of groups.

Review of research paper requirements. The Modern Language Association and methods of documentation of sources

Required reading: Bedford, pp. 1-87

Required reading: Bedford, pp. 91-245



Due: Peer review of September 7th in-class writing assignment and punctuation assessment



Tuesday, September 21



Lecture: The Elementary Principles of Composition. Requirements for Essay #1, Analysis. Required reading: Chapter 6 in Bedford

Prentice Hall: Chapter 16d, 37, 31c-e



Thursday, September 23



Due: Rough draft of Essay #1, Analysis

Prentice Hall chapters 1, 2, 3

GROUP PRESENTATION [ANALYSIS]



Tuesday, September 28



Homework: Bedford, pp. 159-182 [Comparing and Contrasting]

Prentice Hall, Chapters 46-48 [Research Paper]



Thursday, September 30



Due: Paper #1, Analysis

Peer Review

Prentice Hall, Chapters 4, 5, 6



OCTOBER 1999



Tuesday, October 5



Due: Essay #2, rough draft: Compare and contrast

Required reading: Prentice Hall, Chapters 7, 22-23



Thursday, October 7



Bedford, Chapter 7, Compare and Contrast



Tuesday, October 12



Due: GROUP PRESENTATION [COMPARE AND CONTRAST]



Thursday, October 14



Due: Essay #2, Compare and Contrast

Peer review



Tuesday, October 19



Peer Review

Due: Prentice Hall, Chapters 9 and 47

Bedford, pp. 522-527



Thursday, October 21



Due: Rough draft Essay #3, Cause and Effect

Bedford, Chapter 8



Tuesday, October 26



GROUP PRESENTATION [CAUSE AND EFFECT]



Thursday, October 28



Due: Paper #3, Cause and Effect

Prentice Hall, Chapter 48



NOVEMBER 1999



Tuesday, November 2



Due: Paper #4, Argument, rough draft

Peer Review

Bedford, Chapters 9-11

Prentice Hall, sections 21a-d, 22a-d, 23a-i, 24a-b, 25a-f, 46a-f.



Thursday, November 4



Peer Review, Argument paper



Tuesday, November 9



Due: GROUP PRESENTATION [ARGUMENT]



Thursday, November 11



Bedford, Chapter 9

Prentice Hall, Chapters 46, 47a-d, 48c2



Tuesday, November 16



Due: Paper #4, Argument

Peer review



[REPORT TO LIBRARY-RESEARCH ACTIVITIES-MOVIE]



Due: Bedford, Chapters 10, 27, 28

Thursday, November 18



[REPORT TO LIBRARY-RESEARCH ACTIVITIES-MOVIE]

Bedford, Chapter 29, pp. 802-811



Tuesday, November 23



Due: Drafting the research paper; documentation of sources using MLA style; abstract of research paper.

Prentice Hall, Chapters 46 and 47a-d



COLLEGE CLOSED NOVEMBER 25, 1999 THROUGH NOVEMBER 28, 1999



Thursday, November 30



RESEARCH PAPER AND MLA DOCUMENTATION

Due: Peer Review, Paper #4





DECEMBER 1999

Thursday, December 2



Preparation for final examination.

Review of research paper requirements.

Prentice Hall, Chapters 47 and 48



Tuesday, December 7



Due: Abstract of research paper and works cited page.

Peer review.



Thursday, December 9



Final Exam Review

Due: Research paper at final examination





FINAL EXAMINATION PERIOD 12-14-99 TO 12-16-99



English Reference No. 3472: 9:30 am, Tuesday, December 14



English Reference No. 3477: 12:30 pm, Tuesday, December 14



English Reference No. 3473: 11:30 am, Thursday, December 16