Joan MacDonnell Spring 1999
English 102 Composition II: Introduction Literature
Off ice M305 9 Writing Office M- 3072
Office Hours: 5:00-5:30 aafb in classroom
Text: Kirzsner & Mandell. Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing. 3rded.
Harcourt Brace, 199'7.
Handbook: either Hacker's Bedford Handbook or Krarner's Prentice Hall Handbook.
Using literature as the text, subject, or stimulus for discussion and writing,
students will further develop their writing skills as well as strengthen
their ability to understand, appreciate, and enjoy literature. Students
meeting the course objectives will demonstrate the ability to focus in an
organized manner on complex theses in outlines, paragraphs, and essays,
supporting these theses fully and logically with information cited from
sources (primary and secondary), using standard grammar, punctuation, and
Journal Entries 20%
Participation; tests 20%
Every assignment labeled "JE" requires that you write a paragraph or two
as necessary to answer the question labeled "Journal Entry" following a
literary selection. The journal entry (JE) is due during the class for which
the selection is assigned. (See syllabus) When I return them to you, thev
will have checkmarks indicating that you submitted them. I will put a
checknark in my gradebook for each JE submitted ON TIME. I may or may not
put comments on them. Revise your three best journal entries for a grade.
They will be graded for content, organization, and grammar. Due WEEK
The three assigned papers will not be accepted late except in the rare
case of an emergency. Any-such emergency must be discussed with me in
Come prepared to DISCUSS assigned literature.