Welcome to the syllabus page for
Marcia Dawson's DVE001 course
DVE 001 COURSE INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS
Phone: (301) 322-0096 Office: M2131
email: email@example.com Office Hours: MW 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
TR 11 a.m. - 12 Noon
or by appointment
Fawcett, Susan and Sandberg, Alvin. Evergreen with Readings: A Guide to Writing. (Fifth Edition)
Princeton, New Jersey: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996.
* a recent edition of a dictionary (paperback is acceptable) such as Webster's Collegiate
Dictionary, The American Heritage Dictionary, or The Random House College Dictionary
* a good English handbook such as The Modern Writer’s Handbook, Hodges’ Harbrace College
Handbook, or The Bedford Handbook for Writers
Your performance in this course will be evaluated as follows:
10 paragraphs @ 15 pts. each 150 pts.
Quizzes and Homework 100 pts.
Lab Hours (approximately 2 per week--see note below) 25 pts.
Attendance 35 pts.
Participation in & completion of
in-class assignments 10 pts.
TOTAL possible points 320 pts.
You must accumulate at least 225 points as well as meet all departmental standards to pass this course.
Important notes: (1) All writing assignments and some homework assignments are to be submitted in
Manuscript Form (see page below). Written work that is not in Manuscript
Form at submission may not be accepted for credit and will not be graded.
(2) Keep all of your work for this class together in one folder, and keep all of it at
least until the end of the semester.
(3) You are responsible for your progress in this course and for keeping track of
your progress. Ask at any time if you are unsure how you are doing. You will
receive written notice of your progress at midterm.
There are a number of ways to gain lab credit in addition to the traditional lab setting. These include: tutoring (either with a tutor employed by the Department of Educational Development OR in the Tutoring or Writing Centers in Accokeek Hall), workshops, and roundtable discussions. Other opportunities for lab credit will be provided to you as they arise throughout the semester. It is your responsibility to keep track of your accumulated lab time and complete any follow up activities.
Attendance and Participation
Come to class on time! Lateness is distracting to everyone, and important announcements are normally made within the first five to ten minutes of class.
You are responsible for completing all assignments (on time!). If you are unable to be in class, make sure you get the work you missed as soon as possible. Make a friend (or friends) in the class and ask for phone numbers; it's a good habit to get into for any class.
Keep up with your work so you are not swamped all at once. If you are unsure about anything, don't hesitate to ask questions. This is your education; get all you can out of it!
1. Paragraphs should be word processed, if possible. Use good quality paper that does not smudge easily.
2. If you must write your paragraphs longhand, write in BLACK or DARK BLUE ink on lined tablet or loose-leaf paper. Paper from a spiral notebook WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
3. If you would like to use a title, center it at the top. Capitalize the main words of the title. Do not underline the title. Paragraphs do not require titles, but you may use one if you want.
4. Write on one side of the paper only.
5. Type (or write) your name, reference number, date, and assignment on the top right corner of the first page. Your name should also appear on the top right corner of each page.
6. Indent the first line of a paragraph five spaces or about one half inch.
7. Double space your work. Make any last minute corrections, using a pen, between lines or in the margins.
8. Leave margins of about one inch on the left and right sides of each page. Use about an inch and a half at the top and an inch at the bottom.
9. If you have more than one page, number each page. Staple or paper clip the pages. DO NOT crimp or fold the corners.
Schedule of Activities Reading/Assignments
(Subject to Change)
Week 1 Introduction to Course/Getting Started Evergreen, Chps. 1
Diagnostic Writing Sample Writing Assignment # 1
Team Building for Peer Review
Week 2 The Process of Writing Evergreen, Chps. 2 & 3
What is a good paragraph?
Week 3 Topic v. Topic Sentences Writing Assignment # 2 Draft
Paragraph Structure, Support, & Organization
Week 4 Coherence Evergreen, Chp. 4
Review the Simple Sentence Evergreen, Chps. 21, 27, 29, 30
& Sentence Parts
Week 5 Writing Illustration/Example Evergreen, Chp. 5
Revision v. Editing and/or Proofreading Writing Assignment # 3 Draft
Week 6 Sentence Combining Evergreen, Chps. 14 & 22
Sentence Types and Sentence Variety
Week 7 Writing Process Analysis Evergreen, Chp. 8
Writing Assignment # 4 Draft
Week 8 Sentence Errors Evergreen, Chp. 23
More Sentence Combining Writing Assignment # 5 (in class)
Week 9 Language Awareness Evergreen, Chp. 15
Writing Assignment # 6 Draft
Week 10 Comparison and Contrast Evergreen, Chp. 10
Writing Assignment # 7 Draft
Week 11 Classification Evergreen, Chp. 11
Writing Assignment # 8 Draft
Week 12 Consistency, Parallelism, and Pronouns Evergreen, Chps. 13 & 28
NO CLASSES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25 OR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1999
Week 13 Writing for in-class assignments Evergreen, Chp. 20
Writing Assignment # 10 Draft
Week 14 Paragraphs to Essays Evergreen, Chps. 17 & 20
Writing Assignment # 9 (in class)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8 All Outstanding Revisions Due
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 All Lab Hours Completed
Week 15 Individual Conferences
Final Draft Writing Assignment # 10 due
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