SPRING 2004 COURSE #3261 SYLLABUS
ENGLISH 100 : INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITION
Location : M 3100 Days : TTh -
Instructor : OLU. A. OGUNSANWO, Ph.D.
Office : M3115 Office Hours : TTh ()
Voice-mail : (301) 322-0431 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
(1) improve on your ability to write paragraphs and essays that are
clear, focused and well developed; and
(2) eliminate problems of sentence structure and grammar from
Bob. A Writer’s Workshop,
Diana. Rules for Writers,
Any Good Dictionary
- two paragraphs
- four essays
- volunteer service reports (for at least 20 hours over 10 days)
In addition, you will be tested on, at least, the following areas :
- sentence fragments
- run-on sentences (comma splices and fused sentences)
- errors in verb forms
- problem with subject-verb agreement.
1. Grading System
Your final grade depends on the following criteria :
2 Paragraphs 20%
4 Essays 40% OVER-ALL GRADE
10 Volunteer Reports 10% A : 89.5 –100%
Tests on Grammar 15% B : 79.5 – 89%
Quizzes/Homework 10% C : 69.5 – 79%
Participation/Attendance 5% D - 59.5 – 69%
TOTAL 100% F - 0 - 59%
If you must miss Class, it must be for a cogent reason and you should let me know in advance on (301) 322-0431 or email@example.com so that
I can excuse the absence. Clearly state your name, class, days of class meeting and hours of lecture. Otherwise you will need to present evidence e.g. doctor’s note, coach’s note, etc. Any student who misses 25% of class sessions must withdraw or automatically receive an F.
Entering the class late will be frowned at and any lateness of more than 15 minutes will be counted as an absence unless valid proof of reason is presented and is convincing.
All paragraphs, essays and other homework (unless otherwise specified)
must be typed double-spaced and must be submitted in person and in class on the day each assignment is due. Ability to meet deadlines is one of the traits of a good student
5. VOLUNTEER SERVICE REPORTS
You are expected to carry out a 20-hour volunteer service in your
Locality within an area of your competence. You should register your
Location not later than
Extra hours covered beyond 20 hours will earn extra credit.
6. CLASS BEHAVIOR
Behavior that prevents other students from learning and/or threatens anyone in class will not be tolerated. You may be barred from attending class and even suspended from the College. If your behavior causes you to be barred from attending class, all work missed will be recorded as zeroes. Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to, loud talking
and socializing during class. Please do not bring your cell phones to
class because no beep will be tolerated as it is distracting.
7. ACTIVE PARTICIPATION
This includes preparedness, participation in class discussions, answering questions in class and constructive peer editing. These are extremely important and have been factored into your grading.
8. ITEMS IN CLASS
The use of tape recorders is not allowed in class without permission. Also, do not bring into class any food item, drink(s), gums, etc. No smoking is allowed in any building on the campus.
9. MISSED CLASSES
Make-up work and missed assignments may only be allowed on grounds of critical evidence being produced e.g. medical report, by the student concerned.
10. WHERE TO TURN FOR HELP
Your Instructor : Stop by during my office hours or leave a message on the voice mail - (301) 322-0431 - or in my mail box at M3072 Department of English (Secretary’s Office). You may also leave your
assignment there only in advance of the date it is due. The Office is open on Monday through Friday () and also on Saturday.
ENGLISH 100 : INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITION
Your Instructor may change or amend the Syllabus based on the needs and /or progress of the Class.
Thursday Introduction to the Course ,Syllabus and prescribed texts.
Jan. 22 A Writer’s Workshop : Activity 1.1
Focused Free-write, p 6
Paragraph #1.“ Why I have Come to PGCC”
Tuesday A Writer’s Workshop : Appendix I
Jan. 27 Working with your Computer (A1 – A19)
The Sentence in English
What constitutes a sentence in English ?
Sentences, Clauses and Phrases
Thursday A Writer’s Workshop : The Improvement Chart, Appendix 2
Jan. 29 : Practicing the Writing Process, 2 - 19
Assignment : Paragraph #2 – The Impact of Computers on a
chosen aspect of life.
Paragraph #1 Final due.
Tuesday Final Test – Grammar
May. 11 Last day of Classes
Hand in printed copy of ‘Sentence Skills Workshop’.