Dr Kaukab Siddique
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English Department
English 102
Dr. Siddique
UH 301.01 Ext. 3515
Office Hours (by appointment only): T/Th 12:00 - 2:00
Credits: 3

Fall 2004

Course Description:

This standard course in college-level writing is required of all students. It reviews the rules of syntax, grammar, and punctuation, and surveys the common rhetorical approaches to expository writing. In addition to other requirements, a student must pass an exit exam. Pre-requisite: successful completion of English 101, or placement in course.

Course Objectives:

English 102 introduces students to the requirements of college-level expository writing. The course emphasizes the process involved in composing acceptable college-level texts. The main objectives learned in the course are:
drafting essays,
revising essays,
studying essays, and
reviewing the elements of grammar/mechanics, style, tone, and audience-awareness appropriate to college-level writing.
These objectives aim to develop the writing skills needed for success in college and in the world after college. The course also represents a first introduction to the study of literature (i.e., Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl). All students in English 102 take part in the Department of English Composition Assessment Program.


In order to qualify for course completion, each student must demonstrate minimum writing competency by passing the Department of English Composition Assessment exam with at least a B- on one essay. There will be at least four chances to pass this in-class writing exam. Each of the four major papers will have as a component of their production an evaluated in-class essay, which will work in support of the Department's multiple-draft, revision-based pedagogy. The average of the four essays will be used as the core foundation for the course grade. At least one essay with a grade above a B- will be submitted to the Department's Writing Program Administrator, who will use a statistical model of sampling to corroborate the reliability of the Assessment Program. These essays will not be returned.

Failure to achieve a B- on any of the four exams results in course failure. Final exam is the last time that a student may attempt the Assessment essay. Students must also achieve other minimum course requirements (noted below).

Passing the assessment essay does not mean that you automatically pass English 102. This is one of the minimum requirements for course completion.

Required Texts:

Nadell, Langam, Comodromos. Longman Reader. 6th ed. Glenn, et al. The Writer's Harbrace Handbook (with InfoTrac), 2nd Edition
Jacobs, Harriet (Brent, Linda). Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Any edition.

Class Requirements:

Active participation in class activities. Students should be prepared for all classes. This includes developing and bringing into class outlines, drafts, and revisions, as assigned.
Reading of all assigned texts. Readings primarily include essays from Longman Reader.
Writing. Eight graded essays, four composed in class and graded, and then revised and re-graded, constitute the primary factor in determining a student's final grade for the course. The traditional five paragraph essay structure, with thesis statements, topic sentences, transitions, introduction and conclusion, will be emphasized. The final drafts of essays should grow out of sentence outlines and then multiple-revision drafts. The following rhetorical modes will be taught, in this order:
Classification and Division
Comparison and Contrast (6 paragraphs)
Causal and Effect

Assignment Descriptions:

Assignments are due in class. After class, they are one day late. Failure to complete any of the four in-class essays and the four revisions constitutes course failure. All papers must arrive with a minimum of two other earlier drafts; both must be typed, and, if assigned, both must have the appropriate class exercise on them. The two typed drafts must demonstrate a considerable revision. Simply changing a few problems (unless your in-class paper received a grade of an A) does not qualify as a revision. Copies or missing drafts will cause a grade of zero out of ten points.
You must hand in at least two grammar paragraphs before or with each revision. The two grammar paragraphs must identify one of your writing weaknesses, tell what pages you located answers for the weakness in either the Handbook or Reader, and then demonstrate how you will avoid the same problem in the future. Handwritten work will not be accepted. Failure to hand these in will lower your revision re-grading by two out of ten points. Late work will be accepted with the penalty of one third of a full grade deducted off of the work's final grade for each calendar day that the work is late, including weekends. (If you don't already, you must learn how to email your final draft to me, over the weekend, if your papers are late.) Thus, a B paper handed in 6 days late will receive a D. Only late papers can be submitted to my email account (no attachments ever; cut and paste them into the body of the email, and I will reply), and must be handed in the next class without any changes from the email version. A
After they are due on the first day of the mid-term exam week, the first two papers will not be accepted for course credit; although to continue to attend class, with the hopes of possibly passing the course, you must complete the assignments at a passing level. The "Faculty Statement on Academic Dishonesty," which is available online under the Registrar's link, defines plagiarism and penalties. Plagiarism will be dealt with severely.

Other Activities:

Mid-term exam and final exam. These exams are a part of the Assessment Program, and will consist of two in-class essays, the comparison essay, for the mid-term, and the extra credit argument essay taken during the final exam period, when you will also provide me with course feedback, and allow me to hand back some of your work. You must attend the final exam period. You do not have to take the extra credit essay.


The Department adheres strictly to the University policy, which permits three absences ("excused" and otherwise); after which, the final grade will be lowered. Three late arrivals (after ten minutes) are equal to one absence. After fifteen minutes, do not enter class. You are absent. Typically, each absence in excess of three will lower the final grade by one-third of a grade point. Minimum grades. In spring 1990, the Department adopted the following policy: in order to pass the course, students must receive a grade of a C- or better on at least four graded essays in ENG 102.

Grading of Essays:

All of your written work in English 102 will be evaluated based on three areas:
The use of standard Academic English, The rhetorical organization of the essay, and The depth and content of your ideas. Serious deficiencies in any one area can cause overall failure.

Final Grades:

A student's final grade will be based on the following scale:
Paper 1: 20% Exemplification (Blue book-10 points and typed draft-10 points)
Paper 2: 20% Classification (Same as above)
Paper 3: 20% Comparison and Contrast (Same as above)
Paper 4: 20% Cause and Effect (Same as above)
(7, 6, 7 points) 20%
Extra credit essay:
5 points (Argument)
Final grade = Possible 105%
Deduct 1/3 of a grade for each absence over 3: final grade =


Approved by the Faculty of Lincoln University
( http://aux.lincoln.edu/registrar/AcademicIntegrity.pdf )
Students are responsible for proper conduct and integrity in all of their scholastic work. They must follow a professor's instructions when completing tests, homework, and laboratory reports, and must ask for clarification if the instructions are not clear. In general, students should not give or receive aid when taking exams, or exceed the time limitations specified by the professor. In seeking the truth, in learning to think critically, and in preparing for a life of constructive service, honesty is imperative. Honesty in the classroom and in the preparation of papers is therefore expected of all students. Each student has the responsibility to submit work that is uniquely his or her own. All of this work must be done in accordance with established principles of academic integrity.
  1. Acts of Academic Dishonesty (Cheating).
    Specific violations of this responsibility include, but are not limited to, the following: Copying, offering and/or receiving unauthorized assistance or information in examinations, tests, quizzes; in the writing of reports, assigned papers, or special assignments, as in computer programming; and in the preparation of creative works (i.e. music, studio work, art). The fabrication or falsification of data, results, or sources for papers or reports. The use of unauthorized materials and/or persons during testing. The unauthorized possession of tests or examinations. The physical theft, duplication, unauthorized distribution, use or sale of tests, examinations, papers, or computer programs. Any action which destroys or alters the work of another student. Tampering with grades, grade books or otherwise attempting to alter grades assigned by the instructor. The multiple submission of the same paper or report for assignments in more than one course without the prior written permission of each instructor.
  2. Plagiarism
    If a student represents "another person's ideas or scholarship as his/her own," that student is committing an act of plagiarism
    The most common form of plagiarism among college students is the unintentional use of others' published ideas in their own work, and representing these ideas as their own by neglecting to acknowledge the sources of such materials. Students are expected to cite all sources used in the preparation of written work, including examinations.
English 102 Consent Form

Must be signed and returned by everyone

I understand the attendance policy. I know that any absences more than three will cause my final course grade to fall by one third of a grade. I further realize that absences in excess of eight will probably cause course failure.

I understand that attendance will be taken each class with a written roster. Failure to get my name on the roster is my fault and constitutes an absence.

I understand that I may be late up to ten minutes without a lateness (however I may miss a class activity, which cannot be made up, and suffer the consequence of that); however, after ten minutes, I will be late (and three late arrivals equals one absence). I will not enter class after fifteen minutes late. If Dr. Siddique is not in class by fifteen minutes after the start of class, I may leave without penalty.

I understand that I must do all the work or that I will fail the course.

I understand that cell phones should be turned off prior to the start of class, and that while they may ring during the class, they are never to be answered. If I answer a cell phone, I understand that I have just received an absence.

I understand that my behavior must conform to the standards as articulated in the University Code of Conduct.

I understand how the grades will be calculated for all my assignments, and I understand how my final grade will be computed.

I understand and will abide by the syllabus, which shall serve as our contract for this semester.

Signature and date:

English 102 Fall 2004 Course Calendar:
Week 1 Intro to class/discussion of exams and assignments; writing assignment
Homework: read Exemplification intro and Charles Sykes
Week 2 M: Introduction to exemplification (bring books)
Homework: read Nilsen
W: Readings/discussion (bring books)
Homework: read Johnson and Ehrenreich
Week 3 M: Discussion for in-class exemplification essay
Homework: create outline and draft of body paragraphs
W: In-class exemplification essay
Homework: read Thurber
Week 4 M: Return essay; discussion of Thurber; bring handbook; write grammar paragraphs
Homework: type exemplification and paragraphs
W: Bring in typed draft; Peer review for structure
Homework: type new draft/revise
Week 5 M: Peer review for sentences
Homework: type new draft/revise; read intro to Classification and Viorst
W: Introduction to Classification; discussion of Viorst
Homework: read Zinsser and Lutz
Week 6 M: Discussion of Classification and readings
Homework: outline/body paragraph draft for classification in-class essay
W: In-class Classification
Homework: read McClintock and Tannen
Week 7 M: Return In-class Classification essays; discussion; bring handbook; write paragraphs
Homework: type Classification/Revise; type grammar paragraphs
W: Bring in typed draft; peer review for structure
Homework: type new draft/revise and paragraphs
Week 8 Mid-Term Exams Week
M: Hand in final drafts of Exemplification and classification, each with two typed revisions, and two grammar paragraphs
Homework: Read Intro to Comparison
W: Discussion of Comparison; homework: read Rodriguez
Week 9 M: Discussion of Comparison; homework: read Chapman
W: Discussion; prepare outline in class; work on drafts of Comparison
Homework: prepare draft
Week 10 M: In-class Comparison essay; homework: read Barry
W: Discussion; return Comparison essay; homework: type draft
Week 11 M: Peer-review of Comparison typed draft; bring handbook; write grammar paragraphs
Homework: type draft/revise; type grammar paragraphs
W: Bring new typed draft; peer-review for structure
Homework: type draft/revise; read Britt
Week 12 M: Final peer-review
Homework: type new draft/revise; read Jacobs chapters 1-5; intro to Cause and Effect
W: Introduction to Cause/Effect; homework: read Jacobs chapters 6-12
Week 13 M: Discussion of Jacobs and Cause and Effect
Homework: read Jacobs chapters 13-20
W: In-class cause/effect essay
Homework: read Jacobs chapters 21-32
Week 14 M: Jacobs talk; return Cause and Effect; bring handbook; write grammar paragraphs
Peer-review of Cause and Effect typed draft
Homework: finish Jacobs; type draft of Cause and Effect; type grammar paragraphs type final revision of Cause and Effect
Week 15 M: Comparison and Cause and Effect typed drafts, with all attachments, due in class; homework: read intro to argument
W: Prepare for final exam period/model argument exam
Final exam period. Argument-extra credit: 5 extra credit points.

Portfolio 2: 40%
Homework/Quiz/Participation: (7, 6, 7 points) 20%
Final exam: 5 extra credit points
Final grade = Possible 105%
Deduct 1/3 of a grade for each absence over 3: final grade =