Dr Kaukab Siddique
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ksiddique@lu.lincoln.edu     butshikan@msn.com
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English Department
English 103/College Composition II
Dr. K. Siddique
UH 301.01 Ext. 3515
Office Hours (by appointment only): T/Th 12:00 - 2:00
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 102 or placement

Course Description: The principle objectives of ENG-103 are to
A. Introduce students to the process of planning and writing a college level research paper in the humanities.
B. Introduce students to the elements of literature.
C. Develop students' expository writing skills by writing analytical essays about selected literary texts.
D. Review grammar, mechanics, and punctuation as needed by the students as a whole.

(Students are advised, however, that serious writing problems must be worked on with the instructor, and students may be required to go to the Lab.)

Required Texts:
Anson and Schwegler. The Longman Handbook. Third edition.
    NY: Longman 2001.
Schilb, John and John Clifford. Making Literature Matter: An Anthology for Readers And Writers.
    NY: Bedford/St. Martins. 2003,
A College Dictionary
A Three-Ring Binder to maintain as a writing portfolio.
A folder to maintain an organized and neat file of activities and handouts.

Course Evaluation:   A (99-90)   B (89-80)   C (79-70)   D (69-65) & F (1-64)
*Essays receive an A, B, C, or F; however, a student may still end up with a course evaluation of a D.

One Position Essay 10%
One Literary Essay 10%
Two In-Class Essays 10% (5% each)
Midterm Essay 5%
Final Exam 15%
Research Project 30%
Reading Review Activities 10%
Writing Portfolio 10%

In the Spring of 1990, the English Department adopted a new policy for grading ENG-103. A student must receive a C- or better on at least two of the graded essays, and s/he must receive at least a C- on her/his research paper in order to pass the course. However, meeting these requirements and factoring in the other required items may still result in a failing grade.

Academic Integrity:
    Students are responsible for proper conduct and integrity in all of their scholastic work. They must follow a professor's instructions when completing homework, tests, and compositions; they may ask the instructor for clarification if instructions are unclear. In general, students should not give or receive help when taking exams or exceed the time limitations specified by the professor. In seeking the truth, 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, or other assignments, 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.
    Plagiarism is defined by the English Department as the act of presenting the words or ideas of another person as one's own. It is, therefore, an act of both theft and dishonesty. The most obvious form of plagiarism is a word-for-word copying from another's text without properly giving credit--whether that text comes from a professional writer, a printed source, or another student. A more subtle form of plagiarism occurs when the thoughts and ideas must be properly identified. Because plagiarism undermines academic integrity, the English Department imposes strong penalties which will be administered by the instructor involved; such penalties can range from an F on the paper or assignment, to a F for the course. Therefore, it is crucial for a student to be familiar with proper documentation procedures. (A complete version of the Academic Integrity Statement is available on the Registrar's Webpage).

ANY STUDENT WITH A PHYSICAL DISABILITY OR LEARNING DIFFERENCE WHO NEEDS AN ACCOMMODATION OR OTHER ASSISTANCE IN THIS COURSE SHOULD MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SPEAK WITH ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Information too late will be too late!


MISCELLANEOUS EXPECTATIONS

CLASS ATTENDANCE:
Students are expected to attend class regularly and be punctual.
The University allows only three absences after which students will be penalized for absences.
For four absences students will lose 3 percentage points from their final grade.
For six absences students will lose 6 percentage points from their final grade.
For seven absences students will fail the course.
Three latenesses will equal one absence.

LATE ASSIGNMENTS:
Students are expected to submit all assignments on time.
Any assignment that is submitted by the end of the day will receive partial credit (1/4 will be taken from the final score).
Any assignment submitted after the due date will not receive any credit.
The only exception to this policy is a written excuse that the instructor finds acceptable (it must be submitted the day the student returns to be considered).

ALL ESSAYS SUBMITTED FOR AN EVALUATION MUST HAVE A TITLE PAGE, BE TYPED, BE DOUBLE SPACED, BE DUPLICATED (FOR STUDENTS RECORD), BE REVISED, PROOFREAD AND EDITED AND USE 12 POINT TIMES NEW ROMAN FONT.

REVISION POLICY (Applicable only to out-of-class essays but not the research project):
For a revision of an evaluated essay, the highest grade that can be earned is a "B." This grade is not given just because an essay has been resubmitted; the essay must be fully revised, proofread, and edited. This goes beyond just responding to the marginal notes.
Any of the two fully processed essays must be revised if a grade of C- has been received; revising is optional if a C or better is received on the two out-of-class essays. Each revision is due a week after the graded draft has been returned, and the revision must be submitted with the previously graded draft to receive any credit.

CLASS CONDUCT:
Each student should keep the following in mind:
a. Complete assignments and be prepared to ask or discuss relevant questions about the assignments.
b. Be alert at all times and remain focused.
c. Respect not only the instructor but also classmates.
d. Avoid distracting mannerisms during a lecture or discussion (e.g., whispering, private conversations, caps, sunshades, manner of dress, gum chewing, etc.)

Failure to keep one's conduct appropriate in this class can affect not only one's performance but also one's grade.

TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE *ASSIGNMENT
Week One Getting to know you
Introduction to course
*Purchase texts. *Review Syllabus.
*Review sections on sentences in Longman: 15, 18, 20-24, and 27
Review of syntax
*Complete sentence activity.
*Read Schilb 1-42 and complete activity.
Week Two Read Schilb 16-32 and complete activity
Review of syntax and paragraph
*Complete Paragraph activity
Review of Paragraph and the Writing Process
Input on the Argumentative Essay
Receive list of topics
*pre-writing and pre-drafting for Position Essay,
collecting secondary sources
Week Three Review the Writing Process
The Argumentative Essay
*Draft Position Essay
BRING A NEAT DRAFT OF ESSAY ONE TO CLASS.
Review Argumentative Essay
*Complete Revision Activity
*GENERATE A TYPED REVISION OF ESSAY ONE AND BRING TWO COPIES TO CLASS
IN CLASS ESSAY ONE ON READINGS IN SCHILB
*Complete Proofreading and Editing of Position Essay
*Read Schilb 74-95 and complete handout
Week Four Submit folder on Position Essay One
Review in-class-essay one
How to Respond to Short Stories
*Read Schilb 104-116 and complete handout.
How to Respond to Poems
*Read Schilb 122-147 and complete handout
How to Respond to Plays
*Review readings notes on Schilb readings
*Read Schilb 181, 220-25 and complete handout.
Week Five Documentation
Literature about Reconciling with Fathers
*Complete Documentation activity
*Read Schilb 1642-56 and complete activity
Documentation
*Read Schilb 240-55 and complete handout
Literature about Mothers and Daughters
Documentation
*Read Schilb 483-565 and complete handout
Week Six A Raisin in the Sun
Pre-Writing for Literature Essay One
*Pre-drafting for Lit. Essay
In-Class Essay on A Raisin in the Sun
*Read Schilb 715-19 and complete handout
Research Process for Research Project One
*Read Schilb 768-80; 841-65 and complete handout
Week Seven Reviewing the literature for a research project
Generating a working thesis and outline
*Generate a first draft of research project
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
Research journal of ideas
*Work on compiling a research journal of ideas
Rethinking a working position; research as a discovery process
*Revise first draft and incorporate secondary information
Week Eight Midterm in-class essay
*Work on completing a revision of research project
Working on research project with instructor's assistance
*Work on finalizing research project
Working on Research Project with instructor's assistance
*Complete research project portfolio
Week Nine CONFERENCE WEEK
Submit Research Project One
Non-literary Research Project Two
PRE-WRITING AND PRE-DRAFTING
*Complete Library activity
CONFERENCES
LIBRARY DAY
*Generate a tentative thesis and a list of five research questions
CONFERENCES
LIBRARY DAY
*create a review of literature composition
Week Ten Generate a revised thesis and an outline
*Work on finalizing a Review of Literature
*Read Schilb 935-54 and complete handout
Submit Review of Literature for research project
Passive Resistance literature discussion
*Read Schilb 956-1002 and complete handout
*Generate a first draft of research project
Passive Resistance literature discussion
*Generate a typed revision of research project
*Read Schilb 1014-24 and complete handout.
Week Eleven Submit a copy of revised Research project
*Read Schilb 1042-69 and complete handout
Discussion of "Bartleby…"
*Read Schilb 1042-69 and complete handout
Discussion of "bartleby…"
*Read Schilb 1069-84 and complete handout
Week Twelve Input on Research Project
Discussion of critics on "Bartleby…"
*Generate a revision of Research Project
*Review readings on Outsiders
In Class Essay Two
*Work on Revising Research Project
Week Thirteen In-Class Essay
*Search for at least three more sources
*Revise draft of research project two and incorporate notes (quotes, summaries and paraphrases) into the draft.
Week Fourteen Input on Research Project Two
In-class activity on Research Project One
*Generate a final draft of Research Project Two
*Create a full sentence outline of Research Project one: to ensure there is a consistent focus, adequate development, logical organization and effective sentences
*Schilb 567-73 and complete activity
In-class activity on Research Project One
Lessons of Childhood
*Complete a proofreading/editing activity for Research Project Two
*Schilb 574-75; 590-96 and complete activity
Submit Research Project Two
In-class activity on Research Project One
*Complete a final improved draft of Research Project One
*Read 603-09 and complete activity
Week Fifteen Review of Literary terms
*Submit Research Project One by 4:00 today
*Review Assigned Readings
Course Evaluation
Discussion of Literary Texts
*Review Literary Terms
*Prepare for final exam
Discussion of Literary Terms
*Prepare for Final
Week Sixteen 5:30 Final Exam
(place TBA)