English 1A

ENGL1A_Syllabus_Sum16 (updated 7/4): major deadlines remain the same–readings adjusted for time

Check the syllabus above and additional reminders below:

  • I do not accept late work, including freewrites, which cannot be made up.

Grading scale (reproduced from syllabus):grading scale

  • There are 100 points possible in this course, and you are expected to keep track of your own points. Passing (“C” or better) requires that you have a minimum of 70 points. I do not round points, and there is no curve.

One Revised Essay Policy (optional):

NOTE: You may NOT revise an essay that was not peer reviewed during an in-class workshop, an essay that was turned in late, or an essay that involved plagiarism.

You may choose either Essay 1 or Essay 2 to revise the graded final draft and submit again for a possibly higher grade. In addition to (1) substantially revising the essay itself, you are to (2) attend a tutoring session at the Language Success Center; the writing tutor can help you to implement strategies for improvement. (3) Please attach this tutoring slip to the Rough, Final, and Revised Draft (all stapled together as one packet). You may turn this in at any time before the last class.

Language Success Center (available at Rancho, Chino, and Fontana campuses)
  • Eng1AVerificationSU16
  • Chaffey College Language Success Center
  • Orientation_Packet_SU16

Handouts:

  • Directions for Mini Responses
    • Attach your completed Critical Thinking Worksheet to the back of your completed Mini response essay
    • Bring two copies: one to turn in to me at the beginning of class and one to keep for discussion (the discussion copy may be an e-copy if you prefer).
  • Peer Review Sheet:
    • For “Writing Workshop” days, in addition to the two copies of your rough drafts, bring two copies of the “Peer Review Sheet.”
    • Complete the first portion of PR sheet ahead of time, filling out your name, title, and four concerns you have and would like your reviewer to focus on.
    • Note: in your final draft packet, you must include your PR sheets, and all parts must be completed to receive credit
  • Logical Fallacy Exercise
  • Fallacious Pitch
  • Group Ad Analysis
  • Show Not Tell h/o
  • Supporting Paragraphs h/o
  • Thesis Machine: Tips on Writing a Thesis Statement

MLA and Citation Guides: additional writing guides found under Essay 3


Essay 1 Materials:

Turnitin.com copy of Final Draft due by 9 AM, Tuesday, June 21

Essay 1 Materials (pdf includes the below), and Peer Review Sheet can be found under “Handouts”

  • Essay Prompt
  • Directions for Proposal
  • Essay 1 Grading Rubric

To help you as you draft:

  • Sample Proposal E1
  • Blank Skeleton Outline (1AE1)
    • Sample Outline_CitizenKane
  • ENGL1A_E1_Student Sample 1

Submitting your paper:

  • Upload only the final draft document to Turnitin.com. Make sure that essay is in MLA format and all pages are in order.
  • When submitting your hard copy final packet, attach documents in the following order:
    1. Grading Rubric
    2. Final Draft  (min 4 full pp. and 6+ ¶s)
    3. Completed Peer Review Sheets
    4. Both copies of your rough drafts (with your peer’s comments)
    5. A copy of your proposal
  • Once both copies are submitted on time, your paper will be officially turned in to be read and graded.

Essay 2 Materials:

Turnitin.com copy of Final Draft due by 9 AM, Tuesday, July 5

Essay 2 Materials includes the following items below; the Peer Review Sheet can be found under “Handouts”

  • Essay Prompt
  • Directions for Proposal
  • Essay 2 Grading Rubric

Resources to Help You Draft:

  • Essay 2 Reference Slides (includes slide on how to cite your ad)
  • Analyzing Ads Leading Questions
  • Fowles’s 15 Basic Appeals (adapted fr. Fowles, Jib. Mass Advertising As Social Forecast: A Method for Futures Research. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1976. Print.)
  • Note: I’ve included a blank (skeleton) outline at the end of Essay 2 materials to help you draft and work out your ideas
  • 1A_StudentSampleE2_Whirlpool
    • Note: The Student Sample does not include a formal Works Cited page. Your essay WILL include a formatted Works Cited page with an MLA entry for your advertisement, either print or video.

When Submitting Your Paper…

  • Upload only the final draft document to Turnitin.com. Make sure that essay is in MLA format and all pages are in order. Your paper must include a Works Cited page with an entry for your advertisement.
    • If you have a url for your advertisement, the url (link) must be stable (clickable) so that I can view your ad.
    • If you are analyzing a print ad, attach a high resolution copy of the image after your Works Cited page.
  • When submitting your hard copy final packet, attach documents in the following order:
    1. Grading Rubric with your name and essay title
    2. Final Draft  (min 4 full pp. and 6+ ¶s)
    3. Completed Peer Review Sheets
    4. Both copies of your rough drafts (with your peers’ comments)
    5. A copy of your proposal (either from Turnitin.com or your discussion copy)
  • Once both copies are submitted on time, your paper will be officially turned in to be read and graded.

Essay 3 Materials:

Turnitin.com copy of Final Draft due by 9 AM, Monday, July 25

Essay 3 Materials

  • Includes prompt, directions for proposal with thesis starters, directions for annotated bibliography as well as sample annotations, and grading rubric. Essay prompt also includes reference pages to help you with your draft.
  • Note: page minimum does not include works cited page.
    • Annotated Bibliography of 6 academic, scholarly sources due July 12 (minimum of 6 sources)
    • Proposal due July 14 by 9:00 AM onlineNote: because this proposal is more complex, it is worth more points.
      • This proposal assignment includes your two paragraph write up, underlined working thesis (TTM), and a formal, typed out, sentence outline formatted in the guidelines I’ve provided.
      • Reminders for the outline portion:
        • You’ve used complete sentences and have an MLA heading
        • You have a thesis statement formatted in Topic, Position, Rationale, and Qualification
        • You’ve included a “so what” element
        • You have an idea of how you’ll introduce and conclude your essay
        • You’ve projected at least 4 body paragraphs, each with a main topic sentence, and corresponding supporting ideas
        • You’ve noted where you’ll be incorporating research (which sources from the ann bib will you analyze?)
        • You’ve included a counterargument brought in from the other side
        • You’ve included a rebuttal to emphasize how your position is still the stronger position
    • Rough Drafts (min 4 full pp.) due July 21

Annotated Bibliography: 

Given that there is an abundance of information about how to do an annotated bibliography on the web as well as in reference manuals, professors can vary in their preferences. Below are some sources to give you an idea about what one looks like, useful information, and overall tips to writing one.

  • Chaffey College’s English Handbook: Annotated Works Cited. — Use the link as a reference to get an idea about how annotated bibliographies are written and some tips. “A How To for Annotated Bibliographies” provides useful information about how to write an annotated bibliography as well as a sample model.
  • For additional reference, refer to The Concise St. Martin’s Guide to Writing pp. 402-3.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab: Annotated Bibliographies

That said…

For my class, you will be using the “combination pattern” shown in the prompt.

Additional Resources to help you draft…

  • Thesis Machine: Tips on Writing a Thesis Statement h/o
  • Essay 3 Reference Slides
  • For Reference Only: Sample Student Research Papers (already logged into Turnitin.com)
    • 1AE3_Student Sample (Inc)
    • 1AE3 Student Sample (Dec)
  • Some Class Discussion Articles:
    • Turkle, Sherry. “Connected But Alone.” TED. Apr. 2012. Lecture
    • Marche, Stephen. “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?” The Atlantic
    • Klinenberg, Eric. “Facebook Isn’t Making Us Lonely”, Slate
    • Broadbent, Stefana. “How the Internet Enables Intimacy.” TED. Nov. 2009. Lecture
    • Tufekci, Zeynap. “Social Media’s Small, Positive Role in Human Relationships,” The Atlantic.
  • Some MLA and Citation Guides: For additional MLA information and sample research papers, see Concise St. Martin’s (reference pp. on prompt)
    • Quinebaug Valley Community College Library
    • Ohio State Library MLA guide
    • OCC MLA Guide
    • Purdue OWL — MLA

When Submitting Your Essay 3 Research Paper…

  • Turnitin.com: Upload only the Final Draft with Works Cited page. Make sure that essay is in (1) MLA format and (2) all pages are in order. (3) Your paper must include a Works Cited page with entries for all your sources. This works cited page is different than your annotated bibliography. (4) Your paper includes at least 6 different in-text citations. (5)Your paper is without plagiarism, and you’ve cited all research (quoted, paraphrased, summarized, writing and information that is not yours).
  • Hard copy final packet (due at beginning of class), attach documents in the following order:
    1. RESEARCH Grading Rubric (15 point scale) with your NAME and ESSAY TITLE
    2. Final Draft with Works Cited page–min 6 full pp. and 6+ ¶s, of which include a rebuttal¶ & counterargument¶)
    3. Research print-outs/xeroxes/copies of all sources used.
      • On each source, label and highlight the passage you referenced AND the citation so I can match them up with your Works Cited page.
      • If your source is long, xerox or copy just the page with the information used or quoted from; make sure you’ve highlighted/written the citation.
    4. 2x Completed Peer Review Sheets
    5. 2x rough draft copies (with your peers’ comments)
    6. Annotated Bibliography
    7. A copy of your proposal (either the one with my comments or your discussion copy)
  • Once both copies are submitted on time, your paper will be officially turned in to be read and graded.

Final Exam
10:00 – 11:45 AM, Wednesday, July 27
  • Final Exam Information (1ASU16)
  • In Class Essay Exam (2 large Chaffey College Green Books)
  • Grading Rubric (Final In Class Essay)

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