Contact Information
wyliel@linnbenton.edu
Phone: 541-757-8944
Office: Benton Center Room 223
Office Hours:
Mon. 2:30-3:20
Tue. By appointment
Wed. By appointment
Thur. By appointment

Lynne Wylie

 

WR. 95 Syllabus Fall 2017 

WR 95 Fall 2017                                          Instructor: Lynne Wylie         

Office TBA                                                                         Office Hours:  11:30-12:20 Tuesdays

E-mail:  wyliel@linnbenton.edu                                     Office Phone: TBA




Required Text:  English Essentials by John Langan and Beth Johnson (Text does not qualify for book buy-back.)  


Required Materials:  

WR 95 Course Materials Packet 

Three-ring binder for packet, graded homework, notes, handouts, and assignments

LBCC Student Email Account (http://www.linnbenton.edu/lbcc-email

One 10 ½” x 8” spiral notebook (no larger than 70 sheets) for journaling and freewriting


Course Description

College Writing Fundamentals reviews the writing process, components of good writing, and conventions of Standard English.  In the context of exploring college success principles, you will acquire pre-writing strategies, practice the drafting process, and write short essays.  


Course Outcomes:

Upon successfully completing WR95, you will be able to:

Use the writing process to effectively plan, draft, revise, edit, and proofread essays

Use specific, sufficient, relevant support as evidence to support ideas

Use appropriate writer’s resources effectively

Organize a piece of writing so that the reader is effectively guided through the text

Edit and proofread papers for Standard English, correct punctuation, and MLA formatting.

Demonstrate an understanding of college culture and student success behaviors.


Your Course Grade

Your overall course grade will be based on the following:

(10%) Class Participation and Attendance

(15%) Homework and In-Class Assignments: journals, classroom activities, and daily homework.

(15%)  College Skill Zone Workshops and Passports—four CSZ                                                                                                            workshops and three passports

(25%)   Formal Writing Assignments—three formal essays (final draft, rough draft, peer reviews, and brainstorms for each essay)

(15%)    Grammar Quizzes (Run-ons, Fragments, Commas)

(20%)    Final Exam (A one-hour and fifty minute, timed essay)  

Course grade scale: 

100%-90%= A    89%-80%=B     79%-70%=C     69%-60%=D   59%-0=F








College Registration Deadlines:  

Last day to drop a class with refund—Monday of 2nd week of term

Last day to withdraw from class—end of 7th week of term


Course Policies

For your success, regular attendance is mandatory.  Missing class results in “0” participation points for that day.  Students who arrive late or leave early will have points deducted from class participation at the discretion of the instructor. Note that peer review days and College Skills Zone workshops count for triple participation points!  Attending these classes is especially important.


Weekly Homework Assignments: I will post your weekly homework assignments on my instructor webpage by Friday before class. You must be present at the beginning of class in order to earn full credit for homework. If you are absent, you can still earn credit on the homework but will receive a 10% deduction. Homework more than one week past due receives no credit unless there are mitigating circumstances


Tests and quizzes help you learn the skills taught in this class. Tests and exams cannot be made up and result in a "0" unless you arrange in advance an extension or verify an emergency or crisis. Writing assignments completed as part of a test cannot be revised to raise your grade.  


Our classroom environment is one where the instructor and students respect all ideas and opinions and encourage one another to take risks as learners.  I will keep the learning environment safe for learning and focused on the task at hand; you will be aware of your responsibilities as a student, which includes not disrupting the learning environment (See “Student Conduct” section of Student Handbook).


Use the College Skills Zone. Open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, the CSZ is an excellent place to get help with assignments, prepare for tests, and learn about student success strategies.


Weekly College Skill  Zone $5 Incentive

Each week, we will award $5 food-service gift cards to five, randomly selected students who signed in used the CSZ services.  One person can win no more than two times, chocolate after that. 


Plagiarism is a serious offense.  Students who submit plagiarized work will, at a minimum, receive a “0” for the assignment, and a formal charge will be filed with the Dean of Student Services; at a maximum, the student will fail the course and may risk expulsion from LBCC.  You are expected to do your own work.


College Policies

Accommodations: Students who may need accommodations due to documented disabilities, or who have medical information which the instructor should know, or who need special arrangements in an emergency, should speak with the instructor during the first week of class. If you believe you may need accommodation services, please contact ??Center for Accessibility Resources, 917-4789. If you have documented your disability, remember that you must make your request for accommodations through the ??Center for Accessibility Resources Online Services web page every term, in order to receive accommodations.


LBCC Board of Education Statement on Diversity: We believe that the LBCC community is enriched by diversity. Everyone has the right to think, learn, and work in an environment of respect, tolerance, and goodwill. We actively support this right regardless of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, or any countless ways in which we are diverse. 


LBCC Comprehensive Statement of Nondiscrimination: LBCC prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.


Cell Phone Policy: Cell phones should be silenced and out of sight at all times unless you have instructor permission to leave it out but silenced. If instructor permission is granted, please step out of the classroom quietly to take your call or respond to a text message.

 


 




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