Syllabus WR 95

Patricia Wylie – Developmental Studies

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WR 95 Fall 2016 at 10:00 - 10:50 AM

CRN: 20713

Instructor: Patricia Wylie        Classrooms: MF     T-207                                                                      WR  WH-222                Weeks 2,4,6 meet in CSZ  Mondays                        

Phone/Messages: (541) 917-4699                               


Required Texts/Packets

      English Essentials by John Langan and Beth Johnson (Does not qualify for book buy-back.)

      WR 95 Courses Materials Packet


Required Materials and Accounts

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

      LBCC Student Email Account (


           Course Description

College Writing Fundamentals reviews the writing process, components of good writing, and conventions of Standard English.  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:

1.     Effectively use the writing process (plan, draft, revise, edit, proofread)

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

3.    Effectively use appropriate writer’s resources

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

5.     Edit and proofread for Standard English and correct punctuation


Your Course Grade

           Your overall course grade will be based on the following:

(10%)   Class Participation and Homework: attendance, freewrites, classroom activities, reader response workshops (both being there and being prepared), and homework.

(40%)   Formal Writing Assignments—three formal essays (One revision for Essays 1 & 2 accepted for higher grade)

(20%)   Grammar Checks (Run-ons, Fragments, Commas)

(30%)   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


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.


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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.


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




WR 95---Essay Criteria: A Checklist

How I will be evaluating your papers

 Essay follows assigned topic—hitting the target for what writer was asked to do.

 Meets length and all other formatting requirements (double-spacing,full heading, title, font, point size); follows all directions, including packet organization.

  Shows evidence of brainstorming, drafting process and utilization of feedback from peers or other test readers.

  Organization:  Essay flows so that ideas are grouped together in a logical way, using  paragraph breaks; accurate, clear topic sentences; and transitions to guide reader through     the text.  Essay has intro, body, and concluding paragraphs.

  Essay is full of rich, specific detail that serves as evidence for claims made, paints a clear picture, and engages reader.

  Conclusion provides sense of closure and answers the “So what?” question, showing your  reader why whatever you wrote about is significant to you.  This is where your main point must be clear. It does NOT merely repeat what you have already written in the body of the essay.

  Essay shows that writer has a relatively solid understanding of run-ons, fragments, and   commas, and general grammatical and mechanical conventions. Uses first-person point of view.

   Essay is proofread sufficiently so that reader is not distracted by errors and can focus on content; leaves reader with positive impression that time and care were taken before submitting the document

Grading Scale

       90-100= Writing exceeds standards for WR 95: well written,        nearly error free!

       80-89= Writing meets standards for WR 95: shows polish and    

careful thought!

      70-79 = Writing meets standards for WR 95

      30- 34 = Writing almost meets standards for WR 95

      25- 29= Writing is still rough and does not yet meet standards 

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