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WR 95 Fall 2016 at 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Instructor: Patricia Wylie Classrooms: MF T-207 WR WH-222
E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Weeks 2,4,6 meet in CSZ Mondays
Phone/Messages: (541) 917-4699
♦ 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 (http://www.linnbenton.edu/lbcc-email
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.
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 overall course grade will be based on the following:
(40%) Formal Writing Assignments—three formal essays (One revision for Essays 1 & 2 accepted for higher grade)
(20%) Grammar Checks (Run-ons, Fragments, Commas)
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
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
90-100= Writing exceeds standards for WR 95: well written, nearly error free!
80-89= Writing meets standards for WR 95: shows polish and
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
for WR 95
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