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ENC 1101 - 1591
English Composition

Semester: Spring 2013
Instructor: Ms. Nancy Fletcher
Campus: Sanford/Lake Mary
Building: UP
Room: 3205
English Office phone: 407-708-2060
Email: FletcherN@seminolestate.edu
Days: Monday evening
Hours: 6:30 - 9:15pm
Credit hours: 3

Prerequisite: College Prep reading and writing requirements must be fulfilled

Textbooks: Lunsford, Everything's An Argument with Readings, 5th ed.
Kirszner & Mandell, The Brief Wadsworth Handbook, 7th ed.
Tensen, Research Strategies for a Digital Age, 4th ed.

Course Description: This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated, and well- focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement—6,000 words (S.B.E., 6A-10.30). Students must pass the core assignments with a 'C' or better.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to • demonstrate competence in written standard English usage, punctuation, sentence structure, paragraphing, and other fundamentals of writing • develop effective essays determined by purpose and audience • demonstrate awareness of writing as a dynamic process with rough drafts, substantive revisions, proofreading, and editing • recognize, incorporate, and combine patterns of exposition/rhetorical modes • use critical and original thinking in course assignments • employ field and library research in the creation of at least one essay, and document using parenthetic MLA format • employ the use of computers for word processing and/or researching all essays

Core Assignments: In order to pass ENC1101, students must pass all core assignments with a grade equivalent to a 'C' or better.

• Two in-class timed writings patterned after the CLAST essay • An expository essay.
• An argumentative essay.
• A library research project on a subject assigned by the instructor (minimum 5 pages) that demonstrates: researching, note-taking & drafting; producing a works cited page (5-entry minimum); documenting research using MLA style; formatting using MLA style; editing and proofreading

ENC1101 Documentation Exam – score is not included in final grade. Students are required to pass the ENC 1101 Documentation Exam with a score of 70% or higher, or they will be required to retake the exam in the Make-Up Testing Center before receiving a final grade for the course.

College Plagiarism Statement: As a member of the Seminole State College community, a student is expected to be honest in all of his or her academic coursework and activities. Academic dishonesty such as cheating of any kind on examinations, course assignments, or projects; plagiarism, representation; and the unauthorized possession of examinations or other course-related materials is prohibited. Plagiarism is unacceptable to the College community. Academic work submitted by students is assumed to be the result of their own thought, research, or self-expression. When students borrow ides, wording, or organization from another source, they are expected to acknowledge that fact in an appropriate manner. Plagiarism is the deliberate use and appropriation of another's work without identifying the source and trying to pass off such work as the student's own. Any student who fails to give full credit for ideas or materials taken from another has plagiarized. Any student who shares his or her work for the purpose of cheating on class assignments or tests or who helps another to cheat or plagiarize is subject to the same penalties as the student who commits the act. When cheating or plagiarism has occurred, the instructor may take academic actions ranging from denial of credit for or assigning a...
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