Writing and Research Paper

Topics: Writing, Essay, The MLA Style Manual Pages: 14 (2935 words) Published: February 7, 2013
Southwest College
Spring 2013

Name: Patricia Green
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 7:00, or by appointment: room 314 Class hours: Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-7:00 SW – Learning Hub room 314 E-mail: patricia.green@hccs.edu
Learning Web: Patricia Green
CRN # 35022

WP – the Writer’s Presence 7th ed. Some of the articles may be found online, or in earlier editions of the textbook. Read at least two articles per week. Read the Writer at Work following some of the articles. HE – Harbrace Essentials – recommended writing handbook. Strunk and White and the Purdue University Online Writing Lab can be found online (links in resources).

Questions? E-mail the instructor: patricia.green@hccs.edu

Other Materials
Paper and pen
Folder for handouts
Jump drive/flash drive

Grade Percentages
Essay #1: (10%) 500 word personal memoir on childhood and family, or a sense of place
Essay #2: (10%) 750 argument essay: gender roles
Essay #3: (25%) 1,000 word researched and documented argumentative/persuasive Essay
Essay # 4 (10%) Mid-term: Critical Analysis
Essay #5: (15%) 500 word Critical analysis Essay/ oral presentation Essay # 6: (10%) Final: in-class essay

Other grades:
Daily grades: Quizzes & daily assignments (5%), participation, (5%), and Journals (10%)

Important Dates
January 14: Classes Begin
March 7: Mid-Term
April 1: Last Day for Administrative/Student Withdrawals—4:30pm
May 7: Final
May 12: Semester Ends
May 17: Grades available to students

Attendance Policy
Regular attendance is required at Houston Community College. HCCS class policy states that a student who is absent more than 12.5% (6 hours) of class may be administratively dropped. Students who intend to withdraw from a course must do so by the official last day to drop.

Withdrawal Policy
The State of Texas has begun to impose penalties on students who drop courses excessively. For example, if you repeat the same course more than twice, you have to pay extra tuition. Beginning in the Fall of 2007, the Texas Legislature passed a law limiting first time entering students to no more than six total course withdrawals throughout their academic career in obtaining a certificate or baccalaureate degree. There may be future penalties imposed.

If you do not withdraw before the deadline, you will receive the grade that you are making as the final grade rather than a “W.” This grade (due to missing classes and missing work) will probably be an “F.” The last day to withdraw from the Fall 2012 semester is November 27th.

You should visit with your instructor, an HCC counselor, or HCC Online Student Services to learn what, if any, HCC interventions might be offered to assist you to stay in class and improve your performance. Such interventions could include tutoring, child care, financial aid, and job placement.

Grades of “W” and “I”
A grade of “W” is given for a “withdrawal.” A grade of “I” is given for “incomplete.” An “I” is for emergencies only. You have one semester to complete the missing work.

Student Course Reinstatement Policy
Students have a responsibility to arrange payment for their classes when they register, either through cash, credit card, financial aid, or the installment plan. Students who are dropped from their courses for non-payment of tuition and fees who request reinstatement after the official date of record can be reinstated by making payment in full and paying an additional $75.00 per course reinstatement fee. The academic dean may waive the reinstatement fee upon determining that the student was dropped because of a college error.

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