School of Computing and Academic Studies
Department of English
Part-Time Studies, Bachelor’s Degree Programs
Instructor: Dr. Chris-Anne Stumpf
Office Hours – after class and by appt
Cell: 778-549-4182 firstname.lastname@example.org course Description
Please read and have an electronic and/or print copy of the online course outline at my.bcit.ca readily available for your reference throughout the duration of this course.
This course introduces students to the principles of university-level writing and critical reading. Academic writing focuses on the study and application of the principles of university-level discourse, with particular emphasis on exposition and persuasion. Students will read and analyze essays, and write their own compositions. In several language workshops, students will also learn fundamental strategies for developing an effective prose style. Prerequisite: C+ in Grade 12 English.
See on-line course outline for more detail
Assignments: ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO PASS THE COURSE
Summary: 10% (week 4)
Expository Essay: 10% (week 7)
Persuasive Essay: 15% (week 9)
Research Essay (including outline) 20% (week 13)
Final Exam: 30% (week 15)
Participation: 15% *based on (a) punctual and regular attendance, (b) informed contribution to class discussions and class activities and (c) preparation for class
Grades for this course
The instructor will be giving you a percentage mark for each assignment/exam. For this course, assignments are seldom all good or all bad, so the strengths of a particular assignment must be balanced against its problems to determine the final grade. Therefore, the grade is a considered judgment of the whole assignment, and a placement within a grade range (listed below), rather than a numerical counting up of categories or correction marks and subtracting the total from 100.
Citations: (2) Faigley, Lester. Brief Penguin handbook 2nd Cdn. Ed. Pearson, 2010 Other handouts will be distributed throughout the course