P.O.V.: Strategies for Strong Writing Instructor: Terry L. Bryant Classroom: PH 221, MWF 12:30-1:20 P.M. Office Hours: Wednesday, 10:30-11:30, or by appointment Office: HFA 304D (823-5461); 823-5417 (Jan) for messages only Prerequisite: ENC 1101 Texts: Bell, Developing Arguments Schiffhorst and Schell, The Short Handbook for Writers Week: 01 - Course Introduction (P.O.V.; Morning Writing) C.2 Toulmin Model; Claims of Fact, Claims of Cause & Effect C.2 Claims of Value, Claims of Policy 02 - Holiday, C.6 Audience, Warrant Intro. to Computer Labs, Memos 03 - Assign Core #1 Editorial Response-Critical Analysis of a Film C.3 Interviews C.4 Search Strategies 04 - C.5 Problem Investigation, Rhetorical Context Library Work Paraphrase & Summary; collect Core #1 05 - C.7 Appeal to Ethos, Assign Core #2 C.7 Appeal to Logic and to Emotion (Swift) C.8 Degree of Opposition 06 - C.9 Classical Structure C.9 Rogerian Structure C.9 Monroe's Motivated Sequence Final Week for LUIS Quest at Library (turn in verification) 07 - C.10 Controlling Language C.11 Documenting Sources Conferences 08 - Conferences, collect Core #2 09 - C.12 Research Paper Strategies, Assign Core #3 10 - R.P.S. continued 11 - R.P.S. continued; collect Core #3; Assign Core #4 12 - Holiday, Conferences 13 - Conferences, Core #4 due Nov. 22, 1996 14 - In-class Presentations; Revision 15 - Selection: Demonstration of Mastery, Last Class 16 - Portfolio Distribution Essays 1-4 in boldface type are Core Assignments. Assignments may change with notification from the instructor. Gordon Rule: Students must submit 6,000 words for grading within this semester. A grade of "C" or above is an acceptable passing grade (consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details). Grading Policy: See Official Grading Policy Change (handout). See Core Assignment Suggestions (handout). The final grade is primarily determined by an average of the grades on major writing assignments. Essays 1 to 4 on this syllabus are the Core Assignments for ENC 1102; in addition, other essays and daily writing will be assigned throughout the semester. The research paper and its component assignments determine approximately one-third of the final grade for this course. In-class writing, class participation, homework (memos, revisions, etc.) and portfolio presentation, and overall improvement are also important considerations and receive the credit of major assignments. Class attendance is essential in a workshop course; in-class writing assignments may not be made up. Habitual tardiness is disrespectful and will affect the final grade. Three (3) unexcused absences are allowed before the final grade is lowered one letter grade per absence. 25% absence = "F" All papers are to be word processed in a 12 point font and are due at the beginning of class on the due-date assigned [submit late papers in class at the beginning of the next class]. LATE PAPERS are penalized one letter grade. Plagiarism is the basis for an "F" (consult the Undergraduate Catalog). Instructional Support: In addition to personal assistance from the instructor,students may request tutoring from SARC. Consult the instructor for more information. Portfolio Assignment: Consistent with the professional nature of the writer's workshop, students will develop a portfolio of their works. The portfolio will be used for collection of all assignments throughout the semester; it will also be used to encourage reflection upon those works by both the writer and his or her peers. Finally, students will be asked to conclude the workshop by assessing a selection of their finest work; this selection should demonstrate mastery of the skills of argumentative writing, thereby justifying the students' efforts and final grade.