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STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. School: Arts and Humanities Course Number: ENGL102 Course Name: Effectiveness in Writing Credit Hours: 3 Length of Course: 8 Weeks Prerequisite: ENGL101 Table of Contents Course Description Evaluation Procedures Course Scope Grading Scale Course Objectives Course Outline Course Delivery Method Policies Course Materials Academic Services Selected Bibliography Course Description (Catalog) ENGL102 Effectiveness in Writing (3 hours) This course provides instruction in the writing process with a focus on persuasive and argumentative essays, and will include practice in developing a distinctive style, the methods of effective reasoning, library and on-line research. A formal research project is required. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101/EN101). Table of Contents Course Scope ENGL 102 provides instruction in the writing process with a focus on persuasive and argumentative writing. It gives students practice in selecting and organizing material, thinking through ideas and judgments logically, and in using a variety of rhetorical resources. The course prepares students for writing effectively in all undergraduate courses by sharpening the writing skills necessary to compose position papers, evaluations, proposals, and other types of assignments that demand students research a question or problem and assert an interpretation or solution. Table of Contents STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. Course Objectives After successfully completing this course, you will be able to: CO-1: Produce a major writing assignment from identifying the topic to polishing a final draft; CO-2: apply principles of citing and documenting sources; CO-3: use the discipline-appropriate resources required for the assignment; CO-4: recognize a scholarly source; and CO-5: apply the rhetorical principles to inform, persuade, or argue as needed. Table of Contents Course Delivery Method This course delivered via distance learning will enable students to complete academic work in a flexible manner, completely online. Course materials and access to an online learning management system will be made available to each student. Online assignments are due by Sunday evening of the week as noted and include Forum questions (accomplished in groups through a threaded forum), examination, and individual assignments submitted for review by the Faculty Member). Assigned faculty will support the students throughout this eight-week course. Table of Contents Course Materials Required Course Textbooks Driver, Helen, Natascha Gast, and Susan Lowman-Thomas. English 102 Effectiveness in Writing. 2012. Web. This book is located inside the classroom. Additional Resources Microsoft Word (if you don't have MS Word, please save all files in Rich Text Format (.rtf). STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. Adobe Reader -- Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html to download the latest version. This download is free. Web Sites In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the universitys academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note: web site addresses are subject to change. Site Name Web Site URL/Address Guide to Grammar and Writing http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ American Public University System MLA tutorial http://apus.campusguides.com/content.php?pid=205954&sid=3202566 Seven Steps of the Research Process http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill1.htm Research and Documentation Online: 5th Edition http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/ Table of Contents Evaluation Procedures Reading Assignments: Students will be required to complete the assigned readings and may have to consult various online MLA resources as provided by the instructor in order to complete both the written assignments and the discussion forum assignments for this course. Forum Assignments: Throughout this course, students will be required to participate in online discussion forums and peer-editing exercises. Within the forums, I expect students to participate actively and truly help fellow students in the writing process. We are all writers and have the ability to help each other improve. The word count for each discussion forum is noted in the forums description, so make sure to read the descriptions carefully before posting. Quizzes: Students will complete an MLA/library research quiz and a final quiz based on the readings in the course. There is also one extra credit quiz due during week four. http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.htmlhttp://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/http://apus.campusguides.com/content.php?pid=205954&sid=3202566http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill1.htmhttp://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. Written Assignments: Students will write three formal essays in this course. Each essay will also include a works cited page and cover letter. Two of the essays will also include an annotated bibliography. Students will write a personal writing assessment, MLA style. Grade Instruments Percentage Quizzes (2 @ 3 points each) 6 Critical Evaluation Essay (Cover Letter and Essay) 24 Toulmin Essay (Cover Letter, Essay, Annotated Bibliography) 25 Rogerian Essay (Cover Letter, Essay, Annotated Bibliography) 25 Forums (12 total) 20 Total 100 Table of Contents 8 Week Course Outline Please see the Student Handbook to reference the Universitys grading scale. Table of Contents Week Topic Learning Objectives Readings Assignment 1 Introduction to Course CO-2 CO-4 1. "Introduction to English 102 - Effectiveness in Writing." This reading is located in this section's course module. 2. Issues Facing Education - articles listed in the Supplemental Readings section of the course lessons Week One Forum: Introductions Week One Forum: Issues Facing Education Reading Response 2 Introduction to Research/Classic American Arguments CO-2 CO-3 CO-4 1."Developing Strong Research Techniques" located in this section's course module. 2. "Historic American Works" and Historic Global Works - articles listed in the Supplemental Readings section of the course lessons. Week Two Forum: Historic American and Global Works MLA/Research Quiz. 3 Evaluating Arguments CO-1 CO-2 1. "Constructing Credible Arguments, Reading Critically, Week Three Forum: Critical http://www.apus.edu/student-handbookhttp://www.apus.edu/student-handbook/grading/index.htmSTUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. CO-3 CO-4 and Writing Effectively" located in this section's module. Evaluation Essay Discussion Critical Evaluation Essay 4 Introduction to the Toulmin-based Argument CO-2 CO-3 CO-5 1. "Negotiating the Opposition and Using the Toulmin Method of Argumentation" located in this week's course module. 2. Issues Facing the America articles listed in the Supplemental Readings section of the course lessons. Week Four Forum: The Toulmin Proposal Week Four Forum: Issues Facing America Essay Discussion Chapter three and four review extra credit quiz 5 The Toulmin-based Argument Continued CO-1 CO-2 CO-3 CO-4 CO-5 1. "Using the Toulmin Method Continued, Creating Argumentative Claims, Using Reliable Sources" located in this section's course module. 2. Issues Facing the International Community articles listed in the Supplemental Readings section of the course lessons. Week Five Forum: Issues Facing the International Community Essay Discussion Toulmin Essay 6 Introduction to the Rogerian Argument CO-4 CO-5 1. "Using the Rogerian Method of Argumentation" located in this section's course module. 2. Persuasive American Speeches - articles listed in the Supplemental Readings section of the course lessons. Week Six Forum: The Rogerian Proposal Week Six Forum: Persuasive American Speeches Discussion 7 The Rogerian Argument Continued CO-1 CO-2 CO-3 CO-4 CO-5 1. "Using the Rogerian Method Continued" located in this week's course module Week Seven Discussion Rogerian Essay 8 The Middle Ground Argument CO-1 CO-2 CO-3 1. "Using the Middle Ground Method of Argumentation" located in this section's course Week Eight Forum: Middle Ground Discussion STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. CO-4 CO-5 module. 2. In addition, you may also want to consult the earlier lessons to help you with the final quiz. Week Eight Forum: Concluding Thoughts Final Quiz Table of Contents Policies Please see the Student Handbook to reference all University policies. Quick links to frequently asked question about policies are listed below. Drop/Withdrawal Policy Plagiarism Policy Extension Process and Policy Disability Accommodations Writing Expectations Students are expected to have the background in grammar and mechanics necessary to complete the course. Citation and Reference Style Attention Please: Students will follow the MLA format as the sole citation and reference style used in written work submitted as part of coursework to the University. Assignments completed in a narrative essay or composition format must follow the MLA citation style. Late Assignments Students are expected to submit classroom assignments by the posted due date and to complete the course according to the published class schedule. As adults, students, and working professionals, I understand you must manage competing demands on your time. Should you need additional time to complete an assignment, please contact me before the due date so we can discuss the situation and determine an acceptable resolution. Routine submission of late assignments is unacceptable and may result in points deducted from your final course grade. Netiquette Online universities promote the advancement of knowledge through positive and constructive debate both inside and outside the classroom. Forums on the Internet, however, can http://ebooks.apus.edu.ezproxy1.apus.edu/ENGL102/Phillips_2011_backmatter.pdfhttp://www.apus.edu/student-handbookhttp://www.apus.edu/student-handbook/withdrawal/index.htmhttp://www.apus.edu/student-handbook/writing-standards/index.htm#Academic_Dishonestyhttp://www.apus.edu/student-handbook/extension/index.htmhttp://www.apus.edu/student-handbook/rights-responsibilities/index.htm#Disability_AccommodationsSTUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. occasionally degenerate into needless insults and flaming. Such activity and the loss of good manners are not acceptable in a university setting basic academic rules of good behavior and proper Netiquette must persist. Remember that you are in a place for the rewards and excitement of learning which does not include descent to personal attacks or student attempts to stifle the Forum of others. Technology Limitations: While you should feel free to explore the full-range of creative composition in your formal papers, keep e-mail layouts simple. The Sakai classroom may not fully support MIME or HTML encoded messages, which means that bold face, italics, underlining, and a variety of color-coding or other visual effects will not translate in your e-mail messages. Humor Note: Despite the best of intentions, jokes and especially satire can easily get lost or taken seriously. If you feel the need for humor, you may wish to add emoticons to help alert your readers: ;-), : ), Disclaimer Statement Course content may vary from the outline to meet the needs of this particular group. Table of Contents Online Library The Online Library is available to enrolled students and faculty from inside the electronic campus. This is your starting point for access to online books, subscription periodicals, and Web resources that are designed to support your classes and generally not available through search engines on the open Web. In addition, the Online Library provides access to special learning resources, which the University has contracted to assist with your studies. Questions can be directed to librarian@apus.edu. Charles Town Library and Inter Library Loan: The University maintains a special library with a limited number of supporting volumes, collection of our professors publication, and services to search and borrow research books and articles from other libraries. Electronic Books: You can use the online library to uncover and download over 50,000 titles, which have been scanned and made available in electronic format. Electronic Journals: The University provides access to over 12,000 journals, which are available in electronic form and only through limited subscription services. Tutor.com: AMU and APU Civilian & Coast Guard students are eligible for 10 free hours of tutoring provided by APUS. Tutor.com connects you with a professional tutor online 24/7 to provide help with assignments, studying, test prep, resume writing, and more. Tutor.com is tutoring the way it was meant to be. You get expert tutoring whenever you mailto:librarian@apus.eduhttp://www.tutor.com/colleges/landing/apusSTUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. need help, and you work one-to-one with your tutor in your online classroom on your specific problem until it is done. Request a Library Guide for your course (http://apus.libguides.com/index.php) The AMU/APU Library Guides provide access to collections of trusted sites on the Open Web and licensed resources on the Deep Web. The following are specially tailored for academic research at APUS: Program Portals contain topical and methodological resources to help launch general research in the degree program. To locate, search by department name, or navigate by school. Course Lib-Guides narrow the focus to relevant resources for the corresponding course. To locate, search by class code (e.g., SOCI111), or class name. If a guide you need is not available yet, please email the APUS Library: librarian@apus.edu. Table of Contents Turnitin.com Faculty may require assignments be submitted to Turnitin.com. Turnitin.com will analyze a paper and report instances of potential plagiarism for the student to edit before submitting it for a grade. In some cases professors may require students to use Turnitin.com. Typically the course professor will establish a Turnitin.com access code for his/her classes. If the code has not been established, those who wish to use Turnitin.com may ask their professor to establish the code. Selected Bibliography Additional supplemental readings and relevant websites are found in the weekly course lessons. Table of Contents http://apus.libguides.com/index.phphttp://online.apus.edu/educator/temp/ls1850/nsec501b002sum10/librarian%40apus.edu

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