School of Arts and Humanities ENGL322 Personal of Arts and Humanities ENGL322 Personal Essay Credit Hours: 3 Length of Course: 8 Weeks Prerequisite: ENGL120 Table of Contents Instructor Information Evaluation Procedures Course Description Grading Scale

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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.

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    School of Arts and Humanities

    ENGL322 Personal Essay

    Credit Hours: 3

    Length of Course: 8 Weeks

    Prerequisite: ENGL120

    Table of Contents

    Instructor Information Evaluation Procedures

    Course Description Grading Scale

    Course Scope Course Outline

    Course Objectives Policies

    Course Delivery Method Academic Services

    Course Resources Selected Bibliography

    Instructor Information

    Table of Contents

    Course Description (Catalog)

    ENGL322: The Personal Essay (3 hours)

    This course will focus on the expression of personal experiences. Students will read personal essays and study the various forms. They will also learn how to be a

    compelling first-person narrator and use voice, setting, structure, theme, and style

    to craft their own personal essays.

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    Course Scope

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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.

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    This course will examine the personal essay, its different forms, and the ways in which the writer explores a personal experience and relates it to the human

    condition or the world at large. Students will read personal essays, write their own,

    and collaborate with others in writers workshop to revise and improve their essays

    and writing skills.

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    Course Objectives

    After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    CO 1. Apply interpretations of well-known personal essays to society and the universal human condition

    CO 2. Use literary elements to emphasize of the significance and meaning of a

    particular personal experience

    CO 3. Employ the craft of storytelling elements, such as theme, voice, setting,

    style, and structure CO 4. Produce personal essays

    CO 5. Appraise each others work in writers workshops

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    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.

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    Course Resources

    Required Course Textbook

    Miller, Brenda, and Suzanne Paola. Tell It Slant. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012.

    * This textbook is available as an e-book through VitalSource. Please note: You

    DO NOT need to create your own VitalSource account. You should place your book

    order for this class through the EdMap Bookstore, and then EdMap will email you

    with your VitalSource login credentials. Again, please be sure to validate your cart

    in EdMap to claim the VitalSource e-book for this class and wait for the email with

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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.

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    your VitalSource login information. If you have any questions or issues with this, please contact EdMap at customer_service@edmap.biz or call toll-free at 800-274-

    9104. You may also contact ecm@apus.edu for help.

    For links to tutorials, instructions, and technical support for VitalSource e-books,

    please visit the APUS university bookstore at http://apus.campusguides.com/bookstore.

    Other Required Readings

    This class includes other assigned reading/viewing materials outside of the main e-

    book (personal essays, films, and articles). These can be found in the Lessons area of our classroom for each week.

    Additional Resources and Websites

    Supplementary readings and relevant websites can be found in the Lessons area for

    each week.

    Software Requirements

    Microsoft Word. If you don't have MS Word, please save all files as a Rich Text

    Format (.rtf). All docs must use MS Word or RTF (not Microsoft Works or

    WordPerfect).

    Adobe Reader -- Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html to

    download the latest version. This download is free.

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    Evaluation Procedures

    Students will complete nine (9) forums, three (3) essays, and one (1) final project

    (writing portfolio) in the course.

    Your final grade will be calculated as follows:

    Graded Items Points Weighted

    Percentage

    9 forums

    3 essays

    1 final project (writing portfolio)

    100 points each

    100 points each

    100 points

    30%

    45%

    25%

    Final Course Grade 100

    Forums, essays, and the final project will be graded according to rubrics. Below are

    the basic requirements, but please review rubrics in the Forums and Assignments

    tool for each week to know what your instructor will specifically look for and grade

    in your work.

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