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<ul><li><p>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. </p><p> 1 </p><p>School of Arts and Humanities </p><p>ENGL322 Personal Essay </p><p>Credit Hours: 3 </p><p>Length of Course: 8 Weeks </p><p>Prerequisite: ENGL120 </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p>Instructor Information Evaluation Procedures </p><p>Course Description Grading Scale </p><p>Course Scope Course Outline </p><p>Course Objectives Policies </p><p>Course Delivery Method Academic Services </p><p>Course Resources Selected Bibliography </p><p>Instructor Information </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p>Course Description (Catalog) </p><p>ENGL322: The Personal Essay (3 hours) </p><p>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 </p><p>compelling first-person narrator and use voice, setting, structure, theme, and style </p><p>to craft their own personal essays. </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p>Course Scope </p><p>file:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23InstructorInformationfile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23EvaluationProceduresfile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23CourseDescriptionfile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23GradingScalefile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23CourseScopefile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23CourseOutlinefile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23CourseObjectivesfile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23Policiesfile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23CourseDeliveryMethodfile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23academicservicesfile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23CourseMaterialsfile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23SelectedBibliographyfile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23tablefile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23table</p></li><li><p>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. </p><p> 2 </p><p>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 </p><p>condition or the world at large. Students will read personal essays, write their own, </p><p>and collaborate with others in writers workshop to revise and improve their essays </p><p>and writing skills. </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p>Course Objectives </p><p>After successfully completing this course, students will be able to: </p><p>CO 1. Apply interpretations of well-known personal essays to society and the universal human condition </p><p>CO 2. Use literary elements to emphasize of the significance and meaning of a </p><p>particular personal experience </p><p>CO 3. Employ the craft of storytelling elements, such as theme, voice, setting, </p><p>style, and structure CO 4. Produce personal essays </p><p>CO 5. Appraise each others work in writers workshops </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p>Course Delivery Method </p><p>This course delivered via distance learning will enable students to complete </p><p>academic work in a flexible manner, completely online. Course materials and access </p><p>to an online learning management system will be made available to each student. </p><p>Online assignments are due by Sunday evening of the week as noted and include Forum questions (accomplished in groups through a threaded forum), examination, </p><p>and individual assignments submitted for review by the Faculty Member). Assigned </p><p>faculty will support the students throughout this eight-week course. </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p>Course Resources </p><p>Required Course Textbook </p><p>Miller, Brenda, and Suzanne Paola. Tell It Slant. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012. </p><p>* This textbook is available as an e-book through VitalSource. Please note: You </p><p>DO NOT need to create your own VitalSource account. You should place your book </p><p>order for this class through the EdMap Bookstore, and then EdMap will email you </p><p>with your VitalSource login credentials. Again, please be sure to validate your cart </p><p>in EdMap to claim the VitalSource e-book for this class and wait for the email with </p><p>file:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23tablefile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23tablefile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23table</p></li><li><p>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. </p><p> 3 </p><p>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-</p><p>9104. You may also contact ecm@apus.edu for help. </p><p>For links to tutorials, instructions, and technical support for VitalSource e-books, </p><p>please visit the APUS university bookstore at http://apus.campusguides.com/bookstore. </p><p>Other Required Readings </p><p>This class includes other assigned reading/viewing materials outside of the main e-</p><p>book (personal essays, films, and articles). These can be found in the Lessons area of our classroom for each week. </p><p>Additional Resources and Websites </p><p>Supplementary readings and relevant websites can be found in the Lessons area for </p><p>each week. </p><p>Software Requirements </p><p>Microsoft Word. If you don't have MS Word, please save all files as a Rich Text </p><p>Format (.rtf). All docs must use MS Word or RTF (not Microsoft Works or </p><p>WordPerfect). </p><p> Adobe Reader -- Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html to </p><p>download the latest version. This download is free. </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p>Evaluation Procedures </p><p>Students will complete nine (9) forums, three (3) essays, and one (1) final project </p><p>(writing portfolio) in the course. </p><p>Your final grade will be calculated as follows: </p><p>Graded Items Points Weighted </p><p>Percentage </p><p>9 forums </p><p>3 essays </p><p>1 final project (writing portfolio) </p><p>100 points each </p><p>100 points each </p><p>100 points </p><p>30% </p><p>45% </p><p>25% </p><p>Final Course Grade 100 </p><p>Forums, essays, and the final project will be graded according to rubrics. Below are </p><p>the basic requirements, but please review rubrics in the Forums and Assignments </p><p>tool for each week to know what your instructor will specifically look for and grade </p><p>in your work. </p><p>http://apus.campusguides.com/bookstorehttp://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.htmlfile:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23table</p></li><li><p>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. </p><p> 4 </p><p> Forums: </p><p>Seven of the nine forums will require an initial post of 250-words or more in </p><p>response to the forum prompt. Do this by Thursday 11:55pm ET of the assigned </p><p>week. Then complete two (2) reply posts of 100-words or more to others in class. </p><p>These must be done by Sunday 11:55pm ET of the assigned week. </p><p>The other two forums will be in a writers workshop format in which youll post a </p><p>rough draft of your essay for others to workshop and give suggestions for revision </p><p>and improvement. Youll in turn workshop the essays of two other students. </p><p> Please note: Quality is an important consideration when it comes to participation in </p><p>the Forums. A post that says simply, "I agree" or good job, for example, would </p><p>not constitute participation because it does not add anything of substance to the </p><p>discussion. Adding something of substance would consist of providing new ideas, </p><p>sharing your perspectives, asking questions, giving specific examples to support what youre saying, relating the discussion content to the assigned reading and to </p><p>real life, politely disagreeing and justifying your reason, etc. </p><p>Assignments: </p><p>Each essay should be 750- to 1,000-words and be formatted in MLA. The topic for </p><p>each should be chosen from the textbooks Try It exercises. Preface each essay with a reflection letter to your instructor. Upload the essay as an attached file to </p><p>the Assignments tool. </p><p>Final Project (writing portfolio): </p><p>The final project is a writing portfolio comprised of a cover page, table of contents, introduction, revised/polished copies of the three (3) essays youve written in class, </p><p>and a conclusion. You have the option of creating an electronic/online portfolio or a </p><p>traditional typed up document uploaded to the Assignments tool. </p><p>About Feedback: Always read your instructors feedback each week and apply what youve learned to </p><p>the next assignments. Make a concerted effort to improve your work and show </p><p>steady progress from week to week. </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p>Course Outline </p><p>Please see the Student Handbook to reference the Universitys grading scale. </p><p>Week Topic Learning </p><p>Objectives Readings Assignment </p><p>file:///C:/Users/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx%23tablehttp://www.apus.edu/student-handbookhttp://www.apus.edu/student-handbook/grading/index.htm</p></li><li><p>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. </p><p> 5 </p><p>1 </p><p>The Personal Essay </p><p>and Basics of </p><p>Writing </p><p>CO 1 </p><p>CO 2 </p><p>CO 3 </p><p>Chapters 9 and 13 from </p><p>Tell It Slant (access </p><p>Personal essays and articles: </p><p> "Picturing the </p><p>Personal Essay: A </p><p>Visual Guide" by </p><p>Tim Bascom Fourth State of </p><p>Matter by Jo Ann </p><p>Beard </p><p> Mickey Mantle </p><p>Koan by David </p><p>James Duncan The Drama Bug </p><p>by David Sedaris </p><p>Listen to it here: </p><p>http://www.thisam</p><p>ericanlife.org/radio-</p><p>archives/episode/2</p><p>3/drama-</p><p>bug?act=1#play </p><p>Transcript (scroll down to and read </p><p>Act One): </p><p>http://www.thisam</p><p>ericanlife.org/radio</p><p>-</p><p>archives/episode/23/transcript </p><p>Week 1A </p><p>Forum: </p><p>Introductions </p><p> Week 1B </p><p>Forum: </p><p>Personal Essay </p><p>Readings </p><p>2 </p><p>Memory and </p><p>Family </p><p>CO 2 </p><p>CO 3 </p><p>CO 4 </p><p>CO 5 </p><p>Chapters 1 and 2 from </p><p>Tell It Slant </p><p>Film: </p><p>10 Million Books: An Introduction to Farley </p><p>Mowat (access film via </p><p>link in Lessons area for </p><p>Week 2) </p><p> Personal essays and </p><p>articles: </p><p>Week 2 </p><p>Forum: Film </p><p>Discussion </p><p>Essay 1 </p><p>https://www.creativenonfiction.org/online-reading/picturing-personal-essay-visual-guidehttps://www.creativenonfiction.org/online-reading/picturing-personal-essay-visual-guidehttps://www.creativenonfiction.org/online-reading/picturing-personal-essay-visual-guidehttp://www.newyorker.com/archive/1996/06/24/1996_06_24_080_TNY_CARDS_000376447http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1996/06/24/1996_06_24_080_TNY_CARDS_000376447http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1996/06/24/1996_06_24_080_TNY_CARDS_000376447http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/docview/233483520/1419FC82F5B10CB9AB/1?accountid=8289http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/docview/233483520/1419FC82F5B10CB9AB/1?accountid=8289http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/docview/233483520/1419FC82F5B10CB9AB/1?accountid=8289http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/23/drama-bug?act=1#playhttp://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/23/drama-bug?act=1#playhttp://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/23/drama-bug?a...</p></li></ul>

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