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Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
ENGL-1302-008 Composition II
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301
Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.
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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(3 sem hrs; 3 lec, 1 lab)
No Textbooks Required. All information will be available in Blackboard. The use of the following book is highly recommended and can be found at the Amarillo College Bookstore.
Amarillo College English Department. A Rhetoric Handbook for English 1301 and 1302. 2nd ed., Hayden McNeil, 2019.
Regular computer access with Internet. I highly recommend the use of googledocs. It is free and it will save all your information for you so you will never lose it.
If you do not have a laptop, the AC Bookstore rents laptops for $65 per sixteen-week semester.
Minor Grades 15%
Response Journals 15%
Research Literary Analysis 20%
Comparative Synthesis 15%
Satire Project 15%
Final Exam 20%
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Expected Teacher Behavior:
Minor Grades At different times in the course, you will be asked to take some type of quiz or assessment of things done in class.
These assignments are due on the day it is expected. Each week all work will be due at midnight of a specific day. It is traditionally my policy that no credit given for late assignments. Of course, it is up to my discretion whether or not I excuse a late assignment.
Response Journals You will be required to write at least a 150 word response to readings or viewings we have in class. Each response will require quotes—in correct MLA style—from the text. Each will require an outside credible web source with a correct works cited entry. Due dates are on blackboard
Essays You will write two essays this semester.
Literary Research Analysis You will write an analysis on two short stories by finding a commonality. This essay will use a combination of primary and secondary sources to present an argument of your choosing. You will also be required to use credible scholarly sources.
Comparative Synthesis You will write timed comparison on the topic of civil disobedience. The “What Would You Do?” unit is filled with personal ethics and situations and how you would choose your outcome in them.
Satire Project By using specific elements, you will visually analyze topics presented in the pieces we read or write your own satire that humorously pokes fun at something in society that needs some kind of attention.
Re-write Policy Any of these major papers turned in on time that score a 69 or below can be resubmitted for a better grade. The student must first meet with the instructor and discuss the paper, and then the work can be revised and resubmitted within a week of receiving the grade. The highest grade achievable for resubmission is a 70.
*Students are required to complete three activities in the first three days of class before the Census Date in order to stay enrolled in the class. Students who fail to complete these assignments may be administratively dropped from the course.
Subject to change at the instructor’s discretion. Other tasks WILL be assigned. Not all homework is posted here.
Activities to Complete
Due Dates July 7 and July 10
Due July 7
Getting to Know the Course
Short Story Terms
Due July 10
Read One short story
Complete Response Journal #1
Due Dates July 14 and July 17
Due July 14
Read two short stories
Write a Response Journal #2 on One
Due July 17
Primary/Secondary Source Assessment
Get Topic Approved
Due Dates July 21 and July 24
Due July 21
Literary Analysis Research Paper Due
Due July 24
View Civil Disobedience Stanford Prison Experiment Video
Write a Journal Response #3
Due Dates July 28 and July 31
Due July 28
View Civil Disobedience Stanley Miligram Experiment Video
Read an Essay on Civil Disobedience
Write Journal Response #4 on one of these
Due July 31
Complete Timed Synthesis Essay Test
Review Satire Terms
Due Dates August 4 and August 7
Due August 4
Read “Harrison Bergeron”
Read “An Old Man With Enormous Wings”
Complete Journal Response #5 on one of those
Due August 7
Satire Project Due
Due Wednesday, August 10 (NOTE CHANGE IN DUE DATE)
06/23/22 8:59 PM
06/23/22 9:03 PM