English 1010, Summer 2013, O'Donnell, ETSU

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Last update: May 30, 2013

Course and Instructor Information
English 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing

Section 10:  Summer Term 1 -- June 10-July 12, 2013

MTWRF 9:40-11:10am in Burleson 304

Dr. Kevin O'Donnell, instructor: faculty.etsu.edu/odonnell/; odonnell@etsu.edu 423 439-6679
Office:  Burleson 313;  summer 1 office hours:  MTWR 11:15-12:30


Final Grade Breakdown

- Four essays, approx. 1,000 words each: 40% 

- Best essay revised: 30%                                                                                                        

- Grammar activities/ quizzes/ in-class writing: 10% 

- Miscellaneous ungraded assignments: 10% 

- Participation (including draft workshop points): 10% 


Four Essay Assignments

- Essay 1:  Narrative/ Writing from Experience and Observation

- Essay 2:  Tech Writing ("How-to") 

- Essay 3:  Review/ Criticism

- Essay 4:  Writing from Sources


Required Materials
1.  Internet access. 

2.  Easy, daily access to a working printer. 
3.  A notebook.  I recommend the standard composition book, stitch-bound 9-3/4"x7-1/2".
4.  A Writer’s Reference, 7th edition.  By Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers.  Available in the ETSU bookstore.


Readings on the Web
There is no required textbook for this course, other than the handbook.  Instead, readings are posted on the world wide web.  Click on "Calendar," at the top of this page, for specific reading assignments and due dates. 


Attendance, Due Dates
Attendance: The official English department attendance policy says that if you have more than 6 absences you fail the course. In addition, I've set the following policies:  1) You may miss two classes free, no questions asked.  2) No absences will be excused, so use your freebies wisely!  3) If you miss between two and six classes, I reserve the right to lower your grade, incrementally, up to one full letter grade.
Due Dates:  I do not accept late work.  If you must miss class on a due date, email your work as an attachment to odonnell@etsu.edu; then also bring a hard copy to the following class period.