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Notes for Introduction to Literature
Notes for Basic Writing (ENG 020)
~ ~LIT 165 Syllabus ~ ~
to Literature WCU/lit165/FALL 2001
A total of three examinations will be distributed throughout the semester and will be weighted as follows:
PERCENTAGE OF GRADE / APPROXIMATE DATE DUE
Each exam will include a take-home question(s) and may also include an objective, in-class test to gage the student's understanding of relevant concepts and reading comprehension. The take-home questions will be evaluated based on the writer's ability to focus, organize, and develop ideas in response to the given question(s). Points may be deducted for incorrect grammar, spelling, punctuation, or for weak style, depending on the frequency of error. Points will not be deducted for expressing opinions which differ from the instructor's! In fact, if you express your ideas clearly, logically, and persuasively, you may gain more than a few for demonstrating your ability to develop original ideas.
Several options will be presented in detail to meet the requirement for the final paper. One option is to do a research paper based on some interesting aspect of one or more literary works that you choose. Another option is to do an in-depth analysis of one or more literary works the way such an analysis is described in your textbook (p. 1460-64).
Quizzes in both objective and essay format may pop up at any given time during the semester to assess preparation and comprehension. Your average at the end of the semester is your final quiz score. Absence on a quiz day will hurt your average!
Students are expected to attend every class having read the assigned material.
Any student who misses more than the equivalent of two weeks of class will have
his/her average lowered appropriately at the instructor's discretion. Be advised
that it is not always possible to make up work missed due to absence. Although
I'd rather you come to class late than not at all, chronic lateness to class
is disruptive and unacceptable. Please have consideration for your classmates
and for the instructor if you are entering the classroom late. Occassional tardiness
is not a problem but if it becomes habitual, those lateness will be recorded
as absences and you will run a higher risk of receiving a lowered or failing
grade for the course.
Your final percentage
will be converted to a letter grade as follows:
Throughout the semester I will post supplemental reading materials, any changes to the required reading list, as well as class lectures or handouts on my website (http://brainstorm-services.com/wcu). I encourage you to check this site regularly, in addition to reading the required material listed below.
Please note that the selections listed below are not always presented in the order we will study them. Please listen carefully in class for specific reading assignments.
exist for interested students.
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