MWF or the TuTh schedules.
Mon Tue -- Class Topic: Course Overview
Welcome to LA 100, "Basic Composition."
The course website is located at http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DennisJerz/LA100. The offical version of the syllabus is always the online version (though I will notify you in advance of any significant changes).
The course website is shared by two different sections, one with a MWF schedule and one with a TuTh schedule. Bear that in mind if you post a comment asking me what's due "tomorrow." The content will be the same in both sections, but during the week the sections will fall out of sync.
On the first day of classes, we'll get started with an informal writing exercise. (I'll announce the topic in class.) Your first homework assignment will be to revise your informal in-class writing into a polished paragraph, due the next time the class meets.
Par 1 Draft Due:
MWF section: Aug 30
TuTh section: Aug 31
Wed Thu -- Class Topic: Revision Workshop
Revision is "seeing again" -- it involves rethinking the whole document in order to make it better on every level. We will trade Par 1 drafts and practice giving each other constructive feedback.
Thu Fri -- Class Topic: Diagnostic Pre-Test
You get full credit (5% of course grade) simply for competing the assignment. Do your best, but don't fret over this. It's just supposed to help us focus our efforts over the semester.
The first of the scheduled individual conferences will take place during class time.
Tue Wed -- Class Topic: Writing Workshop
Sentences, cohesion, other issues that arise from Par 1.
Mon Tue -- News: No class.
Instructor will be attending a conference at Seton Hill. Assignments will still be due and work should progress normally.