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Muncie, Indiana


Introduction to College Writing II
ENG 025

Spring 2005

Jeremy Adams



COURSE TITLE: Introduction to College Writing II        COURSE NUMBER: ENG 025

Instructor: Jeremy Adams          Phone: (765) 741-8275     E-mail:

Class web page:     Visit it often!!!

CREDIT HOURS: 3             CONTACT HOURS: Lecture: 3

PREREQUISITES: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment. (ASSET Writing 32-37, COMPASS Writing 23-51).

 PROGRAM: General Education
DIVISION: General Education and Support Services

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Builds on the competencies learned in ENG 024-Introduction to College Writing I and prepares students for entry into HEW 101.  Enables beginning college writers to expand control of the writing process through writings with are focused, organized and well developed.  Requires students to demonstrate increased proficiency in the use of standard writing conventions.  Introduces the processes of research and documentation.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:
1. Demonstrate increased control of the writing process evidenced by multi-paragraph writings that are focused, organized, and well developed.
2. Demonstrate increased self-confidence as a writer through interaction with peers and participation in collaborative groups.
3. Demonstrate use of the paragraph in the context of the essay.
4. Write well-developed essays with attention to voice, audience, and purpose.
5. Demonstrate increased proficiency in the application of grammar and mechanics in the writing process.
6. Demonstrate the research process by writing a paper that includes selection, evaluation, and use of appropriate documentation of sources.

COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include thhe writing process: prewriting, drafting, editing, revising; rhetorical modes; voice; audience; purpose; conventions of standard written English; Introduction to Plagiarism; organized writing and topics; supporting and concluding statements;  introduction to research and documentation standard essay format; introduction and development of thesis, support, and conclusion; practice working in collaborative groups; and computer and Internet skill development.

On violations of Academic integrity (i.e. cheating):
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following:
1. Violations of procedures which protect the integrity of a quiz, examination, or similar evaluation, such as
a. Possessing, referring to, or employing open textbooks or notes or other devices not authorized by the faculty member;
b. Copying from another person's paper;
c. Communicating with, providing assistance to, or receiving assistance from another person in a manner not authorized by the faculty member;
d. Possessing, buying, selling, obtaining, giving, or using a copy of any unauthorized materials intended to be used as or in the preparation of a quiz or examination or similar evaluation;
e. Taking a quiz or examination or similar evaluation in the place of another person;
f. Utilizing another person to take a quiz, examination, or similar evaluation in place of oneself;
g. Changing material on a graded examination and then requesting a regrading of the examination;
h. Cooperating with someone else on a quiz, examination, or similar evaluation without the prior consent of the faculty member.
2. Plagiarism or violation of procedures prescribed to protect the integrity of an assignment, such as
a. Submitting an assignment purporting to be the student's original work which has been wholly or partly created by another person;
b. Presenting as one's own the work, ideas, representations, or words of another person without customary and proper acknowledgment of sources;
c. Knowingly permitting one's work to be submitted by another person as if it were the submitter's original work.
3. Cooperation with another person in academic dishonesty, either directly or indirectly as an intermediary agent or broker.
4. Knowingly destroying or altering another student's work whether in written form, computer files, art work, or other format.
5. Aiding, abetting, or attempting to commit an act or action which would constitute academic dishonesty."

The short of the matter is don’t do it!  I have read well over 5000 undergraduate papers, and I recognize suspicious work. Each semester, someone tries and gets caught.  You will fail/re-do the assignment, and you may fail the class.  Cheating will not be tolerated.  Incidents of severe dishonesty, like turning in a paper taken from the Internet, will be reported to the appropriate college administrators. It is just not worth it, folks.

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) STATEMENT:

Ivy Tech State College seeks to provide effective services and accommodations for qualified individuals with documented disabilities.  If you need an accommodation because of a documented disability, you are required to register with Disability Support Services at the beginning of the semester.  If you will require assistance during an emergency evaluation, notify me immediately.  Look for evacuation procedures posted in your classrooms.

The Disability Support Services contact is Alison Hindman, who is located in Muncie.  If you require an accommodation, you are required to give a copy of your written accommodation to me.

REQUIRED TEXT/CURRICULUM MATERIALS: Hacker, Writer’s Reference, 5th edition; Fawcett, Evengreen, 7th edition

Group analysis and discussion of published and student works, group creation of sample essays, direct instruction, guided practice, and one-on-one conferencing/instruction.

EVALUATIONS METHODS AND GRADING CRITERIA:  Each paper will have a rubric which includes all the requirements for the paper and how it will be assessed.  Other assignments will be graded with regard to completion and accuracy.

*State guidelines dictate that a letter grade of “C” or better is required for advancement and credit.
Grading Scale:
  90%-100% =           A
  89%-80%   =           B
  79%-70%   =           C
  69%-60%   =           D
                        Below 59%=           F

Assignments Worth
Computer Skills checksheet 100
Grammar and
Mechanics checksheet
Web-based Writing Assignment /10
In-Class Writings/ 5
Reading Journals /5
Research paper 1  100
Research Paper 2     
Research Paper 3 100
Research Paper 4

RIGHT OF REVISION STATEMENT:  You may revise any assignment up to the final day of class.

All papers are to be typed, double-spaced.  Journals may be handwritten.


Week 1-    Introduction, Assessment- In-class Essay 1, Writing is a Process;
Computer skills intro,  clauses

Week 2- Work on Paper 1; sentence types-; intro to verbs; Thesis

Week 3- Work on paper 1
MLA introduction

Week 4 Final draft of paper 1; Verbs; Vocab; Paragrahs--the topic, conferences

Week 5   Begin Paper 2; In-class Essay 2;  Finish verbs; Prepositions; Review sentences/prepositional phrases; Paragraphs continued--evidence

Week 6  work on paper 2; MLA review Homophones; vocab; adjectives; Thesis v. topic;

Revised schedule of the remainder of the semester as of 02/20/05

Week 7  work on paper 2; Paragraph purposes/ sequences; web-assignment due

Week 8  Final draft paper 2; In-class Essay 3;  Logic--rhetorical devices;
sound reasoning and fallacies; adverbs. 

Week 9    Begin paper 3; introduction to APA

Week 10  work on paper 3; in-class essay 4; finish APA

Week 11   work on paper 3; review sentence types

Week 12   Finish Paper 3; in-class essay 5; parallelism

Week 13   Begin Paper 4; wordiness

Week 14   work on paper 4; evaluating sources

Week 15  work on paper 4; clean-up

Week 16   Finish Paper 4, conferences, G&M Checksheet, Computer Skills checksheet

Since much of the material will be presented in class, it is imperative that you attend every session.  However, I do understand that people get sick or have other legitimate (or less-than-legitimate) reasons why they cannot attend class.  Therefore, I will allow a total of three (3) unexcused absences throughout the semester.  Your final grade will be lowered 5 pts for each additional absence.  If you must be absent, it is your responsibility to find out what materials and information you have missed.    All assignments are due before or on the due date.  Any assignment received late, without prior notification, will be marked down one (1) letter grade for each class session that it is late.


1. Show up to class.
2. Break down larger tasks into smaller, more manageable bits.
3. Revise your work and show me drafts.  The more you revise and the more of your work
    I see, the better your paper will be.
4. Revise.
5. Revise.
6. Revise.
7. Revise some more and then have someone else go over it.
8. Talk to me if you don’t understand something.  I get paid to make sure you do.