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Social Security Privatization

Comparison/Contrast Paper for Interpreter of Maladies

Research Paper Associated with Outliers

Paper for Identity

Final For English 5


Extra Credit


Grades 11:00-11:50 (31066) [Calaveras Hall 135]

Homework Grade 11:00 - 11:50 (31066)

Total Grade 11:00- 11:50 (31066)


English 5 College Composition

Tim Kahl (916) 714-5401 (Please no calls after 9:30 PM) alias Victor Schnickelfritz

Office: Solano 5004

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
e-mail: tnklbnny@comcast.net Room: Calaveras Hall 135 [31066]

Required Texts:

Highly Recommended:

Course Objectivus:

Attendance Policy: There are 51 days we are scheduled to meet. Please be present for all of them. Any absence will greatly affect your ability to meet the requirements of the course. Absences and/or early departures in excess of 5 class periods may result in my dropping you from the course. Attendance will be noted and taken into consideration concerning borderline grades when the final grade is given. Remember: You're paying for the time whether you come or not.

Electronic Submissions: You may choose to submit any and or all of your work via electronic submissions. You may submit:

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Workshop Days: All students must have rough drafts available on the designated due dates or sacrifice 10% of the total grade for that paper.

Revision Policy: One of the four out-of class papers may be turned in for revision. This paper must be below a 90 % to be eligible for revision.

Due Dates: All assignments are due on the dates given (unless otherwise notified).

Late assignments: Late assignments will be assessed a 10% penalty per late class session.

{Electronic submissions will be considered late if they are received after the end of the class period. Some leeway may be given for first-time offenders and for technical problems, but the discretion will be mine. [Note: most students choose to e-mail assignments the night before they are due.]}

New Late assignments policy: You will have one week after the due date to turn in late work. After this point, the late work will not be accepted. Exceptions to this rule will be granted only if your have received prior OK from me due to some extenuating circumstances which would not let you complete the work.

Plagiarism: Plagiarism is pretending that someone else's ideas or writing is your own. Intentional failure to cite source material will be dealt with quickly and severely. The usual result for plagiarizing will be a grade of 0 on the assignment with no make up possible. If this should occur on one of the major papers in class, this is virtually equivalent to a failing grade in the class.

Course Objectives:

On Motivation

Attendance Policy: There are 45 days we are scheduled to meet. Please be present for all of them. Any absence will greatly affect your ability to meet the requirements of the course. Absences and/or early departures in excess of 5 class periods may result in my dropping you from the course. Attendance will be noted and taken into consideration concerning borderline grades when the final grade is given. [Remember: You're paying for the time whether you come or not.]

Grading Scale:

  87%-89% B+ 77%-79% C+ 67%-69% D+ Below 60% F
92%-100% A 83%-86% B 74%-76% C 63%-66% D  
90%-91% A- 80%-83% B- 70%-73% C- 60%-62% D-  

 

 

 

Criterion For Grades On Written Assignments:

A work requires a compliance with the guidelines and the stated purpose of the assignment. Content is clear and balanced. There are no tangled sentences. A varied length of sentences is present and correct sentence structure is used. The pattern of development is clear and apparent and demonstrates forethought regarding the desired effect upon the reader. The styleand tone are appropriate to the topic and audience. There may be an occasional mistake in mechanics. The topic of the paper should aim to be fresh and original and should attempt to stretch the academic horizons of the writer.
B work requires a compliance with the guidelines and the stated purpose of the assignment. Content is generally clear and balanced, but there may be some instances in which there are some confusing or awkward sentences, though these do not detract from the overall effect of the paper. A somewhat limited variety of sentences may exist, but the sentence structure is generally correct. The pattern of development is apparent, but may deviate at times. The style and tone of the paper are generally appropriate to the topic and audience. There are relatively few mistakes in mechanics. The topic may not demonstrate any original thinking or particularly or novel approach to the assignment.
C work requires a fair amount of compliance with the guidelines and the stated purpose of the assignment, but may miss the stated objectives to some degree. Content is generally clear and balanced, but there may be several points where the sentence structure becomes jumbled and confused and this interferes with the flow of the paper. A limited variety of sentences is readily apparent. The pattern of development may be vague and unclear, but there is more than a semblance of formal constraint apparent. The style and tone may be somewhat varied and inappropriate for both the topic (misnomers) and the perceived audience. The topic does not demonstrate any novel approach to the given assignment. There are a distracting number of mistakes in mechanics.
D work demonstrates a minimal amount of compliance with the guidelines and the stated purpose of the assignment. Content is unclear and unbalanced and there may be a significant amount of jumbled and confused sentences. The pattern of development is unapparent and it demonstrates a lack of forethought on the part of the writer. The style and tone of the paper are wildly varied and inappropriate for both the topic and the perceived audience. The topic does not demonstrate any novel approach to the given assignment. There are an overwhelming number of mistakes in mechanics. In general, the paper demonstrates a hurried and haphazard approach devoid of any forethought (i.e. the paper that is written the night before).
F work demonstrates a minimal amount of compliance with the guidelines and the stated purpose of the assignment. Any work deemed to be completely unsatisfactory with regard to content, pattern of development, style, tone, topic, or mechanics. A paper in this category demonstrates an absolute minimum of effort.

Scoring

Persuasive/Argumentative Paper [Soc. Security] 100
Comparison/Contrast Paper [Interpreter of Maladies] 100
Characterization Paper [Identity] 100
Thesis/Outline [Research Paper] 20
Subject A-like "in-class" Essay #1 50
Homework assignments/Quizzes 165
Research paper 200
Contingencies +/-

 

Total 735

Schedule of Events

Note: This schedule reflects work that will be discussed in class on the date given. Students should be prepared to discuss the items listed for that day.

Week 1

Mon. January 23 Introductions and Syllabus
Wed. January 25 Grammar Review Day
Friday January 27 Evidence and support / Motivational Speech

Week 2

Mon. January 30 Social Security Privatization questions #1 due; discussion of guidelines for Social Security Privatization paper.
Wed. February 1 Social Security Privatization questions #2 due; discussion of guidelines for Social Security Privatization paper.
Friday February 3 Social Security Privatization questions #3 due; discussion of guidelines for Social Security Privatization paper.

Week 3

Mon. February 6 Continued discussion of guidelines for Social Security Privatization paper.
Wed. February 8 MLA parenthetical citation Review
Friday February 10 Rough drafts of Social Security Privatization paper due. Discussion of student papers.

Week 4

Mon. February 13

Peer Review and discussion of rough drafts. Discussion of student papers on web site (continued).

Wed. February 15

Final Drafts for Social Security Privatization due;

Study Questions for Interpreter of Maladies #1 due

Friday February 17 Study Questions for Interpreter of Maladies # 2 due

Week 5

Mon. February 20 Study Questions for Interpreter of Maladies # 3
Wed. February 22 Study Questions for Interpreter of Maladies # 3 due
Friday February 24 Grammar Review — Possessives

Week 6

Mon. February 27

Rough Drafts for Interpreter of Maladies paper due. Discussion of student papers on web site.

Wed. March 1

Rough Drafts for Interpreter of Maladiespaper due. Discussion of student papers on web site.

Whole Class critique of Interpreter of Maladies paper. Continued discussion of student papers.

Friday March 3 Grammar Review — parallelism

 

 

Week 7

Mon. March 6

Final Draft of Interpreter of Maladies paper due.

Discussion of guidelines for Research Paper:

Outliers section 1 assignment due

Wed. March 8

Discussion of guidelines for Research Paper:

Outliers section 1 assignment due

Friday March 10 Grammar Review — Pronouns

Week 8

Mon. March 13

Discussion of guidelines for Research Paper;

Outliers section 2 assignment due;

Wed. March 15

Discussion of guidelines for Research Paper;

Outliers section 2 assignment due;

Friday March 17 Grammar Review — Participial Phrases

Week 9

Mon. March 20 Spring Break
Wed. March 22 Spring Break
Friday March 24 Spring Break

Week 10

Mon. March 27

Discussion of guidelines for Research Paper;

Outliers section 3. Begin reading section 3.

Wed. March 29

Discussion of guidelines for Research Paper; Outliers section #3 due

discussion of topics for research paper; researching techniques: thesis and outline due

Friday, March 31 Cesar Chavez Holiday [No classes]

Week 11

Mon. April 3

Discussion of guidelines for Research Paper;

Outliers section #4; discussion of MLA parenthetical citation

Wed. April 5

Discussion of guidelines for Research Paper;

Outliers section #4 due ; discussion of MLA parenthetical citation

Friday, April 7 Grammar Review — Passive Voice

Week 12

Mon. April 10

Internet Research Day

Review of previously submitted research papers

Wed. April 12

Internet Research Day

Review of previously submitted research papers

Friday, April 14

Internet Research Day

Review of previously submitted research papers

Week 13

Mon. April 17 Peer revision and discussion of rough drafts for research paper
Wed. April 19

Peer revision and discussion of rough draftsfor research paper

Friday April 21 Peer revision and discussion of rough drafts for research paper

Week 14

Mon. April 24

Identity study questions #1 due

Wed. April 26

Identity study questions #2 due

Final draft of the research paper due

Friday April 28 Grammar Review Day — Restrictive vs. Non-restrictive elements

Week 15

Mon. May 1 Identity study questions #3 due
Wed. May 3

Identity study questions #4 due

Discussion of Guidelines for Identity paper

Friday May 5

Rough drafts of Identity paper due;

Peer review and discussion of rough drafts for Identity paper

Week 16

Mon. May 8 Rough drafts of Identity paper due; Peer review and discussion of rough drafts for Identity paper
Wed. May 10

Discussion of Final

Final drafts of Identity due

Friday, May 12

Clean-up day

 

Finals begin: May 15 Mon. May 15 10:15 - 12:15 AM