Persuasive/Argumentative Paper for Social Security

Paper for Interpreter of Maladies

Research Paper associated with Outliers

Final For English ENGWR 300


Extra Credit


Grades

Homework

Total Grade


English Composition

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

e-mail: tnklbnny@comcast.net

M., Tu., Wed., Thur. 8:00-10:05 [6 Weeks]

Rodda South 222, Course Code: 11775

Required Texts:

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Course Objectives:

Attendance Policy: There are 24 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 3 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:

Electronic submissions of papers and study questions are allowed (and actually encouraged). Submissions may be sent as Microsoft Word attachments or may be cut-and-pasted into the field of your e-mail application. My comments will come back with colored text on them, so you will need to have an e-mail program that will support colored text, such as Outlook, Outlook Express or Entourage (for Mac) and that is either rtf-based or html-based (preferable). If you are sending your e-mail from a website, such as hotmail, etc., then you will be able to receive colored text at that site.

All submissions should include your real name (along with your online handle if you like) and the type of assignment in the "To" or "Subject" box.

It is highly advisable to make a test e-mail for an important document if you are using electronic submissions for the first time and you are unsure of your ability to send the document.

Due Dates For Electronic Submissions: Must be dated and timed before class period in order to be exempt from the aforementioned 10% late penalty. [Some extensions may be given due to extenuating technical circumstances].

Revision Policy: One of the three 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 will be assessed a 10% penalty per late class session.

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.

Behavior Expected In Class:

Campus crisis Counselor Bob Garcia (916) 558-2118

Grqding Scale:

0 63% to 66% D 64% to 66% D67% to 62% D " $ 70% to 73% C-70% to 73% 60% to 62% D-C-|/strong> "
  87 to 89% B+ 77% to 79% C+ 67% to 69% D+ Below 60% F
92% to100% A 83% to 86% B 74% to 76% C  
90% to 91% A- 80% to 83% B-

 

 

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 thm part of the writer. The style qnd tone of the paper are wildly varied and inappropriate0for both the topic and the perceived audience. The topic does not dmmonstrate any no~el appzoach 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.

Week 1

M June 5

Introductions and Syllabus

Tu June 6

Read Social Security Privatization materials for Question Set #1

W June 7 Read Social Security Privatization materials for Question Set #2
Th June 8 Read Social Security Privatization materials for Question Set #3

 

Week 2

M June 12

Rough drafts of Social Security Privatization papers due. Discussion of student rough drafts, Discussion of MLA parenthetical citation.

Tu June 13

Rough drafts of Social Security Privatization due. Discussion of student rough drafts

W June 14

Final drafts of Social Security Privatization due

Begin reading Interepreter of Maladies. Question Set #1 due

Th June 15 reading Interepreter of Maladies. Question Set #2 due

Week 3

M June 19

Read Interepreter of Maladies. Question Set #3 due

Tu June 20

further discussion of Interpreter of Maladies

W June 21 Rough drafts of Interpreter of Maladies paper due
Th June 22

Rough drafts of Interpreter of Maladies paper due; Grammar Review

Week 4

M June 26

Final draft of Interpreter of Maladies paper due

Outliers study questions #1 due

Tu June 27

Outliers study questions #2 due; Grammar Review;

W June 28 Outliers study questions #3 due; Grammar Review; outline and thesis due
Th June 29 Outliers study questions #4 due; Grammar Review;

 

Week 5

M July 3

Outliers study questions #4 continued. Grammar Review; Additional Research Day

Tu July 4

No Class — Holiday

W July 5 discussion of outlines and theses; Grammar Review; Review of previous student rough draft
Th July 6 Review of previous student rough draft

 

Week 6

M July 10 Rough drafts of research papers due
Tu July 11 Grammar Review; rough drafts of research paper due
W July 12 Final draft of the research paper due/Discussion of Final
Th July 13 Final