- Investigation Essay 150
- Money Essay 150
- Ethical Issue Essay 150
Presentations (both presentations will be group presentations)
- Chapter of text 75
- Selected novel 75
- Time Magazine article analysis and interpretation (4) 100
- Response to Novel 100
- Resume and Cover Letter 50
- Online Bulletin Board Discussion 75
Daily Assignments, Participation
and Attendance 75
Total Points 1000
The Elements of Technical Writing 2nd edition Thomas
Choose one of the following novels:
- Swarm Michael
- Poor Things
- Flowers for Algernon
You will also need a grammar/punctuation handbook for your work in this course
This course takes a student-centered
approach to writing about and with technology. The course examines the reciprocity of culture and technology in intersecting
local and global contexts. Course materials will vary depending on the instructor, but all sections will use genres of technical
writing to explore the relationships between specific institutional and professional environments and such broader issues
as economics, gender, history, myth, and nature. Prerequisites: English 110, 225 and pass on WEPT.
Excellent attendance is vital to successfully completing this course. You are allowed three unexcused absences. Upon the fourth
unexcused absence, your grade will drop 5 percent. Upon the next unexcused absence,
the grade will drop 10 percent (in other words it will be impossible to get an A in the course). Further absences will require a consultation with me and then we will discuss other possible actions. In order to be excused, you must contact me on or before the day you are absent. Also, you must have an official excuse
form or other similar documentation. If you are absent for whatever reason, I
expect you to come prepared for the next class. If you have questions about the
content of missed classes, contact me, a classmate or the class website.
Essays and Written Work
All written work is due at the beginning of class on the indicated due dates. All subsequent drafts and revisions are dependent on the first draft being handed
in on time. All typed essays should be prepared in Times Roman font, 12 pt. with one
inch margins in the MLA style. Please include the correct assignment label
(e.g., Essay #1, First Draft) on the first page of each assignment. Any assignment
that quotes from a source MUST include a bibliography in correct MLA format. This
is non-negotiable and without a bibliography a paper will not be accepted.
Generally, late assignments are not accepted.
In the case of an anticipated excused absence, the assignment is due the day before
the due date. In the case of an unanticipated excused absence, the assignment
is due the day after the due date. I
do not consider it part of my job to be a human lie detector; therefore I will give everyone the benefit of the doubt and
trust. Written documentation for excused absences removes the need for me to
determine the validity of an absence, therefore it is non-negotiable.
The bulk of the material you will need to succeed in this class will be discussed
in the class, so your participation is extremely important. Quizzes and in class writing cannot be made up.
Plagiarism is a serious attack on the academic integrity of my course and this institution
and it will not be tolerated. Any student found plagiarizing material will receive
a failing grade and further action will be taken at my discretion. The University
subscribes to several internet plagiarism detection services and I am very good at tracking down plagiarized sources,
so the chance of successful cheating is small. Anyway, in order to grow as a
scholar, you need to find your own voice and embrace your own ideas.
Any student that has a disability that
may prevent them from fully demonstrating his/her abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so that we can
discuss services and/or accommodations necessary to ensure full participation. This information is kept confidential. Also, if religious observances during
the semester will in any way prevent you from attending class or taking an examination, please inform me during the first
week of class privately (these absences are of course, excused). I am committed to constructing a learning environment appropriate
to your needs, but can only do so when notified that accommodations are necessary.