The current SUU catalog describes ENGL 1010 this way: The first of the required GE writing courses introduces students to academic composition. Students will engage in writing as a process, pre-drafting strategies, multiple drafts, peer review, and large and small-scale revisions. Students with ACT English scores below 29 must take 1010 before 2010; those with scores below 17 must concurrently enroll in ENGL 0990 Academic Writing Workshop.
A longer list of the goals that 1010 classes share appears in our department’s core curriculum listing.
Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers: The Story of Success. New
York: Back Bay Books-Little, 2008. Print. ISBN
Graff, Gerald, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst. They
Say/I Say with Readings. 2nd ed. New York: Norton, 2012. Print. ISBN 978-0-393-91275-3
The New York Times—find free copies in the student center.
Internet and Library Electronic Reserve readings as announced in the schedule
· Regular attendance and in-class and out-of-class assignments. The professor will drop CANVAS DAILY ASSIGNMENTS and IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES up to 30 points. However, please note that the syllabus indicates with the word REQUIRED several assignments that do not qualify for the drop privilege. 30 percent
· On-going New York Times Project. Three times a week you are responsible for clipping a paragraph of an article or obituary featuring someone you see as successful. You will write a paragraph of analysis following guidelines outlined in CANVAS. 10 percent
· Four short projects (three essays and an “Is Higher Education Worth the Price?” outline ) each of which must earn a minimum grade of at least C- to qualify you for a passing grade in class. 35 percent
· An Annotated Bibliography group project based on readings in our text and on library database sources (25 percent—note change in percentage value)
NOTE: You will be using the CANVAS system and Turn IT IN to submit all out-of-class assignments as well as your essay drafts and final essays.
The BC204 Writing Center, where writers of all levels of expertise can find help, is open 8-5 Monday through Friday. You may earn 10 bonus points for each essay by actively participating in a Writing Center consultation completed by noon the weekday BEFORE the final draft due date. Of course, no bonus points will be awarded for the one REQUIRED center visit or for consultations completed to make up rough draft workshops or the required professor consultation.