Text Box: Let your
be heard!
Text Box: Kenneth Burke writes:
Imagine that you enter a parlor. You come late. When you arrive, others have long preceded you, and they are engaged in a heated discussion, a discussion too heated for them to pause and tell you exactly what it is about. In fact, the discussion had already begun long before any of them got there, so that no one present is qualified to retrace for you all the steps that had gone before. You listen for a while, until you decide that you have caught the tenor of the argument; then you put in your oar. . . . The hour grows late, you must depart. And you do depart, with the discussion still vigorously in progress.


Course objectives

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




Course Requirements:

· 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 percentnote 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.