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ENGL 1302 | Collar | Spring 2013: Home


You are expected to read, write, and think.  You are expected to make connections between ideas and write about them in the assigned mode.  You are expected to do your own writing without assistance, except from me in class.  You need to come prepared to class with the comletion of any homework.

Expect in class:  Classes will include lecture, discussions, library research, group work, in-class essay writing, and films.  You will write your essays in class and turn in the essays at the end of class.  You will review grammar and usage and take a test on them.

Syllabus | ENGL 1302 | Collar

ENGL 1302:  Composition and Rhetoric
Instructor:  Jennifer Collar

Class Meetings:
Tuesdays and Thursdays | Rm WTC-1002 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Instructor's E-mail:
Instructor's Phone:  (W) 903-782-0450
Office Hours:  See me by appointment or right after class.  I am on campus only for your class day.  I will be happy to meet with you to help you to succeed in this course.

Required Textbooks:
Meyer, Michael.  The Bedford Introduction to Literature | Reading, Thinking, Writing.  9th ed.  Boston:  Bedford, 2008.  Print.

Used books usually are available.

Handouts | Students are responsible for having all handouts.

Goals and Requirements of the Course

Course Description:  The Paris Junior College Catalog describes this course as:  A study of grammar and composition through analysis of sentence structure, paragraph organization, and theme development; an analysis of written discourse with emphasis on the writing of class themes; individual conferences and required library work.

Prerequisite:  The Paris Junior College Catalog states:  ENGL 0302 with a grade of C or above, or placement by department (based on admission information).  Note:  Before entering ENGL 1301 all students for whom English is a second or additional language must successfully comple ENGL 0302.  Core Curriculum is satisfied for Written Curriculum.

Purpose:  Students in this course will concentrate on improving their thinking and writing skills, including research skills.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

Students will

  1. plan effectively using various prewriting skills.
  2. write in various modes, such as narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive.
  3. write organized essays with ideas fully supported by quotations and paraphrases from literature and research information.
  4. follow MLA guidelines in documentation and in a Works Cited of sources.
  5. participate in discussions in class.
  6. keep an organized portifolio (three-ring notebook).

Special Needs

Students with special needs or diabilities are encouraged to contact a counselor or advisor from the Counseling Advising Center by calling 903-454-9333 to arrange an appointment to begin the process.

Services for students with diabilities are coordinated by the Counseling/Advising Center.  The college is committed to assisting qualified students as completely as possible.  Services include the arrangement for accommodations and services to allow equal access to education opportunities for students with disabilities.

After your conference with a counselor on this campus, I will be glad to help you with your accommodations.