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English 1302: Composition II

PRINCIPLES OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH
Spring 2019 Sections:
240 @ 10 MWF in OAG 104, CRN 14283
010 @ 12 MWF in OAG 104, CRN 11386

Ed Tober, Assistant Professor
Department of English and Languages
Office Hours: M-F: 8:30-9:30 (and by appointment)

Course Description

English 1302 aims primarily at helping students develop the rhetorical and research strategies necessary for effective and formally correct research-supported academic writing. English 1302 builds upon rhetorical and logistical strategies practiced in English 1301 to effectively purpose, organize, support, and edit academic writing.

Course Requirements

Daily Assignments: 40%
Daily assignments must be concluded on time and in class for credit--period--so do not give/send me any "excuses," as no class assignments are ever individually waived. Grades on daily assignments are, for the most part, quantitative; that is, a grade of  means that all aspects of the assignment were completed with a reasonable level of relevance and detail. A grade other than √ reflects a relative level of incompleteness, and a zero means you were not present to do that day's classwork (since attendance is mandatory). Your daily grade will be computed using the following rubric:
     From the 100 at which your daily average begins, each 0 subtracts 5 points, each ½ subtracts 3 points, and each  subtracts 0 points, again, irrespective of circumstances, so do not bring or send me "excuses."

Annotated Bibliography: 20%
A late Annotated Bibliography will be penalized ten points per day, beginning at the time due, but will not be accepted more than three calendar days late. If you do not submit one by that time, you will fail the course, unless you have made a prior arrangement with me.

Research-Supported Formal Academic Essay: 20%
A late Formal Academic Essay will be penalized ten points per day, beginning at the time due, but will not be accepted more than three calendar days late. If you do not submit one by that time, you will fail the course, unless you have made a prior arrangement with me.

Final Exam: 20%
You must take the final exam to pass the course.

RECENT FAILING GRADE REPORTING CHANGES
In Fall 2015, Tarleton began differentiating between a failed grade in a class because a student never attended (F0 grade), stopped attending or stopped regularly submitting assignments at some point in the semester (FX grade), or because the student did not pass the course (F) but attended and submitted assignments the entire semester. These grades will be noted on the official transcript. Stopping or never attending class or submitting assignments can result in the student having to return aid monies received.  For more information see the Tarleton Financial Aid website.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY and PLAGIARISM
Students are expected to be familiar with Tarleton's Academic Integrity and Academic Conduct policies on the Judicial Affairs website and should be aware that academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and will be punished severely. If I suspect that academic misconduct has occurred (plagiarism, copying from an unauthorized source, copying with another student, etc.), I reserve the right to examine a student on the content or any other facet of submitted work. Moreover, since there are no collaborative assignments in this course, I expect all submitted work to be done independently, especially at the draft level.

ADA ISSUES
It is the policy of Tarleton State University to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws. If you are a student with a disability seeking accommodations for this course, please contact the Center for Access and Academic Testing at 254.968.9400 or caat@tarleton.edu. The office is located in Math 201. More information can be found at www.tarleton.edu/caat, in the University Catalog, or at www.ada.gov. Students are instructed to deliver their letters of accommodation during office hours or by appointment, not before or after class, to allow time for a conversation about the request.

CLASSROOM DECORUM
The following breaches of academic decorum will not be tolerated: sleeping in class, rudeness to another student, private conversations, leaving class without notice (unless physically ill, of course), playing with/listening to electronic devices (cell phones must be out of sight), etc. Frankly, these are just common courtesy, and failure to comply will result in a zero for that day's assignment.

MISSION & CORE VALUES
INTEGRITY. LEADERSHIP. TRADITION. CIVILITY. EXCELLENCE. SERVICE.

Tarleton State University provides an academically challenging education where learning is grounded in real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship, and service. As a member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is rich in history and tradition while being committed to student success and diversity. Tarleton strives to develop moral and ethical thinkers, scholars, and leaders who demonstrate civility and integrity, while contributing meaningfully and responsibly to a global society.

ASSIGNED TEXTS.
There is only one book to buy for Professor Tober's sections of English 1302: 

Marlowe, Christopher. Dr Faustus (1604 Version). 2nd ed. Edited by Michael Keefer. Broadview, 2007.

Purdue OWL. "MLA Formatting and Style Guide." owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html

Course Calendar

DATE

ASSIGNMENT DUE

              STEP 1: ASSIGNED PRELIMINARY STUDY--Summarizing & Note-taking
(re Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus as an Elizabethan Religio-Political Artifact)

01-14

Hand out and Discuss Syllabus; Hand out Text and KISO of Kristen Poole's "Doctor Faustus and Reformation Theology"

01-16

  Lecture re Assigned Preliminary Study (and KISO of Kristen Poole's "Doctor Faustus and Reformation Theology") 

01-18

  KISO of Kristen Poole's "Doctor Faustus and Reformation Theology" DUE; Hand out Stephen Alford Text & KISO for Chapter 2 

01-21

  MLK Day

01-23

  Alford KISO, Chapter 2, DUE; Hand out Stephen Alford Text & KISO for Chapter 8

01-25

  Finish Discussion of Alford, Chapter 2; Hand out Michael Keefer KISO (15-25)

01-28

  Alford KISO, Chapter 8, DUE; Hand out Doctor Faustus Reading Previews (3)

01-30

  Keefer KISO DUE

02-01

  Doctor Faustus RP1 (Act I) DUE

02-04

  Finish Discussion of Doctor Faustus RP1

02-06

  Doctor Faustus Reading Previw 2 (Acts II & III) DUE

02-08

  Doctor Faustus Reading Preview 3 (Acts IV & V) DUE 

02-11

  Finish Discussion of Doctor Faustus

 

  STEP 2: Research & Reporting--ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

02-13

  Hand out Annotated Bibliography Assignment Sheet, Methodology Outline for "Types of Sources as Types of Database Searches," and Rhetorical Guide for Composing Annotations

02-15

  In-class Periodical Database Searching and Handouts re Results

02-18

  Continue In-class Periodical Database Searching and Handouts re Results

02-20

  In-class Book Database Searching and Handouts re Results  

02-22

  In-class Webpage Database Searching and Handouts re Results

02-25

  Research Methodology Q&A; Discuss Summarizing re "Annotations"; Handout Purdue OWL, "MLA In-Text Citations"

02-27

  Hand out Assignment Sheet for Annotated Citations (Pinciss Model Version); Annotated Citation Workshop

03-01

Annotated Citation for 1st Periodical Database Source--G.M. Pinciss--DUE

03-04

  Revised Ann. Cit. of Pinciss DUE

03-06

  Annotated Citation for Book Database Source--Park Honan or Alan Sinfield--DUE

03-08

  Annotated Citation for Webpage Database Source--Angus Fletcher--DUE  

 

  SPRING BREAK: March 11-15

03-18

  Workshop Annotated Citations for 2nd and 3rd Periodical Database Sources

03-20

  Hand out Annotated Bibliography Template and Proofreading Checklist for AB Workshop

03-22

  Hand out Grading Rubric for AB Workshop

03-25

  Annotated Bibliography Q & A--In-class Conference; This is the LAST DAY to get feedback from me, so DON'T PROCRASTINATE.

 

  STEP 3: RESEARCH-SUPPORTED FORMAL ACADEMIC ESSAY

03-27

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY DUE; Hand out Prompt for Research-Supported Formal Academic Essay/Close Prompt Reading and Basic Prospectus for R-SFAE; Discuss additional source, not in the Annotated Bibliography

03-29

  Annotated Citation for non-AB Source DUE

04-01

  Prospectus Workshop 

04-03

  Prospectus DUE 

04-05

  Revised Prospectus DUE; Organization-Level Draft Workshop

04-08

Organization-Level Draft Q & A--In-class Conference 

04-10

  Organization-Level Draft DUE (2 Copies Printed Out or No Credit); Hand out R-SFAE Grading Rubric

04-12

  Concluding Inference and Works Cited Page Workshop; Return Annotated Bibliography

04-15

  Preliminary Draft DUE for Rhetorical Analysis (Complete and Printed Out or No Credit)

04-17

  R-S FAE Final Draft Q & A

04-19

  TBA

04-22

RESEARCH-SUPPORTED FORMAL ACADEMIC ESSAY (w/ Ancillaries) DUE

04-24

  Final Exam Review

04-26

  Final Exam Review

04-29

   Final Exam Review

05-01

  Final Exam Logistics; Return R-SFAE w/ Daily Grade

05-02

  Final Exam, 3-5:30, Room TBA