Composition 1

Syllabi and Schedules

for Fall 2018


Monday & Wednesday Composition 1

Tuesday & Thursday Composition 1

Gamification

Process

The assignments in this course are pass/redo

  • When you finish (PASS) one assignment, you can move onto turning in the next assignment.
  • If you do not PASS the assignment, the assignment must be redone until passable.

Deadlines

  • There are no deadlines for assignments in the course.
  • However, no assignment, or set of assignments (see below), can be turned in until the previous ones have obtained a PASS.
  • There is, though, a time limit to the course; the end of semester last day of class.
  • No assignment can be turned in during Final Exam Week (except the Final exam itself).

Instruction and Extra Help

  • The only deadlines in the course are mine for me; that is, for when I discuss the next assignment in-class.
  • I only give instructions of assignments on the days and times listed in the course schedule.
  • If you cannot come to class on an other day and time than your registered time, you will need to see a Writing Consultant in the Learning Lab.

Graded papers returned by...

  • the same day or by the next class meeting if an assignment is turned in according to the dates on the ghost schedule.
  • up to one week later if an assignment is turned in after the dates on the ghost schedule.

The Game

Assignments

LEVEL ONE: First Three Small Papers

LEVEL TWO: Tracking Sheets

  • Tracking sheets #1 and #2
  • Tracking sheet #3 and #4
  • Tracking sheets #5 and #6
    • Articles (5 or more pages each) from Peer-reviewed journals from our databases
    • Tracking Sheet Template
    • You must pass the above tracking sheets before being able to turn in the next tracking sheets.
    • See re-write information before turning in a re-write
  • Tracking sheets #7 and #8
    • Articles (5 or more pages each) from Peer-reviewed journals from our databases
    • Tracking Sheet Template
    • You must pass the above tracking sheets before being able to turn in the next tracking sheet.
    • See re-write information before turning in a re-write
  • Tracking sheet #9
  • Tracking Sheet #10

SIDE QUEST: Midterm / MLA PUS Pass

  • You DO NOT need to take the midterm
  • Passing the midterm grants you a badge for free use of 20 pus words on the MLA paper. (Without passing the midterm, you can have NO pus words in the MLA paper.)
  • Midterm Directions and Rubric.
  • YOU will need to set an appointment if you have been told to take your test in the Learning Lab.

SIDE QUEST: Extra Credit / APA Pus Pass

  • You DO NOT need to do the extra credit.
  • By doing one of the two following options, you can obtain a badge for free use of 20 pus words on the APA paper. (With neither option complete, you can have NO pus words in the APA paper.)
  • For extra credit attend either:
  • 1) All 4 of the soft skills seminars.
  • or 2) attend 2 of the soft skills seminars and complete the MyPlan in the Career Center.

LEVEL THREE: MLA Annotated Bibliography

MANDATORY: SAVE POINT

  • Before you can begin LEVEL FOUR, you must turn in the attached document stating which path you choose for LEVEL SIX: Service-Learning or Stay the Course.

LEVEL FOUR: MLA Research Paper

LEVEL FIVE: APA Research Paper

LEVEL SIX: CHOOSE A PATH TO THE END

  • Complete LEVEL SIX to secure an "A" in the course.
  • Choose one the two following options then see below for further information on each path:
    1. Service-Learning.
    2. Stay the Course.

LEVEL SIX OPTION 1: SERVICE-LEARNING

  • Read this page carefully.
  • Complete a total of 25 hours of volunteer work for the semester with appropriate paperwork logged to Service Learning office.
  • Attend a one-time, 45 minute seminar with Sarah Woodring: time and dates TBA.
  • Incorporated a minimum of one-half page paragraph in the MLA paper (see below) concerning your work with the organization in relation to the paper's chosen theory.
  • The items above must be completed BEFORE final exam week.

LEVEL SIX OPTION 2: STAY-THE-COURSE

  • You need to pass all three of the following assignments to secure an "A"
  1. Presentation
    • Give an in-class presentation with a powerpoint covering the entire MLA paper.
    • Presentations Instructions.
    • Print out, fill in, and hand in this document right before you present
  2. Portfolio
  3. Final Exam
    • This is the only assignment that can be turned in during Final Exam week.
    • Final exam and Rubric
    • YOU will need to set an appointment if you have been told to take your test in the Learning Lab

Other Resources

Sources for Citations

Scoring, Rubric, and Rewrites

Curriculum Vita