Composition 2

Syllabi and Schedules

for Fall 2018


Monday & Wednesday Composition 2

Wednesday Night Composition 2

Gamification

Assignments

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...

  • If an assignment is turned in according to the dates on the ghost schedule, I will have that graded on the same day or by the next class meeting.
  • If an assignment is turned in after the dates on the ghost schedule, it may be ghosted and float unseen for up to a week.

Film as/ is/in/ Narrative

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    Choosing a film or TV serial
  • You will need to choose a film or TV serial that you will write about all term.

THE GAME

Assignments

Level ONE: Tropes theory paper

Level TWO: New Historicism theory paper

Level THREE: Metaphysics

Level FOUR: Class Consciousness theory paper

Level FIVE: Class Struggle theory paper

Level SIX: Existentialism theory paper

Level SEVEN: Mechanical/ Literary Devices theory paper

Level EIGHT: Term Paper

  • Passing this assignment secures a course grade of "C".
  • If you do not pass, follow the Re-write criteria for redoing a paper.
  • You must PASS the Term Paper BEFORE being able to do the presentation in class.
  • See the rubric for the Term paper.
  • See a Writing Consultant for further help.
  • Be careful of Plagiarism; there is NOT ever an excuse for plagiarizing.

Level NINE: Presentation

  • Passing this assignment secures a course grade of "B".
  • I will look over Power Points before the ghost schedule date, but not after.
  • If you have to redo the Presentation, you must present it all again in class.
  • You must PASS the Presentation BEFORE being able to take the Final Exam.
  • See the rubric for the Presentation.
  • See a Writing Consultant for further help.

Level TEN: Final Exam

  • Given a 5 - 10 minute short film, write a one page theory paper using any theory from the course (except Mechanical and Literary devices). You will NOT need a quoted source.
  • Passing this assignment secures a course grade of "A".
  • If you do not successfully pass the Final Exam, you will maintain a "B" in the course.