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Syllabus and Schedule

General Outline

  • All assignments are Pass/redo.
  • You cannot turn in a level's assignments until the previous level has been passed
  • ALWAYS work on the next levels even if you are unable to turn them in right away.

The Levels

  • Formatting
    • Must be done first
  1. Level 1
    • Mini-research #1: Write a formatted 2-page mini-research paper.
  2. Level 2
    • Mini-Research #2: Rewrite the #1 paper with certain constraints and conditions
  3. Level 3
    • Tracking sheet 1
    • Fill in the form by summarizing a named-authored web article
  4. Level 4
    • Tracking sheet 2
    • Fill in the form by summarizing an article either from a .gov or non-profit websites
  5. Level 5
    • Tracking sheet 3 & 4
    • Fill in the form by summarizing two peer reviewed articles from EFSC databases
  6. Level 6
    • Tracking sheet 5
    • First discuss with me a theory that would work for your subject. Then, Fill in the form by summarizing a web article, a non-profit article, a journal article or an e-book concerning your theory.
  7. Level 7
    • Compile all tracking sheets into an Annotated Bibliography

    Obtaining a course grade

  8. Level 8: The C Grade
    • Write and Pass an MLA paper based on the 5 tracking sheets
    • Show up for the final; exam on final exam day
  9. Level 9: The B Grade
    • Translate that MLA paper into an APA paper
    • Show up for the final; exam on final exam day
  10. Level 10: The A Grade
    • Create a pitch deck on PowerPoint based on the MLA paper
    • Show up for the final; exam on final exam day

Submitting Assignments

  • You must use Titan email
  • The Contact page has my address.

    Skip to A, below, if you are submitting an assignment.

    Skip to B, below, if you are emailing me a question or concern.

    A. Submitting an Assignment

    1. The ONLY information in the subject line must be the course and section number
      • ENC 1101 ## 202320
      • Make sure the section number is correct: 01, 02, 40, 72, etc
    2. You must attach any assignment as a Word document DIRECTLY to the email.
      • Do not use One Drive or Google docs or any other intermediary to send attachments.
      • Submit only one assignment per email.
    3. Do NOT put any information at all in the body of the email.
      • If you have a question or concern, send a separate email, see below.
    4. Properly label the filename of any attached file
      • Use Capitalization as per the following example.
      • Start the file name with your Last Name then add the name of the assignment.
      • Check the course schedule or the top of each Level's page for assignment names.
        • SmithMiniResearch1.docx

    Submitting rewrites of assignments

    • Rewrites must be labeled properly
    • I will be renaming your file names when I send them back to you.
      • STAMPED
      • If I add the word STAMPED, it passed.
      • SmithSTAMPEDMiniResearch1.docx
      • Reviewed
      • If I add the word Reviewed, it needs to be fixed and sent back to me.
      • SmithReviewedMiniResearch1.docx
    • When sending in rewrites to me, follow the above four items and then indicate the assignment is a rewrite in the filename.
    • The second word in the file name must indicate if it's a rewrite.
      • SmithRewriteMiniResearch1.docx
    • If you have a second rewrite (or a third, or a fourth) put that number in the document title.
      • SmithRewrite2MiniResearch1.docx
    • Remove any words I added to your file name.

2. Asking a Question/relaying information via Email

  • Put the class name and section number in the subject line, such as ENC 1101
    • My emails pop to my phone, and I ignore the assignment emails until I grade papers, but I respond quickly to questions. If you use the class name in the subject line, I won't know to read it right away.
  • Put the word "Question" in the subject with the course, such as ENC 1101 Question
  • In the email, the first sentence must say
    1. what class you are in and
    2. exactly what the problem is or what the point of the email is.

Breaking Email Etiquette

  • I want your emails to me to break typical conventions of emailing. Usually people warm up to a point by being nice or slowly working toward a point.
  • In research, in each paragraph, we state and defend.
  • That's how your question or concerns email should be written: State what the problem is then add to that discussion.
  • However, all email communication with me is considered office hours discussion.
  • Follow all typical decorum for such a context.
  • The EFSC Student Code of Conduct applies to all email communication