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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.
  • You will examine the a Narrative of your choosing (a film or one season of a TV serial) with five different theories "writing about nonfiction issues from scholarly sources using various rhetorical strategies" by writing 1-1/2 page to 2 page papers about each theory as it relates to your narrative.
  • The final Term Paper is a compilation of these small papers.

The Levels

  1. Level 1
    • Micro Apps and Formatting
  2. Level 2
    • Tropes in Class Struggle
    • Two Paragraphs; one page
    • One Citation
  3. Level 3
    • Ecocriticism
    • Two Paragraphs; one page
    • One Citation
  4. Level 4
    • Self and Allegory of the Cave
    • Two Paragraphs; one page
    • One Citation
    • Choose one of the three interpretations
  5. Level 5
    • Economic Classes and Class Conciousness
    • Two Paragraphs; one page
    • One Citation
    • Choose from one of two ideas
  6. Level 6
    • Developmental Stages of being human
    • Two Paragraphs; one page
    • One Citation
    • Choose one of the seven stages

    Passing Level 7 grants you the course grade of C

  7. Level 7
    • Term Paper
    • All of the small papers
    • A few more paragraphs to write

    Passing Level 8 grants you the course grade of B

  8. Level 8
    • Digital Writing
    • Pitch Deck on Powerpoint of the Term paper

    Passing Level 9 grants you the course grade of A

  9. Level 9
    • Final Exam
    • Reading or watching a short story or short film, write a 1-2 page paper utilizing one of the theories in the course (from memory)
    • No citations needed for this exam.

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, or 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

  • Do not put the class name and section number in the subject line.
    • 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 subject of the question or statement in the subject line.
    • Citing sources
    • My grade at this time
    • Going to miss class
  • 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