Writing in English as a Second Language II
Five days a week: MWF 9:00-10:40 a.m. and TTh 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
AB 300 (South Campus)
Instructor: Dr. John M. GreenCOURSE DESCRIPTION
Office location: Sullivan 207C
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.
Office phone: (978) 542-6252
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home page: http://www.salemstate.edu/~jgreen
There will be two broad themes that will run through our class discussions and reading and writing assignments throughout this course:
REQUIRED TEXTS (listed in the order in which we will read them; you should buy the first four right away and the other three as soon as you can. The bookstore returns unbought textbooks around the middle of the semester!)
Clouse, Barbara Fine. Working It Out: A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers. 3rd Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001.
King, Stephen. Different Seasons. New York: Signet, 1982. (We will read the novella "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" in this book.)
Kearny Datesman, Maryanne, and others. The American Ways: An Introduction to American Culture. Second Edition. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1995.
Martin, Charles. Looking at Type: The Fundamentals. Gainesville, FL: Center for Applications of Psychological Type, 1997.
Delany, Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years. New York: Dell, 1993.
Robinson, Harriet Green. The Gaylord Wacs. Laguna Beach, CA: Laurel Press, 2001. (This book will not be in the college bookstore. You will buy it from me.)
Sone, Monica Itoh. Nisei Daughter. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1979.
• participation in e-mail exchanges with Harriet Green Robinson, the author of The Gaylord Wacs. (You will need an e-mail account and access to the Internet.)
• double entry response journals due every class day that there has been a reading assignment in one of the assigned texts for the course. (See the list of assigned readings attached to this syllabus.)
• semester project (your "book"). Detailed guidelines and suggested topics for writing will be distributed separately from this syllabus. You will write three drafts of each of the chapters or sections for your final project. Drafts will be due every week on Monday or Tuesday, as follows:
|DUE DATES||Rough drafts||Revised drafts||Edited drafts|
|Tue Jan 22||Rough draft 1|
|Mon Jan 28||Rough draft 2|
|Mon Feb 4||Revised draft 1|
|Mon Feb 11||Revised draft 2|
|Tue Feb 19||Edited draft 1|
|Mon Feb 25||Rough draft 3|
|Mon Mar 4||Edited draft 2|
|Mon Mar 18||Rough draft 4|
|Mon Mar 25||Revised draft 3|
|Mon Apr 1||Revised draft 4|
|Tue Apr 16||Edited draft 3|
|Mon Apr 22||Edited draft 4|
|Tue Apr 30||Your "book," including all four final drafts|
In the revised drafts, the emphasis will be on clarity -- the ability to organize ideas clearly. After you have completed all four revised draft assignments, you will have at least 20 pages of material that has been revised for organization and overall clarity.
In the edited (or final) drafts, the emphasis will be on correctness -- grammar, punctuation, spelling, and so forth.
3. Self-evaluation at the end of the semester. (More details later.)
4. Attendance and class participation, including group work in
• the various writing assignments described above: daily freewriting in class, double entry response journals on the daily reading assignments, participation in the e-mail exchanges with Harriet Green Robinson, and the various drafts (rough, revised, and edited) you will complete while working on the semester project.
• attendance and class participation, including group work in
class. See "Attendance policies," below.
To get a good grade in the course, it is important to hand in work on time. Late work will usually be accepted (with some exceptions), but it will receive a lower grade than work handed in on time.
There will be no final exam in the course.
• Each student is responsible for completing all course requirements and for keeping up with everything that goes on in the course (whether or not the student is present).
• If you are absent, you should:
• give the teacher a legitimate excuse, if possible.
Equal access policy (students with disabilities): The following
very important statement is official college policy. If you have a disability
of any kind, please read this carefully.