North Idaho College • Coeur d'Alene • English & Humanities • English
English Composition ENGL-102
After completing English 102 students should be able to:
|use the research and writing process to gather and evaluate information from a variety of sources|
|write an argumentative research essay|
To write well means to adopt a writing process which results in good work. Therefore, grades for writing are evaluated holistically based on clarity, style, organization, mechanics, and proper use of research and MLA citation methods; additionally, students are held accountable for participating actively in in-class writing and workshopping, and for providing evidence that shows the work put into each assignment.
English 102 Grade Distribution:
In-Class Writing/Quizzes/Workshop/Discussion: 10%
Short Papers/Homework: 20%
Paper 1: 10%
Paper 2: 15%
Paper 3: 20%
Paper 4: 25%
A 93-100 A- 90-92 B+ 87-89 B 83-86
B- 80-82 C+ 77-79 C 73-76 C- 70-72
D+ 67-69 D 63-66 D- 60-62 F 0-59
Do not miss more than 2 class meetings for any reason. Arrive on time or risk being marked absent.
If an absence is due to a college-sponsored event, notify the instructor beforehand and make arrangements to turn in any work due on the date to be missed.
2 absences: no penalty
3 absences: overall grade reduced by 10%
4 absences: failure of the course
It is your responsibility to turn in all work on time and to keep up with whatever we do in class each week (i.e. deadlines must be met regardless of absences). Check the course Blackboard site and contact instructor or classmate to keep abreast of what you missed due to an absence. If your absence results in a missed quiz or in-class write, it cannot be made up.
Policies on Classroom Behavior:
Policy on Revising Writing:
This course stresses the importance of the writing process, including in-class writing and workshops, which may count toward the overall grade of an assignment. All graded work is expected to have been thoroughly revised (not simply edited, but revised). Students are expected to revise thoroughly prior to submitting a paper for a grade. However, each student will be invited to resubmit one revision of a major assignment (Paper 1, 2, or 3) for the chance to earn a higher grade.
Course documents and assignments are posted on Blackboard. Blackboard may be used as a venue for a homework assignment (online discussion board, for example), so pay attention in class to any such announcements. If there is a required online discussion board, keep in mind that thorough, informed, intelligent, complete answers warrant higher grades than sloppy, incoherent and/or incomplete answers do, and that online etiquette is expected and enforced in such discussion forums (i.e. hostile or offensive answers will result in a grade of zero and possible sanctions, including a loss of points on an assignment or possible disenrollment from the course).
In-Class Writing Workshops:
Much of the work we do in this class involves exchanging written work with peers in frequent workshops at various stages of the writing process. This is a vital part of the course, so arriving unprepared, if a draft is required that day, will result in a lowered grade on an assignment and possibly in being marked absent for the day.
Late Work Policy:
Assignments are to be turned in on the due date in person. Many assignments will be required to be turned in in a folder, with prewriting, workshop notes, previous drafts, and so on. Therefore, work is not accepted via email or Blackboard drop box without prior notification and approval. If you simply cannot make it to class on a due date, turn in your folder in my mailbox in the NIC English Department office in LKH. If you MUST turn in an assignment late do the following: 1) email a copy to me AND 2) submit all necessary drafts, prewriting, etc. in a folder to my mailbox in the English Department, AND 3) Have the English Department Administrative Assistant write or stamp the time and date your work was submitted on the cover of your folder or on the front page of your paper.
The weekly reading and homework schedule will be announced weekly in class and will be posted on Blackboard.
As students undertake to fulfill the obligations and duties outlined in this document, the college community of which they are a part undertakes to respect the basic freedoms of students. In recognition of students’ rights and dignity as members of the college, North Idaho College is committed to the principles found in the NIC Student Handbook.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, North Idaho College provides accommodations to eligible students who experience barriers in the educational setting due to learning, emotional / mental, physical, visual, or hearing disabilities. Instructors will provide accommodations to students only after having received a Letter of Accommodation from the Center for Educational Access.
If a student would like to request accommodations, he or she must contact the Center for Educational Access so that a Letter of Accommodation may be sent to the instructor. Students requesting accommodations must contact the Center for Educational Access at the beginning of each semester.
By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You also understand that collection costs and legal fees will be added if the services of a collection agency are utilized.
If you are registered for a class and do not attend, you will still be liable for the tuition unless you drop the class.
Last day for students to withdraw from semester-length classes: http://www.nic.edu/calendar/
Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal: Instructors have the right to withdraw students for academic reasons up until the same date; in doing so, instructors must notify students through NIC e-mail within 48 hours of submitting documentation to the Registrar's office, and students have the right to appeal the instructor's decision. For more information, see the NIC Procedure: http://www.nic.edu/modules/images/websites/121/file/section5/5.04.02procedure.pdf.
Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy: All withdrawals, whether for individual classes, total withdrawal from school, or instructor-initiated are not considered to be satisfactory progress for financial aid. See the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy: http://www.nic.edu/Websites/index.asp?dpt=29&pageID=1336
Additional withdrawal information: http://www.nic.edu/catalog
An incomplete is assigned only if the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work to within three weeks of the end of the semester (or proportional length of time for a course of less than a semester in length). Incompletes are issued only in cases of extenuating circumstances, such as severe illness or injury. Incompletes are not issued in cases in which the student is simply unable to complete his/her work within the specified semester or session. If a final grade of "I" is recorded, the instructor will indicate in writing to the Registrar what the student must do to make up the deficiency. The instructor will indicate in the written statement what permanent grade should be entered if the Incomplete is not removed by the deadline.
All incomplete grades must be removed within six weeks after the first class day of the following term, excluding the summer session. If the Incomplete is not removed by that date, the grade reverts to the grade indicated by the instructor's written statement authorizing the incomplete.
North Idaho College has a zero tolerance policy for any acts of discrimination or harassment of any kind. For more information, please see the NIC Student Handbook, Code of Conduct Article III and Article VIII. Compliance efforts with respect to these laws and regulations are the responsibility of each member of the campus community and are under the direction of the Dean of Students Office for Student Issues (2nd floor, Edminster Student Union Building, (208) 676-7156) and the Human Resources Office (Sherman Administration Building, (208) 769-3304) for employee issues.
DROP FOR NON-PAYMENT: By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You will be dropped from classes if payment is not received by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on the third day of the semester. Students on the waitlist will be given the option to register for classes after students are dropped for non-payment.
REMOVAL FROM CLASS FOR NON-ATTENDANCE: Attendance is based on your participation in this class. Failure to attend may result in your being removed from this class and may result in your financial aid award being reduced. You are responsible for confirming the accuracy of your attendance record.