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Senior Lecturer Heather BensonText/call 920.277.7196Email: [email protected] 1315 by appointment only due COVID-19Online Office Hours: Th 8:30am-9:30am;andother times by appointment.We can use our course Collaborate Ultra classroom and “close the door” during office hours. Alert me by text, phone call, or email if you would like to meet in the Canvas Collaborate space during an office hour or any other time by appointment.Writing 188Spring 2021UW Oshkosh Fox Cites home campusWRT 188-042C--fully online with a T/TH 11:59PM course scheduleThe mission of First-Year College Writing is to equip students with critical writing, reading, and thinking skills as a foundation for their liberal education and their meaningful participation in academic and public communities.We aim to achieve this mission through:Written Communication – Students will learn strategies for effectively transmitting their ideas through the written word. They will learn to organize and connect their ideas clearly in writing. They will build their awareness of conventions of genre, style, mechanics, and grammar, remaining conscious of how these conventions may vary depending on context.Writing Process Strategies – Students will receive guidance throughout their writing process. They will practice generating productive research questions and effective thesis statements. As they compose, revise, and edit their drafts, they will engage in critical reflections on their work and their own writing process.Critical Thinking – Students will build strategies for understanding and interpreting written texts, as well as for critically evaluating these texts’ clarity, form, reliability, and rhetorical effectiveness. In the process, they will build awareness of how audience, genre, content, and purpose affect writing decisions. They will apply critical analysis to class readings and to their own and their peers’ in-progress writing.Collaborative Work – Students will engage in productive discussions and collaborative activities that allow them to practice critical thinking and problem solving. Students may collaborate on a variety of tasks, such as discussions of class readings or potential paper topics, activities for learning documentation and writing skills, or reviews of one another’s paper plans or drafts.Source Use and Information Literacy – Students will develop skills in retrieving, evaluating, and utilizing sources appropriately and ethically in college-level writing. They will practice incorporating effective andcorrectly documented summary, paraphrase, and quotation into their writing. They will build their ability to synthesize multiple viewpoints and enhance their understanding of how writers use citation practices to engage in academic conversation.Amount of Writing in First-Year Writing CoursesStudents in each section must compose a minimum of 5000 words per semester (approximately 20 typed, double-spaced pages).Of this total word count, at least 3000 words (approximately 12 double-spaced pages) must be submitted to the instructor for response and grading.At least two assignments must be sustained analyses of 750 words or greater (approximately 3 double-spaced pages each). A researched essay of 5 pages or more in length is highly recommended.Learning Outcomes1. Rhetorical knowledge: Make appropriate and effective rhetoricalchoices for producing academic, source-based texts with varyingpurposes and audiences.2. Critical Reading: Evaluate, synthesize, and analyze arguments inresearch-based scholarly texts.3. Academic Writing: Write cohesive academic texts for a variety ofrhetorical purposes that support complex arguments with research.4. Research Skills: Independently locate and analyze scholarly source-based texts appropriate for specific writing tasks and rhetoricalpurposes.5. Processes: Independently apply effective strategies in the writing andresearch processes, including invention, drafting, peer review,revision, and editing.6. Composing in Electronic Environments: Choose appropriate reading,writing, and research tools to meet the demands of writing tasks,including using scholarly databases.7. Knowledge of Conventions: Make appropriate and effective choicesabout academic writing conventions based on the audience andpurpose of the assignment, including using a formal documentationstyle to attribute and cite sources.Required Texts & Materials:Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein.They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing. 4th ed.Parfitt, Matthew, and Dawn Skorczewski.Pursuing Happiness: A Bedford Spotlight Reader,Bedford St. Martin’s, 2016.A dictionary you will use (online dictionaries and dictionary applications count).A digital or physical folder for the portfolio project and for organizing graded word (reference materials), drafts, and research.RecommendedPurdue Online Writing Lab – handbook resource for MLA citations and general writing instruction.Use of any number of MLA reference handbooks available in the campus library reference section and in the campus writing center, the Writing Pad.GradesFormal Writing Assessments: 70% of the Final Grade Revised Assessment 1 Summary and Response/Argument of Definition: 10% Assessment 2 Research Project Proposal: Pass/Fail: 5% Assessment 3 Annotated Bibliography: Pass/Fail: 5% Assessment 4 Research Review (synthesis): 15% Assessment 5 Research-Based Argument: 25 % Final Portfolio(Revised Assessments 1-5 and Cover Letter) Mandatory Final Exam: 10%Coursework: 30% of the Final GradeAttendance/class activities, Conferences, Peer Reviews, and Assignments and ActivitiesGrading ScaleDefault Grading SchemeCurrent grading scheme for this assignmentName: Range:A 100%A- < 94.0%B+ < 90.0%B < 87.0%B- < 84.0%C+ < 80.0%C < 77.0%C- < 74.0%D+ < 70.0%D < 67.0%Current grading scheme for this assignmentName: Range:D- < 64.0%F < 61.0%A grade of 72.5% or higher

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