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Integrated Reading and Writing

Course Details

Course Number
1014
Section Number
1014
Semester
Fall 2016
Location
Bea Wood Hall
Classroom Number
122
Days & Times

MWF at 8:00 am.

Professor
Dr. Greg Giddings (view Profile)

Textbooks

Advanced Reading-Writing Connection
English Essentials
Course Objectives
  • Acquire vocabulary skills necessary for college-level coursework.
  • Identify the structural elements of written materials.
  • Practice strategies for note taking and test preparation
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically.
  • Write paragraphs and thesis-based essays that provide strong support and specific details
  • Engage in a writing process that includes invention, drafting, and revision

Demonstrate proficient use of Standard Written American English

Grading Standards

The student must make a "C" in the class to pass.

 

A = 100-90%; B = 89-80%; C = 79-70%; D = 69-60%; F = 59-0%.

Final Exam 12/10/2016 10:30 am
Submission Format Policy

Students will use MLA form in submitting written work.


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

I will accept a written assignment with a one-letter-grade penalty for twenty-four hours after the due date. If the paper is later than that, I will not accept it.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance is required. If a student misses more than three classes, he or she will be dropped with an "F."

Other Policies

Unless a student presents evidence of having passed the reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment, a student enrolled in ENGL 1014 on the basis of required remediation will not be permitted to drop the course until the week before the last day in which students may officially withdraw from a class.  At the start of the semester, the instructor will announce the period during which students may withdraw.  Students will meet with the instructor to request a withdrawal from the course. 

 

The instructor may withdraw a student with an F at any time.  Students who have not yet passed the reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment and who withdraw themselves from the course or students who are withdrawn by the instructor or those who do not pass the course with a grade of C or better must enroll in English 1014 in the following semester.

 

Plagiarism policy:

Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")–whether you use that material in a quotation, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not. Incidences of “cutting and pasting” and other blatant examples of plagiarism will result in a zero for the assignment. Furthermore, I will follow university policy and report the violation. A second violation will result in the student being dropped from the class.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.