Syllabus
Freshman Composition 101

Fall 06 Resident

Dr. Edward E. Eller

Phone #: 342-1495

Office: Admin 3-28 

Office Hours

Email: eller@spock.ulm.edu

Webaddress: www.ulm.edu/~eller/101


Class Texts and Supplies: 

  • The Everyday Writer

  • Academic Writing:  Stepping Stones to the Professions.  Nancy Spiller, Ed., Boston:  Pearson Custom Publishing, 2002.

A Flash Drive


Goal #1:  To write coherent and meaningful essays

Goal #2:  To read coherent and meaningful essays

Overview of our subjects and activities

Approx.

Points

Approx Date

Getting Started and Foundational Subjects -- Sentence Variety, Basic quotation punctuation -- The relationship of idea to example

  • Quotes and punctuation -- Week 1 [25]

  • Relevant theme illustrated by significant detail -- Week 1 [50]

  • Sentence Structures--Coordinating and Subordinating -- Week 2 [50] [exercise Not Finished]

Informal Production -- Natural Narrative Write and Revise [50] -- Week 3

175

Weeks 1-3

Variety and Development --

 

Family Story with Frame [50]

  • Description -- Week 4  [abstract/general vs concrete/specific] [50]

  • The weak verb, passive voice, and expletives -- Week 4 [50]

  • Exemplification and conversational fable -- Week 5 [50]

  • Paragraph Arrangement [General and Specific/Topic Sentence and supporting detail]-- Week 6 [25]

Revision of the Natural Narrative  [Finished Product] [50]

275

Week 4-6

Variety and Development -- Paragraph Structures -- Coherence

 

The once/now essay -- a coordinate structure [50]

  • Sentence Combining -- Week 7 [50]

  • Building Lists - Week 8 [50]

  • Analogy,  -- Week 8 [25]

  • Coherence, Lexical Ties, Old News/New News -- Week 9 [50]

Revision of the Family Story [Finished Product] -- Week 10 [50]

325

Week 7-10

Hindsight / Foresight essay -- a subordinate structure -- Week 11 [50]

 

Research Light and Argument --

  • Resources -- Web and Library -- Intro to the OED and Lexus/Nexus -- Week 12[50]

  • Summary/Paraphrase -- Week 12 [50]

  • Revisiting analogy and new figures of speech -- Week 13 [50]

  • Eliminating wordiness [Review of Sentence Combining and weak verbs] -- Week 14 [50]

The claim statement [Emphasis on the Complex Sentence] and the outline -- [25]

 

Revision of the Hindsight / Foresight Narrative Week 15 [100]

325

Week 11-16

Quizzes, exercises, and shorter miscellany that pops up here and there 150 Throughout

Final Paper--Show me what you’ve learned -- Written In-class on Dec 4 at 3 p.m.

100 

Final

90-100% A; 80-89.9% B; 70-79.9% C

 

Semester Topics

Sentence Variety -- Sentence Structure -- Sentence Revision

Natural Structures -- Find out you already know a lot about writing and the forms that writing take.

Narrative -- Description -- Reflection/Coda

Formal Structures

Final Paper–Show me what you can do; a two hour, in-class writing Monday, December 4 at 3 p.m.

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