English 1A Fall 2017 Syllabus

 

Jefferson Hancock, Instructor

Email: jehancoc@cabrillo.edu

phone: 477-5638 (after 5 p.m.)

Office hour: Mondays 4:43-5:50 p.m., room 1073

 

Course Overview

English 1A is a college composition class. Students entering English 1A have either passed English 100 or assessed into English 1A via Cabrillo College Assessment. The class presents strategies for analytical essay writing, research, and critical analysis of non-fiction. Students are expected to be familiar with basic essay structure and grammatical conventions prior to entering English 1A. Using expository writing strategies taught in the class, English 1A students write 6000-8000 words during the semester. Writing assignments include research projects using MLA citations.

 

Course Objectives and Student Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

 

Coursework:

 

 

Semester Grading

By the end of the semester, 1000 points are possible.

900-1000 points = A

800-899 points = B

700-799 points = C

600-699 points = D

000-599 points = F

 

Required Books:

Books are available at Cabrillo Bookstore and may also be purchased online.

 

Additional Readings

Additional readings will be assigned according to the class schedule. These readings can be found in the Supplemental Readings area of the instructor's website: http://www.cabrillo.edu/~jhancock. User ID and password will be given out to students when the class begins, or prior to that by request.

Essay Submissions

Follow MLA manuscript guidelines from Pocket Style Manual. Essays should be typed and double spaced in conventional 12 point font (Times New Roman, Arial, or Helvetica), with a title centered atop the first line of text.

Additionally, Mr. Hancock wants the word count to appear in the upper left hand area the first page.

Essay Draft Submissions

To receive credit, the student must be present at time of submission and must participate in peer review. No late submissions are accepted. Drafts must have coherent paragraphs and be at least two pages long to receive credit.

Writings & Homework 1-10

Students may receive 1-10 points of credit. To receive full credit the student must demonstrate knowledge of course concepts and readings, adhering to standard conventions of spelling and grammar in the process.

To receive credit, the student must be present at time of submission. No late submissions are accepted.

Adhere to rules of public discourse. Discussion comments must relate to course content. No insults or rude remarks. No sexual harassment. No snide comments. No advertising.

Class Policies

Late essays are accepted only by arrangement with the instructor and receive point deduction commensurate with the value of the assignment.

Work more than one week late is not accepted.

No extra credit.

Adhere to rules of public discourse. Discussion comments must relate to course content. No insults or rude remarks. No sexual harassment. No snide comments. No advertising.

Disruptive students will be privately and politely warned once, then dropped.

Plagiarism and Cheating

The following information comes from the Cabrillo College Website.

Plagiarism is the conscious or inadvertent failure to identify the contributions of others. It occurs when someone borrows any part of another's work and submits it, uncredited, as his or her own work. A failure to credit others may result in one or more of the following: a student receiving a failing grade on the assignment, a failing grade for the course, or suspension from college enrollment.

In Mr. Hancock's class, the penalties for plagiarism and cheating are:

First offense = Grade of F (0 points) on assignment

Second offense = Grade of F in the course.

Accommodation for Disability

The instructor is happy to accommodate students with disabilities, including hidden disabilities. Students requesting accommodations should contact Mr. Hancock privately and should ensure that they have necessary documentation. To obtain necessary documentation, visit Accessibility Support Center in Room 1073 as soon as possible to arrange accommodations.

 

updated 8/26/2017