• The following are handouts that are given to the students on the first day of school.  The first handout is general information for the course.  THe second two handouts are the syllabi for students taking the class for credits with ACM.

     

    Required texts for year:

    Summer reading: Brave New World, An American Childhood, 3rd self-selected title

    Vocabulary for the College-Bound Student

    Readings for Writers

    The Elements of Style

    Various self-selected texts for literature circles and author research paper

    Othello

    Sound and Sense: An Intro to Poetry

    Metamorphosis

    How to Read Lit Like a Professor

    Their Eyes Were Watching God

     

    Required Written Assignments:

     

    Summer journals

    Portfolios (narratives; process analysis, definition essay, causal analysis; arguments; various poems and self-reflections)

    Researched argument

    Author research paper

    Poetry explication

    Othello take-home essay test

     

    Policies:

     

    Plagiarism

    Students are encouraged to think for themselves and take responsibility for their own learning experience. For this course, plagiarism is defined as “The unauthorized use of someone else’s material, which is then presented as being the result of the plagiarist’s own primary research, creative impulse or insight. Plagiarism technically encompasses the borrowing of ideas of others, as well as their exact words…” Laurie Henry, The Fiction Dictionary, 219.

                In short, plagiarism is taking someone else’s idea, thoughts, or words and attempting to pass them off as one’s own.

                The following actions will be taken regarding plagiarism:

    Violation

    Procedure

    Resulting Penalty

    First offense

    Teacher reports plagiarism to the assistant principal.

    The student’s parent(s)/guardian will be notified.

    The infraction will be included in student’s discipline record.

    The student will earn a zero for the work in question.

    The student’s letter grade will be lowered by 10% for the final nine week grade.

    A conference will be held with the assistant principal.

    The student will receive three (3) hours after school detention.

    Second offense

    Teacher reports the plagiarism to the assistant principal.

    The student’s parent(s)/guardian will be notified.

    The infraction will be included in student’s discipline record.

    The student will earn a failing grade for the semester.

    The student will receive two days (2) of out of school suspension.

    A conference will be held with the assistant principal.

     

    Late work is penalized with a deduction of 10% of the total.  Essays and other longer papers are due by the end of the school day.  .

     

    If you are absent a day before a major assignment is due, you are still responsible for turning it in as the due date would have been announced well in advance.

     

    Two F’s on the report card is an F for the year.  You can’t fail half of a year and expect to pass.

     

     

     

     

    ACM English 101: College Freshman English I 

    Instructor’s name: Mrs. Lori Dunlap

    Contact info: 233-4664; ldunla@sasd.us

    Office location/hours: Room 154 by appointment

    Day/times of class meetings:  One period daily, Monday-Friday

     

    Required texts: Readings for Writers –McCuen-Metherell and Winkler, Elements of Style –Strunk and White.

     

    1. Purpose
    2. Course Summary:

    Students develop skill in expository and argumentative academic writing by reading and responding to texts; by engaging in the writing process of prewriting, drafting, revising and editing; and by mastering the conventions of American Edited English.  The course includes instruction in research methods such as use of library resources, documentation, citation, and the avoidance of plagiarism. Credit may be conferred by way of the CLEP general examination in English composition (with essay). Students seeking to earn credit by examination should consult their advisors. 

     

    Prerequisite: Appropriate placement assessment scores for reading and writing or successful completion of developmental reading and writing requirements (grade of “C” or better in English 93, 94, or 96 and Reading 90; or grade of “C” or better in English English/Reading 95). 3 credit hours.

     

    1. Course Student Learning Outcomes:
    2. Reading to Write
    3. Students will recognize the qualities of effective writing by reading published expository and argumentative essays.
    4. Students will respond to the works of published writers through journaling or other forms of responsive writing.

     

    1. Written Composition
    2. Students will demonstrate familiarity with each stage of the writing process— prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading—by submitting evidence of process with each major writing assignment.
    3. Students will demonstrate proficiency in academic writing by completing five to eight expository or argumentative essays employing developmental strategies such as narration, comparison/contrast, cause/effect, classification, process analysis, definition, description, and argument.  Both in-class and out-of-class writing assignments are required for a total of at least 15 pages.
    4. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the information literacy skills listed below by writing one research paper of three to five typed pages in length.

     

    1. Mechanics of American Edited English
    2. Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize and write complete sentences of varied lengths and complexity.
    3. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the conventions of grammar, punctuation, usage, and spelling.

     

    1.   Information Literacy
    2. Students will demonstrate a recognition of the need for information in particular academic-writing contexts.
    3. Students will demonstrate their ability to locate needed information by employing basic research skills.
    4. Students will demonstrate their ability to document and cite published information within their own writing using APA, MLA, or other accepted styles.
    5. Students will demonstrate their ability to define, recognize, and avoid plagiarism.

     

    1. Teaching Strategies:

    Through group and individual reading, writing, conferencing, the instructor will guide students through various types of papers.  By working on portfolios, students will be exposed to different types of papers, the writing process, and reflection.  Reading professional and student examples and discussing them as class will aid in success of student papers.

     

    1. The following General Education Goals are covered in the course:
    2. Written and Oral Communication - Use reading, writing, speaking, and listening to communicate effectively.
    3. Personal and Civic Responsibility – Explore and develop understanding for oneself and others, the community, and other cultures, and engage with issues of local, national, and global significance.
    4. Information Literacy – Locate, evaluate, and use information ethically and effectively.
    5. Critical Analysis and Reasoning – Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate data and text. 

     

    Student Learning Outcomes and General Education Goals Alignment with Assignments

    Assignment*

     

    Student Learning Outcomes**

    General Education Goals***

    Narrative essay

     

    1a,1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a

    1, 2

    Causal Analysis Essay

     

    1a,1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d

    1, 2, 3, 4

    Definition Essay

     

    1a,1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d

    1, 2, 3, 4

    Process Analysis Essay

     

    1a,1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d

    1, 2, 3, 4

    *Rogerian Argument

     

    1a,1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d

    1, 2, 3, 4

    *Classical Argument

     

    4a, 4b

     

    *Deductive Argument

     

    3a, 3b, 4c, 4d

     

    Reflective self-assessments

     

    1a, 1b,

    2

     

     

     

     

    *one must be researched argument following APA style

     

     

    1. Course policies

    In addition to the following published policies, the Student Handbook is also applicable.

     

    1. Participation

    Each student is encouraged to actively participate in class projects and discussions.

     

    1. Plagiarism Policy

     Students are encouraged to think for themselves and take responsibility for their own learning experience. For this course, plagiarism is defined as “The unauthorized use of someone else’s material, which is then presented as being the result of the plagiarist’s own primary research, creative impulse or insight. Plagiarism technically encompasses the borrowing of ideas of others, as well as their exact words…” Laurie Henry, The Fiction Dictionary, 219.

     In short, plagiarism is taking someone else’s idea, thoughts, or words and attempting to pass them off as one’s own. See your handbook for additional information on plagiarism.

     

    *If you have any questions or concerns, please make arrangements to discuss them with your English instructors. ALL PAPERS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED TO TURNITIN.COM.

     

    1. Assignment Deadlines

    All assignments are to be completed by due dates WHETHER YOU ARE HERE OR NOT.  TEN PERCENT PER DAY OF LATENESS IS DEDUCTED FROM THE TOTAL of all tardy papers.

     

    1. Extra Credit: There will be no opportunity for extra credit. This is a college course; performance is expected at that level at all times.

     

       

         100 – 90%  A

           89 – 80%  B

           79 – 70%  C

           69 – 60%  F

     

     

    Assessment of Student Learning:  Student writing will be measured against the minimum standards for a “C” paper established by Maryland’s Statewide English Composition Committee in 1998, and grades will be assigned according to the ACM English Department’s Grading Criteria. 

     

    1. Tutoring or extra help

    The instructor is always happy to help during available office hours.  Tutoring or extra help sessions: ACM’s Tutoring Page   http://www.allegany.edu/x85.xml     

     

     

    • Course content and Assignments

    In this class we will complete readings and three portfolios. The first portfolio focuses on narratives, the second on expository essays, and the third on arguments. Throughout the semester we will also give attention to style through Elements of Style and various exercises, and we will learn to research and document academic papers. The successful student will take advantage of conference time during school as well as spending several hours on drafts outside of school.

     

    Supplemental learning resources:

    ACM Library Page - http://www.allegany.edu/x102.xml
    APA Documentation - http://www.apastyle.org/

    Guide to Grammar and Writing - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
    MLA Style Center - https://style.mla.org/

    Purdue OWL - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

    University of North Carolina - http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/

       Transfer Information - http://www.acaff.usmh.usmd.edu/artweb/

    Thinking Storm:  ACM’s Online Tutoring Service

                https://www.thinkingstorm.com/acm/

     

     

     

     

     

    1. DISABILITY STATEMENT   

     In compliance with federal 504/ADA requirements, Allegany College of Maryland supports the belief that all “otherwise qualified” citizens should have access to higher education and  that individuals should not be excluded from this pursuit solely by reason of handicap. The  college is committed to the integration of students with disabilities into all areas of college  life. Therefore, support services are intended to maximize the independence and  participation of disabled students. Further, the College complies with applicable state and  federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in the admission and treatment of  students. Any student who wishes to receive accommodations must register with the Academic  Disability Resources Office, providing documentation of the declared disability.  Once  documentation is received, the Director will establish eligibility for specific  accommodations based on the student’s documented functional limitations and the essential  functions of each course.  Any student who wishes to declare a disability should contact the  Access and Resources Coordinator at 301-784-5234 or the Director of Academic Disability Resources at 301-784-5112, TDD 301-784-5001;  or contact wkerns@allegany.edu ,          jbracken@allegany.edu, or http://www.allegany.edu/ssc/disabledstudentservices.shtml to obtain information and assistance.

    1. NON-DISCRIMINATION

     Allegany College of Maryland does not discriminate against any individual for reasons of  race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion or creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or 

    expression, national origin, age, genetic information,  familial status, disability or veteran  status in the admission and treatment of students, educational programs and activities,  scholarship and loan programs, or to terms and conditions of employment, including but not  limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of  absence, compensation and training. Allegany College of Maryland complies with  applicable state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and Maryland  prohibits retaliation in any form against any person who reports discrimination or who  participates in an investigation.

    1. TITLE IX

    Allegany College of Maryland prohibits sexual misconduct and sex discrimination by or  against all students, employees, and campus guests.  If you have any questions or concerns  or if you need to make a complaint, contact ACM’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Renee Conner in CC-152, by email at rconner@allegany.edu , or by phone at (301) 784-5206.  For detailed  information about policy, procedures, and prevention education, see  www.allegany.edu/titleIX . 

    VII. MEDICAL DISCLOSURE PROCEDURE

    Students are responsible for their own health and should always consult a qualified health  care provider if a health or medical condition interferes with the students’ ability to attend class in excess of what is permitted by the course syllabus or program requirements or to participate in an essential class function. Medically necessary absences will be excused with  documentation from a qualified health care provider; students are responsible for contacting  the instructor about if/how to complete any missed work

     

    ACM English 103

     

    Instructor’s name: Mrs. Lori Dunlap

    Contact info: 233-4664; ldunla@sasd.us

    Office location/hours: Room 154 by appointment

    Day/times of class meetings:  One period daily, Monday-Friday

     

    Required texts:  How to Read Literature Like a Professor - Foster Othello – Shakespeare; Metamorphosis – Kafka; Their Eyes Were Watching God – Hurston;  Sound and Sense – Perrine; four to seven self-chosen selections by same author

     

    1. Purpose/Course Summary:

    Literature can be appreciated at many levels of reading.  One can gain the most appreciation of a selection through careful reading and in-depth analysis.  We will approach a variety of genres and authors during the course in a variety of ways.  Use of journals, research of criticisms, small and large group discussions are a few of the methods we will practice in understanding and appreciating these art forms.

     

    Prerequisite: English 101

                             

    1. Course Student Learning Outcomes:
    2. Reading to Write
    3. Students will recognize the qualities of effective analyses by reading published criticisms and model papers.
    4. Students will respond to various literary works through essay responses, journals, or other forms of responsive writing.

     

    1. Written Composition
    2. Students will demonstrate familiarity with each stage of the writing process— prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading—by submitting evidence of process with each major writing assignment.
    3. Students will demonstrate proficiency in academic writing by completing analysis essays and a research paper.
    4. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the information literacy skills listed below by writing one research paper of seven to twelve typed pages in length.

     

    1. Mechanics of American Edited English
    2. Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize and write complete sentences of varied lengths and complexity.
    3. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the conventions of grammar, punctuation, usage, and spelling.

     

    1.   Information Literacy
    2. Students will demonstrate a recognition of the need for information in particular academic-writing contexts.
    3. Students will demonstrate their ability to locate needed information by employing basic research skills.
    4. Students will demonstrate their ability to document and cite published information within their own writing using MLA.
    5. Students will demonstrate their ability to define, recognize, and avoid plagiarism.

    .

     

    1. Course policies

    In addition to the following published policies, the Student Handbook is also applicable.

     

    1. Participation

    Each student is encouraged to actively participate in class projects and discussions.

    1. Plagiarism Policy

     Students are encouraged to think for themselves and take responsibility for their own learning experience. For this course, plagiarism is defined as “The unauthorized use of someone else’s material, which is then presented as being the result of the plagiarist’s own primary research, creative impulse or insight. Plagiarism technically encompasses the borrowing of ideas of others, as well as their exact words…” Laurie Henry, The Fiction Dictionary, 219.

     In short, plagiarism is taking someone else’s idea, thoughts, or words and attempting to pass them off as one’s own.

     The following actions will be taken regarding plagiarism:

    Violation

    Procedure

    Resulting Penalty

    First offense

    Teacher reports plagiarism to the assistant principal.

    The student’s parent(s)/guardian will be notified.

    The infraction will be included in student’s discipline record.

    The student will earn a zero for the work in question.

    The student’s letter grade will be lowered by 10% for the final nine week grade.

    A conference will be held with the assistant principal.

    The student will receive three (3) hours after school detention.

    Second offense

    Teacher reports the plagiarism to the assistant principal.

    The student’s parent(s)/guardian will be notified.

    The infraction will be included in student’s discipline record.

    The student will earn a failing grade for the semester.

    The student will receive two days (2) of out of school suspension.

    A conference will be held with the assistant principal.

     

    *If you have any questions or concerns, please make arrangements to discuss them with your English instructors.  ALL PAPERS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED TO TURNITIN.COM.

     

    1. Assignment Deadlines

    All major assignments are to be completed by due dates WHETHER YOU ARE HERE OR NOT.  TEN PERCENT PER DAY OF LATENESS IS TAKEN OFF TOTAL of tardy papers.

     

    1. Extra Credit: There will be no opportunity for extra credit. This is an AP/Honors course; performance at that level is expected.

     

    1. Grading
    2. Students will demonstrate competency through completion of assignments,

        quizzes, tests, papers, and presentations.

    1. Students will display effective class discussion techniques in large and

        small groups.

    1. Students will achieve at or above the level of writing competency for their

        grade level.

    1. Students will exhibit proper use of documentation (refer to MLA style in Readings for Writers text or Purdue website).
    2. Students will be graded using the following grading scale:

       

         100 – 90%  A

           89 – 80%  B

           79 – 70%  C

           69 – 60%  D

     

     

    RESEARCH: 

    A minimum of two sources of information is required to be used in the paper.  One  

    source must be a legitimate and creditable source taken from a database, i.e., Academic Universe, Academic Search Premier, SIRS, CQ Researcher, or the like.  The other source must be from a non-database location, such as an Internet article, a newspaper article, an article from a periodical journal, or an article from a reference book.  More than two sources may be used.  Sources must be no more than five years old.

     

    1. Tutoring or extra help

    The instructor is always happy to help during available office hours.  Tutoring or extra help sessions: ACM’s Tutoring Page   http://www.allegany.edu/x85.xml     

     

     

    • Course content and Assignments

    We begin the course with the wrap-up of Othello  (as begun at end of first semester).  There will be a take-home exam consisting of essay responses to things such as character development through language, theme development, etc. Self-selection of a novel from a provided list will allow for small group interaction to analyze the work.  Literature circles will run through at least two cycles.   You will be graded on a paper in which you will discuss analysis of the text as well as group dynamics.  While reading for lit circles, you will be working on poetry in class.  A quiz on scansions and use of poetic techniques will be followed by a formal analysis of a poem. We will also analyze novels by Kafka and Hurston through various approaches in large group. The big paper of the course is the research paper.  You will be choosing an author (to be approved by me) and proving something about the author’s style.  Research of criticisms is crucial (the critics must agree with you), but more important is what you have found in your own readings by that author.  The final “exam” of the course is through a final portfolio containing highlighted self-selected works with reflective narratives.

     

    Supplemental learning resources:

    ACM Library Page - http://www.allegany.edu/x102.xml
    APA Documentation - http://www.apastyle.org/

    Guide to Grammar and Writing - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
    MLA Style Center - https://style.mla.org/

    Purdue OWL - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

    University of North Carolina - http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/

       Transfer Information - http://www.acaff.usmh.usmd.edu/artweb/

    Thinking Storm:  ACM’s Online Tutoring Service

                https://www.thinkingstorm.com/acm/

     

    1. DISABILITY STATEMENT   

     In compliance with federal 504/ADA requirements, Allegany College of Maryland supports the belief that all “otherwise qualified” citizens should have access to higher education and  that individuals should not be excluded from this pursuit solely by reason of handicap. The  college is committed to the integration of students with disabilities into all areas of college  life. Therefore, support services are intended to maximize the independence and  participation of disabled students. Further, the College complies with applicable state and  federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in the admission and treatment of  students. Any student who wishes to receive accommodations must register with the Academic  Disability Resources Office, providing documentation of the declared disability.  Once  documentation is received, the Director will establish eligibility for specific  accommodations based on the student’s documented functional limitations and the essential  functions of each course.  Any student who wishes to declare a disability should contact the  Access and Resources Coordinator at 301-784-5234 or the Director of Academic Disability Resources at 301-784-5112, TDD 301-784-5001;  or contact wkerns@allegany.edu ,          jbracken@allegany.edu, or http://www.allegany.edu/ssc/disabledstudentservices.shtml to obtain information and assistance.

    1. NON-DISCRIMINATION

     Allegany College of Maryland does not discriminate against any individual for reasons of  race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion or creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or 

    expression, national origin, age, genetic information,  familial status, disability or veteran  status in the admission and treatment of students, educational programs and activities,  scholarship and loan programs, or to terms and conditions of employment, including but not  limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of  absence, compensation and training. Allegany College of Maryland complies with  applicable state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and Maryland  prohibits retaliation in any form against any person who reports discrimination or who  participates in an investigation.

    1. TITLE IX

    Allegany College of Maryland prohibits sexual misconduct and sex discrimination by or  against all students, employees, and campus guests.  If you have any questions or concerns  or if you need to make a complaint, contact ACM’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Renee Conner in CC-152, by email at rconner@allegany.edu , or by phone at (301) 784-5206.  For detailed  information about policy, procedures, and prevention education, see  www.allegany.edu/titleIX . 

    VII. MEDICAL DISCLOSURE PROCEDURE

    Students are responsible for their own health and should always consult a qualified health  care provider if a health or medical condition interferes with the students’ ability to attend class in excess of what is permitted by the course syllabus or program requirements or to participate in an essential class function. Medically necessary absences will be excused with  documentation from a qualified health care provider; students are responsible for contacting  the instructor about if/how to complete any missed work.

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