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MONTGOMERYCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE
Fall2010
ENG102,EnglishCompositionII,(3credits)
Monday,Wednesday,Friday8:008:55a.m.PH112

Mrs.DianeBiddleOffice:PH403
Phonenumber:(215)6416392EMail:dbiddle@mc3.edu
OfficeHours:Monday7:15to7:45a.m.,and1:30to2:30p.m.
Wednesday1:002:30p.m.andbyappointment.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENG 102 focuses on writing the college-level research paper and
develops each students mastery of communication, information
literacy, and analytic skills with emphasis placed on research and
documentation methods. Students use writing, reading, listening, and
observations skills to understand, organize, receive, and convey
information. Using research gleaned from diverse sources, students
employ logic, reasoning, and analysis to craft effective essays.
PREREQUISITE:
Students must have successfully completed or tested out of ENG 101.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Address a question using an appropriate research strategy
2. Compose a coherent thesis that addresses an audience and
purpose appropriate to the writing task
3. Locate and critically evaluate information from written, oral,
graphic, mass media, and scholarly sources
4. Access and use information ethically and legally, employing the
appropriate format and documentation
5. Integrate research into an argument
6. Draw reasonable conclusions based on research
7. Write well-edited essays that show substantial attention to
organization and grammar.
Textbookandotherrequiredmaterials:

Schilb,John,andJohnClifford.MakingLiteratureMatter.NewYork:Bedford/St.
Martins.2009(MCCCCustomedition)
Hacker,Diana.AWritersReference.NewYork:Bedford/St.Martins,2009.

ExpectationsofWrittenWork:
Student papers will be graded on their use of MLA style specifications, in
addition to content, organization, development, clarity, and style.
When discussing literature, students must use present tense and third
person point of view.
To receive a course grade of C, a student must complete three literary
analysis essays, and the research paper assignment, and achieve a C
grade average on these assignments.
Thefollowingcriteriaapplyinevaluationofwrittenwork:
Format:allwritingassignmentsmustfollowMLAconventions.Assignmentsaretyped,with
1margins,doublespacing,and12pointfont.AnMLAheading,pagenumbering,intext
citations,andaworkscitedpagearerequired(Hacker450).
ContentandOrganization:Essaysmusthaveanintroductionwithaclearlystatedthesis,
paragraphsthatbeginwithatopicsentencethatsupportsthethesis,bodyparagraphsthatare
unified,coherentandfullydeveloped,andaconclusionthatsummarizesandevaluatesthebody
paragraphs.Papersmustbeappropriatetotheassignment,addressallpartsoftheassignment,and
displayimaginativetreatmentofthesubject.
DevelopmentandUseofResearch/Analysis:Writingassignmentsmustciteacademicquality
primaryand/orsecondarysources,balancesources;userelevantexamples,evidence,quotesand
paraphrases;integrateparaphrasesandquotesclearlyandeffectively,documentevidencecorrectly
andthoroughlyusingMLAguidelines,andsupportgeneralizationswithspecificdetails
(examples,dates,etc).
UnityandCoherence:Anessaymustintroduceitslimitedsubjectandpurposeclearly,relateall
informationtothelimitedsubjectandappropriatetopic,usesmoothtransitionsandconclude
purposely.Quotesmustbesmoothlyintegrated.
Style/Mechanics:Essaysshouldbewritteninareadablestyle,withcleargrammaticalsentences,
andcorrectspellingandpunctuation.Avoiderrorsindictionandsyntax;followcorrectMLA
format.Nofragments,commasplicesorrunonsentences.
*Thiscoursewillreinforcethenatureofwritingasaprocessthatrequiresaseriesofsteps:
inventionstrategies,narrowingtopics,generatingideas,revisingandediting,andcomposing,

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organizing,anddocumentingpapers.Allessayswillbewritteninaseriesofdrafts;finaldrafts
submittedwithoutpreliminarydraftswillnotbeacceptedorgraded.
Iwillreadyouressayscarefully,markgrammaticalandmechanicalerrors,andmakesuggestions
forimprovementincontentandstyle.Iwillnotmarkeveryerrororstylisticproblem.Youmust
assessyourownpaperinlightofmycomments.Toassistinyourrevisionprocess,Isuggestthat
youvisitthetutorsintheLearningLabormakeanappointmenttoseemeforhelp.
AssessmentandGrading

Attendance05%
Participation10%
Assignment(1)ShortStoryLiteraryAnalysis15%
PreliminaryResearchAssignments(2%each):summary,
notecards,bibliography,outline,conference.10%
Assignment(2)MLAPersuasiveResearchPaper(46pages)20%
Assignment(3)DramaAnalysis15%

Assignment(4)PoetryCompare/Contrast15%
ComprehensiveFinalExam10%

Policies

AcademicDishonesty/PlagiarismPolicy:Plagiarismcanbedefinedasusingthe
words,organizationorideasofanotherasonesown.MCCCtakesacademic
dishonestyandplagiarismveryseriously.TheStudentAcademicCodeofEthicswhich
definesacademicdishonesty,itsconsequences,andtheappealprocesscanbefoundon
theMCCCwebsite.Studentsarerequiredtosubmitallprewriting,outlinesandrough
draftsoftheirwritingassignmentstome.AnystudentwhoplagiarizeswillreceiveanF.

Attendance:Iwillexplainandillustratetheanalyticalandresearchstrategiesthatyou
willusetowriteyourpapers,soitisimportantthatyouattendclass.Youwillbeallowed
fiveabsencesforthisclass;onepointwillbedeductedfromyourattendancegrade(5
points)foreachabsence.Latenessorearlydepartureconstitutescut.Anystudentwho
isabsentsixtimesthroughoutthesemesterwillhavetheirfinalgradereducedanentire
letter.Anystudentexceedingsevenabsenceswillreceiveafailinggradeforthe
course.Noexceptions!
ClassroomParticipation:Insignificant(F)Studentfailstodisplayinterestormakerelevant
comments.Marginal(D)minorinvolvement.Thestudentsknowledgeofthereadingcould
beinferredbutwasnotdirectlylinkedorstated.ExpectedCmeaningfulinvolvement.The
studentshowedwillingness,preparation,ability,andunderstandingduringtheactivityor
discussion.Commentsorquestionswereclearlylinkedtothereadings.Substantial(B)The
student'sperformanceexceededexpectations.Heorsheofferedprovocativeandrelevant

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commentsorquestions.Exceptional(A)anoutstandingparticipant.Thestudentfarexceeded
expectations.Peersandthefacilitatorlearnedagreatdeal,gainedinsights,wereemotionally
affected,orinspired.

LatePapers:Allassignmentsaredueonthedategiven;ifyouskipone,youwillreceive
azerofortheassignment.Extenuatingcircumstanceswillbedecidedattheprofessors
discretion;anyrequestforanextensionmustbemade24hoursinadvanceofthedue
date.AnyassignmenthandedinaftertheduedatewillreceiveanF.Noexceptions!

WithdrawalPolicy:PleaserefertotheCollegecalendarfordeadlinesforwithdrawal.
Studentswhochoosetowithdrawmustobtainmysignaturebeforethisdeadline.Ifyou
donotformallywithdrawfromthecourse,youwillreceiveanFforthecourse.

ClassCancellationPolicy:Classmaybecancelledbecauseofsnoworotherinclement
weather.Thecollegesclosingnumberfordayclassesis320(KYW);weather
cancellationsarepostedontheCollegeswebsite(www.mc3.edu).Studentsmayphone
theCollegesmainnumber,2156416300,andfollowthepromptsforschoolclosing
information.
*Studentsmaysignupfortextmessaging:http://www3.mc3.edu/txt/enroll.html
*Intheeventthatyourinstructormustcancelaclass,youwillnotifiedviaEmailandan
announcementwillbepostedonBlackboard.

COLLEGEPOLICIES
AllCollegepoliciesmustbefollowedandareabindingpartofthissyllabus:

PleaserefertothestudenthandbookfortheStudentCodeofConduct,andStudent
AcademicCodeofEthicspolicies.

ServicesforStudentswithDisabilities
MontgomeryCountyCommunityCollege(MCCC)welcomesqualifiedstudentswith
disabilitiesandendorsestheprinciplesofnondiscriminationandreasonable
accommodationasdescribedinSection504oftheRehabilitationActof1973(504)and
theAmericanswithDisabilitiesActof1990(ADA).Toseeifyouareeligiblefor
servicesandreasonableaccommodationsinthiscoursepleasereviewthepolicyonthe
Disabilitieswebsiteat:http://www.mc3.edu/campusLife/studentresources/disabilities

ServicesforourVeterans
Studentveteransmaybeeligibleforbenefitsandservicesrelatedtomilitaryservice.For
theveteransresourcesavailableattheCollegepleasegototheVeteransAffairsOffice
websiteat:http://www.mc3.edu/campusLife/studentresources/veterans

ScheduleAssignments

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Theschedulechartstheproposedprogressofthecourse.Becauseindividualclasses
proceedatdifferentpaces,theschedulemayhavetobevaried.Theassignmentsaredue
onthedateslisted.

UnitI(ShortStories)
Week1
W9/1IntroductiontoENG102
F9/3ReadChapterOneWhatisLiterature?HowandWhyDoesItMatter?(Schilb
andClifford38),ChapterTwoHowtoReadClosely(1632),andChopinsThe
StoryofanHour(659+).
Inclass:Lessononreadinganalyticallyandoncitingaprimarysource(ashortstoryin
ourtextbook/anthology)usingMLAformat(Hacker424).Studentswillwriteandhand
inafifteenminuteresponseparagraph(onefullpage)thatcitesonequotefromChopins
story(Hacker41213)anddiscussesheruseofimagery.
Week2
W9/8ReadHowtoMakeArgumentsAboutLiterature(SchilbandClifford3358)
andOBriensTheThingsTheyCarried(798+).
Inclass:StudentswriteaoneminuteresponsetoOBriensconclusion.Classdiscussion
willfocusonhishistorical/culturalcontext,themes,patterns,symbols,genre,anduseof
causeandeffect.
F9/10ReadHowtoWriteAboutStories(SchilbandClifford91124)and
HemingwaysHillsLikeWhiteElephants(523).
InClass:StudentswriteaoneminuteresponseaboutHemingwaystheme,andthen,in
groups,discusshowlanguage,settingandsymbolsinfluencehismeaning.
Week3
M9/13Read:CriticalApproachestoLiterature(SchilbandClifford15991616)
OatesWhereAreYouGoing,WhereHaveYouBeen(1367+)andtwoshort,critical
articlesonOatesstory(handouts).
InClass:StudentswriteaoneminuteresponsetoOatesconclusion,discussthecritical
articles,andthenmeetingroupstoanalyzeelementsofherstory.
W9/15InClass:watchtheconclusiontothefilmSmoothTalk,basedonOatesstory,
andthencompareandcontrastthefilmandthestory.
F9/17InClass:Lessononcreatingkeysentenceoutlines.Theclasswillbrainstorm
ideasforanalyzingeachofthefourstoriesstudied,andtheinstructorwillorganizethese
ideasintooutlinesonthe(whiteorsmart)board.
Week4
M9/20ReadAcademicWritingA1(Hacker5766)andComposing(1018).
Write,type,andbringtoclassakeysentenceoutlineandacompletedraftofyour
literaryanalysisessay;citeatleastthreequotesorparaphrasesfromthestoryandinclude
aworkscitedpage.
InClass:studentshandinkeysentenceoutlinesforinstructorfeedbackandworkon
revisingthesesstatementsandtopicsentences.
W9/22ReadRevising(Hacker1823).

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Write,typeandbringareviseddraftofyourliteraryanalysisessaytoclass.
InClass:studentswillworkinpairstopeereditpapers(handout).Studentswillfocuson
integratingandcitingquotesandparaphrases
F9/24Write,typeandbringathirdreviseddraftofyouressaytoclass.
InClass:studentssharetheirpapersinsmallgroupsandmakefinaleditsandrevisions.
Week5
M9/27Assignment#1due:atwotothreepageLiteraryAnalysisofoneofthefour
shortstoriesreadinclass:Chopin,OBrien,Hemingway,orOates.
InClass:ReviewhandoutforAssignment#2:aPersuasiveArgumentativeResearch
Paperonacurrentcontroversialtopicthatisinthenews.Somerecentcontroversies
includegayrights,immigrationreform,thegulfoilspill,medicalmarijuana,global
warming,andhealthcarereform.

Unit#2TheResearchProcess
W9/29Read:Researching(Hacker359391).Perusenewspapers,magazines,
journals,andTVnewsprogramsforsubject/topicideas.
InClass:StudentswillreviewTheNewYorkTimesandUSAToday(MCCCprovides
freecopies)tofindasubject/topicfortheirresearchpapers.Studentswillbrainstorm
ideasandtheinstructorwillputthemonthewhite/smartboard.
F10/1Read:AcademicWritingA23(Hacker6788)andMLAPapers(395
413+).
Inclass:lessonontheResearchProcessandavoidingplagiarism;reviewtheMCCC
librarysinformationonplagiarism.StudentsviewTheCiteisRightcartoonandBrad
PaisleysmusicvideoOnline.PowerPointlessononPersuasiveWriting.
Week6
M10/4Read:newspapers,magazines,andjournals;watchTVnewsprograms;discuss
controversialissueswithfamilyandfriends.Chooseasubject/topictoresearch.
InClass:LibraryInformationLiteracyClass
W10/6Researchyourtopic.Youneedfouracademicqualitysourcesincludingone
referencesourceandonemagazinearticle.Inaddition,youmayuseajournalor
newspaperarticle,abook,oragovernmentdocument.Yourfourthsourcecanbeafree
Internetsourceoratelevisionnewsprogramortalkshowthatprovidesinformationon
yoursubject/topic.LibraryResearchClass(TheclasswillmeetintheLibrary).
F10/8Read:Findagoodqualitymagazineorjournalarticle(preferablyacoverstory,
36pageslong),onyourtopic,andbringittoclass.Besuretohaveallpertinent
informationtocitethisarticleasperMLA.
Inclass:lessononsummarizing,capturinginformationonnotecards,andpreparinga
citationforamagazine/journalarticle.Studentswillbeginwritingsummariesinclass.
Week7
M10/11Due:Magazine/JournalArticleandSummary.

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Write/typeasummaryofanacademicqualitymagazineorjournalarticleonyourtopic.
Inclass:Bringallresearchmaterialstoclass;workonbibliography/workscited,note
cards.ViewPowerPointonintegratingquotes/paraphrasesandcreatinganoutline.
W10/13Due:6notecards,bibliography/workscitedwith4sources.
Inclass:ReviewsampleMLAResearchpaper(Hacker45054).Studentsworkonfull
sentenceoutlines.Studentssignupforarequiredstudentteacherconferenceon10/22,
10/25or10/27.
F10/15Due:typedfullsentenceoutline.
InClass:Bringallresearchmaterialstoclass;finishwritingacompleteroughdraftof
yourresearchpaperinclass,leavingspacewhereyouwillneedtoaddmaterial.
Week8
M10/18Due:acomplete,typeddraftofyourresearchpaper(Introduction,body
paragraphs,conclusionandworkscited).Includeandciteatleasttwoquotesor
paraphrasesineachbodyparagraph).
Inclass:Studentscompleteheuristicquestionshandout;workonrevisingandediting.
W10/20Due:acompletereviseddraftofyourresearchpaper.
InClass:Peerediting(handout).
F10/22StudentandTeacherConferences:Bringatyped,reviseddraftofyour
researchpaperwithintextcitationsandarevisedworkscitedpageandallof
yourresearchmaterialstoyourconference,inmyoffice(PH403).
Week9
M10/25StudentTeacherConferences(PH403).
W10/27StudentTeacherConferences(PH403).
F10/29Assignment#2DueFinalpolishedArgumentativeMLAResearchpaperwith
intextcitations,workscited,andrevisedfullsentenceoutline.
InClass:IntroductiontoDrama;viewPowerPoint.
Week10
Unit#3Drama
M11/1Read:NormansnightMother(SchilbandClifford15271564).
InClass:StudentswriteaoneminuteresponsetoNormansplay.Lessononcitinga
play.Classandgroupdiscussion(completethehandoutdirectingNormansplay)
W11/3Read:HowtoWriteaboutPlays(149168).
InClass:ViewexcerptsfromthefilmofNormansplay.Comparethefilmtothetext.
F11/5OutofClassActivity:StudentsarerequiredtoattendauthorMichael
ChabonsQ&Asession(afternoon)orhiskeynotespeech(7:00p.m.).
Week11
M11/8Write,typeandbringtoclassakeysentenceoutlineforthedrama
assignment.
InClass:studentssharetheirideasforthedramaassignmentandtheinstructor
workshopsthemonthewhite/smartboard.Studentsrevisekeysentenceoutlinesforthe
dramaanalysisassignmentandwritetheirintroductionsandfirstbodyparagraphs.

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W11/10:Write,typeandbringtoclassacompletedraftofyourdramaanalysis
assignmentwithaworkscitedpageandintextcitations.
InClass:workonrevisingandpolishing.
F11/12Write,typeandbringtoclassacompleterevisedandediteddraftofyour
dramaanalysisassignmentwithaworkscitedpageandintextcitations.
InClass:peerediting.
Week12
M11/15Assignment#3due:a23pageliteraryanalysisessayonnightMother.
Inclass:PowerPointcomparingPoetryandMusicLyricsRhythm,Rhyme,Refrain,
Imagery,plot,character,conflictandinsight.Listento,andread,aselectionofRap,Pop
andRocklyrics,anddiscusstheirpoeticqualities.
W11/17Read:ArroyosMyTransvestiteUncleIsMissing(559)andBacasSo
MexicansAreTakingJobsfromAmericans(131+).
InClass:Studentswriteaoneminuteresponse.Discussmarginalization,creative
expression,andart.
F11/19Read:Hughesfourpoems(10621072).
InClass:Studentswriteaoneminuteresponse,andthenworkingroupstodiscuss
imagesandthemesinHughespoems.
Week13
M11/22Read:CofersClaims(417)andSotosBehindGrandmasHouse(412).
InClass:Studentswriteaoneminuteresponse.Groupdiscussion.
HappyThanksgiving:NoclassNovember24or26
M11/29Read:PlathsDaddyandcriticalcommentariesbyBroe,Bundtzenand
Axelrod(262279).
InClass:Studentswriteaoneminuteresponse.DiscussPlathspoemandthecritical
commentaries.
W12/1Read:SapiasGrandmother,aCaribbeanIndian,DescribedbyMyFather
(415416)andHogansHeritage(410).
InClass:Studentswriteaoneminuteresponseandthendiscusspoeticelements.
F12/3InClass:Lessononwritingacompareandcontrastessayonpoetryandon
citinglinesofpoetryintext(Hacker419).Theclasswillbrainstormandorganizeideas
forthePoetryAssignmentonthesmart/whiteboard.
Week14
M12/6Write,type,andbringtoclassakeysentenceoutlineforyourcompare
contrastpoetryessay(Assignment4).
Inclass:studentswilleditkeysentenceoutlinesandthenwriteacompletedraftof
assignment#4withquotesfromeachpoemtosupporttheiranalysis.
W12/8Write,type,andbringtoclassacompletedraftofyourcomparecontrast
poetryessaywithintextcitationsandaworkscitedpage.

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InClass:Studentsworkonrevisingandediting.
F12/10Write,type,andbringtoclassacompletereviseddraftofyourpoetrypaper.
InClass:peerediting.
Week15
M12/13Assignment#4Due:atwotothreepagepaperthatcomparesand/or
contrastsspecificcharacteristicsoftwoofthepoemsthatwereadforclass.
Inclass:FinalExamReview

W12/14ReadingDayforFinals

FinalExamMonday,December208:00to10:00a.m.

*Allstudentsmustcompleteanonlinefacultyevaluationformbeforetheendofthecourse.At
approximatelyweek8ofthiscourse,youwillreceiveanemailthroughyourCollegeemailaccountwith
directionsandalinktothestudentevaluationform.Pleasebeassuredthatitisnotpossibletoidentifya
specificstudentsresponsetothesurvey.Inaddition,facultywillnotreceivesurveyresultsuntilafter
gradeshavebeenposted.

*Yourinputisimportanttome.Iuseyourcommentstomakeimprovementstomycourse.Pleasetakea
fewminutestofillouttheevaluation.
Mrs.Biddle