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English 207: Representations

Syllabus Prepared February, 1998

3 Semester Credit Hours



Office: Stevenson 404

Phone: 438-7907

E-mail: rlstrick@ilstu.edu

Office Hours: 9:00-10:00 MTW




WWW URL: http://www.cas.ilstu.edu/English/Strickland/welcome.html


Required Texts:

Pip’s Packet











Assignments and Grading Formula:





In English 207 students will work together on group projects to compile annotated lists of electronic and textual resources pertaining to particular problems of representation in disciplinary fields closely related to their majors. The group project is not graded directly, but the annotated lists will be posted on the course web page and they will serve as background research for students’ major individual project, a formal essay or an html-based hypertext cluster on a particular problem of representation in their major discipline.




Reading and Discussion Schedule:


Week One

Introduction; Establishing E-mail Accounts

Prescription vs. Description: Lecture on Platonic and Aristotelian frameworks for understanding poetic representation


Reading: Plato, from The Republic



Week Fifteen


Review



Appendix: Grading Standards for English 207


Grading Standards for Classroom Participation and Micro-essays


In English 207 class participation and micro-essays are an important element of the class, and constitute a relatively small portion of the class grade (20%). Here are some guidelines:


For an A grade for class participation and micro-essays:


1 The student will have been always well-prepared for class and will have taken a leadership role in class discussions, and


2 The student will have produced thought-provoking micro-essays, engaged with the issues at hand, and submitted by the deadlines stated on the syllabus.


For a B grade for class participation and micro-essays:


1 The student will have made frequent and productive contributions to class discussions.


2 The student will have produced thought-provokiong micro-essays, engaged with the issues at hand, and submitted by the deadlines stated on the syllabus.


For a C grade for class participation and micro-essays:


1 The student may have been silent for most of the time in class discussions, speaking only when directly called upon.


2 The student may have neglected to submit some micro-essays, or may have been habitually late in submitting micro-essays.


For a D grade for class participation and micro-essays:


1 The student will have been silent almost always during class discussions, and will have been often unprepared when called upon.


2 The student will have missed or will have been late in submitting most micro-essays.


For an F grade for class participation and micro-essays:


1 The student will always have been unprepared for class, and will have been silent during class discussions.


2 The student will have neglected to submit and/or will have been late in submitting most of the assigned micro-essays.


Grading Standards for English 207 Formal Essay and Essay Exams


In General:


Complexity and range of analysis, significance of conclusions, logic and coherence of arguments, etc. are the focus of my grading. However,

rhetorical development and writing style are inseparable from these features.


Essays should be free of spelling and grammatical errors. Use the spelling and grammar checkers on Microsoft Word 7.0 before you print your final draft of the essay. Note that the spelling checker will not catch homonyms used out of context. Also note that since the grammar checker is designed for business writing it will suggest that you change some sentences and phrases (because they are long, for instance) that are quite acceptable for academic analysis.


The A essay exhibits these strengths:


1 Has a controlling sense of purpose.


2 Synthesizes information, draws inferences and makes analogies which show insight into the topic.


3 Maintains a consistent awareness of audience.


4 Has unified organization with an engaging introduction, graceful transitions, and a substantial conclusion.


5 Has a clear thesis developed thoroughly with specific details, examples, reasoning.


6 Uses precise word choice and appropriate and effective variation in sentence structure, emphasis, and figures of speech.


7 Is free from serious errors in standard English and from common stylistic weaknesses (ineffective use of passive voice, inexact word choice, inappropriate shifts in tense and person, wordiness).


8 Further, the A paper is often distinguished from the B paper by a more assured prose style, more creativity in form or content, more subtlety in rhetorical strategy.


The B essay exhibits most of these strengths:


1 Has a controlling sense of purpose and a consistent clarity of exposition.


2 Synthesizes information, draws inferences and makes analogies which show insight into the topic.


3 Maintains a consistent awareness of audience.


4 Has unified organization with an engaging introduction, graceful transitions, and a substantial conclusion.


5 Has a clear thesis developed thoroughly with specific details, examples, reasoning.


6 Uses precise word choice and appropriate and effective variation in sentence structure, emphasis, and figures of speech.


7 Has few if any serious errors in standard English or stylistic weaknesses (ineffective use of passive voice, inexact word choice, inappropriate shifts in tense and person, wordiness).


The C essay exhibits these characteristics:


1 Displays a sense or purpose, which may not be consistently met.


2 Is logical, but rarely presents distinctively insightful or thought-provoking perspectives.


3 Displays a sense of audience and usually addresses that audience.


4 Is organized well enough to be easily readable, with a beginning, middle, and end.


5 Has a clear thesis, reasonably developed with some specific details and examples.


6 Has adequate but undistinguished word choice and sentence structure.


7 Contains almost no serious errors in sentence boundaries, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.


The D essay may exhibit some but not all of the following weaknesses:


1 Fails to rise above the obvious in content, substitutes repetition for development, or relies too heavily on a secondary source.


2 Lacks a clear or appropriate sense of audience.


3 Has lapses in clarity.


4 Has lapses in organization; shows weakness in introduction, transition, and/or conclusion.


5 May have a single subject but no controlling idea.


6 Lacks variety in sentence structure and/or precision of word choice.


7 May have several errors in Standard English: mixed construction (confused sentences) sentence boundary errors: run-on sentences, unjustifiable sentence fragments, comma splices, agreement error (subject/verb; pronoun/antecedent) inappropriate shifts in tense, voice, mood, punctuation errors and excessive misspellings.


The F essay exhibits some of the following weaknesses:


1 Lacks substantive content.


2 Lacks any consistent sense of audience.


3 Consistently lacks clarity.


4 Lacks unified organization; lacks adequate introduction, transitions and/or

substantive conclusion.


5 Lacks a clearly-defined thesis and/or a controlling idea.


6 Has frequent errors in Standard English (see list for D paper, item 7).

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