ENGL 1101/13 policies
According to the ASU Catalog (2012-13), "if the student has been absent for more than the equivalent of 10 percent of class time, regardless of cause, then the professor may withdraw the student from the class for excessive absences" (23).
The ASU Catalog states, "Academic honesty requires the presentation for evaluation and credit of one's own work, not the work of others." Furthermore, the Catalog explains, "It is the duty of the student to practice and preserve academic honesty. If the student has any doubt about a situation, he or she should consult with his or her instructor" (46). Please consult the Catalog for more information on the university's academic honesty policy.
To pass College Composition I, a student must receive a grade of C or higher. An Incomplete grade may be given in accordance with the policy as follows: '[The] student [is] doing satisfactory work, but [is] unable to meet the full requirements of the course because of non-academic reasons" (ASU Catalog 24).
Timeline for College Composition I and II
Students must enroll in ENGL 1101/13 no later than the first semester they register following completion of 20 hours of ASU residence/transfer credit, and they must continue to register for ENGL 1101/13 until successfully completing the course with a grade of C or higher. Students who complete ENGL 1101/13 must enroll in ENGL 1102/14 no later than the first semester they register following completion of 30 hours of credit, and they must continue to register for ENGL 1102/14 until successfully completing that course with a grade of C or higher.
Students will read a minimum of 100 pages of challenging college-level nonfiction for analysis and synthesis in their writing.
Multiple-draft process essays
- Each student will write at least two multiple-draft process essays during the semester. These essays will be narrative, expository, analytical and/or argumentative. At least one process essay must use facts/ideas gained from research activity, with an emphasis on online research.
- Students will receive instruction, guidance and support in invention, revision, editing and proofreading to take their writing from idea to finished product, giving attention to development, form, structure, style and correct academic English usage.
- Students will use MLA format for research-based process essay(s). They should become aware of the need for and value of documentation, especially regarding intellectual property issues (i.e., understanding and avoiding plagiarism).
- Final drafts of process essays should total at least 3200 words (at least 10 double-spaced pages, 10-12 characters per inch with one-inch margins). This is a total length for all final drafts in the course combined, not for each final draft.
Timed in-class essays and Exit Essay
- Students will write a minimum of five timed in-class essays during the semester in response to assigned readings.
- Students will write a final Exit Essay based on a reading passage and given in the final weeks of the semester. This essay will be read by three College Composition instructors (including the student's instructor) and must receive a passing rating from at least two of the three readers as a requirement for passing College Composition I.
- The Exit Essay is linked to the course, similar to a final exam. If a student passes the essay but fails the course, he or she will need to take and pass it again when repeating the course.
- Students who miss the assigned Exit Essay date will not be able to make up the essay; they will receive a D or F in ENGL 1101/13 with no possibility of appeal. Only students with documented emergencies may seek an exception to this policy (subject to instructor and departmental approval).
Students must include rough and final drafts of each process essay, as well as one timed in-class essay, in their final portfolio, which is due on the last day of regular classes (the instructor may designate an earlier deadline).
Students will take a final exam worth 10-15% of the course grade. Exam topics include, but are not limited to, grammar, vocabulary, research, reading comprehension, argument, academic style and citation format. Instructors may give a shorter exam close to midterm.