ENGL 1102/14 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 II, 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.
Library Research Paper (LRP) requirements
Students must receive a passing grade (C- or higher) on the Library Research Paper, a multiple-draft essay, in order to pass College Composition II. Please note, however, that a passing grade on the LRP does not constitute a guarantee of passing the course; the student's other work in the course must also be at a passing level.
The following are minimum requirements for a passing LRP across all sections of College Composition II; some instructors will set additional requirements.
- The paper as a whole should treat a subject which illuminates a primary text or an aspect of a primary text (that is, a poem, a short story, a novel, a play or a screenplay)—for example, "Pecola Breedlove’s Dilemma: Child Abuse in The Bluest Eye" but not "Child Abuse."
- The paper should fall between 2100 and 3000 words (approximately 7-10 double-spaced pages, 10-12 characters per inch with one-inch margins). The instructor will specify the exact length of the paper.
- The paper must include no fewer than 12 references to secondary sources—that is, 12 total in-text citations—and there must be no fewer than 5 secondary sources on the Works Cited page (to include at least one journal article).
- A student may not submit a research paper that was first submitted in another course or another section of College Composition II, even if the paper is subsequently revised.
- All notes and drafts must be made available to the instructor on request when the student submits the final version of the paper. The final course portfolio currently requires students to submit a rough and final draft of the paper as well as the assignment handout.
- The paper must follow the most current MLA format.
Additional process essay requirement
College Composition II students are required to include at least one process essay in their final portfolio in addition to the Library Research Paper. This essay will also involve multiple drafts. Other parameters will be set by the instructor. In most sections of College Composition II, this essay will be assigned and completed prior to the Library Research Paper.
Students must include rough and final drafts of each process essay, including the Library Research Paper, in their final portfolio, which is due on the last day of regular classes (the instructor may designate an earlier deadline).
In most sections of ENGL 1102/14, students will take a final exam. Exam topics include, but are not limited to, the literary content and terminology covered in the course, writing and research processes, grammar, vocabulary and MLA documentation format. Instructors may give a shorter exam close to midterm.