Instructor: Jeff Lebow Office: D571  Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Mondays 4~5pm,  Fridays 4pm~6pm or by appointment   Course Website >>>  writingbridges.com
Class Times: EGL203-04: Mon. 5-6, Thur. 4-6         EGL203-12: Mon. 6-8, Thur. 6-7

I. Description:
This course will reinforce basic aspects of the composition process. We will focus on both the mechanics and structure of writing.  We will progress from sentence basics to paragraph structure to essay outlines. Students will write in and out of class and a variety of writing types will be assigned.

II. Course textbook/resources
There is no textbook for this course. Materials will be posted on the course website (Writingbridges.com). Students will be required to post assignments on Google Docs  Students are required to bring a smartphone with enough battery power and at least 500MB of available storage space.  They should also bring pen/pencil and paper and an EGL203  folder that contains Materials Packet and  all handouts given out during the semester.

III. Instruction Methods:
In class activities will include a variety of writing exercises, conferences, example analysis.  The use of technology will be an essential part of this course. Google Docs and Blogs (optional) will be used by students to create an online portfolios. These will include most  writing assignments which will allow students to self and peer-assess each other's work. We will use tools like Quizlet for self-study, and Naver Band and Quizziz for class activities and messaging.

IV. Grading
Students will be assessed according to the following criteria
20% Attendance
20%  Participation
40% Assignments
10% Midterm
10% Final Exam
Grades will be distributed based on the required university quotas:  25% A’s, 45% B’s, 30% C’s
The midterm and final exams will include a take-home assignment and an in-class component.  
Plagiarism (intentional or not) will result in significant loss of points or possibly an ‘F’.  

If you are absent
 a) please check the course website for information about any assignments you are still expected to complete
 b) and you think it should be excused, show me official documentation in class AND send an email to [email protected] explaining your absence (if you think it should be excused).

Please make every effort to arrive on time. Those arriving more than five minutes late will be marked tardy. Students who start ‘packing up’ before class has been dismissed will also be marked tardy! Those more than 20 minutes late will be marked absent for that hour.  Please do not engage in off-task phone usage. Feel free to speak with me (in person or via email) any time you have questions or concerns about this course.

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