ENG 100: Enhanced Composition I, Fall 2018
Section G3:  Monday 11:00 am–12:15 pm, S 101 and 12:15–1:20 pm, L 233-B (Lab);
                    Wednesday 11:00 am–12:15 pm, Y 04
CRN 17869
The Norton Field Guide to Writing, 4 ed.

Brian T. Murphy

Bradley Hall, Y-16

e-mail: brian.murphy@ncc.edu

Schedule and Office Hours

Important Announcements and Updates

Sunday, 23 September:
As announced last week, the Introductions and Conclusions assignment is due in class Monday. You also should finish the online exercises by Monday: Identifying Fragments was to be completed in class last week, and  Editing Fragments, Comma Splices and Fused Sentences, and Editing Comma Splices and Fused Sentences are also required; Sentence Elements, Clauses, and Phrases are Optional.

We will also discuss “Claiming an Education” by Adrienne Rich and will likely start class with a quiz, so be sure to read it carefully.



Tuesday, 18 September:
Please make note of the changes announced in class today:

Mon. 17 Sep

 Narrative/Descriptive Writing:
 “Narrating” (Bullock 419-427); “Describing” and “Writing a Literacy Narrative“ (Bullock 399-407, 73-93);

 Douglass, “Learning to Read and Write” (Handout)

 General lab introduction, Norton Online Handbook,  TurnItIn.com;
 In-class work: Introductions and Conclusions

*See also,  Parker-Pope, Tara. “Valuable Lessons in Learning.” New York Times 7 Oct. 2014: D4.  (published online as “Better Ways to Learn.”
                     Abraham Lincoln on the Internet

Tue. 18 Sep

 Day classes meet on a Monday schedule
 Evening classes do not meet (classes beginning AFTER 5:01 PM)

 “Reading in Academic Contexts” (Bullock 10-32), “Analyzing Texts“ (Bullock 94-128); “Beginning and Ending“ (Bullock 331-343)
 “Fragments” (Norton S-2), “Comma Splices and Fused Sentences” (Norton S-3);
 Rich, “Claiming an Education” (Handout)

 Online Exercises:

Required: Identifying Fragments (to be completed in class), Homework: Editing Fragments, Comma Splices and Fused Sentences, Editing Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

*Optional: Sentence Elements, Clauses, Phrases

 Note: Do not attempt online exercises or the in-class work until we have discussed both assignments in class.

Wed. 19 Sep

 Yom Kippur – classes do not meet; COLLEGE HOLIDAY – offices closed

Mon. 24 Sep

 Last day drop full semester classes without a W grade
 Rich, “Claiming an Education(Handout)
 Homework Due: Introductions and Conclusions

 Note: Scores from online exercises assigned as homework on Tuesday, 18 September must be received before today’s class.

The main page and syllabus have been updated to reflect these changes.

There will likely be a short quiz to begin the class, based on the readings.


Friday, 14 September:
I have posted information about an Extra Credit opportunity on the main page, at The Morgan Library and Museum:

College Night 2018–Monster Masquerade

The Morgan Library and Museum

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6–8 pm
Free for students with valid ID.
Online reservation required: RSVP

If students attend one or more Extra Credit events, and provide evidence of attendance (ticket stub, program, unretouched digital image, et cetera) along with a typed one- to two-page personal response (review, analysis, reflection, critique, et cetera), they can receive additional points: a single event and written response is worth 2 points extra credit unless otherwise noted.

Friday, September 7:
I have posted a revised and corrected
syllabus; please read the following before next Wednesday:

“Writing in Academic Contexts,”  “Rhetorical Situations“ (Bullock 1-9, 55-70); “Generating Ideas and Text,” “Drafting“ (Bullock 289-300), and

“Reading in Academic Contexts” (Bullock 10-32), “Analyzing Texts“ (Bullock 94-128); “Beginning and Ending“ (Bullock 331-343)

If you are unable to obtain a copy of the book in time, you will not be penalized, as there will not be a quiz. (There will be an in-class writing assignment or tow, however.) Bbe sure to read the assigned material as soon as you able.

If you were not in class on Wednesday, download and print out a copy of the syllabus. Once you have read and familiarized yourself with it, detach and complete the last page to be submitted in class next week.

Finally, I am looking for a volunteer who is willing to share his or her class notes. This is an unpaid, voluntary position; I cannot offer official extra credit, but your contribution will be looked on favorably. Please email me if you are interested.

Tuesday, September 6:
The main page and syllabus have been updated for the start of the Fall 2018 semester.

Classes begin on Tuesday, September 4; our first meeting is on Wednesday, September 5.
Class will start promptly at 11:00 in Y 04 (Bradley Hall, first floor)

The class page for Fall 2017, the last time I taught this class, is located here.
If you are looking for class announcements from Fall 2017, they are here.



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