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English Composition I

Camden County College
Summer 2010

ENG 121-A02 (MTWR 10:15 am-12:15 pm)Professor Beamen

MAD 312jbeamen@camdencc.edu

3 creditsOffice: Wilson East 214

Office Hours: by appointment; usually after 12:30 on M,W

Phone: 856-227-7200 x4370

Mailbox: Wilson East 205 (English

Department Office)


Textbooks and Materials

Nadel, et al. The Longman Reader, Ninth Edition. New York: Pearson/ Longman Publishers, 2009.

Home Internet access for grammar exercises

Normal writing materials for note-taking/ in-class writing exercises

Course Description

This course acquaints the student with the conventions of expository writing. It offers training in clear, logical communication and encourages the student to read, analyze, discuss, and write. The “substance” of English Comp I is the essay: students study both the content and the rhetoric of selected essays and write essays which thoughtfully develop their own ideas in good rhetorical form.

Requirements and Grading

5 Essays10% each (50% of total grade)

Grammar Tests20% of total grade (5% each)

Quizzes, Homework, in-class writing, group work15% total

Department Final15%

Class attendance and participation


Attendance is crucial in any course, especially a summer course, and it is recommended that you attend all classes. Excessive or recurring lateness or early leaves will not be tolerated—three late arrivals (more than 5 minutes late maximum) or three early leaves (or a combination thereof) will count as one full absence. Maximum number of absences permitted = 2 full absences (or a combination of lateness/ early leaves/ absences)

Preferred number of absences = 0

Your final grade will be dropped one point for each absence after two absences.

Quizzes, group work, and in-class assignments cannot be made up due to an absence or lateness.

In the case of an emergency absence on the day of a test, you must speak to me PRIOR to the next class meeting to set up a make-up time. Once I go over the test in class, it is too late to make it up, and the zero will remain part of your grade.

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