Text Box: Let your
be heard!
Text Box: Kenneth Burke writes:
Imagine that you enter a parlor. You come late. When you arrive, others have long preceded you, and they are engaged in a heated discussion, a discussion too heated for them to pause and tell you exactly what it is about. In fact, the discussion had already begun long before any of them got there, so that no one present is qualified to retrace for you all the steps that had gone before. You listen for a while, until you decide that you have caught the tenor of the argument; then you put in your oar. . . . The hour grows late, you must depart. And you do depart, with the discussion still vigorously in progress.


Course objectives

The current SUU catalog describes ENGL 1010 this way:  The first of the required GE writing courses introduces students to academic composition. Students will engage in writing as a process, pre-drafting strategies, multiple drafts, peer review, and large and small-scale revisions. Students with ACT English scores below 29 must take 1010 before 2010; those with scores below 17 must concurrently enroll in ENGL 0990 Academic Writing Workshop.


†A longer list of the objectives that 1010 classes share appears in our departmentís core curriculum listing.



Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers: The Story of Success. New

York: Back Bay Books-Little, 2008.† Print. ISBN


Graff, Gerald, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst. They

†Say/I Say with Readings. 2nd ed. New York: Norton, 2012. Print. ISBN 978-0-393-91275-3


Other readings as assigned and provided.



Course Requirements:

 ATTENDANCE: Because attendance is required, 10 points will be deducted for every absence unless you provide documentation of an illness, family emergency, military obligation, or school sanctioned event.† Any one who misses more than eight unexcused class periods will automatically fail.† No one who misses more than 3 unexcused class periods will be eligible for an Grade of A† See the policy link for more details.


  CANVAS DAILY ASSIGNMENTS, QUIZZES, and IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES† (35 percent )† You may drop up to 30 points total in this category, but be aware that not† assignments designated as REQUIRED are not eligible for the drop privilege.† All take-home assignments must be upload by the start of class unless specifically noted on Canvas. If you miss because of an excused absence, you must either submit your assignment before a planned absence or exhaust your drop points before submitting make-up work.


 ESSAY PROJECTS 1A, 1B, and 2 (35 percent) Please see the Essays link for details



 A series of projects including a group annotated bibliography and an individual outline and essay.



NOTE: You will be using the CANVAS system and Turn IT IN to submit all out-of-class assignments as well as your essay drafts and final essays.

The BC204 Writing Center, where writers of all levels of expertise can find help, is open† 8-5 Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 1-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.† You may earn 10 bonus points for each essay project by actively participating in† a full Writing Center consultation by no later than noon before the final draft due date.†† Of course, no bonus points will be awarded for the one REQUIRED center visit or for consultations completed to make up rough draft workshops or the required professor consultation.