English 1A,  Introduction to Composition
Course Syllabus

The following is a syllabus for a class offered  at the University of California, Riverside

Instructor: P. Aaron Potter
Course Description :
You are a writer.  You are a reader.  Throughout this course, throughout the remainder of your education, and for the rest of your life, you will continue to develop your already considerable skills in comprehension, evaluation, organization, and communication.  English 1A is designed to exercise those skills in order that you may participate in the intellectual discussions which will characterize your university life.  Although the readings and writing assignments in this class are largely undertaken from a personal and autobiographical perspective, the methods we will cover are meant to serve as a foundation for those skills which are necessary for coherent, well-developed writing appropriate to an academic setting and beyond.

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Course Requirements :

 Students are responsible for arriving in class on-time and prepared, which includes responsibility for all assigned readings on the dates indicated in the schedule. All papers and drafts of papers are due at the beginning of class on the due date indicated. In addition, occasional in-class exercises and quizzes will be assigned, and are factored into the final grade as indicated below. It should be noted that showing up for class on time and prepared is considered *minimally* adequate behavior for a college-level class, and thus merits a *C* grade. Active participation in classroom discussion is essential to earning a higher grade in the participation category.

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