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Course : Integrated Reading and Writing

Course Number
Section Number
Spring 2022
Bea Wood Hall, 117
Becky Green
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Saturday, April 30, 2022 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Acquire vocabulary skills necessary for college-level coursework

Identify the structural elements of written college materials

Demonstrate an ability to think critically

Write paragraphs and thesis-based essays that provide strong support and specific details

Engage in a writing process that includes invention, drafting, and revision

Demonstrate proficient use of Standard Written English

Course Requirements:

Percentage of total grade

25% 5 Grammar Quizzes (taken in D2L)

20% 2 Writing Workshops Assignments (supporting the 1143 papers)

10% 1 Peer Review and 1 Instructor Conference (shared with 1143)

15% Homework and Participation

20% Research Paper (shared with 1143)

10% Final Exam

Submission Policy:

All formal assignments are to be typed and formatted--and outside sources documented--according to MLA style. All formal papers will be uploaded into the D2L Assignment folder.

This class does not use the plus/minus grading system. In this class, the following numerical equivalents for final grades are used:

A=100-90%, B=89-80%, C=79-70%, D=69-60%, F=59-0%. 

It is important that you attend class and arrive on time. Missed instruction will make it difficult for you to excel in the class. Missed opportunities for participation and explanation of assignments can impact your final grade. If you have a total of more than two weeks' worth (MWF 6 classes) of absences (excused or not), you will be dropped from ENGL 0043 with an F. If you need to miss several classes because of personal reasons, you should alert the Dean of Students office and provide the staff with the necessary documentation so that they can verify the situation for all of your instructors. Please see the MSU COVID webpage for more information should you begin to experience COVID-19 symptoms.

Late assignments are defined as work not submitted by the start of ENGL 0043 class on the designated due date. In D2L they are defined as assignments not submitted by 11:00 PM in either ENGL 1143 or ENGL 0043 on the designated due date. Late assignments are accepted, but they will lose 10% of the final grade. Additionally, no late work will be accepted more than 48 hours after the original deadline. If you submit an assignment late to D2L, the system records the time of submission. If you need a deadline extension, send me an email explaining your situation. 


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

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The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

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All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and 2) earned 60 hours. Students may meet this requirement in one of three ways: by passing the Writing Proficiency Exam, passing two Writing Intensive Courses (only one can be in the core), or passing English 2113. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

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