Accessing Your Course
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Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the
Canvas Basics course space
to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to
access this space.
You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class.
However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course
Log in to your Canvas course space at
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- Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)
If you do not know your Bucks Username, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.
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able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.
Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials
While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the
ISBN number available through the course's academic department
where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore
and our online bookstore,
guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.
Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link
below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have
any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic
this link to see the book list for your course.
Other Information about the Course
Hello! My name is Sarah Bruck, and I am delighted to be your instructor for this course.
Course Description: In this continuation of English Composition I, students write several analytical essays assigned in conjunction with classroom study of at least three genres of literature, including drama, poetry, and short fiction. After sequenced instruction in research techniques, students write an argumentative and scholarly research paper.
Prerequisites: COMP110 (C or better) or Permission of the Department of Language and Literature.
Textbooks: THE NORTON INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE, Portable 10th ed. Alison Booth & Kelly J. Mays, eds. 2011.
Online Learning: This composition class, including the focus, readings, assignments, and assessments, is largely the same as my face-to-face course, except that we will be meeting and communicating with each other solely online instead of live, in a classroom. The online format, while more convenient for many, leaves a significant responsibility on the student to stay organized to keep pace with the course content, discussions, and assignments. All of the learning outcomes and standards are identical to the face-to-face version of the course. This almost goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway: students have to be able to access a dependable computer that is connected to the Internet. Home or work computers that experience problems do not release you of the responsibilities and deadlines related to this course. If you have technical problems, you should go to a friend's house or a library to complete class work.
Evaluation: The final grade will be computed as follows:
GENRE ESSAYS, QUIZZES, JOURNALS, & PARTICIPATION: 50% of Final Course Grade
Short-Fiction Essay (Peer Review) 25 points
Short-Fiction Essay (Final Draft)100 points
Drama Essay (Peer Review) 25 points
Drama Essay (Final Draft) 150 points
Poetry Essay (Timed Draft) 50 points
Reading Quizzes (10 @ 5 pts. each) 50 points
Discussions (20 @ 5 pts. each) 100 points
RESEARCHED WRITING ASSIGNMENT: 50% of Final Course Grade
Research Topic & Thesis Statement 25 points
Annotated Works Cited Page (First Draft) 25 points
Annotated Works Cited Page (Revised Draft) 50 points
Researched Essay (First Draft) 50 points
Researched Essay (Second Draft) 50 points
Researched Essay (Final Draft) 300 points
Other matters will be considered in the determination of the final grade such as engagement in whole-class and group discussions, Tutoring Center visits, and commitment to improvement. All Genre Essays and the Researched Writing Assignment must be completed in order for the students to be eligible to receive a passing grade in the course.