English 3 is a Freshman Writing course,
which involves the following responsibilities on your part. See
also their relative weighting in your final grade.
There will be six short assignments (one or two pages) and three longer
papers (four or more pages): see the discussion of the writing assignments.
As this course is being conducted as a seminar, regular and active class
participation (including being prepared by doing the readings) is essential, and counts for a large
part of your grade. Students will also be
required to give a ten-to-fifteen-minute informal presentation on their
final papers, and two brief reports on the
reading for the day (we'll assign students to weeks in the second class).
All students will be required to have an E-mail account by the end
of the second week of classes; participation on the E-mail listserv
will count toward the class participation grade, and some essential
information (including some readings) will be
available only electronically. I'll gladly provide any computing help you need.