The purpose of this course is to improve your research and writing
skills by focusing your attention on the social sciences as a set
of intellectual and rhetorical practices. You will be asked to analyze
social science writing as well as to write in various genres common
in the social sciences. This section of Writing 109SS has the broad
theme of “Research on the Internet”; during the quarter
you will conduct research on a topic of your choice within this
broad theme. In this class, I will ask you to work collaboratively
to collect information about your topic, sharing your research by
publishing it in a blog.
You will be expected to do a significant amount of reading, writing,
and research for this course. Please be prepared to work both steadily
and independently throughout the quarter. If you fall behind on
assignments, it will be difficult to catch up.
syllabus, schedule, assignments, readings, and resources for the
course can be found on the Web at http://www.writing.ucsb.edu/faculty/sorapure/s05/109ss.html.
Writing 109SS Reader (available at Grafikart in Isla Vista)
Additional readings will be available at ERES
(the Library's Electronic Reserve system); you'll need to print
out these readings and bring them to class on the day that they're
my name from the dropdown menu of instructors
Writing 109SS and then type in the password ("spring")
on the relevant reading and print it out
Your final grade for the course will be based on the grades you
receive on your writing assignments and class participation. Each
assignment is weighted (approximately) as follows:
Because much of the work of the course will be done during class
time, your attendance and participation are very important. Your
grade will be lowered if you miss more than two class sessions;
if you are late to class, I'll count that as half an absence. Remember
that even if you are absent you are responsible for any work that
is done during class and for any assignments that are given or are
due during class. Call a classmate, call me, send me a message on
e-mail, or come by my office during my office hours to find out
what you missed.
Plagiarism is using other people's words or ideas without clearly
acknowledging the source of that information. If you plagiarize
on any of the assignments you will fail the class and will be subject
to disciplinary action by the University.
Please don't hesitate to see me during my office hours or to make
an appointment if you have any questions about the course. I am
most easily contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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