English 102 Essay

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English 102 Spring 2014 Dr. H. Austin Whitver E-Mail: hawhitver@as.ua.edu Office: TBA Office Hours: At set days before papers are due, after class, and by appointment. I am also on campus quite a bit, so if you need help, please feel free to e-mail me. Sections: EN 102 323 - [TR 5:00 pm-6:15 pm] and EN 102 326 - [TR 6:30 pm-7:45 pm] Prerequisites •Score of 3 on either AP English Exam (allows students to get placement credit for 101 and move directly into 102); OR, •Successful completion of 101 with a grade of C- or higher Course Description The second in a two-course sequence, English 102 introduces formal argumentation and college-level research methods, including synthesis of sources and citation formats. The…show more content…
Although academic writing is the final goal and product of this course, learning academic thought is every bit as important. While it is quite possible for a person to be a good thinker and not be able to express those thoughts on paper, it is impossible to be a good writer without first developing sound cognitive abilities. I know you are all intelligent people and sound thinkers (you would not be here at the university if you were not), but college is a whole new playing field; this course is designed continue your training in this…show more content…
At the very least, plagiarizing a paper will result in a zero on the assignment and a permanent blot on your academic record. A serious case could well result in your expulsion from the class entirely. Plagiarism is the use of another person’s intellectual work in any form without proper citation. This includes everything from flagrant crimes (taking an entire paper off of the internet, having someone else write your paper for you, copying a whole paragraph from out of book or periodical) to seemingly innocuous behaviors (the usage of a single sentence from an exterior source without quotation marks, not acknowledging material that you have

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