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dotCourse Syllabi

dotCelebration of Student Writing

dotThe Writing Center

dotLibraries

dotTextbooks

dotPlagiarism - How to avoid it!

dotGrievances with Instructors

dotIncomplete Policy

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Course Syllabi

You can access course syllabi by clicking here.

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The Celebration of Student Writing

The Celebration of Student Writing is the culminating event for English 1302.  All students enrolled in ENG 1302 are required to participate.  At the event, students display results from their semester-long ethnographic research projects.  The event is held on the last Friday of classes and is well attended by students, faculty, and university administrators.

SAVE-THE-DATE

CELEBRATION OF STUDENT WRITING

December 4th, 2018
10:00 am - Noon
Rayburn Student Center
Conference Rooms A, B, and C

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Plagiarism - How to avoid it!

Most people do not deliberately commit plagiarism. Usually, it results from procrastination, incomplete understanding of the original material, or basic citation errors. 

Our Writing Center has created this HELPFUL GUIDE to walk you through the citation process. You can also set an appointment with the Writing Center if you want face-to-face mentorship through the citation process. 

In our program, you'll be encouraged to learn the MLA writing style. Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab also offers great resources for understanding and successfully writing an MLA-based paper.

MLA is the common writing style in the Humanities (like English). Keep in mind that different disciplines may encourage you to use other writing styles throughout your tenure as an undergraduate student. Education, Psychology, and the Sciences often use APA, while Business, History, and the Fine Arts often use Chicago. Whatever style you need to use, the Writing Program or online resources like Purdue Owl can assist you in avoiding plagiarism. 

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Grievances with Instructors

Students who have concerns regarding their courses should first address those concerns with the assigned instructor in order to reach a resolution. Students who are unsatisfied with the outcome of that conversation or have not been able to meet individually with their instructor, whether in-person, by email, by telephone, or by another communication medium, should then schedule an appointment with the Director of Writing, Dr. Jessica Pauszek, by downloading and submitting a Student Grievance Form

 Where applicable, students should also consult University Procedure 13.99.99.R0.05 (“Student Appeal of Instructor Evaluation”).

 Departmental Chain of Command for ENG 100/1301/1302 courses: Instructor -> Dr. Jessica Pauszek, Director of Writing -> Dr. Susan Stewart, Assistant Department Head -> Dr. Hunter Hayes, Department Head

Click here to download the University's grade appeal policies and procedures.

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Incomplete Policy

The designation of an incomplete grade (an “I”) was created in order to accommodate students who, despite positive performance throughout the semester and for an extenuating circumstance including issues like legal trouble, serious illness, death in the family, et cetera, cannot complete the semester within the fifteen weeks allotted.  Incompletes are given only if these kinds of circumstances present themselves near the end of the semester and whenever a withdraw is not appropriate. 

If an instructor, in conversation with Dr. Pauszek, decides that an Incomplete is appropriate, together the student and teacher should create a contract outlining what the student must complete in order to finish the course successfully, and most importantly, a timeline for completing all requirements.  Instructors should send a copy of this collaborative contract to Dr. Pauszek.

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The Writing Center


Learn More: tamuc.edu/writingcenter

Location: David Talbot Hall of Languages 103

Contact Us: writing.TAMUC@gmail.com or 903.886.5280

The Writing Center offers writers free, one-on-one assistance. They welcome all writers, majors, and disciplines—undergraduate and graduate students alike. In fact, they work from the premise that all writers, no matter their ability level, benefit from the feedback of knowledgeable readers. The Writing Center staff is trained to provide writers with just this service. In short, we are here to help you help yourself.

In order to ensure the most effective session possible, they offer visitors the following suggestions:

  1. Get started on your writing project early, and visit the Writing Center at least one day before your final draft is due. You will need time to work with the ideas and suggestions generated in your tutorial sessions.
  2. Bring a written copy of your assignment, any relevant readings, and one or two specific questions or concerns you would like to discuss with us.

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Gee Library Resources

Gee Library Research Assistance

            http://www.tamuc.edu/library/services/research/

Gee Library LibGuides

            http://www.tamuc.libguides.com/

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Textbooks

ENG 100 AND ENG 1301

WRITING INQUIRY

BY SHANNON CARTER, DONNA DUNBAR-ODOM, TABETHA ADKINS, & JESSICA PAUSZEK

WritingInquiry

DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES/SUEÑOS Y PESADILLAS: I FLED ALONE TO THE UNITED STATES WHEN I WAS FOURTEEN (WORKING AND WRITING FOR CHANGE)

BY LILIANA VELÁSQUEZ 

Velasquez

PRO(SE)LETARIETS: THE WRITING OF THE TRANS-ATLANTIC WORKER WRITER FEDERATION (WORKING AND WRITING FOR CHANGE) 

BY AUDREY BURNS,‎ ALICIA LANDSBERG,‎ & EVAN SMITH

Proseletariets

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ENG 1302

ENG 1302 utilizes the second portion of Writing Inquiry

WRITING INQUIRY

BY SHANNON CARTER, DONNA DUNBAR-ODOM, TABETHA ADKINS, & JESSICA PAUSZEK

WritingInquiry

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All required textbooks are available through your A&M-Commerce Bookstore. 

Need Help Accessing Books?

  • BOOK CREDITS FOR FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS
    • Are you eligible for financial aid? Is your financial aid still pending for the present semester? If so, you may be eligible for an Emergency Book Credit through the TAMUC online bookstore! 
    • Details/Terms/Conditions:http://www.tamuc.edu/admissions/tuitionCosts/bursar/bookcredits.aspx
    • The emergency book credit is only applicable at the University online bookstore. In other words, it is not applicable to outside sources like *Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc.
    • QUESTIONS? 903-886-5096 or FAO.web@tamuc.edu
  • LEO PERSONAL LOAN
    • Leo Personal Loans are offered to students each semester to help cover books, supplies or other related expenses.  Loans are capped at $400 per term ($200 in mini-terms and summer semesters) 
    • Completed application forms can be faxed to 903-468-6048 or scanned copies can be sent by email to Student.Accounts@tamuc.edu. You can also deliver applications in person to our payment windows in either the McDowell Administration Building or the One Stop Shop.
    • Details/Terms/Conditions: http://www.tamuc.edu/admissions/tuitionCosts/bursar/loans.aspx
    • QUESTIONS?Student.Accounts@tamuc.edu
  • LIBRARY RESERVES
    • Copies of Writing Inquiry, Dreams and Nightmares, Proseletariets are available in the library for use every day. You can check these out for in-library use at the front desk. Ask for the ENG 100/1301/1302 books under Dr. Jessica Pauszek.
  • WRITING CENTER
    • The Writing Center, located directly to the right when you enter Talbot Hall's front doors, has a copy of the ENG  100/1301/1302 course texts. They also have computers for use. Even better, you can meet with writing tutors to work on your assignments for all classes from any stage of thinking, brainstorming, drafting, revision, etc.

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