AD 092 is the second course in the Academic Development sequence designed to prepare students for all academic writing. Students are recommended to take this course by an instructor or advised to enroll based on a writing sample given as part of placement testing. This ourse will focus on:
This course carries institutional credit only, which means that the credits are not calculated in the number of hours earned toward graduation. However, they do count toward full-time student status and for financial aid requirements.
The goal is to develop college level writing skills so that students can enter the freshman writing program and successfully meet writing requirements in college-level courses.
Students should be able to consistently write essays of about 450-600 words in length with a clearly developed introduction and thesis, details developed and organized to effectively support the thesis, and college level sentence skills. These essays should meet the freshman writing program's requirements for a C paper, minimum standards (see Grading Standards/Outcomes). Students should evidence an ability to understand and synthesize information from readings, integrate sources in writing assignments, and write a logical, coherent paper that exhibits familiarity with essay structure and methods of development, sentence structure, and standard English usage and mechanics.
Patterns for a Purpose, Barbara Fine Clouse, McGraw Hill, 2006.
Steps to Writing Well-With Additional Readings, Jean Wyrick, Thomson-Wadsworth, 2005.
The DK Handbook, Pearson, Longman, 2009.
Individual instructors set the specific course outline, but in general Basic Writing II includes the following:
Students will receive a grade and a recommendation for course placement (Eng. 101 or AD 092). Students who show satisfactory writing progress and evidence an ability to write CONSISTENTLY a clearly developed, multi-paragraph essay that meets the course's goals and objectives will receive a grade of A, B, or C and a recommendation for ENG 101. Students who have not made satisfactory writing progress and/or met course goals and objectives will be advised to retake AD 092.
Attending class is essential in a writing course because the classroom experience provides information and instruction that cannot be made up. If an absence occurs, the student is responsible for obtaining assignments and handouts. Students who miss more than FOUR hours of class time (about a week) could fail the course. WARNING: Students might be dropped by instructors due to poor attendance.
Part of Instructional Services' mission is providing student support; AD 092 provides students with additional help outside of class:
Students needing special academic accommodations must have a documented disability and an ID CARD from Disability Support Services and must discuss with the instructors those accommodations that are needed by the end of the first week.
Although what constitutes A, B, C, D, or F on written work is governed by many factors that vary from assignment to assignment, student writing is evaluated according to the following four categories:
In order to pass the course and receive a recommendation for ENG 101, students must consistently write essays that meet minimum standards. The following outcomes use the above four categories to define expected results or satisfactory progress.
SIUE will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, cheating, or plagiarism. Failure to follow these rules may result in a zero on a paper or test, a failing grade for a course, or even expulsion from the university. Students may refer to the SIUE handbook, "Student Conduct and Student Grievances: Rights and Responsibilities" if they have questions about the policy.