ENG 0001                                                          Ken Harmon
Writing Workshop                                             [email protected]
Section 1:  TR 3:00-4:00, Room 435                  Office: fifth floor of Gateway Center, 
0 Credit Hours                                                                Suite 530
Contact Hours:  20 Lecture Hours                   Office Hours: by appointment 
Spring 2022                                                         Office Phone: (980) 598-3218     

Prerequisite: Writing proficiency assessed as Unsatisfactory in ENG0100 or ENG1021/ENG1027 equivalency has been satisfied outside of Johnson & Wales University    


Required Texts:

None (All course material will be handouts)

A three-ring binder with sections for class notes, handouts, and drafts

This syllabus contains the policies and expectations established for this course that are intended to create a productive learning atmosphere for all students. Students should read the entire syllabus carefully and understand that they will be expected to fully abide by these policies and expectations.

This course affords an opportunity to students to complete the Graduation Writing Requirement at Johnson & Wales University. Students review sentence structure, paragraph development and essay organization with the goal of applying these skills to the classroom and the workplace.

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
1.Demonstrate competence in basic grammar, punctuation, mechanics, sentence structure, paragraphing, and essay writing as defined through class lecture, model writings, practices and rubrics.
2.Recognize areas of weakness in writing and identify strategies for addressing them.
3.Be prepared to approach any writing situation in college or in their chosen career.
4.Achieve a designation of S (Satisfactory) on the Graduation Writing Requirement Assessment.


Graduation Writing Requirement Assessment opportunities Weeks 1, 5, and 10.

Content Outline:
1.Sentence Structure (Course Objectives 1, 2 & 4)
    a.Comma splices, run-ons, fused sentences, fragments
    b.Colon and semi-colon usage
2.Verbs and related problems (Course Objectives 1, 2 & 4)
    a.Agreement, tense
    b.Plurals, apostrophes
3.Usage and Format (Course Objectives 1, 2 & 4)
    a.Pronoun usage and agreement
    b.Word usage and diction
    e.Punctuation and capitalization
4.Paragraph Development (Course Objectives 1, 2 & 4)
    a.Topic sentences, main idea
    b.Development, use of supporting details
    c.Unity and coherence (transitions and order of information)
5.Essay Organization (Course Objectives 1 through 4)
    a.Thesis or focusing statement
    b.Logical patterns of development
    c.Introduction and conclusion
    d.Review of forms/genres of workplace writing

All students are required to read, understand, and abide by the provisions of the Catalog and Student Handbook applicable to their campus, which can be found at http://academics.jwu.edu/catalogs/.

In particular, students should be aware of the following university policies:

General Information and Policies
Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment
University Holds

Academic Policies:
Academic Integrity/Academic Integrity Review Process/Turnitin Notification
Students are expected to attend all classes, arrive on time and remain for the entire class period, and report to class fully prepared with all required materials. While active learning will take different forms in different classroom contexts, students are expected to demonstrate active engagement in the classroom. Faculty will determine how engagement parameters will factor into a student’s overall grade and students should anticipate that participation grades will reflect their level of in-class engagement, outlined by faculty in the course in which they are enrolled.
Occupancy in Class
Outcomes Assessment  

Student Affairs:
Student Code of Conduct

Student Services:
Accessibility Services

Alternative Content Formats in ulearn
Alternative format options are available for many types of content in ulearn course sites. You can download course content in formats that work best for you, such as tagged PDFs (for screen readers), HTML, ePub (eBooks), electronic Braille, audio (mp3), and BeeLine reader versions. Download alternative formats by clicking the icon of an "A" with an arrow next to any item in ulearn. See the Alternative Content Formats webpage for more details.

These alternative formats are not a substitute for accommodations. If you need an accommodation for this class, please use the contact information below:

Providence and Online: Accessibility Services, 401-598-4660, [email protected]
Charlotte: Center for Academic Support, Academic Center Suite 410, 980-598-1500, [email protected] 

Accommodation Statement
Johnson & Wales University supports all students’ academic needs. Students with documented disabilities interested in accommodations and/or auxiliary services must contact Center for Academic Support (CAS), meet with their CAS Advisor, and together complete an Accommodation Agreement. Students are encouraged to speak privately with their professors regarding their academic accommodations. Contact Center for Academic Support (CAS) at https://academicsupport.jwu.edu for campus specific information including office location and contact number.


PLAGIARISM:  All course assignments ask you to write using what you have learned in the course and using your own thinking and writing skills.  If you use any ideas, paraphrases, or exact wording from a source other than yourself (including the textbook), you must document the source using MLA parenthetical documentation style (see handbook or ask instructor).  Any source used but not documented will be considered plagiarism, for which you will receive a failing grade for the course.  You might also be placed on probation or expelled from the university.  If you have any questions about plagiarism, ask before you act.  Ask me; see pp. 614-617 in our textbook, The Bedford Guide for College Writers, and/or “Academic Policies” in the Student Handbook. 

A. Plagiarism, a SERIOUS  academic violation, is the use of WORDS, IDEAS, or STRUCTURES of others (published sources, friends, relatives) without acknowledgment.  There is no excuse for willful plagiarism.
B.  Except where appropriate (quoting or paraphrasing from primary or secondary sources), your work is presumed to be totally your own writing (i.e. original).
C.  When you QUOTE OR PARAPHRASE FROM ANY sources, you MUST cite them with appropriate specific documentation (usually author and page number in parentheses + Works Cited list at end).  This includes subject matter of the essay.  If you quote or paraphrase precisely from a work of literature, you must cite the author of that work.  
D.  Proper handling of  the ideas of others includes the introduction of a source the first time it is used and the use of author tags when paraphrasing or directly quoting.
E.  If you do not understand the format for documenting sources, see me for help before turning in an essay.  Refer to your handbook for further clarification.
For other questions about plagiarism see http://www.winthrop.edu/english/writingprogram/plagiar.htm
and see attached handout.

NOTE:  Plagiarism is considered a serious act of academic misconduct and may result in the student receving an F in the course or being suspended from the university.

ATTENDANCE:  Students are expected to attend all classes and earn credit for complete classes and in-class assignments.  You are allowed one absence (excused or unexcused) without penalty.  Two absences (excused or unexcused) will result in automatic failure.  

TARDIES:  If a student is more than 10 minutes late for class or leaves more than 10 minutes before class is over, they are counted absent for the day. 

ETIQUETTE:  Students are expected to respect their classmates’ time and learning environment.  Therefore, show up for class prepared and on time.  Turn off all cell phones before entering the classroom.   Each time a cell phone disrupts class, the entire class will take a pop quiz.  If a student leaves the classroom to answer a call, they will be counted absent for the day. Students caught texting during classtime will be counted absent for the day.  Other disruptive classroom behavior, defined as anything that would interfere with “an instructor’s ability to conduct the class” or “The ability of other students to profit from the instructional program,” is strictly prohibited.


NOTE:  Persons other than registered students are not allowed to attend academic sessions, laboratory classes, computer labs, and other University academically supported areas.

ulearn:  All major essays written for this course GWR Exams must be submitted electronically to ulearn by the end of the class period for which they are scheduled. 

 STUDENT E-MAIL:  Students are required to obtain and use a JWU e-mail account for University communication and to access  public folders.  You must obtain your password to do so.  Student accounts are created automatically for those who are active and in good standing.  Student email addresses are available through uconnect at https://email.jwu.edu.  A student email address is [email protected].  Students should go to http://email.jwu.edu to logon and access their email.  Immediately contact the helpdesk at 1-866-598-4357 if you need assistance.  Take care of this the first day of class.  Students are expected to maintain an email account throughout the semester and check it daily for important information regarding upcoming assignments, course announcements, etc.

IN-CLASS ASSIGNMENTS:  Students will often complete in-class assignments and short writing projects.  In-class projects are scheduled for a specific class period and cannot be made up after that class date.

PARTICIPATION:  Discussion and group work play an important role in this class and your participation is essential.  Come to class prepared to discuss the assigned readings, contribute productively to discussions, interact with other class members during group work, and turn in assigned work on time.