Send Borger an Email

Send Borger an email from your school email address.  Her email address is: lborger@jcindians.org. Follow proper email etiquette and form discussed in class. Put “Dual Credit English 101” in the subject line. In the body of the email provide information on each of the following:

  1. Why you took this course
  2. What you hope to gain from this course
  3. What your biggest apprehensions / anxieties are regarding writing
  4. What she should know about you as a learner

Emails are a homework assignment and will be given credit.  Emails are due before the beginning of class on Friday08/23/13.  Emails submitted after that time will earn 1/2 credit as per the Dual-Credit ENG 101 Syllabus.

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Week 2: August 19-23

Monday & Tuesday we will engage in a perception activity in class. Participation points apply toward your weekly homework points.

Monday, we will complete a journal entry:

08/19/19 What did you learn last year?

You do not have to copy down this prompt, but put the title in the center and underline it. Write down EVERYTHING you can remember learning in your English class last year….everything you can remember! If you don’t remember anything, start with that… then tell me what you have learned from English teachers in the past: stories/books/plays you’ve read, assignments you’ve completed, tests you’ve taken, papers written, etc. Do not write in the margins! WRITE FOR THE ENTIRE TIME UNTIL THE TIMER GOES OFF – NO TALKING WHILE WRITING!!

Wednesday you will be given an email assignment  based on the perception activity due to Borger by Thursday 08/22.

Wednesday & Thursday we will engage in a Socratic Seminar discussion about prior learning for points.

Friday we will start composing our final exam meta-reflection (due December 20th in D2L).

Dual-Credit ENG 101 Syllabus

L. Borger
Phone: 618-983-8638
Office Hours: M-F by appointment
Email: lborger@jcindians.org
Course Website: D2L & mamaborg.wordpress.com
ENG 101 – English Composition I
Section: TBA
MTWTHF
Dual Credit through JALC & JCHS
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 5

“If you are used to whipping off papers the night before they’re due, running them quickly through the computer’s Spellchecker, handing them in full of high-school errors and sentences that make no sense and having the professor accept them ‘because the ideas are good’ or something, please be informed that I draw no distinction between the quality of one’s ideas and the quality of those ideas’ verbal expression, and I will not accept sloppy, rough-draftish, or semiliterate college writing. Again, I am absolutely not kidding….[This] is not just a Find-Out-What-The-Teacher-Thinks-And-Regurgitate-It-Back-at-[Them] course.  It’s not like math or physics—there are no right or wrong answers (though there are interesting versus dull, fertile versus barren, plausible versus whacko answers).”[1]

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Course Textbook & Materials:

Aaron, Jane. LB Brief. 6th Ed., Pearson, 2016. ISBN: 9780134595108

Course Prerequisites:

Students who took ENG 052 must have earned a C or higher.

Prerequisite scores on Accuplacer Exam: Reading Comprehension 70 + Sentence Skills 75 or higher OR combined score of 150 or higher. Continue reading

Borger Goes to SIU

In August, 2017 I accepted a position teaching UCOL 101, the first-year experience course at SIU-Carbondale. I’m grateful for my time at SHS and will miss my students and colleagues, but am very excited about this next chapter in my life.

I will leave your course pages up for awhile so you can access past resources. Most of this information will still exist on this site after that time, but it might be in a different location. Check your course sites periodically or email me if you need to find something: borger@siu.edu.

If you’re in the SIU neighborhood, come pop in for a visit.  I’m in the Student Services Building on the first floor in Exploratory Student Advisement.

 

Reflection Conferences

The day you give your persuasive speeches, Borger will send you a video link.  View your persuasive speech first.  Then go back and view your first two-three speeches of the semester.  View each with the volume up. Then view them again with the volume down to focus exclusively on gestures, body language, etc.  Take notes as you view.

On Wednesday and Thursday this week, Borger will conference with each of you.  We’ll pull up the videos and you’ll talk about ways you think you’ve grown and how to improve in the future.  Bring notes and all graded speeches with you to conferences.  Conferences will be worth 100 points and will be added to your Speech grade.

Persuasive Speaking Order

Speaking order for speeches is below.  It is important to be present for all speeches as audience members – not just to show up on the day you deliver your own speech.  WALK INTO CLASS WITH 2 HARD COPIES OF YOUR OUTLINE.  One for Borger and whaterver notes / outline you need for yourself.  Outlines without works cited pages will receive a failing grade. Send me any audio / video presentational aids prior to your speaking hour so I can have those ready to go as well.

Monday 12/12
Grace & Kandice
Carolyn

Tuesday 12/13
Tymera
Naseur

Wednesday 12/14
Ally
Cato

Persuasive Speeches

  1. Email Borger 2-3 possible topics for your persuasive speech.  Email Borger by Friday, 12/02. 
  2. Research.  You do not have to create an annotated bibliography for this speech; however you do have to include a typed works cited page with your typed outline on the day you are speaking.  You should have anywhere between 8-10 sources for this speech.  Don’t forget that you can use the SWIC Library Database (check your email) and can ask Mrs. Penford for assistance as well.
  3. Read your textbook (quiz Monday 11/21):
    1. Persuasive Speaking (chapter 14)
    2. Persuasive Messages (chapter 13)
    3. Review Presentation Aids: (chapter 9) Presentation aids are mandatory.  Use a different type of aid for the Persuasive Speech than you used for your Informative Speech.  
  4. View a few sample speeches.  Pay attention to organizational structure, the clear preview statements, final summaries, and oral citations of sources:
    1. Andrea Ambam NFL Original Oratory Winner, 2014 “America Without the Dream” (the sound is low – we may not be able to watch as a class, but do watch on your own)
    2. Vinay Nayak NFL Speech Winner in Original Oratory in 2011: “A Sensitive Kind of Guy”
    3. Nader Helmy NFL Speech Winner in Original Oratory in 2012
    4. Tyler Ross IHSA Extemporaneous Speech champion in 2013 (note: this event requires students to compose and memorize these speeches in under an hour from files of data they bring with them to the competitions)
    5. Taylor Campbell National Championship Winner in Original Oratory in 2011: “All That is Required for Evil to Prevail”
    6. Arts in School, College Persuasion Speech Competition, EIU, 2011
  5. Conference with Borger
  6. Compose your speech outline / notes.
    1. Use the sample speech outline template from informative speeches.
    2. Check out the Purdue OWL site for information on Outlining
    3. Check out a PDF of outline samples from the Purdue OWL.  I think full sentence outlines work the best for extemporaneous speaking.  You should have your quotes and citations included in outlines.
  7. Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, revise, revise, rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, revise, rehearse…you get the idea.
  8. Present your persuasive speech.  Persuasive speeches will be 8-10 minutes.   Speaking order TBA. Speeches will be Monday 12/12 – Wednesday 12/14
    1. All speeches must have a presentation aid
    2. You must use a different type of presentation aid than what you used for your informative speech
  9. Compose a self-reflection & grade yourself.

Outlines & Annotated Bibs

Work on finalizing your annotated bibliographies for your speeches.  Once annotated bibs are complete, begin working on your outlines. Follow this templateNote: E. Method of Organization = the structure we talked about in conference.  Demonstrative speech, definition, compare & contrast, etc. Include a works cited as the last page of your outline the day you speak.

Make sure you include transitions between points, citation information for quotes, references to presentation aids, a clear thesis in the intro,  and clear summation at the end.

Final annotated bibs are due at the end of the day on Friday, 11/05.

Outline drafts are due at the beginning of the hour on Monday, 11/07.

Speaking order is below.  You have 5-7 minutes for speeches.  You will be cut off at 7:30, so rehearse, rehearse, rehearse.

THURSDAY 11/10:
Kelby

MONDAY 11/14:
Ally
Naseur
Carolyn
Tymera

TUESDAY 11/15:
Cato
Grace
Kandice

View Sample Speeches

Take notes over the speeches we watch in class using the Speech Viewing Handout.

Pay attention to organizational structure, the clear preview statements, transitions between points, oral citations of sources, summaries, and final statements:

  1. Andrea Ambam NFL Original Oratory Winner, 2014 “America Without the Dream” (the sound is low – we may not be able to watch as a class, but do watch on your own)
  2. Vinay Nayak NFL Speech Winner in Original Oratory in 2011: “A Sensitive Kind of Guy”
  3. Nader Helmy NFL Speech Winner in Original Oratory in 2012
  4. Tyler Ross IHSA Extemporaneous Speech champion in 2013 (note: this event requires students to compose and memorize these speeches in under an hour from files of data they bring with them to the competitions)
  5. Taylor Campbell National Championship Winner in Original Oratory in 2011: “All That is Required for Evil to Prevail”
  6. Arts in School, College Persuasion Speech Competition, EIU, 2011