Essay Rewrites: ENG 1001

Students are able to rewrite one essay each semester and must choose to do so within a week of the essay being returned with feedback. When an essay is rewritten, I will average the two grades together to determine the new, replacement grade. I am willing to work with students who are willing to make the effort to rework essays that earned a lesser grade than expected for whatever reason; however, essay rewrites should go beyond simple grammar or citation updates to include updating sentence phrasing, clearer transitions between thoughts/paragraphs, better argument organization, and stronger use of quote sandwich formatting.

An essay rewrite is a one-time opportunity that can not be repeated by the same student in the same semester. I have included alternative direction for online students in italics after each step.

Here are my expectations and guidelines for turning in an essay rewrite:

STEP 1: You must contact me within a week of receiving your grade/feedback to let me know you plan to rewrite the essay. If you turn in a rewrite without contacting me ahead of time, I will not correct it. 

STEP 2: Visit the IVCC Writing Center with your assignment sheet and original essay; include the writing center slip with your rewritten essay. Online students can use the Online Writing Center process instead of a face-to-face visit. 

STEP 3: Turn in both the original essay and your rewritten essay by the date we determine together during STEP 1. Online students will not complete this step and will jump directly to STEP 4.  

STEP 4: Upload the rewritten essay to the original essay’s assignment link.

I include expectations and guidelines because it’s not often in the professional world that you are given a second chance, but seeing that this an educational setting, I hope a second chance in this situation will provide you the opportunity to experience and reflect on the changes to your time-management, writing process, and use of student resources that resulted in a higher essay grade.

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Fall 2017 Schedule

I am currently scheduled to teach the following Fall 2017 courses. 

ENG 0900-01 Basic Composition II — MWF 9:00 a.m.
ENG 0900-04 Basic Composition II — MWF 11:00 a.m.

ENG 1001-10 English Composition I — MWF 10:00 a.m.
ENG 1001-598 English Composition I – online dual-enrollment/credit
ENG 1001-599 English Composition I – online dual-enrollment/credit

ENG 1002-06 English Composition II – TR 8:00 a.m.

*Tentative* Fall 2017 Office Hours

Mon. noon-1:30 p.m.
Tues. 9:30-1:00 p.m.
and by appointment

2017 Spring Teaching Schedule

I am currently scheduled to teach the following spring 2017 courses:

ENG 0900-01 Basic Composition II — MWF 9:00 a.m.
ENG 0900-01 Basic Composition II — MWF 9:00 a.m.
ENG 1002-07 English Comp II – TR 8:00 a.m.
ENG 1002-590 English Comp II – online dual-credit
ENG 1003 Creative Writing Workshop – TR  11:00 a.m.

Fall 2017 Office Hours

Mondays 10:00-noon
Wednesday 10:00-noon
Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Fall 2017 Writing Center Hours

Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Fridays 10:00-noon