ENGL 106 Discourse Communities Syllabus 2013-2014

Here are the syllabus, assignment sheets, rubrics, and sample worksheets I used for the 2013-2014 school year.

My students responded very well to this course. Some of their feedback included:

The coursework was unique and required hard work but was fun at the same time.

“I think that my instructor did a very good job teaching this course. I personally do not like writing and I still enjoyed this class.”

“I thought the class was perfectly taught.”

“My professor communicates with her students in a very friendly and effective manner. She is also very approachable. She outlines everything very well and I really enjoyed doing my assignments throughout the semester.”

“My instructor provided entertaining and useful presentations of class materials.”

“Writing processes seem tedious sometimes but proved very useful. Although a freshman level course, it helped me become more eloquent in my writing and speaking both while getting me out of the realm of only science based writing. Excellent experience.”

Here are some selected comments from my spring 2014 ENGL 106 course at Purdue University:

“She does a good job at teaching while being in conversation with the class. She asks questions to make sure we all understand what she is saying. She is very nice and pleasant in the classroom, always in a good mood with a smile on her face :)”

“She relates well to us as students. As cheesy as many of her analogies are, they work.”

“Keeps the class involved and offers plenty of examples before projects to give students an idea of what is expected.”

“She doesn’t try and just act like a teacher and just demand, she became part of the class.”

“She is very good at getting back to me when I have questions and she is good at explaining the assignment or material in different ways”

“She’s very accessible, whether it’s academically related or just personality related. We love her…her passion to teach is obvious and it makes it so much easier for us to succeed when we know that she wants us to and is there to help us.”

“The course was taught with clear goals and in an order that built upon itself.”