College Composition, Online Format - Sym 102, Section 4
Class Schedule and Relevant Links
Kristi Siegel - Mount Mary College
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Class Schedule:

Module One - personal essay (Jan 24 - Feb 14)
Focus: description, narrative pacing,  eliminating

Module Two - cultural critique (Feb 14 - Mar 7)
Focus: critical reading, narrative strategies,
    argumentation, persuasive writing

Module Three - research paper (Mar 7 - Apr 3)
Focus: documenting sources, organizing material,
     incorporating interviews into a paper, providing
     adequate support for assertions

Module Four - literary analysis (Apr 3 - May 1)
Focus: analyzing literature intelligently, familiarity with
     literary terminology, handling quotations effectively

Discussion Group
Chat Group
Companion Website for text
Contact information:

Office: Fidelis Hall, Room 223
Office Hours: Mon & Wed: 10:00-11:30pm, 2:30-4:30pm, and by appointment
Best way to contact: email at
Phone: (414) 258-4810, ext. 461
General Information:

Online College Composition will be conducted entirely via the Internet with the exception of the required workshop on January 8, 2000 from 12:30-3:30 (in the computer lab below the library) and three classes at Mount Mary College (dates to be arranged).  The workshop will provide information on how the class will work (e-mailing assignments, participating in real-time chat discussions, posting comments to the discussion group, linking to the website that accompanies the text, and so forth.   Although the course requires only basic computer knowledge, you will need the following skills and/or materials:


Text:  Strategies for Successful Writing, 5th ed. A Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader, and Handbook. Eds. James A. Reinking et al.  Prestice-Hall, 1998. (available at Mount Mary College's bookstore).

A reasonably up-to-date PC-based computer or access to a good computer (I can answer questions about your   computer at the workshop; if you have concerns, please bring in as much information about your computer as possible);

A connection to  the Internet and an e-mail pro
gram capable of sending attachments (if you do not have an e-mail service, I'll recommend a number of free e-mail programs and you will be able to sign up at the workshop.;

A reasonably up-to-date word processing pr
ogram (Word 97 or Word 2000 are recommended).  Please be able   to tell me (at the workshop) what word processing program you are using.


Some computer know
ledge (basic word-processing, Internet, and e-mailing skills)

ation - online learning is fun and convenient; however, you must be able to work independently and be disciplined enough to stay on track.