The War of the Ants

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English 1010-22
Seminar in Academic Writing: Satire
Spring 2009, Tu/Th 11:00am-12:45pm
BCH 443

Instructor: Brandon Hawk Office: CLAS 151
Office Phone: 860-486-3706 Mailbox: CLAS 210
E-mail: brandon.hawk@uconn.edu
Office Hours: Tu 10:00-11:00am (I am also available by appointment--I will be on campus most weekdays, so feel free to contact me to schedule another time.)

"Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow." -- Lawrence Clark Powell

Required Texts
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Henderson, Bobby, The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (New York: Villard, 2006). ISBN: 0812976568. $11.16.
Strunk, William, and E. B. White, The Elements of Style, 4th ed. (Needham
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If you require accommodations for learning, reading, and/or writing, please let me know as soon as possible so that I am aware and can make appropriate adjustments for you.

Attendance and Participation Any class missed (due to the necessity of participation in class discussions) will negatively affect the total participation grade. Because participation is necessary for discussion and your (and your peers') growth as a writer, your overall participation grade will be based on not only your attendance in class but also your input in discussion and group workshops. Any in-class writing or reading responses not completed and/or handed in will also result in a zero toward the total grade. Failure to attend a small group workshop will result in a one-letter-grade reduction (e.g. A to B, B to C, etc.) for that particular essay assignment. Tardiness for class may negatively affect your participation grade for the day, and you risk missing important aspects of the class that may prove pertinent to your work. Failure to prepare for a small group workshop will negatively affect your participation grade. Cell phones are not tolerated--they should be turned to off or on silent (not on vibrate) when entering my classroom. If you feel that a call, text message, etc., is important enough to take or make during class time (and therefore more important than my class and my time), then you will be asked to leave and receive subsequent
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