Dr. Tom Shields
Bate 2112
(252) 328-6715

TTh 2:00-3:15
Bate 2017

Office Hours:
TTh 1:00-2:15 pm
TTH 4:45-6:00 pm

English 1200: Composition
Spring 2003
(Sect. 080)

This course builds on students' understanding of rhetoric and the writing process through an exploration of research writing. The course provides instruction and practice in the following areas: Attendance is required, as is promptness with all assignments:



I strongly encourage you to use my office hours and to see me when you have questions about an assignment or if you would like to try out ideas before an assignment is due. If you are having any class-related problems, come talk to me.


East Carolina University seeks to fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students requesting accommodation based on a covered disability must go to the Department for Disability Services, located in Brewster A-114, to verify the disability before any accommodations can occur. The telephone number is 252-328-6799.


The ECU student handbook defines plagiarism as "Copying the language, structure, ideas and/or thoughts of another and adopting some as one's own original work." Be aware that the writing you do for this course must be your work and, primarily, your words. It is OK to incorporate the words of other from articles, essays, and interviews as evidence in support of your ideas, but when you do so, you should be sure to cite the source appropriately. We will talk about citation during the course. Penalties for plagiarism are severe-they can include failing the course, suspension, or even expulsion from the university, so be sure to see me about any doubts you may have before you turn in an assignment.

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