What deadlines do I have to meet?
Submit your theme to Jon D'Errico (derrico at virginia.edu) by May 21.
Submit book orders by July 1
Submit a copy of your syllabus & course contract by July 15 (if you
want feedback from Jon) or August 15. Send a copy to your elder, too.
The syllabus should include daily goals and assignments for the entire
semester, and lesson plans for the entire unit on argument (claims, reasons,
evidence, warrants, acknowledgment and response).
How I can learn more about ENWR/LRS?
* The instructor website offers sample syllabi, lesson plans, activities,
brief explanations of LRS principles, and much, much more.
http://faculty.virginia.edu/schoolhouse/WP (ID and password: eng-grads)
* The Craft of Argument is the best written explanation of LRS
principles. If you don't have a copy, ask Robin or Jon for one.
Are there any requirements for ENWR courses?
* Students must write 4 argumentative essays (all at least 3 pages/750
words, one at least 5 pages/1250 words). There should be an opportunity
for revision on all of these essays. Electronic copies of each essay
must be submitted at the end of the semester as part of the SCHEV portfolio.
* Students must produce at least 25 pages of writing. (This includes
* You must hold a mid-term conference with each student.
*Students must earn a final grade of C- or above or they will have to
repeat the class.
For more on ENWR policies and requirements, check out the WP website
(http://faculty.virginia.edu/schoolhouse/wp.html); click on Policies
and Requirements on the navigation bar.
How do I order books/compile readings?
There are several ways to compile class readings: you may order books
at the UVA bookstore, you may post readings online, compile a course
packet through a local bookstore, or compile a course packet through
* To order books at the UVA bookstore: Submit a request through your
class toolkit page.
* To post readings online: Submit a request to UVA's Instructional Scanning
Services office, which will post readings to your class Toolkit page.
For more details, go to http://www.lib.virginia.edu/leo/iss.html
* To compile a course packet through a local bookstore: Gather the readings
you want and bring them to Brillig Books (on Elliewood Avenue, across
from Take It Away). Brillig will clear the copyright permissions and
bind the readings together. Students can buy the reader at Brillig. If
you submit the materials early enough in the summer, students get a reduced
price on the reader.
* To compile a course packet through a publisher: Certain publishers
will bind together a book made specifically for your class, made up of
choices of the essays that the publisher owns. Check out www.mhhe.com/primis/online.
How do I make a class homepage?
Go to http://toolkit.itc.virginia.edu and click on "Reset a Toolkit
Account." Toolkit pages allow you to post syllabi, readings, and
other course materials; collect assignments electronically; set up discussion
boards, even look at the scary ID photos of your students.
Where can I make copies?
In the department copy room (Bryan 219). Instructors may make up to 500
copies a month; get your instructor copy number from the main office
administrator in 219.
Can I change my class time/days/room?
* You can only change class time or days by swapping with another ENWR
class of the same number (that is, if you teach 110 you can only swap
with another 110 section). Send a notice over eng-grads to see if anyone
with make a change with you, and then notify Debi Hoffman of the change.
* To change rooms, send a notice over eng-grads to try to swap with someone
else in your time slot. (Notify Debi Hoffman of any changes you make.)
If that fails, contact Debi to see if there are any open classrooms during
your teaching time.
Students are e-mailing me because they want to get into my class; what
do I tell them? How do I keep a wait list?
In the name of all things holy and for the sake of your own sanity, please
resist the impulse to keep a wait list. The best and easiest way for
students to get into your class is through ISIS; if the class is full,
suggest that they keep an eye on ISIS and hope that a spot opens up.
Whom should I contact with questions about ENWR/LRS over the summer?
You can reach Greg through writing-program at virginia.edu.