English 126

Resources for faculty teaching English 126, Composition II: Writing about Literature
Standard Syllabus Format
English 126 is a general education course offered in multiple sections taught by many instructors. Instructors need to include the following items on their syllabi to ensure consistency. At the end of these guidelines instructors will find a useful sample syllabus.
Sample Course Outline
Faculty teaching English 126 have some flexibility in developing their particular sections. Still, English 126 is largely about close reading of literary texts, the integration of multiple sources into several papers, and the development of a position or argument that engages with sources.
Required Texts
This page lists the required texts for English 126
Policies and Recommendations
Success in this class depends on regular and punctual attendance. The English Department's policy for multiple section courses such as this one is:
Reading and Using Sources
Key Reading Strategies of Good Readers that can be modeled
High-Stakes Writing Assignment Suggestions
Writing assignment suggestions for high-stakes essays
Grading
Evaluating students' performance in our classes is an essential part of our job. Listed below are the Department's policies regarding final grades in English 126.
The Writing Center
The York College Writing Center provides writing tutoring for all York College students. Tutors work with students on all aspects of the writing process.
Scaffolding Suggestions for High-Stakes Assignments
Low and middle-stakes assignment suggestions

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