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Last approved: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:36:56 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:36:56 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

sylerc
Claire
Syler
sylerc@missouri.edu
573/882-0533
Theatre
Are you submitting this proposal on behalf of an instructor?
No
Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
sylerc
Claire
Syler
sylerc@missouri.edu
573/882-0533
Theatre
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
carverh
Mary
Carver
CarverH@missouri.edu
573/882-2021
Theatre

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
Theatre (THEATR)
Theatre
2800W
3
 
30
Principles of Script Analysis - Writing Intensive
Methodologies of script analysis for theatrical purposes. Extensive writing will be required.
Humanities
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
ENGLSH 1000.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

sylerc
Claire
Syler
sylerc@missouri.edu
573/882-0533
Theatre
(numbers only)
Tenure Line Assistant Professor
129 Fine Arts Building
No, instructor has never attended
 

The Campus Writing Program conducts a two-day faculty workshop to assist with the design and implementation of your writing intensive course. Once your course proposal has been approved by the Campus Writing Program, you will receive information on time, date and location of the workshop.
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Honors Course Information

 
 
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Writing Intensive Course Information

Methodologies of script analysis for theatrical purposes. Extensive writing will be required. Concept presentation is a group project. Students are graded individually on the basis of the content and quality of their individual part of the presentation, amount of effort, and degree of cooperation.
 
Face-to-face
Self paced?

 
30
Should this course be considered for funding?
No
Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Words
Papers 1-3
Paper 1: Plot Analysis
Paper 2: Character Analysis
Paper 3: Theme Analysis

Each paper above is worth 20% of the student’s grade, and students are required to write two drafts of each paper:

The first draft of the paper is 1000 words and will be peer-reviewed, meaning students will work in dyads to provide one another written comments concerning three key criteria of writing quality: clarity of sentences and paragraphs; spelling, grammar and use of English; organization and coherence of ideas/analysis.

The second draft of the paper is 1000 words and will be graded by the instructor or the graduate TA, which will include written comments concerning the same three criteria of writing quality: clarity of sentences and paragraphs; spelling, grammar and use of English; organization and coherence of ideas/analysis. In addition, because students are expected to make significant revisions to their papers between the first and second drafts, the instructor or TA will also grade the extent to which the paper was revised. Students are required to turn in copies of their first drafts, with peer review comments, alongside the final draft.
Length of assignment:
3000
Peer Review
3000
Peer review
6000

Paper 4: Concept Assignment
This paper is 10% of the student’s grade and is submitted only once to the Instructor and/or TA. It is 750 words and focuses on conceptualizing the play—that is, identifying the conceptual elements of the play that support its construction and translation into performance.
Length of assignment:
750
Instructor and/or TA
 
Instructor and/or TA
750

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
11.36
Revisions:
9.09
20.45
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Oral presentation by student, followed by feedback
Peer review
 
 
Script Analysis is based on an analytical method which, although formal, is ultimately based on opinions. Therefore, for virtually all of the writing assignments in this class there is no "right" or "wrong" answer. Essays are graded on the amount and value of the evidence that is assembled to back up a particular opinion about a script.
Three analytical papers are turned in throughout the semester, roughly one every three weeks for the first twelve weeks. The concept paper is due the last week. First draft papers are generally due one week before the final draft. All papers will be peer reviewed before the final draft is due.
70
%
 
2
I plan on working with teaching assistants. TAs will be graduate students, who have been selected to the department because of their high standards of work, and especially, writing. TAs will grade a significant amount of writing on their own, although they will be aided by a standard rubric for each assignment, and by a grading norming and modeling process provided by the lead instructor.

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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
 

Acknowledgement


Additional Comments

 
Lina Trigos Carrillo (trigoscarrillol) (Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:43:17 GMT): 11/22/2016 CWP contacted faculty requesting more detailed information of writing assignments. Information added to the proposal.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:36:48 GMT): I have added THEATR 2800W, 01 for the Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes and cancelled the regulare section of THEATR 2800, 01 for Spring. The students who were enrolled in THEATR 2800, 01 have been moved to the new section of THEATR 2800W.
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