August 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12 13 14 – Classes begin 15 – Read and discuss common app prompts 16 – Introduction due to turnitin.com
19 20 – QA 16 (parts of speech) due 21 22 – QA 16 (parts of speech) quiz; diagnostic writing due to turnitin.com by 8:30 a.m. 23 – no classes
26 – Have read and ready to discuss ABGW 6 27 28 – QA 17 (verbs) due 29 30 – QA 17 (verbs) quiz

September 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2 – Labor Day 3 – Bellringers: Rylee W.; Amber G. 4 – QA 18 (subject-verb agreement) due; working thesis due 5 6 – QA 18 (subject-verb agreement) quiz
9 – Leads; Bell ringers: Emily Hukill, Preston M. 10 – rough draft due 11 – QA 19 (pronoun-antecedent agreement) due 12 13 – QA 19 (pronoun-antecedent agreement) quiz
16 – Bell ringers: Isabelle K.; Rumani D.; MLA instructions 17 18 – MLA check 19 – Summary response final draft due; sign up for scholarships 20
23 – Have read and ready to discuss ABGW 9; Bell ringers: Chassity W. G.; Johnathan M. 24 – end of 1st six weeks 25 – QA 21 (fragments) due 26 27 – QA 21 (fragments) quiz
30 – QA 22 (run-ons) due; Bell ringers: Kathryn W.; Mason T.

October 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 – Working thesis due 2 – QA 22 (run-ons) quiz 3 – Fall Break 4 – Fall Break
7 – Bell ringers: Emily J.; Matt M. 8 – observation notes due 9 – QA 27 (sentence style) due 10 11 – QA 27 (sentence style) quiz; college day?
14 – Bell ringers: Emily V.; Amira S. 15 – rough draft due 16 – QA 30 (commas) due 17 18 – QA 30 (commas) quiz
21 – Bell ringers: Ethan B.; Jonah B. 22 23 – Observation / description final draft due 24 25
28 – ABGW 14 due; Bell ringers: Bethany T.; Jordan B. 29 – ABGW 16 due 30 – QA 20 (adjectives and adverbs) due 31

November 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 – QA 20 (adjectives and adverbs) quiz
4 – Working thesis due; Bell ringers: Walter C.; Alexis K. 5 – Election Day 6 – End of 2nd six weeks; QA 31-32 (semicolons and colons) due 7 8 – QA 31-32 (semicolons and colons) quiz
11 – Bell ringers: Luc M.; Marley Y. 12 – Annotated bibliography due 13 – QA 33 (apostrophes) due 14 15 – QA 33 (apostrophes) quiz
18 – Bell ringers: Luke May; Morgan B. 19 – Outline due 20 – QA 41 (numbers) due 21 22 – QA 41 (numbers) quiz
25 – rough draft due; Bell ringers: Kathryn W.; Mason T. 26 27 – Thanksgiving break 28 – Thanksgiving break 29 – Thanksgiving break

December 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2 – QA 34 (quotes) due; Bell ringers: Trayce C.; Ashton F. 3 4 – Proposal essay final draft due 5 6 – QA 34 (quotes) quiz
9 – Bell ringers: Emily H.; Rachel H. 10 11 – QA 35 (end punctuation) due 12 13 – QA 35 (end punctuation) quiz
16 – Rayan P.; Julia P. 17 18 19 20 – Last day

Spring bell ringers: Nina R., Noah Y., Ben M., Iris B., Chloe C., Abby B., Hannah M., Annika W., Faith L., Hailey S., Haleigh K., Savannah B.; Shloka P.; Alexis P., Ari C.; Chloe G.; McClaine H.; Elizabeth L.; Dawson C.; Robyn S.; William B.; Sydney Y.

Writing I                                                                                                                        Fall 2019

ENG 101

Instructor information

Kevin Lentz



(859) 381-3423 (ext. 2234)

Room 34


Humanities Division information

  • English Coordinator: Robin Haggerty, robin.haggerty@kctcs.edu, AT 101,A, 859-246-6699
  • Assistant Dean: Angie King, angie.king@kctcs.edu, AT 101, B, 859-246-6696
  • Division Assistant: Danitra Wallace, danitra.wallace@kctcs.edu, AT 101, 859-246-6509
  • Division website: https://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/bctc_legacy/humanities/index.aspx

Bluegrass Community & Technical College Information

  • College website: www.bluegrass.kctcs.edu (Access Peoplesoft, Blackboard, Email, BCTC Info)
  • College policies and resources: https://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/bctc_legacy/media/academics/policies-and-procedures-updates/bctc_college_policies_and_resources.pdf (College Contact Info, email, withdrawal, accommodations, Student Code of Conduct, financial aid, emergency closing, tutoring info, etc.)



Focuses on academic writing. Provides instruction in drafting and revising essays that express ideas in Standard English, including reading critically, thinking logically, responding to texts, addressing specific audiences, researching and documenting sources. Includes review of grammar, mechanics and usage, Notes: (a) credit not available by special examination; (b) English 101 and 102 may not be taken concurrently; (c) AP credit in the English Language and Composition category for ENG 101 awarded as indicated by AP scoring chart incurrent KCTCS catalog. Pre-requisite: Appropriate writing placement score or ENC 091. Lecture: 3 credits (45contact hours).



General Education Competencies and Student Learning Outcomes

English 101 will address the following general education competencies and student learning outcomes:

Students should prepare for the twenty-first century by gaining:

  1. Knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural worlds through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts
  2. Intellectual and practical skills, including inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, written and oral communication, quantitative literacy, information literacy, teamwork and problem solving
  3. Personal and social responsibility, including civic knowledge and engagement (local and global), intercultural knowledge and competence, ethical reasoning and action, foundations and skills for lifelong learning
  4. Integrative and applied learning, including synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized skills

General Education Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Listen and speak competently in a variety of communication contexts, which may include public, interpersonal, and/or small-group settings.
  2. Write clear and effective prose in several forms, using conventions appropriate to audience (including academic audiences), purpose, and genre.
  3. Find, analyze, evaluate, and cite pertinent primary and secondary sources, including academic databases, to prepare speeches and written texts.
  4. Identify, analyze, and evaluate statements, assumptions, and conclusions representing diverse points of view, construct informed, sustained, and ethical arguments in response.
  5. Plan, organize, revise, practice, edit, and proofread to improve the development and clarity of ideas.

ENG 101 Course Competencies:

  1. Develop an appropriate and articulate thesis in an essay using adequate support, sound reasoning, and valid evidence.
  2. Plan, draft, revise, proofread, and edit to produce well-written essays.
  3. Write in Standard English that is appropriate to purpose and audience.
  4. Respond in writing to college-level reading material to demonstrate comprehension of author’s purpose, main idea, and organization.
  5. Use library search tools to find print/non-print materials.



Required technology: Regular access to a computer for word processing; access to the internet for submission of drafts

Required materials:

  • Flash drive for copying of some instructional materials.
  • Folder, paper, pen or pencil (#2 pencil recommended for bubbling)


Optional materials:

  • We always need Kleenex donated
  • Anything else you need as a writer: post-it notes, highlighters, etc.




I respond quickly to emails sent to my school account (kevin.lentz@fayette.kyschools.us). Be aware, though, that I do not regularly check my emails after hours or on weekends. I post daily blog updates to the class webpage that include the day’s agenda and a schedule for the week ahead.

Some assignments will be required to be submitted to turnitin.com. You can find below your class IDs and password for this class. Your first assignment (introduction) is already open. The prompt is on the class webpage; you’ll submit your response to turnitin.com. Anytime you encounter technical difficulties with turnitin.com, email me the assignment by the deadline and see me before or after school to troubleshoot the difficulty.

Class Turnitin class ID Enrollment key
2nd – Dual Credit English IV 21842690 second
4th – Dual Credit English IV 21842700 fourth


Attendance is required. Please note that participation accounts for 10 % of your grade (See Assignments and Grading). The emphasis of this grade is on class participation. Absence is NOT an excuse for lack of preparation for the next class. All assignments are still due on time. If you miss class for emergency or certified illness with doctor’s note, you must contact the instructor to obtain the assignment, or make arrangements with someone to bring in a due assignment.

  • Students can always retrieve missing work from this class’s box.
  • If students have an excused absence, it is their responsibility to see me before or after school to get caught up in the allowed time. As per school policy, they have the number of days they were absent plus one to make up missing work.
  • I expect students to be in class during this hour. Students receive two hall passes per six-weeks for emergencies of any kind – restroom, water fountain, locker, front office, counselor, etc. It is the students’ responsibility to keep up with their hall passes – not mine. Hall passes are not transferable.
  • Students must have my permission to miss class due to in-school activities (e.g. pep rallies, blood drives, talent shows, etc.). All assigned work is due, even if students miss this period due to an in-school activity or field trip.
  • In the event of a snow day (or other unscheduled cancellation), I will blog schedule updates and reminders to the class page.



I expect all students to consistently demonstrate respect to adults, to one another, and to school property. The expectation of respect includes (but is not limited to) the following specific expectations:

  • Students will respectfully and thoughtfully listen to and respond to all speakers (including adults and fellow students).
  • Students will not dominate classroom discussion.
  • Students will keep topics of discussion school-appropriate.
  • Students will not throw anything.
  • Students will not write on or deface books, desks, walls, posters, etc.
  • Students may eat or drink carefully in this room as long as all classes keep it clean.
  • Students may use cell phones in moderation during bell ringers, computer work, and other individual work time.
  • Students may not use cell phones at all during tests and quizzes.
  • Students may ask to use cell phones for academic purposes during presentations, discussions, lectures, and small group work.



It is expected that students will complete assignment prior to class. All essays must be completed to receive credit for this course. Failure to complete one essay will lead to a failing grade of E.

Note that your grade for English 101 does not follow the FCPS percentages you’re used to in other HCHS classes (40/40/20). Below are the percentages for English 101. Notice that it is almost entirely composed of final draft writings.

Category Percentage of semester grade
Class attendance, participation, homework, quizzes, rough drafts, etc. 10%
Essay # 1: Summary and strong response (one source) 20%
Essay #2: Informative and surprising essay (multiple sources) 30%
Annotated bibliography for Essay #3 10%
Outline for Essay #3 5%
Essay # 3: Classical argument (multiple sources) 25%

NOTE: Completed Essay 3, Completed outline and article summaries are worth a total of 40 % of your final grade.

NOTE: You cannot submit Essay 3 without first submitting a completed outline and summaries of articles used in the essay. Failure to submit these components will result in a failing grade.




I reserve the right to refuse late work. Students are expected to turn in all work on time. If you anticipate a problem, make arrangements with me before the work is due. Assigned work is to be turned in at the beginning of each class. Anything turned in after that time will be considered a late submission.

Essays turned in late will only be accepted up to one class period after the original due date, and they will be penalized for lateness.  In the event that an unexpected absence occurs (such as serious illness), email the essay as an attachment to my email account.


  • We will work through the entirety of the writing process with each paper. Publishing will happen via a reading of your final draft to the class.
  • In order to be successful, students must exert a fair amount of effort in this class, including outside reading, homework, writing assignments, and studying for tests and quizzes.
  • I accept no late work due to unexcused absences, skipping class, computer failure, or forgetfulness; however, students may submit unexcused late assignments for 50% credit.
  • Upon entering class, students should check the agenda, turn in any homework into the box, and be in their desks working on their bell ringer when the bell rings.
  • Students should take care to save backup copies of their digital work.
  • Students may not share information on any assignment without my express permission. All students complicit in cheating will receive a zero for that assignment, with no possibility to redo.
  • Students will have a seating chart, which will change periodically.
  • Students should always complete homework with the expectation that it will be collected and graded and with the understanding that the assigned work prepares them to utilize skills taught. I will not always collect homework.




Note that the BCTC grade scale differs from the FCPS one:

100-90 = A; 89-80=B; 79-70=C; 69-60=D; Below 60=E

Essay One Revision:

A key element of successful essays is the application of critical revision. It is expected that any final draft that you submit for grading has already been carefully proofread, revised, and edited.

To ensure that you grasp the importance of the revision process, you will be permitted to further revise Essay #1 after I have graded it. The final grade for this revision will be an average of the initial grade and the subsequent revision grade (For example: Original – 75, Revision – 85. Final Grade: = 80).

We will discuss the instructions and deadline for the optional resubmission after Essay #1 has been graded.


Plagiarized Work

Plagiarism is the act of presenting ideas, words, or organization of a source, published or not, as if they were one’s own. All quoted material must be in quotation marks, and all paraphrases, quotations, significant ideas, and organization must be acknowledged by some form of documentation acceptable to the instructor for the course.

Plagiarism also includes the practice of employing or allowing another person to alter or revise the work that a student submits as the student’s own. Students may discuss assignments among themselves or with an instructor or tutor, but when the actual material is completed, it must be done by the student and the student alone. The use of the term “material” refers to work in any form including written, oral, and electronic.

All academic work, written or otherwise, submitted by a student to an instructor or other academic supervisor, is expected to be the result of the student’s own thought, research, or self-expression. In any case in which a student feels unsure about a question of plagiarism involving the student’s work, the student must consult the instructor before submitting the work.

Students who plagiarize will receive the following sanctions:

Faculty Academic Sanctions 

For instances of academic dishonesty related to earning grades (article III, section 4.B.ii of the KCTCS Code of Student Conduct), the instructor, in consultation with the division assistant dean, may implement any of the following sanctions:

  • requiring the student to resubmit the assignment
  • a lowered or failing grade for the specific assignment 
  • removal from the course
  • a failing grade for the course. [automatic grade E]
  • referral for other disciplinary action

A student who receives a penalty for academic dishonesty or misconduct may not avoid the academic penalty by withdrawing from the course.

All academic misconduct actions must be reported to the chief academic officer for record keeping purposes.  For more information about the role of college personnel in the process, refer to article III section 4.B.ii of the KCTCS Code of Student Conduct.



Withdrawing from the course before midterm does not require the instructor’s permission.  After midterm, the instructor’s permission is required, but is given at the instructor’s discretion.    In all cases, the responsibility for withdrawing from the course is the student’s.  A “W” grade cannot be assigned unless the student officially requests it.  Students who simply stop attending the class will receive an “E” grade (failing).

Instructions on how to withdraw from a class:    https://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/registrar/withdrawal_policy.aspx



BCTC College Policies and Resources




Students with disabilities who require accommodations (academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids or services) for a course, must contact BCTC’s Disability Support Services (DSS) Office. Students should not request accommodations directly from the instructor.

  • DSS Website: https://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/about/student-life/accessibility-services/index.aspx
  • DSS Email: BL_DSS@kctcs.edu
  • DSS Toll-Free Phone: 1 – 866 – 774 – 4872 ext. 6728


Emergency procedures

  • Fire: Exit straight out hallway through the exit by rooms 32-33 and meet across the driveway.
  • Evacuation: Exit straight out hallway through the exit by rooms 32-33 and meet at the 16 yard line (visitor side near scoreboard)
  • Lockdown: Sit quietly in the corner under the TV (not visible from door).
  • Earthquake: Get under your desk.
  • Tornado: Room 34 is a tornado safe room; kneel at the wall.


Please recycle clean plastic, glass, and aluminum in the recycle bin. Empty cans and bottles before recycling.

I expect this class to run smoothly and be a pleasant experience for us all. Thank you for working to ensure our success!

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