Dual (high school/college) Credit Option, in partnership with Eastern Oregon University
Students who elect to take the course for college credit (dual high school/college credit) will receive two grades for the course. The high school grade is broken down in the syllabus at left. The University grade is based on a portfolio review. Students accumulate specific documents into a digital portfolio which is sent to a panel of university staff who formulate an overall course grade (see note at bottom for more information regarding the portfolio review). The deadline for portfolio submission is firm. The portfolio consists of the following documents:
  • A 5-8 page research paper with multiple drafts which incorporates and cites a minimum of five credible sources, one of which is a scholarly journal article
  • A copy of a draft of the research paper with instructor feedback
  • A timed writing
  • A reflective essay by the student on their class experience
If your portfolio does not pass for plagiarism reasons, you will not receive high school credit for the course. If your portfolio did not pass for reasons not related to plagiarism, it is still possible to pass the high school portion of the class. Eastern Oregon University, like all universities, takes plagiarism VERY seriously. About 25% of the high school students who submitted portfolios for review last year failed due to plagiarism. If your portfolio fails the review because of plagiarism, you will fail the high school course as well, even if your high school grade was on track to pass. You must be extra vigilant. A failed course could affect your high school graduation. In addition, your reputation of plagiarism and failed grade will remain a part of your college record forever.

Link to Online Registration.


    For students who ARE
    submitting portfolios to EOU:

    1) Fill-out the online Registration Form found here.
    2) Fill-out the three (3) paper forms. 
    3) Follow the instructions for Exercise #20 (at right)
    4) Take the anonymous Course Assessment by scrolling down and clicking on Gollum.

    When your portfolio is uploaded and complete, either tell me in person or send me an email telling me that you are complete. If you are not uploaded and complete by Monday at 10AM, I will enter an "I" (incomplete) for your grade until you complete the process. On Monday, February 15th, I will change the "I" to an "F".

    001FallAnderson, Annika
    002FallBailey, Kendal
    003FallBoogman, Sydney
    004FallBuckner, Jorden
    005FallCarey, Hannah
    006FallClark, Braden
    007FallDorie, Kylee
    008FallDykes, Jessica
    009FallGardner, Travis
    010FallHamilton, Cierra
    011FallHansen, Kody
    012FallHortert, Caitlin
    013FallJohnston, Breanna
    014FallJones, Eleanor
    015FallJones, Jordan
    016FallKistner, Wyatt
    017FallMagnuson, Bailee
    018FallMellegard, Austin
    019FallOhling, Robert
    020FallPeterson, Colin
    021FallPhillips, Kelsea
    022FallRadke, Max
    023FallShober, Tyler
    024FallSingleton, Dianna
    025FallSparkman, Caitlyn
    026FallWilliams, Dominic
    For students who ARE NOT 
    submitting portfolios to EOU:

    First, take the anonymous Course Assessment by scrolling down and clicking on Gollum.

    When you're finished with all documents: Print them. Put them in the order indicated below. Connect all of them together in a packet with a paperclip. Give them to me. 

    If I don't have your complete packet by Monday at 10AM, I will enter an "I" (incomplete) for your grade until you complete the process. On Monday, February 15th, I will change the "I" to an "F".

    Note on grades: As with the portfolios of students who are submitting to EOU, I will be scoring these portfolios as pass/no pass. If you receive a "no pass", I will give you instructions regarding the resubmittal process. FYI, you must receive a "pass" on your portfolio in order to receive high school credit.

       1) Research Paper
       2) Timed Writing #1
       3) Timed Writing #2
       4) Reflective Essay

    Posted Jan 28, 2016, 10:51 AM by J Andy Kane
  • Friday, October 23rd
    For Tuesday:
    - Have a completed list built in your General Notes page in Google Docs, including: 10 umbrella topics, 5 more specific sub topics. Then highlight the three specific topics that are most interesting to you. 
    - Read R1-a from your textbooks and be prepared for a quiz on how to select an appropriate research question. 

    For Thursday:
    - Have your Independent Reading Text Read and be ready for a timed write.

    Posted Oct 23, 2015, 9:13 AM by J Andy Kane
  • Steps of a Research Paper
    Receive the assignment 
    Research/ Begin a bibliography 
    Pose questions you might explore 
    Plan a search strategy 
    Settle on a topic 
    Narrow the focus 
    Revise search questions 
    Draft a working thesis
    Draft a working outline
    Draft the paper
    Get peer feedback
    Prepare a Works Cited page
    Get instructor feedback

    Posted Oct 19, 2015, 7:04 PM by J Andy Kane
  • Tuesday, October 13
    Final Top-Level Revision
    • Clear Thesis Statement 
    • Paragraphs in a logical order 
    • Too short or too long paragraphs 
    • All paragraphs properly PEEd 
    • Sections proportioned appropriately 
    • Weak points altered/deleted 
    • In-text citation AND Works Cited Page Contractions (can’t, he’d, we’re, etc.)

    Stapled Order of Genre Essay Packet
    Due at 8:10 am Thursday, October 15th

    1) Final draft of your Essay
    2) Outline
    3) Source Material
    4) 2nd Draft (w/ fellow student comments)
    5) 1st Draft (w/ your self-edit comments)

    Posted Oct 13, 2015, 9:50 AM by J Andy Kane
  • Tuesday, October 6

    For Thursday:

    A) Read and understand Packet C, section 2-a. Be ready for a quiz.

    B) Revise your first draft of the genre essay using the following guidelines:

    1. Circle the HOOK and label

    2. Draw a box around the THESIS STATEMENT and label

    3. Highlight yellow the TOPIC SENTENCES, or write-in any missing ones

    4. Highlight different color each evidence.

    5. Highlight different color each explanation.

    6. Ensure that each topic sentence is discrete

    7. Ensure that each topic sentence directly supports the thesis statement

    8. In the paragraphs, cross-out any sentence that does not directly support the topic sentence or is not highlighted.

    9. Ensure no paragraph ends with textual evidence.

    10. Ensure that you have used textual evidence

    11.  Every textual evidence has a citation

    C) Print and bring a copy of your second draft to class.

    Note: You need to keep the original copy of ALL drafts. You will submit them with your final draft.

    Posted Oct 6, 2015, 9:59 AM by J Andy Kane
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