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G. Hardmon-Bar Writing Essay Alimony Contact (Law)

 
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Fall 2012 – BAR ESSAY WRITING – SYLLABUS
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Sec. 2, Tues., 3pm – 4:50pm, Room 202
Greg Hardmon, J.D., Instructor
Phone: 713.313.1394 Office: Library Basement B30½ (A)
Email: [email protected]
 
Hours: TWTh 12noon - 3pm
and by appointment
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Ms. Bledsoe, Academic Support Assistant, 713.313.4270,
 [email protected]
is located in the receptionists area, second floor.
I. GRADING
The final letter grade is based on the following:
1. In-Class Essays 50%
2. Essay Rewrites 20%
3. Participation 10%
4. Half Day Mock Exam 20%
II. ATTENDANCE
Class attendance and punctuality are essential to your performance in this class and as such are
mandatory. (See Students’ Rules of Matriculation for details on absences and grade reductions.)
Excessive absences (three or more) will result in a reduction of your final grade by one full letter
grade.
III. CLASS ETIQUETTE
1. In keeping with the profe
sional school environment, students should remember to
respect their fellow classmates and the Instructors at all times. Please refrain from
excessive side conversations or other distracting conduct.
2. Please remember to turn off all cell phones.
3. Please refrain from coming to class late or departing during class instruction. It is
disruptive, and disrespectful to other students.
4. Please refrain from using personal computers in class for anything other than class
materials.
5. Students requesting accommodations may do so through the Office of Student Affairs.
IV. CLASS PARTICIPATION
Students should be routinely prepared to participate in the class discussion which will focus on
learning outlines, outlining essays, debriefing assignments, and discussing individual answers.
V. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
The main objective of this course is to prepare each student to pass the essay portion of the Texas
 bar exam. The course will address essay development and organization, sentence structure, topic