Intensive ESL Program, Intermediate Level
Writing with Computers
Fall Quarter 2010
(September 20 – December 6)
Name: Sue Clary
Office: R 230 Y (by
Mon/Wed 2:30 –
4:20 in R 308
Tues/Thurs 2:50 –
4:40 in Computer Lab
will help you improve your writing skills in English and prepare you for the workplace. Also, you will learn basic computer
skills. You will work with Microsoft
Word, Internet Explorer, PowerPoint, and Excel.
By the end of the quarter, students will be able to:
business letters and email messages.
write, and send e-mail messages.
a simple Microsoft Word document.
writing from a first to a final draft using feedback from the teacher and
basic edits of grammar (verb tenses, subject/verb agreement, simple and
compound sentences, capitalization, spelling and punctuation).
new vocabulary and use it appropriately in writing.
the Internet to research topics of interest.
skimming and scanning strategies to find information online.
- Do a
simple presentation using PowerPoint.
a simple spreadsheet using Excel.
will give you handouts. Use a binder
to keep your handouts and papers together and organized. Bring the binder to every class.
Attendance / Absence Policy:
If you miss more than 2 days
of class each month, you will NOT receive a Certificate of Completion. If you will be absent, please leave a message
at my voicemail or send me an email.
Also, if you come to class more than one-half hour late or leave more
than one-half hour early, the time you miss will be counted as part of your
Other Course Information:
every class and be on time.
If you can’t come to class, please call or email me.
your cell phone OUTSIDE of the classroom / computer lab.
will be dropped from the course if you cheat, plagiarize, or disrupt
polite and respect your classmates.
We learn from each other, and we must treat one another with
respect, even when we have different ideas. We will use professional student
behavior that does not disturb others.
During inclement weather, call
Bellevue College at 425-401-6680 to check if classes have been cancelled or
not. This number is a recording with
updates on campus closure.
No class on these days:
College Issues Day
Veterans Day Holiday
November 25 & 26
Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Students in ESL classes at
Bellevue Community College should make progress in their level. If there is no progress, students may not
continue in the classes. The teacher
looks at your attendance, classroom work, and tests (including CASAS tests) to
decide your progress. The teacher will
tell you at the end of the quarter that you need to improve. If you don’t improve, you might not be able to
register for classes in the future.
You can review Student Procedures and Expectations
policies at http://bellevuecollege.edu/artshum/
Students with disabilities
must progress like other students. You
should tell the teacher about your disability, special illness, or your need
for special arrangements in class.
If you want to know about the
Disability Resource Center (DRC), call 425-564-2498 or go to the DRC office in
We do not wish
other people (parents, spouses, and friends of students) to speak for students
about school performance because this can slow student growth and progress. We do
this because we would like students to speak for themselves and be
independent. We also do it because
federal law (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) says that we must
protect the privacy of student education records. It is BCC policy to keep school performance
between the school and the student. If a student asks for a parent, spouse, or
friend to be at any instructor-student discussion of academic performance,
instructors will look at each situation and make the final decision. You can
see all of this policy, Arts and
Humanities Commitment to Student Growth and Development, at http://bellevuecollege.edu/artshum/