Integrated Skills 5A
Summer, 2011 – English Language Institute
Chris Hall Office C230
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Carol McKee Office R130
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Text Refining Composition Skills 6th ed. Smalley, Ruetten, and Kozyrev
Class Times Monday-Friday 9:30-12:00
Course Overview: You will participate in class discussions based on videos and readings on a centr al topic and respond in writing. The class will include daily reading and writing activities that are designed to improve the skills mentioned below. Most of your reading assignments will be done at home and discussed in class the next day. You will complete at least one or two writing assignments a week based on your reading and discussions. Sometimes these will be in class, and sometimes they will be done at home depending on the length of the writing.
All papers written outside of class must be typed using 8 1/2 x 11” paper with a 12 point font. Students in Integrated Skills 5 who complete all of their courses with a C or better during the quarter will automatically qualify for the Bridge Program. Students who receive an A or A- will qualify for credit classes.
· Write effective introductions and conclusions for paragraphs and essays
· Write strong topic sentences and thesis statements
· Develop and organize ideas using examples and details for support
· Compose with coherence and unity
· Utilize sentence variety
· Edit and proofread
· Write coherent responses in timed essay type examinations
· Summarize and paraphr ase reading passages
· Recognize and use correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and format conventions
In reading, the focus will be on analysis and discussion of articles and passages of varying length, rhetorical mode and level of difficulty.
Reading course outcomes
· Identify and express main ideas
· Utilize vocabulary in context skills
· Read efficiently for specific information
· Respond critically to readings
Evaluation: Your final grade will be based on an average of your in-class and home writing assignments, tests, and quizzes. Although participation is not formally a part of your final grade, it is essential to getting a good grade on your writing assignments. We will only accept 2 late homework assignments. After that, you will receive a “0” for any work that is not turned in on time.
A=93-100% B=84-92% C=75-83% D=74-0% (repeat: good effort) F=74-0% (repeat: unsatisfactory effort)
· No classes July 4
· Carol’s 1st Day July 18
· TOEFL July 25
· Final Exam August 9
· EOQ Party August 9
IT IS IMPORTANT TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
1. Be on time to class.
2. Come to class everyday. Contact a classmate or instructor if you must be absent to find out what the homework is.
3. Bring your own materials with you daily.
4. Have your homework done on time. Do it yourself. Follow directions.
5. Speak English only during class. Students who do not respect this rule will lose 5 points daily.
6. Set up a BC e-mail account
7. Check your BC site on a daily basis.
8. See or e-mail your instructor when you need help.
9. Be respectful of others.
10. Do not speak while others are speaking.
11. Don’t eat during class time.
12. Keep technological devices off while in class. If this becomes a problem, it will be confiscated for the period and points will be lost.
13. Keep all homework, quizzes and tests neatly organized in a notebook.
14. Take pride in your work. Make sure it is neat and easy to read.
15. Focus on the positive.
16. Give the class 100% of your attention!!!!!
English Language Institute Department Policies:
Students who miss class 10 times will receive a grade of “F.” Students who miss class 8 or 9 times will receive a grade of “D.” Three (3) tardies of 5 minutes or more will equal 1 absence. Being late 10 or more minutes for a class will be counted as 1 absence.
Plagiarism and cheating
Students are in ELI classes to learn English and ELI teachers are here to help them. Cheating makes that harder for both the students and the teachers. There are different kinds of cheating: plagiarism, “borrowing” a classmate’s homework (partially or wholly), using an essay or a presentation from a previous quarter, using “cheat notes”, and copying answers from classmates’ papers during tests.
Plagiarism is using someone else’s words or ideas as your own in both writing and oral presentations. It is cheating and is not accept able in American classes.
Examples of plagiarism are:
If you plagiarize:
Dean of Student Services. You will possibly be asked to leave the school
If you require accommodation based on a documented disability, have emergency medical information to share, or need special arrangements in case of emergency evacuation, please make an appointment with DRC (Disability Resource Center.) If you would like to inquire about becoming a DRC student, you may call 564-2498 or go in person to the DRC program office in B132.
Please refer to the Arts and Humanities Student Procedures and Expectations www.bellevuecollege.edu/artshum/studentinfo.asp for all other information.