Writing for a Newspaper
Instructor: Tonya Estes
Office Hours: by appointment
Voice mail: (425) 564-2404. Say “Tonya Estes” and then “Yes.” Now you can leave a message.
E-mail: email@example.com (please check the spelling)
Department Info: R230. Tel: (425) 564-2341
ESL Level 6 with a focus on reading and writing
9:30 am - 1:20 pm Tuesday and Thursday – April 2nd - June 16th
No class April 23rd
Final Exam period Tuesday, 6/16, 9:30-11:20 am
Classroom: R 309 and Writing Lab Tuesdays from 12:30-1:20
Required materials are available at the college bookstore or from an on-line store such as amazon.com. Bring to each class.
►Words for Students of English, Vol. 6: A Vocabulary Series for ESL
Rogerson, Esarey, etc.,
►An English dictionary, 3-ring binder, lined paper, pencil/ pen, eraser
►It is also important to have e-mail access. Please let me know if you don’t.
In this class to read with understanding you will
To convey ideas in writing you will
When in the classroom, thoughtful engagement in the coursework is expected. You shall show respect for yourselves, your classmates and your instructor. BCC encourages different views and opinions. We are a team working toward the same goal.
To make significant gains, you must attend class regularly and on time. If you know that you cannot come to class, you must contact the instructor and be prepared with the required homework upon your return.
You need to ask questions when you don’t understand. You can make an appointment to meet with your instructor if you have many questions or need help beyond what is possible during class.
Cell phones must be turned off prior to coming into the classroom. In case of an emergency situation that requires you to keep your phone on, please tell the instructor before class begins.
This quarter, we will work primarily on math and writing. You will have homework and in-class work for each skill. We will also have tests. Along with written comments, I will mark your papers with these numbers and + or -.
2 needs more work
1 needs to be reviewed with instructor
CASAS assessments in reading and listening are also a required part of the program. You must be pre-tested and post-tested when your instructor tells you.
Students also keep track of attendance and progress. That information as well as some of your writing samples will be kept in your folder.
disabilities who have accommodation needs are required to meet with the
Director of the