Winter Quarter 2010
Instructor: Mark Paulson
Office: R130 Tel: 425-564-3142
E-mail: paulsonmark @ hotmail.com
Time: 12:30-1:20pm, Monday-Friday, Room L222
Text: Ready to Read More, Blanchard & Root
Novel – The Client
Materials: 81/2 – 11 inch, white, lined paper
Pen or pencil
In order to do well in academic courses, you must be able to read well. Reading is an essential key to learning. We read for a variety of reasons—entertainment, learning new ideas and facts, enlarging our vocabulary, learning to think in English, etc. The focus of this class is to help you develop the skills to read English with greater understanding, speed and confidence. You will be learning and practicing the various reading skills that will help you reach your reading goals.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Assignments and Grading
Your final grade will be based on:
ü Quizzes and tests
ü Participation and attendance
To advance to Level 4, you need to achieve 75% or better in your classwork AND 75% or better on your final exam. Note: The final exam will not be given early. Students who do not pass the final exam will have to repeat the quarter.
Grading Scale: A = 93-100% D = 0-74 (repeat level; good effort)
B = 84-92 F = 0-74 (repeat level; unsatisfactory effort)
C = 75-83
It is recommended that you keep all graded assignments in a notebook and keep a record of your scores. Keeping track of your own progress is an important part of the learning process.
There are no make-ups for tests unless you have a medical or advisor’s written excuse. You are responsible for making the arrangements for any make-up work. Only 1 make-up test allowed.
Late assignments lose 10% of their value per day late. No homework will be accepted more than two days after the due date. All assignments are due AT THE BEGINNING of the class period. If I forget to ask for them, they are still due.
Students who miss class 12 times will receive an “F”. Students who miss class 10 or 11 times will receive no higher than a “D.” Three (3) tardies will equal 1 absence.
If you are sick and have to miss class, contact me or a classmate to find out what we did in class and what the homework is. You are still responsible for your homework even if you are absent.
This is an ENGLISH ONLY classroom. When you enter the classroom, leave your native language outside. Go into the hall during break if you wish to speak another language.
Use college appropriate behavior in the classroom. This is not middle school. Turn off your cell phones before class.
Calendar: (subject to change)*
Jan 18: No classes – MLK Jr. Holiday
Feb 2: No Class
Feb 8: Midterm (tentative date)
Feb 15: No classes – President’s Day Holiday
Mar 4: No Class
Mar 22: Final Exam, 12:30pm
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 http://bellevuecollege.edu/artshum/policy.html for all other information.
To find out if the campus is open during bad weather, go to: http://bellevuecollege.edu/publicsafety/status/ or call (425) 401-6680
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 acceptable in American classes.
Examples of plagiarism are:
o Copying from a Web page, book or article
o Buying papers
o Copying from another student
o Using a friend’s paper from a previous quarter
If you plagiarize:
o First time: your teacher will work with you so that you understand what not to do
o Second time: Fail the assignment
o Third time: Fail the class and be reported to the Associate
Dean of Student Services. Possibly be asked to leave the school