Bellevue Community College
Fall Quarter 2005
Instructor: Jennifer Stanton Classrooms: MWF 12:30-1:20 R106B
E-mail: jstanton@ bcc.ctc.edu
TEXTS: First Steps in Academic Writing, by Hogue
Fundamentals of English Grammar, 3rd Ed. By Azar
MATERIALS: White 8 ˝ x 11” college ruled paper
An English/English dictionary
This class will help you to become a better writer. Your writing skills will grow from sentence level to organized paragraphs using correct grammar forms. You will learn to use prewriting techniques such as brainstorming, outlining and free writing.
· Turn off cellular phones before coming to class.
· This is an English only classroom.
· You should plan to attend class every day and arrive on time. Regular absences will lower your grade. If you are absent 25% of your classes, you cannot pass this class. If you are more than 15 minutes late, it will be counted as an absence for the hour.
· You should come to class prepared. If you are absent, you are still responsible for homework and material covered. If you miss a test, you must e-mail me and request to make it up the next day.
· When you have questions, please ask.
Calendar – (subject to change)
Oct 4: No Class, College Issues Day
Oct 21: Midterm test
Oct 31: No Class, Professional Development
Nov 4: Institutional TOEFL
Nov 11: No Class, Veteran’s Day
Nov 24-25: No Class, Thanksgiving
Dec 6: End of Quarter Party
Students must have a grade average of 75% or higher to pass this class. In addition to regular quizzes, you will have a midterm and final examination. Students may not take final exams early. Students who don’t take the final exam lose one full mark from their grade.
You will receive grades both at mid-term and at the end of the quarter. Your grade will depend on the quality of your work, your effort, and your ability.
A = 93 - 100%, B = 84 - 92%, C = 75 - 83%, D = 65 - 74%, F = Below 65%
Students will be moved to the next level if they pass the final writing exam at the end of the quarter. The final exam will be read and graded by two instructors.
Homework and writing assignments will not be accepted more than one day late. Late work will receive a lower grade.