9:30-10:20 M-F Room L210
Name: Phone: Email: Classmate
Name: Phone: Email:
Classmate Name: Phone: Email:
Classmate Name: Phone: Email:
Instructor: Lucy Czesak
Telephone: 425-564-2346 (option #2)
Email: email@example.com (I check my email 2 times per day)
Office Hours: Available various times please schedule
At the end of the course students will be able to
· Identify their own personal strengths and weaknesses
· Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of English structure and grammar
· Edit their own writing to correct many basic mistakes in grammar and punctuation
· Revise their own writing to improve variation, style, clarity and flow.
Assignments and Grading: (subject to adjustment if needed for best learning)
This course is graded pass / fail.
To pass this course, you must earn at least 280 out of 330 points.
Attendance - 50 points (1 for each day)
Participation - 50 points (1 for each day)
comes to class prepared with homework and actively participates every day; prepared for unannounced quizzes.
10 perfect Sentences - 30 points (simple, compound, complex)
Progress Charts - 50 points (5 charts to keep)
1. Writing Practice Progress chart inside front cover
2. Sentence Types Progress chart p.367
3. Unclear Errors chart p. 369
4. Word Choice chart p. 371
5. Spelling Errors chart p.373
Writing practice - 100 points (5 writings; 10 points for 1st draft; 10 points for
Self-evaluations - 50 points (mid-quarter and final)
*Please save all of your assignments - both paper copies that I have graded and electronic copies.
091 students come from all walks of life and with diverse education goals. The one thing we all have in common is the desire for better writing through intense study in grammar and editing. We will do work individually, in pairs, in small groups and as a class. The below bullet points will make the class a welcoming and fun place to be:
Keys to Success:
In order to get your 1 point per day for attendance you must be present at the beginning of class when I take role. If you are late frequently, you will forfeit your 50 points of participation grade for the quarter.
For every day an assignment is late (including weekends) you will lose 1 point.
If there is an emergency or problem it is your responsibility to contact me through the email or phone before the assignment is due.
You will do a lot of work during class and are also expected to do at least five hours of work at home each week. Please come to class prepared to ask questions, demonstrate what you have learned, and work with your classmates. The classroom will be a place where you can actively practice what you are learning and get feedback and help from classmates as well as the instructor.
I expect you to present your own ideas in your own words. I will not accept any writing which includes someone elses ideas, words or facts unless you have used quotation marks and cited your sources. If you have questions about plagiarism, I will be happy to answer them.
For additional information on student procedures and expectations, consult the Arts & Humanities website: http://www.bcc.ctc.edu/artshum/policy.html.
Students with disabilities who have accommodation needs are required to meet with the Disability Stupport Services (DSS) office, room B233G (telephone 425-564-2498 or TTY 425-564-4110), to establish their eligibility for accommodation. The DSS office will provide each eligible student with an accommodation letter. Students who require accommodation in class must review the DSS accommodation letter with each instructor during the first week of the quarter.
Students with mobility challenges who may need assistance in case of an emergency situation or evacuation should register with Disability Support Services and review those needs with the instructor as well.