ENC 1101

Room: 69/TBA  (o): 954-201-8904

Office Hours: Before/After Class; online conferences-pkatzir@broward.edu

Introduction:

A course syllabus is both an official and personal document by the professor about the course content and this class is to be taught. The syllabus is a working document and subject to change by the professor and the students. Since the class is LIVE, so is this.

Course Description

See A Student Guide to the English Department Prerequisites: see Catalog. Written work meets the State of Florida's SBE6A-10.30 Gordon Rule) requirement of 6,000 words. Students must receive a "C" to pass this course.

Course Objectives

1. The student will be able to define and to use terminology associated with thesis/paragraph writing, thereby demonstrating a marked improvement in grammar usage and vocabulary.

 

2. The student will be able to write a multi-paragraph essay exhibiting proficiency in organizing, developing and expressing ideas.

 

3. The student will be able to demonstrate computer literacy skills while using word processing software to communicate ideas in standard, written American English.

 

4. The student will be able to present in oral and written form a documented researched report/case study using print and non-print/online references (www/Internet).

THE SYLLABUS IS A WORKING DOCUMENT & SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

Required Texts

 

Nadell, McMeniman & Langan THE LONGMAN WRITER 6th Edition (Brief Edition/paper)

 HANDBOOK (paper)

Dictionary & Thesaurus (c-2000: paper/computer)

Recommended Readings:

Local Newspapers; NY Times; Magazines dealing w/ technology, books & education.

 

Requirements/ Grading Policies:

 

 Assignments are to be submitted to the Professor at the beginning of the class period on the stated due date. Assignments are to be word-processed. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. No grades will be assigned for missed or late assignments/papers. If you haven't already done so, become computer literate. The computer services staff will assist you. Some assignments require e-mail to the professor or/and classmates .Be prepared for pop quizzes==="Q & A" at the start of class.

1. A portfolio will be required. All writings must be presented professionally and word-processed. The student must keep a hard copy or diskette of assignments. Notes or outlines of assigned textbook readings are recommended. The student is responsible for this material.

2. A researched report/case study w/ an oral presentation is required. It must have the professor's approval. This is a step-by-step process. All materials (drafts, documentation, note cards, xeroxed papers, etc.) are to be placed in a stamped, self-addressed envelope and submitted to the instructor at the due date and at the beginning of the class session for a grade to be awarded. No paper is to be left in the Instructor's mailbox. A student must complete this research paper in order to pass the course successfully. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

3. The student is responsible to monitor progress and to keep all graded work. Contact the instructor for any concerns/progress in the Course. Office hours are posted. Mid-semester and exit conferences are required to monitor grades and progress in the course. It is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor for these conferences.

4. If a grade of 6/C (holistic score) is not achieved on the first in-class writing and the instructor recommends that the student attend the Writing Lab or receive tutorial assistance and the student chooses not to do so, the student will be in danger of failing the class. There are several in class CLAST-like writings. The student must be present for these. There is no make-up. A student must pass these essays with a 6(C) to be eligible to pass the class.

5. If you are a "special needs" student, please communicate w/ Campus Disability Services so accommodations can be arranged as required by federal/state law.

6. Academic Dishonesty will be dealt with severely on an individual basis. Refer to BCC student handbook and college policy.

Grading Criteria: Refer to College policy for established letter grade criteria.

News & Views

required

In-class Essays (6 is passing) 

individual grade

Assigned Chapter Questions/Answers

Individual Essays  

Mid=semester Progress Report
New Read w/ comments 
Q & A .10 Multiple Choice

Research Project: w/ Oral presentation 

individual grade
1 grade per essay
required
required

required
3 grades

Class participation/prep/e-mails of drafts to prof. (Prof's evaluation)

2 grades

Incompletes & plus (+) or minus (-) letter grades: There are none for this course.

Final Examination: C (70 %) must be achieved to pass.

Withdrawals: Please check date.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

 This is a "body, mind, heart, and soul" class. Attendance and participation are important to each class session and are part of the final grade. Other than emergencies covered by college policy or acts of G-d, 1 absence is permitted. If a student is 20 minutes late or leaves 20 minutes prior to the end of the class session w/o notification to the professor, an absence will be recorded. It is a courtesy to notify the professor of absences.

 

This is a "body, mind, heart, and soul" class. Attendance and participation are important to each class session and are part of the final grade. Other than emergencies covered by college policy or acts of G-d, 1 absence is permitted. If a student is 20 minutes late or leaves 20 minutes prior to the end of the class session w/o notification to the professor, an absence will be recorded. It is a courtesy to notify the professor of absences.

 

If you stop attending class prior to the withdrawal date, you will administratively withdrawn from class and receive a W or, if it is your third attempt, an F.

 

If you stop attending class after withdrawal date you will receive a WF that will be computed as an F in your GPA. To avoid the situation, you should remain an active learner in this class and always communicate circumstances to me. Ongoing communication with the instructor is critical to your success in this class.

 

CLASS DECORUM:

 In order to maintain a respectful learning environment, please be punctual, be courteous and be sensitive to others' opinions. Be prepared w/ assignments and contribute in a reasonable manner to class discourse. No cellular telephones, pagers, I Pods, or other electronic devices are permitted in class. If there is an emergency. place on vibrate.

 

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