NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE
Review of English I
|A.||Course Title:||Review of English I|
|B.||Course Number:||TS 113A - 30156|
|D.||Days/Time:||T Th 9:30:00 AM - 10:45:00 AM|
|G.||Office:||Ben Alexander Student Center (BAC) 209|
|I.||Office Phone:||(575) 492-2628|
|J.||Office Hours:|| Monday: 8:30:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST); 12:00:00 PM-02:00:00 PM (MST);
Tuesday: 8:30:00 AM-9:30:00 AM (MST); 12:15:00 PM-1:30:00 PM (MST);
Wednesday: 8:30:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST); 12:00:00 PM-02:00:00 PM (MST);
Thursday: 8:30:00 AM-9:30:00 AM (MST); 12:15:00 PM-1:30:00 PM (MST);
Friday: 8:30:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);
|K.||Time Zone:||Mountain Time|
|L.||Prerequisite(s):||Successful completion of Basic English or a score between 53 and 68 on the ACCUPLACER test.|
This course is designed to assist those students whose ability level in writing requires practice and background development. It provides a review of grammar as well as the teaching of the fundamentals of idea development, support, and organization. This course cannot be substituted for any of the English requirements that lead to an associate degree. The student must attain a grade of C or better to advance. This is a three credit hour course. Prerequisite: TS 103 Basic English Skills or attainment of an appropriate score on a placement exam
This course is offered to those students who find it desirable and\or necessary to improve their command of the English language-especially writing skills.
This course is not offered for credit to students who have successfully completed any three-hour course in English; this course cannot be substituted for the English requirement for the associate degree.
Folse, Keith. Great Writing 2-Great Paragraphs. 4th. ed. Boston: Heinle Cengage Learning. 2010. (New, student editions only). ISBN-13:978-1285194905.
8˝” x 11” college-ruled notebook paper
#2 pencils; blue or black ink pen(s)
You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.
Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:
90 - 100% = A 80 - 89% = B 70 - 79% = C 60 - 69% = D 0 - 59% = F
The grade for this course is based on coursework completed during the semester including final exams, and recorded on the A-F NMJC grading scale.
Course Grading Policy:
Paragraphs (4 Total) 60%
Assignments, tests, quizzes, journal 20%
Final Paragraph\Final Grammar Exam 20%
You may pass this course with a D, but you must pass this course with a C or better to move to TS113C.
You will receive a zero for any daily exercises, quizzes, or tests that you miss unless you make arrangements to make up the missed work.
Tests\quizzes\exercises will be graded in the traditional manner.
Rounding of a final grade will be decided by the professor; however, will never be rounded more than one point. Also, whether or not the grade is rounded will also be decided by the professor as to whether the student has been impressive with student's participation, student's positive attitude, and student's respectfulness in class.
New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:
New Mexico Junior College's English and Languages Department uses the Core Competencies established by the Higher Education Department in the State of New Mexico. By the end of the
semester, the successful student should be able to:
• Analyze and evaluate oral and written communication in terms of situation, audience, purpose, aesthetics, and diverse points of view.
• Express a primary purpose in a compelling statement and order supporting points logically and convincingly.
• Use effective rhetorical strategies to persuade, inform, and engage.
• Employ writing and/or speaking processes such as planning, collaborating, organizing, composing, revising, and editing to create presentations using correct diction, syntax, grammar, and mechanics.
• Integrate research correctly and ethically from credible sources to support the primary purpose of a communication.
• Engage in reasoned civic discourse while recognizing the distinctions among opinions, facts, and inferences.
Students should be able to:
• use the steps of the writing process (generating ideas, planning, organizing, drafting, revising, editing) both individually and collaboratively to generate paragraphs and essays.
• understand and apply standard conventions for clear, effective communication.
• demonstrate increased self-confidence as a writer through interaction with peers and participation in collaborative groups.
• read, analyze, and reflect on a wide variety of prose to increase knowledge and understanding.
• demonstrate increased proficiency in the application of grammar and mechanics in the writing process.
• write a minimum of four paragraphs that demonstrate knowledge in the effective use of the writing process.
• read, discuss, and revise selected model paragraphs.
• write an acceptable final exam.
Regular and punctual class attendance is important to the attainment of the educational objectives of this course. Attendance is required at all sessions of this course. Please note the Withdrawal Policy for additional information.
Class begins promptly. If you are tardy, you must notify the instructor immediately after class; otherwise you will be counted absent. If you leave class early, you will receive a tardy. Two tardies equal one absence. Students who have more than four absences (TR) can be dropped from the course. All absences and extenuating circumstances need to be explained during office hours – not during class. If students know they are going to be absent, they should make prior arrangements with the instructor. The instructor’s class roll is the official record of attendance.
Being absent from class does not excuse you from keeping up with assignments. If you must be absent, you are still responsible for all lecture materials, so get notes from a classmate. After the maximum number of absences, you may not make up missed work.
Upon entering the classroom, turn off cell phones and any other electronic devices. This includes Ipods, Ipads, earbuds, headphones, and anything else of an electronic nature. I don't even want to see earbuds or headphones wrapped around your neck. Put them away! If this policy is abused, the student will be asked to leave the classroom. If an assignment is completed that day the student will receive a 0 plus an absence; otherwise, an absence will be issued.
Should a student be dismissed from the classroom due to some sort of disruption, I expect to see such student before the next class meeting. If asked to leave class, the student will automatically be counted absent. Permanent dismissal may result if I deem it necessary to take the problem to the dean.
If a student has a special health problem, he or she should (please) notify the instructor. (Please only discuss the situation with me during office hours).
It is up to the student to do assignments and be prepared to participate in class. The student must bring college-ruled notebook paper, pen/pencil, text(s), and other appropriate supplies to each class. If the student abuses this policy, the student will be dismissed from that class period, counted absent, and will receive a 0 for any classwork completed during the student's absence.
Handouts on various topics will be distributed to the class during the course of the semester. It is the responsibility of the students to make sure they receive all handouts.
Students are encouraged to visit with the professor during office hours to discuss his/her course status during the semester. Students who receive a score below 70 on an assignment are required to schedule an office visit.
All graded assignments are to be word processed and submitted in a standard Microsoft Office Word font with one-inch margins on standard 8 ˝” x 11” white paper. Handwritten work will not be accepted.
Assignments are due on the date indicated by the instructor. Assignments not turned in at the beginning of the designated class period will be considered late and will receive a deduction of one letter grade for each (calendar) day thereafter for a period of three days. Students may submit work within the three day policy if they have not exceeded allowed absences. After three days, the student will receive an F/0 for the assignment. Any student who exceeds allowed absences may not submit work after the due date. If a student has extenuating circumstances, it is that student's responsibility to visit with the instructor before exceeding the allowed absences. If you are having trouble with an assignment, talk to me before it is due.
If a student misses a scheduled test, he/she may not make up the test unless the student visits with the instructor before missing the scheduled test. Make-up tests must be completed within three days of the original test date. Students must pay attention to the final exam test schedule. It is their responsibility to arrive for the final exam on time and in the correct room. Any student arriving ten minutes late to the final will find the door locked, will not be allowed entry and will also be denied a makeup time for the final exam.
Failure to turn in a major writing may result in failure of the course.
Failure to print an assignment from your home printer is not an acceptable reason to not have an assignment ready to submit. If you must use a college printer to retrieve your assignment, make sure the assignment is printed before you enter the classroom. Printing of an outside assignment is not allowed during class. Be sure you allow yourself enough time to obtain a hard copy of your assignment.
Students should keep any returned papers. Actual graded papers are a student's only proof of having completed an assignment.
Graded tests will be kept by the professor.
Plagiarism is discussed in the General Information section. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. You will receive a zero on ay assignment that is plagiarized which intimately could result in a withdrawal from the course.
The instructor reserves the right to change the course outline or make exceptions to a policy if she determines it is warranted.
Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.
Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.
All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.
The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.
Food and Drink Policy
Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.
No Children in the Classroom
In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.
Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.
Smoking/Use of Tobacco
New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.
Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.
Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2016. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.
Course Schedule – Review of English I - Fall 2016
The following course outline is tentative and subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Any necessary schedule changes will be announced in class.
Week 1 August 21 - 25
Intro to Course Syllabus
Diagnostic Writing Journal Assignment
Understanding the Writing Process: The Seven Steps,pp. 218-224
Week 2 August 28 through September 1
Understanding the Writing Process: The Seven Steps,pp. 218-224
Unit One What is a Paragraph? pp. 1-
Assignment: Activity Paragraph Definition
Week 3 September 4 - 8
Unit One continued
Week 4 September 11 - 15
Unit Two- Developing Ideas for Writing a Paragraph, pp.34-45
Week 5 September 18 - 22
Unit 3 The Topic Sentence, pp.43-
Week 6 September 25 - 29
Unit 4 Supporting and Concluding Sentences, pp. 63-
Week 7 October 2 -October 6
Unit 5 Paragraph Review, pp.83-
1st Major Paragraph Due
Week 8 October 9 - 13
Unit 6 Definition Paragraphs, pp. 99
Week 9 October 16 - 20
Unit 7 Process Paragraphs, pp. 121
Week 10 October 23 - 27
Unit 8 Descriptive Paragraphs, pp.135 2nd Major Paragraph Due
Week 11 October 30 - November 3
Unit 9 Opinion Paragraphs, pp.162-
Week 12 November 6 - 10
Unit 10 Narrative Paragraphs,pp.177-
3rd Major Paragraph Due
Week 13 November 13 - 17
Writing from Prompts
Week 14 November 20 - 24 Thanksgiving Holiday
Grammar: Sentence Patterns
4th Major Paragraph Due
Week 15 November 27 - December 1
Week 16 December 4 - 8
Week 17 December 11 - 13
Final Exam December 12 10:00 - 11:45 AM