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All students will receive a paper syllabus on the first day of class that is tailored to the specific class being taught that semester.
General Syllabus ENG081 and ESL087
Basic Writing Skills
Instructor: Barbara Jordan
Office: EO #6/Building 1--office hours daily and by appointment
Phone: 480-461-7854 (leave a message or call during office hours)
Emphasis on preparation for college-level composition with a focus on foundational skills. Establishing effective writing strategies through six or more writing projects comprising at least 1500 words in total.
Prerequisites: Appropriate English placement test score, or ENG071 with a grade of C or better, or permission of Department Chair.
Required Materials and Computer Access
The Basics of English Grammar and other print and web-based materials provided by the instructor.
Pens, pencils, highlighters, paper, notebook or section of notebook, folder for handouts, access to MS Word and the internet at home and/or on campus, and a USB storage device.
Attendance and Homework Policy
Attendance at every class session is required. All students will receive points daily for attendance and participation; these points cannot be made up after unexcused or excused absences. Late homework or paragraphs receive a 10% grade deduction if more than 24 hours late. If you must be absent (emergencies and illnesses do occur), you are responsible for collecting missed materials and completing assignments. Students with more than three absences may be withdrawn from the course at the teacher’s discretion. Three tardies and/or unexcused early departures will count as one absence. Written notification one week in advance of any absence for religious reasons is required; such absences will not count in the total.
An environment of physical and intellectual safety with respect for the human rights and beliefs of all class members will be maintained at every class session. All class members are expected to comply with school policies, rules, and regulations (no food or drink other than water in classrooms; no abusive or disruptive behavior or language). Disruptive behavior includes cell phone interruptions, frequent tardiness, leaving class without permission, and talking out of turn. Discussion and diversity of opinion are encouraged; common courtesy and compassion are required. Due to privacy concerns, no taping of classes allowed.
MCC Early Alert Program (EARS)
Mesa Community College is committed to the success of all our students. Numerous campus support services are available throughout your academic journey to assist you in achieving your educational goals. MCC has adopted an Early Alert Referral System (EARS) as part of a student success initiative to aid students in their educational pursuits. Faculty and Staff participate by alerting and referring students to campus services for added support. Students may receive a follow up call from various campus services as a result of being referred to EARS. Students are encouraged to participate, but these services are optional. Early Alert Web Page with Campus Resource Information can be located at: http://www.mesacc.edu/students/ears or locate the “Early Alert” selection at the “mymcc” link from MCC’s home page.
Statements of Accommodation and Student Responsibility
If you have or think you have a disability, including a learning disability, please make an appointment with an advisor at the Disability Resources and Services Office (461-7448) as soon as possible. They can assist you with appropriate accommodations for you in your classes.
Students are responsible for reading and comprehending the information on the syllabus and their rights and responsibilities as listed in the College Catalogue and Student Handbook.
All assignments submitted by students must be their original work. Cheating or plagiarism may result in a failing grade and/or disciplinary action.
Academic Skills Center
The Academic Skills Center, located in the EP Building Room 1, has language learning software available. Using the services at the ASC is an excellent way to improve your English language skills and study English with your friends. You may also sign up for tutoring or writing assistance in the Academic Skills Center.
Official Course Competencies and Official Course Outlines are linked off of the Home Page.
Grading Standards and Practices
Letter grades are assigned according to a percentage of the total points possible. At the end of the course, final grades will be assigned as follows:
90 - 100% = A (Excellent)
80 - 89% = B (Very Good)
70 - 79% = C (Satisfactory)
60 - 69% = D (Barely Passing) below 60% = F (Fails to Meet Standards)
Requirements and Point Value (this varies every semester so check the paper syllabus handed out on the first day)
Attendance/Participation 50 (1st three absences minus 5 pts. each; 3rd on minus 10 pts. each)
Print Writing Portfolio 25
Wiki Participation & Content 75
Formal writing 550
Unit quizzes 100
Final exam 100
1,100 +- points possible (subject to change with notice)
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