ENC 0002 Policies and Procedures

 

 

Professor:  Mrs. Ward                                                                  

Office:  3604-44                                                                                            

Office Phone:  (305) 237-7557   

E-Mail: wward@mdc.edu

                                                             

Required Text: Langan, John. Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers, 7th ed.  New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.

Also buy: a dictionary and a folder

 

Course Identification: ENC 0002, 4 credits

This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

 

Prerequisites:  Students must have scored between 20 and 50 on the CPT.

 

Course Description: This course provides students with a foundation in grammar, usage, mechanics, and paragraph structure.  Students will learn about such subject areas as fragments, run-ons, verb tenses, subject-verb agreement, punctuation, pronouns, conjunctions, topic sentences, supporting details, and concluding sentences both in the classroom and in the multi-skills lab.  See the departmental handout for more information.

 

Rationale:  Although the credits for this course do not count towards graduation, this course is mandatory for students who scored in the range previously mentioned on the college entrance exam or for students who have taken and passed ENC 0002.  It is offered as a developmental course for those needing a comprehensive review of Standard English grammar and/or paragraph structure.

 

Course Goals and Objectives: See departmental handouts.

 

Course Content: See syllabus.

 

Teaching Strategies: I will use many approaches to meet the needs of the various learning styles of my students.  We may use lectures, group activities, audiotapes, writing assignments, objective quizzes and tests, handouts, discussions, and conferences.  Because I am greatly interested in meeting the needs of all of my students, I will adapt my teaching styles to meet the needs and/or recommendations of individual students.  If you have a request or suggestion concerning the format of the class, please see me before or after class or during my office hours.

 

 

 

 

Requirements:

 

Class Notebook/Portfolio: You must save all of your work and divide your folder into two sections, one for your writing and one for your grammar work and quizzes.  It is your responsibility to ensure that your notebook is complete.  To pass the class, your folder must be complete, organized, and turned in at the end of the semester.

 

Homework:  All the homework will be written on the agenda in class with sufficient time given to complete it.  It is your responsibility to remember to do it.  Place the work on my desk in the front of the class on the day it is due as soon as you walk in the door.  After I take roll, I will put the homework papers away and will not accept any more -- even if you come late to class.   You will get a zero for the missing assignment.  Please read the section in the policies and procedures on late assignments.

 

Writing: You will have frequent writing assignments.  Any at-home writing assignments written before the midterm will be checked for mastery of skills but will not be given a grade.  The assignments from the midterm to the final exam will be graded holistically.   More information on holistic scoring will be given in class.  All writing assignments MUST be turned in, whether they are original drafts or rewrites, whether they are written at home or in class (when written in class, the work is due at the end of the period).  If you are absent, you will have one week to come to my office to make up an in-class writing assignment or up to one week to rewrite a graded paper at home.  If you do not write a paper, you will receive a zero for that paper, and if you do not do a rewrite, you will receive a zero.

 

            Labeling Work: All work must include your name and the date in the upper right             hand corner.  Indicate the page number(s) of work from the book there as well.              When writing a paragraph (or related sentences), write the topic as a title centered             on the first line.  NOTE:  All work will be on white, 8 1/2" x 11" lined paper.

 

Late Assignments: If you are absent and homework is due, the work may be turned in the next class, and you will not be penalized.  However, I will not accept any other late work.  You will receive a zero for the missing assignment.   

           

Distractions:    Distractions disrupt the class.  For that reason, no beepers or phones are allowed in class.  Also, there will be no bathroom breaks except in extreme emergencies.  Obviously, I do not expect people to have extreme emergencies once a week!

 

 

 

 

 

Grading Policy: 

 

A.        You will take a grammar midterm and receive at least an 80% on it in order to be eligible to take the final writing exit exam.  To be eligible to take the midterm, your grammar grades on homework and class assignments/quizzes must average out to be 70% or higher.  I will drop your lowest grade.

 

            B.              You will also attend class, participate in the various classroom activities,

                        complete all assignments, and make progress in your writing.

 

C.        You will attend the Academic Resource Center for thirty hours of additional and beneficial instruction.

 

            D.              You will attend the midterm conference.

 

E.         You will have at least three passing grades on writing assignments.

 

F.                 You will pass the final writing exit exam.

 

G.            You will submit your class folder at the end of the term.

 

NOTE:  Many students feel that because they are not given a grade on an assignment, this excuses them from not doing the work.  THIS IS NOT THE CASE.  Before the midterm, your grades must average out to be 70% or higher, and you must receive an 80% on the midterm.  Also, you may not have more than five zeroes for missing work.

 

You will be responsible for keeping track of your grades.  I expect to have hard-working and dedicated students who realize that to succeed they have to be disciplined and serious about their work.  Of course, I will be available during my office hours to review grades and progress and to give tutoring sessions.

 

Evaluation/Grades:

 

Grading Scale for Grammar Assignments:

 

            80% - 100%  = S

            70% - 79%    = P

            69%-  20%    = P-

            19%-  0         = U      

 

 

 

 

 

 

P - "Progress" - If you participate in class activities, complete your work, and make progress in your writing yet do not receive a holistic score of at least a "5" on the final departmental exam, you should recognize your achievements and effort.  However, you must repeat the course.

 

S - "Satisfactory" - This is the letter grade you will receive if you participate fully, complete your work, progress, and achieve a holistic score of at least a "5" on the departmental exam.  You may advance to ENC 0020.

 

U – “Unsatisfactory”- You have problems in many areas.  Perhaps you have stopped coming to class.  Or you may have more than five zeros on class work.  Based on you lack of effort, you were probably ineligible to take the final writing exam and need to take the class over.

 

NOTE:  Two instructors holistically score the final writing exam.  These instructors will not know the identities of the writers of the papers they grade.  If there is a conflict in your schedule and are unable to take the final exam on the regularly scheduled date and time, you need to see me at least a week BEFORE the exam so that we can make the necessary arrangements for you to take the exam.  There is no retake for the final exam.

 

Attendance Policy Clarified:

 

Attendance is mandatory.  Statistics show that those who do not come to class regularly are not as successful as those students who do come regularly.  For that reason, I will take roll each class.  In order to be eligible to pass the class, you may not have more than four absences in a day class or two in an evening class.  Also three tardies will be equal to one absence.  After four absences (two in an evening class), you may receive a drop card from me as a warning.  Then I may drop you if you miss any more classes.

 

Important:  Please be aware of new state regulations limiting the number of times you are allowed to take a class.  Seek advisement.

 

 

I hope you have a pleasant experience in the class.  I will strictly follow the guidelines set in this handout because I want to make sure you pass the class and move forward with your education at Miami-Dade College, and studying grammar usage rules and learning to apply them to your writing takes dedication and practice.  I want to help you succeed.  Come to my office and ask me for as much assistance as you need.  I am here to help you.  Good luck in the class.  I hope you do well!

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENC 0002 SYLLABUS

 

 

PROFESSOR:  MRS. WARD

OFFICE:  3604-44

PHONE NUMBER:  (305) 237-7557

E-MAIL: WWARD@MDC.EDU

 

THE FOLLOWING IS A TENTATIVE OUTLINE OF THE SUBJECTS WE ARE GOING TO COVER THIS SEMESTER.  WE WILL BE WRITING EITHER IN CLASS OR AT HOME OFTEN.  WE MAY HAVE UNANNOUNCED QUIZZES AND WILL HAVE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS BASED ON THE PROGRESS OF THE CLASS.

           

FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS

 

WEEK                                     ASSIGNMENT

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WEEK 1:                                          INTRODUCTION; DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

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WEEK 2:                                 COMPLETE DIAGNOSTIC TESTS; “SUBJECTS AND

                                                VERBS,” PGS. 89-98

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WEEK 3:                                 CONTINUE SUBJECT AND VERB DISCUSSION;          

                        PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WEEK 4:                                 PRESENT AND PAST TENSES; “STANDARD

                                                ENGLISH VERBS,” PGS. 154-162

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WEEK 5:                                 “SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT,” PGS. 174-183

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WEEK 6:                                 CONTINUE SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT

                                                DISCUSSION; “IRREGULAR VERBS,” PGS. 184-187

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WEEK 7:                                 CONTINUE IRREGULAR VERB DISCUSSION; “ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT VERBS,”

                                                PGS. 188-195

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WEEK 8:                                 “END MARKS,” PGS. 284-286 AND “CAPITALIZATION,” PGS. 267-278

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WEEK 9:                                 REVIEW AND MIDTERM EXAM

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WEEK 10:                               PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE

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WEEK 11:                               CONTINUE PARAGRAPH PRACTICE     

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WEEK 12:                               “FRAGMENTS,” PGS. 99-118

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WEEK 13:                                “RUN-ONS,” PGS. 119-135

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WEEK 14:                               CONTINUE WITH PARAGRAPHS AND

WORK ON INDIVIDUAL SKILLS                       

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WEEK 15:                               “PRONOUN REFERENCE, AGREEMENT AND POINT

                                                OF VIEW,” PGS. 196-206 AND REVIEW

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WEEK 16:                               FINAL WRITING EXAM

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WEEK 17:                               DISCUSS FINALS AND ADVISE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENC 0002 SYLLABUS

 

PROFESSOR:  MRS. WARD

OFFICE: 3604-44

PHONE NUMBER:  (305)237-7557

E-MAIL: WWARD@MDC.EDU

 

 

THE FOLLOWING IS A TENTATIVE OUTLINE OF THE SUJECTS WE ARE GOING TO COVER THIS SEMESTER.  WE WILL BE WRITING EITHER IN CLASS OR AT HOME OFTEN.  WE MAY HAVE UNANNOUNCED QUIZZES AND WILL HAVE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS BASED ON THE PROGRESS OF THE CLASS.

 

SUMMER SEMESTER

 

WEEK                                                 ASSIGNMENT

 

WEEK 1                                              INTRODUCTION; DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

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WEEK 2                                              “SUBJECTS AND VERBS,” PGS. 89-98;

                                                            PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES

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WEEK 3                                              PRESENT AND PAST TENSES; “STANDARD

                                                            ENGLISH VERBS,” PGS. 154-162; “SUBJECT-

                                                            VERB AGREEMENT,” PGS. 174-183

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WEEK 4                                              CONTINUE SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT;

                                                            “IRREGULAR VERBS,” PGS. 184-187

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WEEK 5                                              CONTINUE IRREGULAR VERBS AND

                                                            DISCUSS PAST PARTICIPLES

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WEEK 6                                              “END MARKS,” PGS. 284-286;

                                                            “CAPITALIZATION,” PGS. 267-278; REVIEW

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WEEK 7                                              MIDTERM GRAMMAR TEST; PARAGRAPH

                                                            STRUCTURE

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WEEK 8                                              CONTINUE PARAGRAPH PRACTICE

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WEEK 9                                              “FRAGMENTS,” PGS. 99-118

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WEEK 10                                            “RUN-ONS,” PGS. 119-135

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WEEK 11                                            FINAL WRITING EXAM

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WEEK 12                                            ADVISE