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Unformatted text preview: ENC 1102 - 45314: Freshman English II
Instructor: Ms. Dana Livesay, MSTPC
(813) 259-6530 or [email protected]
Zoom or Teams by appointment
T (11-11:30) and W (4-4:30); other times by appointment
Course Meets: Online at your own pace - within required weekly due dates
Course Description: A continuation of ENC 1101. College reading and writing skills
required. Instruction is persuasive and literary-based. Critical/evaluative skills in English
composition required. Documented research paper required. College level reading and
writing skills required.
Prerequisite: ENC 1101 with a minimum grade of C or S.
Literature to Go, by Michael Meyer and D. Quentin Miller, 4th Edition,
You may purchase the textbook online or through the Plant City Campus. All readings and
assignments are in the textbook. Discussion board questions can be found exclusively in
Canvas. Important Course Dates
Course term: 10/13 – 12/5/2020
Non-class days: Veteran’s Day, 11/11 (Weds) and Thanksgiving, 11/26 – 11/29 (ThursSun)
Withdrawal for non-attendance – 10/17 (Saturday)
Deadline to Withdraw with a “W” grade – 11/16
Course Withdrawal Complete the Orientation activities by 10/17 to avoid being withdrawn for nonattendance. The last day to drop the course and receive a refund is October 17, 2020 (Saturday). The last day to withdraw from the course is November 16. Withdrawal from the course
may affect your athletic eligibility, financial aid, veterans’ benefits, and benefits
received from other agencies. If you do not officially withdraw from the course by the deadline date, the instructor
MUST assign you a letter grade for the course. This has the potential to negatively
impact your grade point average. If you must stop participating in the course, please
withdraw by the deadline so that you can receive a grade of W.
Your introduction discussion will be a VIDEO posting. Posting videos helps to
establish a sense of community and promote engagement with peers. Canvas has a
record feature for use with your computer camera and microphone, or you can use your
phone and upload. See instructions in CANVAS STUDENT GUIDES. Canvas and Technology Requirements
View the Canvas Orientation and Resources to watch the overview video. If you have
problems accessing Canvas, check this URL: . If the light is
green, Canvas is working, so contact the HCCLive helpdesk at 1-844-408-6462 for
assistance. You must have a reliable computer, internet access, MS Word, and a backup
plan in case you lose internet or your dog eats your computer. Canvas has a mobile app,
but it may be difficult to align documents; I recommend that you use a computer. See
Do you want to start the class with double points on your completed introduction
discussion? Take the Online Course Readiness quiz and email your results to me before
11:59 PM on Saturday, 10/17. Subject line: ENC 1102 Introduction Extra Credit. Academic Honesty
Cheating, plagiarism (including self-plagiarism – the re-use of papers or portions of
previously written work in other courses), and other behavior contrary to HCC’s
standards will not be tolerated. Papers are submitted to Turnitin.com and other sites.
Evidence of plagiarism will result in an F on the assignment. A second incident
of plagiarism will result in an F for the course and referral to the Dean. Discussions, Due, Late Work, Participation
After the Introduction post, initial discussion posts are due NO LATER than 11:59 PM on
Thursday. Replies are due no later than 11:59 PM on Sunday. Missing the Thursday
deadline means that your peers often have to wait until late on Sunday for you to post
something to which they can reply. Who wants to have to log back in late Sunday?
Missing the Thursday deadline will result in a 10-point deduction from your
Participation in a discussion DOES NOT guarantee you will full points. You must
synthesize the readings, make a thoughtful, informative contribution, meet the required
word count (Gordon Rule), and use examples from the source to make your point. Stating
“I agree,” reiterating the post to which you are replying, and providing a generic
response – indicating you have not read the material - results in a 10-point grade
LATE WORK IS NOT ACCEPTED FOR ANY REASON – Do not ask me. This is an 8week class; I do not have time to backtrack on assignments. Do your work early and
submit on any day of the week – You do not have to wait until Sunday. I understand that
there are emergencies; therefore, work ahead – before one happens. Also, it would be
unethical for me to accept your work late and not give everyone the same opportunity. Assignment Submissions
1. Assignments must be typed and in MLA format.
2. Assignments must contain the student's name, author's name, and title of author's
work (if applicable).
3. Assignments may not be rewritten for a higher grade.
5. Essays must be in MLA format and have a Works Cited page and in-text
citations. If you need a refresher, view the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Style Guide and sample paper. In the left navigation on the Purdue site, you will find sections on how to format your papers and write in-text citations and a Works Cited
page. SEE THE ORIENTATION MODULE for more examples. Grade Scale: 90-100 = A; 89-80 = B; 79-70 = C; 69-60 = D; 59 and lower = F
(You must pass the class with a “C” grade to graduate.) SmarThinking 24/7 Online Tutoring
HCC provides all students free use of SmarThinking 24/7 online tutoring services. You will
submit all written documents to SmarThinking and use their feedback report to improve
your assignment BEFORE turning it in. Student Responsibilities
• • • READ AND REVIEW all materials – all work is open-book.
LOG INTO COURSE AND CHECK announcements at least 3X weekly.
ACCESS assignments through MODULES (not the Calendar).
ASK for clarification or help BEFORE doing an assignment or discussion.
COMPLETE WORK EARLY! Do not wait until the last minute to upload documents.
If the assignment/Module closes while you’re in the middle of an upload – it closes;
I will not reopen it.
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY - YOU are in charge of your grades! Grades are based on
knowledge/application, following instructions, and producing quality work – NOT
effort. (You aren’t graded on effort in math and science.)
RESEARCH for answers, examples, etc. BEFORE asking me questions. Again,
everything is open-book. Instructor Communication and Availability
The fastest way to reach me is to call my office number (813) 259-6539 during the week.
Leave your name, section #, a message, and a return number. Calls received after 4PM
Friday are not retrieved until Monday.
I respond to email six days a week: M-F until 7 PM and Saturday until 11 AM – often the
same day, but no later than 48 hours (excluding Sunday). All email MUST come through
CANVAS. ***Important Note about Communication***
I recognize that your issue is important and that through the use of technology a fast response is expected.
However, to be equitable to students in all of my classes, I respond in the order received. Do not wait until
Saturday to ask me something about a Sunday assignment, as I may not get to it in time. Online Student Resources
Library Services and SmarThinking 24/7 free online tutoring is located inside the course.
Dropping or withdrawing from a course? Visit Financial Literacy and Default
Student Services contact information
Request for accommodation. If, to participate in this course, you require an
accommodation, contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities. Each campus has and OSSD office. You can contact them directly:
Brandon Campus: 813.253.7914
Dale Mabry Campus: 813.259.6035
Plant City Campus: 813.757.2209
SouthShore Campus: 813.253.5734
Ybor City Campus: 813.253.7757
Class Recording prohibited. A student shall not, without the faculty member’s
express authorization, make or receive any recording, including, but not limited to audio
and video of any class, co-curricular meeting, organizational meeting, or meeting with a
faculty member. Furthermore, the student does not have permission to post class/course
lectures/ materials/exams or answers on the web.
Student Assistance Program: HCC contracts with Bay Care Life Management to provide
24/7 FREE professional and confidential counseling services by telephone and in person. Equity Statement
Hillsborough Community College is an equal access/opportunity employer that makes
employment and education-related decisions without regard to race, color, gender
(including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), religion, national origin,
age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, gender expression,
veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics. HCC does not discriminate
in employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. HCC is
committed to equitable treatment for all students and employees to a learning and
working environment free of discrimination and harassment. The College provided equal
educational opportunities for eligible individuals with disabilities and complies and fully
supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should you require assistance or an
accommodation due to disability, contact the Office of Services for Students with
Disabilities (OSSD) at your campus. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you
may contact Elina “Tina” Bivins, Manager, Equity and Title IX at (813) 253-7591, or
Cheryl Seals Gonzalez, Chief Diversity Officer at (813) 253-7043. Diversity & Inclusion
Hillsborough Community College subscribes to diversity and inclusion and is an equal
opportunity affirmative action I Titles VI, VII, & IX I Section 504 I ADA I ADEA institution.
The Hillsborough Community College environment reflects a commitment to equity,
fairness, accessible employment, and educational and business opportunities. HCC is an
AA/EO/Access institution that fosters diversity & inclusion in admission, program
participation, services, activities, and in employment, purchasing, procurement, and
other aspects of College life. For more information regarding equity and diversity at HCC,
please visit . College Policies Related to COVID-19
With the help of local health officials, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the
input of our students, faculty, and staff, HCC has created a reopening plan to help ensure
the safety of us all. We are in this together, as one college, Hawk Strong! You can review the reopening plan by visiting the website, which can be accessed at
. Five Key Actions and Precautions
1. Social distancing. This includes staying at least 6 feet apart from other people
and not gathering in groups or crowds
2. Wearing a mask. HCC requires all faculty, staff, and students to wear a mask
while on college property.
3. Hand washing. Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for 20-30
seconds, or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
4. Cleaning surfaces. Clean and disinfect high-touch, high-traffic surface areas
5. Staying home if you are sick or instructed to isolate/ quarantine. If you are
sick or believe you have been exposed to an infected person, please stay home. Masks
For the safety of all students, faculty, and staff, HCC requires everyone to wear a mask
while on college property. Additionally, we follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing
and have limited the number of people in classrooms, offices, and common areas.
Students are encouraged to bring their own. However, we have a supply available for
individuals who arrive on campus without one. Mask distribution sites and mobile
temperature stations are located throughout the campus. You can find your campus
location by visiting the HCC COVID website, which you can access at
. If you have questions about the kiosk locations, consult your
instructor or Dean’s Office.
Masks with valves or vents are not allowed, and neck gaiters are not recommended as
there is evidence about their lack of efficacy in stopping the spread of the virus. Masks
that have valves are not designed for disease control. They were developed for industrial
use in areas where there is a large amount of dust and airborne dirt. A valve mask filters
air coming in but not the air that is being breathed out. For this reason, the CDC does not
recommend, and HCC does not allow vented masks as a means of protection from
COVID19. Should an individual wish, they can use one of the disposable surgical type
masks available on the COVID Kiosks. Anyone who chooses not to comply with HCC
guidelines or otherwise does not comply with requirements for safely being on campus or
at any College location will be directed by Public Safety to leave the area immediately,
and in addition, may be subject to disciplinary action. The requirement to wear a mask
will be enforced under the Student Code of Conduct. Social Distancing
Social distancing is required on campus. Social distancing is a public health practice that
aims to prevent sick people from coming in close contact with healthy people in order to
reduce opportunities for disease transmission. HCC classrooms and common areas have
been modified to allow for physical distancing. Be sure to remain at least six (6) feet
apart from other individuals when on campus.
Moreover, masks are not a substitute for social distancing. Students shall observe
current social distancing guidelines in all instructional spaces, both indoors and outdoors. Students should avoid congregating around instructional space entrances before and
after class sessions. Students should exit the instructional areas immediately after the
end of class to help ensure social distancing and to allow for those attending the next
scheduled class session to enter. Hawk Tracing
Due to the high transmission rate of COVID-19 among pre-symptomatic individuals, it is
inevitable that someone who has the virus may be on campus or at an HCC site, and
later learn that they were infected. In these cases, the protocol for Hawk Tracing will be
implemented whenever HCC learns that a person who has been on an HCC campus or
site has tested positive for COVID-19.
The college has a defined procedure for handling anyone that might test positive for the
coronavirus and a designated point person for handling the process. If you or someone
you know at one of our campuses tests positive for COVID-19, please contact the campus
COVID coordinator. They will know what to ask, who needs to know, how to report, and
who receives the reports. The coordinator will also manage what area(s) must be
quarantined, if any, as well as what area(s) would need special cleaning. You can find the
campus COVID Coordinator point person by visiting the HCC COVID website at
Per College policy, students who have concerns about anything class-related must speak
with their instructor immediately and first. Students who go to the Dean first will be
referred back to their instructor.
This Syllabus is a guide and supplement to the information in the Orientation Module –
review both. If you read this Syllabus, send me an email by 6PM on Saturday, 10/17, with
a paragraph about what you hope to learn in this course, for up to five points extra credit
on your first assignment. Subject: ENC 1102 Assignment extra credit. To best serve
students, I reserve the right to change/remove/add/repeat course content ...
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