English 101AXReading Writing CompositionFall 2020Course Description:This college-level course will help you to improve your critical reading, thinkingand writing skills that are essential for future college success! Students willanalyze course readings and write organized and well-developed essays based onthe assigned texts and their own research. Students will also read, analyze andwrite about one book-length work. This course is required for AA degree andtransfer to CSU or UC. Be prepared to work hard. This is a college-level course. Youwill be receiving 4 units of transfer credits and 2 units of non-transfer credits.Instructor Info:Prof: Cecile DavilaEmail:[email protected]Office: 2110NPhone #: 510-659-6175Office Hrs: By appointmentTextbooks & MaterialsEducated A Memoir by Tara WestoverWriting & Reading Across the CurriculumByLaurence Behrens & Leonard RosenSupplies: binder, binder paper, pen, highlighter,printer, access to canvas
English 101AFall2020Student Learning Outcomes:By the end of this course you should be able to:1.Demonstrate the ability to read analytically, identify main and supporting ideas, andevaluate evidence.2.Write a well-organized academic paper that presents a main idea supported by textualevidence that uses correct grammar and appropriate style and word choice.3.Locate relevant information, evaluate it critically, and report it accurately in a logical,well-organized, documented research paper.4.Develop mastery of analytical reading strategies that can be applied to a variety ofreading situations and purposes of increased complexity.5.Analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information of increased difficulty from texts in writing6.Develop writing skills, including using supporting evidence and correct documentation.Course Work:My goal as an instructor is to support students in the learning process! If you are struggling tomeet the course requirements or have a problem with an aspect of this course, pleasecommunicate with me, either through email or by making an appointment. There may beinstances that additional support maybe needed for issues not addressed in the syllabus andpossible solutions can be discussed.Attendance:Attendance is vital to your success. Learning to write is a process that requires support andinstruction from your teacher and peers. Your thoughts and insights are important because theyprovide a different perspective. If you are absent for any reason, it is your responsibility to getthe assignments. Missing class is not an excuse for coming unprepared or for not doing work.More than 4 absences will result in dropping a letter grade. Excessive absences (6 or more) willresult in a failing grade. It is your responsibility to withdraw if you feel you are unable tocomplete the course. The instructor, however, reserves the right to withdraw a student whomisses too many classes or assignments.
GradingEssays50%Attendance, Participation10%Quizzes, Group work, Presentations15%Lab Work.25% (5% all 7 lab assignments)(20% research paper)