5) use the Library databases to find peer-reviewed journal literature, 6) be able to create a power point presentation, and 7) be able to paraphrase concepts without plagiarizing. Drop Policy: The University allows students to drop a class during the first three weeks. The University requires a “serious and compelling” reason for a student to drop a class any time after the third week. The department chair will ask you for documentation to support your drop. The Toro Learning Center (TLC): The Toro Learning Center offers individualized tutoring services to current CSUDH students taking CSUDH classes. Tutoring services are offered free of charge for writing, GE, math, and some specific subjects. All students need to get started is to have their CSUDH Student ID Card and contact the center during hours either in person or by phone. Location : University Library, North Building, 5th Floor, Room 5705, Phone: 310-243-3827, Hours: M–Th: 8:00-6:00 & F: 8:00-12:00. Other Policies: I do not mind if you have something to eat or drink in class, as long as you are not noisy or disruptive. Please do not bring friends or family to class. Please shut off all electronic devices such as cell phones, etc. If your device goes off in class, I will ask you to leave the room for the remainder of class that day—even if we are in the middle of an essay or quiz! No exceptions and no warnings. I hope you find the class informative and enjoyable. Feel free to contact me with any comments or questions you may have. Important Academic Dates: September 5, Monday Labor Day Holiday, No Class September 19, Monday Drop without Record of Enrollment Deadline September 20-November 10 Serious and Compelling Reason Required to Drop/Withdraw November 11, Friday Veterans Day Holiday, No Class November 11-December 1 Serious Accident/ Illness Required to Drop/Withdraw November 25, Friday Thanksgiving Holiday, No Class December 6, Tuesday Last Day of Scheduled Classes December 7, Wednesday Study Day, No Class December 8-14 Final Examinations December 19, Monday Final Grades Due Please scroll to the next page for the course schedule. 4
Course Schedule (Subject to Change) Note: RT = Reading Test WR = Writing Assignment HW = Homework All readings come from your Ten Steps to Building College Reading Skills text . You need to buy the txt right away! Where the syllabus says “Read,” that means you should read the assigned reading in preparation for upcoming classes. Date Topics Assignment Information M 8/22 Welcome. Introduction to ENG 088. Syllabus Review HW: Read pp. 3-12 Getting Off to a Strong Start W 8/24 Discussion: Your Attitude about Learning; Key Study Skills HW: Read pp. 15-24 “One Reader’s Story” F 8/26 SIL Workshop: SIL Introduction/Orientation HW: Read Ch. 1 Dictionary Use, pp. 35-74 M 8/29 Ch. 1 Dictionary Use W 8/31 In-Class practice RT #1 Dictionary Use RT #1 F 9/2 Workshop: PowerPoint Presentation #1 HW: Read Ch. 2 Vocabulary in Context, pp. 75-112 WR #1: Read M. Scott Peck’s essay “Responsibility,” pp. 57-58 and write a one-page response to the questions on p. 62, due 9/5 M 9/5 Labor Day Holiday – No class W 9/7 Ch. 2 Vocabulary in Context WR #1 due In-Class RT #2 Dictionary Use RT #2 F 9/9 Workshop: PPT Presentation #2 HW: Read Ch. 3 Main Ideas, pp. 113-154 WR #2: Read Sister Helen Mrosia’s “All the Good Things,” pp. 96-98 and write a one-page response
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