El Camino College

Humanities Division

English B: Introduction to College Writing -  Briita Halonen

English B

Briita Halonen

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pen writingClass Information:

English B is a three-unit, credit/no-credit class that introduces students to the processes of creating, developing and revising paragraphs and short essays.  There is an emphasis on paragraph structure and grammar.

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Course Policies:

Specific policies are listed in the syllabus; however, to be successful, you will want to come to class on time, complete all the work thoughtfully and generally give your best effort to improve your writing.

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The syllabus will be passed out on the first day of class, but please e-mail me if you need another copy.

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Assignments are listed in the course schedule passed out on the first day of class.

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Typical Course Materials:


  • Baseball in April and Other Stories by Gary Soto (about $7)
  • ENGL B - Constructing Paragraphs - Halonen version (available only in the ECC bookstore for roughly $7)
  • Flash drive (1-2 GB, about $10-20)
  • Three-ring binder with paper & dividers
  • Writing utensils (a highlighter, pens & pencils)
  • An actively-checked MyECC email account         
  • Stapler
  • College-level dictionary

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Online Resources: 

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 Last Published 7/14/16