El Camino College

English Department

English 1A Reading and Composition

English 1A
Mary Ann Leiby, Ph.D.


Section 6335

Section 6397


Essay 1
Essay 2
Essays 3
Essays 4 and 5

Analysis Exercises 1&2

Group Analysis Exercise

Peer Review of Outlines

Fragments and Run-ons

Research Quiz

Research Plan

Conference Handout

Peer Review Literary Analysis

Course Material

Logic and Argumentation

Grammar Self-Assessment

Word Handout

Guidelines for Papers

Peer Review Instructions

MLA Handout

Guidelines for Interpreting Literature

Grammar Review

Proofreading Practice

Standards of Classroom Behavior

Forms of Oppression

Essay 2 Editing Checklist

Prewriting Exercise on Education

Writing Center Information

Online Resources

Instructor Home

Class Information:  mercuryreader 

Section 6335                               rules_image
Room: H 103
M, W: 8:00 a.m.- 10:05 a.m.            

Section 6397
Room: H 103
M, W: 10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Dr. Leiby's Schedule: 
Click here for Dr. Leiby's complete office and class
schedule for all courses. 

Office Hours:
M, W: 12:20 p.m.-1:20 p.m.
T, TH: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
and by appointment

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Online Resources: 

Section 6335, Class ID: 16004308
Section 6397, Class ID: 16004431

Microsoft Office 365

Essay Rubric

Analyzing Literature: A Guide to Students 

Trends in Higher Education

Education Pays 2016

The Nation's Report Card

College Board Advocacy and Publication Library

ECC Student Guide to Free Online Writing Resources

Purdue University's On-line Writing Lab

Literature Web Sites

MLA 8th Edition Web-based Resource

Powerpoint Presentations on Grammar

Verb Suggestions

MLA Handout ECC Library

CCC Student Success Scorecard

Outlawing Shakespeare: The Battle for the Tucson Mind

English 1A Grading Rubric

Zero Tolerance (ACLU video)

Sample MLA Research Paper

Common Core Video

Teacher's Resignation Letter

Finnish First Video


Teachers as Leaders in Finland

Forget Charter Schools and Vouchers

Shortage Puts More Unqualified Teachers in Classrooms

A Bitter Pell

Black Male Student Success in Higher Education

Why I Let My Students Cheat on Their Exam

The Teen Who Exposed a Professor's Myth

UCLA Study: Latino Students . . . the Most Segregated Nationwide

School Data Finds Pattern of Inequality Along Racial Lines

Will States Fail the Common Core?

South L.A. Student Finds a Different World at Cal

Affluent Students Have an Advantage and the Gap Is Widening

Paulo Freire's "Chapter 2 from Pedagogy of the Oppressed" (pdf)

Jean Anyon's "Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work"

Jean Anyon's "Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work" (pdf)

Tamar Lewin's "Community Colleges Cutting Back on Public Access"

Sam Dillon's "Share of College Spending for Recreation Is Rising"

Pamela Paul's "From Students, Less Kindness for Strangers?"


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Last Published 8/31/17