EL CAMINO COLLEGE – Spring 2002

ESL 53B -INTERMEDIATE WRITING/GRAMMAR (Section 6662)

Instructor: Mrs. Rita Fork (please call me Rita)

Office Hours: 10:30 – 12:30. p.m., or by appointment (Mon. – Thurs.)

(Rm. 301L, Communications Bldg.)

Phone: (310) 378-3888

E-mail: afork1@aol.com

 

Web Site: www.elcamino.edu/faculty/rfork
Classroom: H17

Textbooks: English Skills with Readings by John Langan (5th Edition)

Developing Composition Skills by Mary K. Ruetten

Longman Advanced American Dictionary (Pearson Publication 2000) recommended but not required

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

In the words of the El Camino College Catalogue, "ESL 53 B is an intermediate level composition class that offers students an intensive writing experience, moving from the paragraph to an emphasis on the essay. Students will write a minimum of ten well-organized essays, including critical reactions to readings. Grammar problems identified in student writing will be addressed."

 

GRADING:

Take Home Writes (THW) 25%

Rewrites, Class Essays and Group Essay 25%

Class participation and Journal 10%

Computer Sentence Skills 10%

Writing Conference Center (ten hours lab or conference time) 10%

Mid-term and Final Exam __20%

TOTAL ………………………………………………………………………100%

 

ATTENDANCE AND CLASS PARTICIPATION POLICY

It is essential that you come to class ON TIME, EVERY DAY! Successful students choose to "Stay the Course" in order to accomplish their present and future goals. Choose to succeed by taking one step at a time: come to class; turn in assignments promptly; participate in classroom activities; join study groups; use assigned and optional academic tools to enhance learning. Take charge of your education, and write your own success story. Your future is in your hands, and I am here to help you. If you are unable to attend class, please leave a message at the above telephone number or at the E-mail address.

 

WEEKLY HOMEWORK AND JOURNAL ARTICLES

Daily Journal assignments, Essay assignments and Homework assignments should be turned in on time. Please get phone numbers and e-mail addresses of a few classmates; working with fellow students will enable you to create a support network to assist you in achieving your goals in this class and beyond.

 

LATE ASSIGNMENTS:

Late assignments will receive a grade of zero. However, one assignment may be turned in late with a NQA note (no questions asked) attached to it. Even though you may be unable to attend class on the day an assignment is due, you must turn in the assignment. Plan to hand in the assignment early, send it by e-mail, or bring it to the Humanities office.

 

PLAGARISM and CHEATING

El Camino College Board policy 5138, summarized on page 25 of the College Catalogue, addresses the issue of student cheating. It states, "When there is evidence cheating or plagiarism in classroom work, students may receive an F for that piece of work or may be suspended from all classes for the term and the following term if deemed appropriate."