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English 1A

Description: This course is a transfer level, college freshman English composition course comparable to those courses offered by the state colleges and university systems (CSU, UC, C-ID Engl 100). Students earn three units of UC transferable English credit.   Entry Skills:  Advisory Reading Level III, or Reading Level II and concurrent enrollment in Reading 094A.   Catalog Prerequisites: ENG 079 Preparatory English, with a minimum grade of C or Composition Level III Lecture Hours Per Week:  Min Hours: 3.00   Max Hours: 3.00 Lecture Hours Per Semester: Min Hours:  48.00 Max Hours: 48.00   Requirements and goals for students in this course:   Write a minimum of 6,000 words of expository prose Comprehend and summarize college-level reading passages Compose complete essays (original and documented) centered on a clear and limited thesis, and supported and developed by an introduction, body, and conclusion of college-level sophistication. Compose sentences in a variety of syntactical patterns free of any but the most minor errors in grammar and mechanics. Employ both abstract reasoning, specific illustrations, examples, and appropriate outside sources to support and develop a thesis Develop a voice that reflects student-developed premises and statements based on clear thinking and reasoned analysis of reading material and personal material Skills include the reading and writing process, from pre-writing to publication-ready manuscripts, composition and construction of logical and effective paragraphs, exploration of various rhetorical forms, precise sentences with varied structures, formulating concepts and ideas that are critically analyzed and supported with evidence and illustration, editing techniques, effective use of dictionaries and other reference materials, research techniques, revision and self-analysis of essays, proofreading for errors and completing multiple drafts of papers.  

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Description: This course is a transfer level, college freshman English composition course comparable to those courses offered by the state colleges and university systems (CSU, UC, C-ID Engl 100). Students earn three units of UC transferable English credit.   Entry Skills:  Advisory Reading Level III, or Reading Level II and concurrent enrollment in Reading 094A.   Catalog Prerequisites: ENG 079 Preparatory English, with a minimum grade of C or Composition Level III 

Pedagogical Approach

None

Learning Outcomes

1. Read college-level material critically for purpose and main idea.

2. Write clear, logical, and varied sentences as required by writing task.

3. Demonstrate competence with clear and analytical paragraph and essay forms.

4. Proofread, edit, and revise written work.

5. Demonstrate knowledge of library research and documentation conventions. (We use MLA style)

6. Critically examine sources as appropriate for different writing tasks.

7. Apply critical thinking and communication skills to reading and at least 8,000 words of expository writing tasks.  

Course Objectives:

1. Narrow a topic to an appropriate focus, research the topic using both electronic and printed indexes, and evaluate the findings for use in a research paper. Present copies of research documents to prove authenticity.

2. Paraphrase, summarize, quote source material for a research paper. 

3. Evaluate sources for bias, currency, and applicability.

4. Compose a research paper following assigned documentation guidelines and use of interview techniques.

5. Compose an expository essay, employing appropriate patterns of development, with a structure containing introduction, body, and conclusion, and a clear, limited thesis

6. Compose a timed, on-demand essay in response to a prompt, similar to university-level competency examinations

7. Revise essays for grammar, usage, structure, and content through self-evaluation, peer editing, and instructor comments, and follow a rubric

8. Read, understand, and summarize essays and book-length works All assignments and tests are assigned points.

Assessment

Note: attendance is vital to your success. (Participation includes attendance, journals, discussion, exercises, activities, warm-ups, group work, presentations, in-class impromptu writing, quick writes and responses to reading, etc.)  Points are given for every class attendance. If you are not there for any reason, you will lose these points.  If you must miss a class, come late, or have to leave early, points are deducted from your semester total accordingly.  If you will be absent for funeral, illness, or other reason beyond your control, please let me know and arrangements can be made to make up particular assignments or exams. Papers due can be e-mailed by arrangement only. Do not, under any circumstance, leave a paper in the English office at Delta College. Papers will not be accepted that way. If a rough draft or final draft paper is due, and you are absent, you may not receive full credit for that paper. Please contact instructor at the earliest convenience. You must make arrangements with the instructor for e-mailing or delivering the paper some other way, if that option is open to you. Attend class even if you haven’t completed the paper due for that class. It’s better to receive a late grade on that paper, than to lower the grade even more by missing participation points and discussion or journal points from in-class assignments or reading response journals. Late papers receive a reduced grade, anywhere from 1-2 grades lowered or half credit if more than one class session late. E-mailing a paper to the instructor’s e-mail address is the best way to show that the paper is completed on time, if you are absent. More information and instructions will follow in a handout when the first paper will be due. Must use Microsoft WORD documents in attachments sent to the instructor. If you do not have word, send as a RTF (rich text file). 

All assignments and tests are assigned points. Essays: 100-200 pts. each – research essays are 200 pts.

Grading Procedures:                                   

Essays and writing:               60%

Exams, Quizzes, Presentations, discussions   30%  includes essay exams

Participation:    10%                      

 

Other Information

Contact information:

Contact Information:  Monika Rose, Instructor Daytime phone:  209-768-9021   Text message or phone call.                

Note: I do not check the Delta College voice mail system, so please do not call there. You can leave a text  or voice message at (209) 768-9021 if there is an emergency and you cannot make it to class. Call before 6:00.  

E-mail is checked regularly at this address:    mrosemanza@jps.net           (evenings, weekends)   My Delta college e-mail address is only checked once or twice a week.    ( mrose@deltacollege.edu ) Note: When using e-mail, please paste the frequently checked addresses above into your contact group and send to all addresses above. Also, please put your name and Delta class in the subject header. Check your Delta College student e-mail regularly. I send out messages to the class. Also check your student portal for updates and information from the college. Another source to check assignments and materials is a page on www.teacherweb.com. Look for my name in Lodi under Lodi High School.( Mrs. Rose). Or go directly there with this link: http://www.teacherweb.com/CA/LodiHighSchool/MrsRose/   Click on Delta folders.

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