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English 111 Spring 2014 Syllabus

English 111 Spring 2014 Syllabus

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Bensen-Barber -1- Syllabus Spring 2014
English 111 DL03/DL06 College Composition I Spring 2014 Syllabus Contact/Course Information Instructor
: Beth Bensen-Barber
Course Time
: Virtual
: Virtual
: ebensen-barber@reynolds.edu
: PRC, BH, Room 220B
Office Phone
: 804.523.5754
Course Web site:
The best times to reach me in my PRC office by phone or in person are during my MW or TuTh scheduled office hours. Otherwise, please contact me by email.
Office Hours
 MW 10:00 a.m.
 1:00 p.m. TuTh 9:30 a.m.
 10:30 a.m.
Virtual Office Hours
: I will respond to emails and voice mails as quickly as  possible. If you do not receive a response from me within 24 hours during the work week (M-F), please send another email or call m office hone aain.
Bensen-Barber -2- Syllabus Spring 2014
Textbooks and Purchase Materials Required Purchase Textbooks
 Blau, Susan, and Kathryn Burak.
Writing in the Works
. 3
 ed. Australia: Wadsworth/Cengage, 2013. Hacker, Diane.
 A Writer’s Reference
. 7
ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007.
: Although I do not teach directly from
 A Writer’s Reference
, please  purchase a copy, as I will be referring you to sections as the semester progresses. Additionally, please do not sell
 A Writer’s
 to the bookstore at the end of the semester. It is likely you will continue to use this handbook as a resource throughout your college career and you will likely refer to it in Eng 112. A good handbook is a valuable tool to refer to even when not taking a composition class.
Please purchase a copy of the book through the campus bookstore. The Reynolds Bookstore and Cengage are making the bundle (book + CourseMate) available at a special discounted price. Hardcopy of book + CourseMate: ISBN 9781133540137 Older editions are not acceptable. CourseMate component is required. Students who do not wish to purchase a hardcopy of the textbook may opt to purchase access to CourseMate only, which includes an electronic, online version of the textbook. This electronic only component is also available through the bookstore at the discounted bundle price: ISBN
Bensen-Barber -3- Syllabus Spring 2014
Additional Purchase Materials
: Required: (free) An open mind and willingness to take on new challenges. Required: (free) A WordPress blog account. Sign up at the following URL: https://wordpress.com/ (You will find further instructions in Week
 content folder in Blackboard) Required: Since this is a distance learning course, you will need to purchase a thumb drive, flash drive or other plug-in device for saving documents regularly. In addition to saving to your hard drives, it is important that you develop a habit of saving to plug-in devices as well (or use iCloud, digital drop box, etc.). Required: Reliable Internet connectivity outside of the college. Required: Reliable access to Microsoft Office 2007/2010 or equivalent technology. Recommended: A collegiate dictionary and thesaurus. Recommended: 3-ring binder or 2-pocket folder to file class handouts. Or begin creating electronic folders for each of your classes and for each assignment. Electronic folders for English 111 might appear in this way: Save all assignments, lectures, and supporting handouts/documents that pertain to each assignment in the designated folder.
Course Description Prerequisites
: To register for this course, students must have a placement recommendation for ENG 111 or placement recommendation for co-requisites ENG 111 and ENF 3. ENG 111 is a  prerequisite for ENG 112. ENG 111 develops the skills students possess prior to entering college-level writing courses and  prepares students for academic and professional communication. Students will produce texts

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