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English 322 Introduction to College Reading


~online-hybrid section~
Evergreen Valley College (EVC). FALL 2015.
WAYS TO CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Name: Miss Sherryanne B. Lim

Face-to-Face
Office Location: RG 153 (Roble Bldg.)
Office Hours: Mondays 1:35 p.m. to 5:35 p.m. and Tuesdays 1:35 p.m. to
2:35 p.m.

Online
*Phone: (408) 2706425
*E-mail: sherryanne.lim@evc.edu
*Q&A Forum in Moodle
*Students can expect responses from the instructor within 1 to 2 days.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course strengthens and expands reading and study skills using a variety of
teaching approaches and materials. It develops vocabulary, complex comprehension,
and study/reference skills.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to
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2.
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4.

Define vocabulary words using word parts such as prefixes, suffixes, and root words.
Identify the stated main idea of a paragraph or a passage.
Assess a paragraphs or a passages pattern of organization.
Describe a major character from the assigned novel.

REQUIRED BOOKS:
AUTHOR:
Langan, John

TITLE:
Ten Steps to Improving College
Reading Skills, 6th ed.

ISBN#:
978-1-59194-423-2
(textbook)

Phan, Aimee

We Should Never Meet: Stories

(paperback novel)

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Item
Textbook Homework Sets
1. These need to be typedaccording to the instructions
posted in Moodle.
2. Students submit them during the dates and times
stated in the Schedule and Homework Set document
that is posted in Moodle.
3. All work must be submitted via Turnitin in Moodle.
4. Late or make-up work will not be accepted, so the
instructor will not count the lowest two scores.
5. Instructor feedback will available to students two to
three days after the deadline.
Novel Assignments
1. These need to be typedaccording to the instructions
posted in Moodle.
2. Students submit them during the dates and times
stated in the Schedule and Homework Set document
that is posted in Moodle.
3. All work must be submitted via Turnitin in Moodle.
4. Late or make-up work will not be accepted, so the
instructor will not count the lowest two scores.
5. Instructor feedback will available to students two to
three days after the deadline.
Quizzes:
1. There are no books (no textbook and no novel),
dictionaries, notes, and electronic devices allowed
during quizzes.
2. Quizzes are due on the dates and times posted in the
Schedule and Homework Set document.
3. There are no make-ups for missed quizzes, so the
instructor will not count the lowest two scores.
4. Instructor feedback will available to students two to
three days after the deadline.
Reading Department Final Exam:
1. Days/Dates: Monday and Wednesday, December 14
& 16, 2015.
2. Time and Location: during regular class times in our
classroom
3. Students need to bring a blue or a black pen and a
small blue book (available in the EVC bookstore).
4. There are no textbooks, dictionaries, notes, electronic
devices, and talking with others allowed during finals.
TOTAL

% of course grade
20%

20%

40%

20%

100%

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COURSE POLICIES:

Grades
This is a Pass/No Pass (P/NP) course. So, the goal is for students to earn a P or 70%
by the end of the term:
Grade
A
B
C
D
F

%
90-100
80-89
70-79
60-69
0-59

P/NP
P
P
P
NP
NP

Academic Honesty
This section is a quote from Page 161 of the 2014-2015 EVC Catalog.
Source: www.evc.edu/AcademicAffairs/Documents/chapter8.pdf#search=plagiarism
Evergreen Valley College values academic integrity. Students are expected to
complete and submit their own work. These values ensure that every student is
graded fairly. Academic dishonesty is unethical and does not support student
learning.
Violations of standards include the following:

Altering grades
Altering or forging college documents, records, or identification
Copying from someones test or allowing someone to copy your test
Copying from an authors work without giving credit (plagiarism)
Doing an assignment (e.g. term paper or essay) for another student or asking,
paying, bribing, or blackmailing someone to do an assignment for you
Sitting in for someone in class, or on a test, or having someone sit in class for
you, if not authorized by an instructor
Submitting work previously presented in another class if not authorized by the
instructor
During an exam, using or consulting other test or course material not
authorized by the instructor
Possession of an examination or materials not authorized by the instructor

Consequences may include one or more of the following actions by appropriate


college officials:

Submitting work previously presented in another class if not authorized by the


instructor
During an exam, using or consulting other test or course material not
authorized by the instructor

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Receiving a failing grade on the test, paper, or exam


Course grade lowered, possibly resulting in course failure
Verbal or written reprimand/warning
Suspension for a longer specified time
Expulsion from college

Attendance
The instructor will drop students who have unexcused absences when Fall 2015
begins on August 31, 2015. So, students must attend both face-to-face (f2f) class
sessions during Week 1 in order to remain enrolled in the class. The online part of this
hybrid class will begin during the third week of the term.

Dropping/Withdrawing
Students are responsible for dropping and/or for withdrawing from the class in a
timely manner & for following EVCs policies.
Source:
http://www.evc.edu/current-students/admissions-and-records/adddrop-classes

Electronic Devices
(This policy applies only during the f2f portion of the term.) Cell phones, tablets, and
other electronic devices need to be on silent or vibrate mode, and stored inside a
bag or a backpack. Those who must make an emergency phone call need to step
outside the classroom.

Student Conduct
Students are expected to be kind, respectful, & gracious to themselves & to the
entire EVC community. Students acting or behaving in ways that are unacceptable,
inappropriate, and/or disruptive to the class learning process will be disciplined
according to EVC policies set forth in the Student Disciplinary Procedures.
Source: http://www.evc.edu/AcademicAffairs/Documents/chapter8.pdf.
DISABLED STUDENTS PROGRAM (DSP)
EVC provides support services to disabled students to ensure academic progress &
success. Before the first week of classes ends, students need to inform the instructor
of accommodations set forth by the DSP.
Source: http://www.evc.edu/current-students/support-programs/dsp-s

NOTE: This syllabus may be subject to change without advanced notice.