Writing 5 EAP 1540 Spring 2012 T-R/ 9:25am – 10:40am Christian C Berry

Office Hours: T/R: 8:45am – 9:15am or by appointment Classroom: Bldg. TBA Ph#: 321-507-8626 E-mail: berryc@brevardcc.edu

This is the fifth level of a six-course sequence focusing on writing skills for speakers of other languages. Students will develop and write essays in a variety of styles and practice using correct grammatical structures, punctuation, and spelling. Students must complete thirteen hours of lab work and earn a "C" or higher to proceed to EAP 1620.

Course Outcomes and Objectives:
The Student will • Transition from academic paragraphs to composing multiparagraph essays • Master the writing process steps • Differentiate between the common essay styles • Become skilled at timed writing

“S” for SATISFACTORY; “U” for UNSATISFACTORY; “N” for INPROGRESS Students who receive an “N” will continue where they left off the previous semester. However, in order to receive an “N”, a student must show steady progress, have good attendance, have completed lab hours, and have at least half of the writing assignments and half of the exams completed. Students who receive a “U” will have to start all over again if they return the next semester. Students must pay full amount of tuition for the course again if they receive an “N” or a “U” as a final grade. 75-100 = satisfactory (passing) 0-74 = unsatisfactory (not passing)


Midterm/Final—30% The Midterm Exam will be administered during Week 8 (Feb 27-Mar 2). asking questions. I must be able to identify your weekly attendance at the Conversation Hour. Essays and Editing Practices—45% Tests will be based on the units in the textbook and may include both standard questions as well as a writing sample. THIS INCLUDES BOTH IN CLASS AND ONLINE ACTIVITIES!! 2. Active roles are. Participation—10% You will need to be present and take an active role in the class. as deemed necessary. The Final Exam will be administered during Week 16 (April 30-May 4). Office for Student Disabilities offers services to students with special learning needs. for example. following directions. participating in discussions. McNaught does not allow make-up exams unless the student arranges BEFORE the exam to take it at a later date. Course Requirements 1. You may attend more than one Conversation Hour per week. . throughout the semester. Lab Participation (Tellmemore)—15% You will need to spend a minimum of 13 hours on Lab activities as designated in class. 3. and find writing tutors in the Learning Lab on the 2nd floor of the library. 5. I must be able to identify your completion of lab activities assigned. Outside Help Computers and Tutoring: You can use computers on the 2nd floor of the library. 4. etc. Attendance Policy Consistent attendance is necessary for meeting the course competencies. Lab Participation (Conversation Hours) You will need to spend a minimum of 1 hour per week in Conversation Hour. Students who fail to attend on a test day without contacting the teacher will not be given a make-up exam. 85% attendance is required to pass the course and stay in good standing with the college. You may work ahead in the lab exercises.The instructor reserves the right to modify this syllabus. PLEASE NOTE: Mr.

for whatever reason. The beginning of class is often hectic. Students who wish to speak quickly to the instructor should plan to stay a few minutes after class. Students will sign-in at the beginning of each class meeting and drop off their homework folder. 4th ed. Tardiness is defined as arriving after the instructor has picked up the sign-in sheet and begun the lesson. Students might also come to see the instructor during office hours. these rules apply • 1-3 absences = no credit for homework or assignments unless turned in ahead of time. Unless extreme circumstances (with appropriate documentation) or advanced arrangements indicate the need for exception. Students should complete homework (to keep up with the process and be prepared for the next class) and talk to classmates. it is crucial that students are in their seats and prepared to begin at scheduled class time. Manage absences wisely and submit homework in advance. Students who miss a class meeting are responsible for “catching up” on the information made available during the missed class session. 2. Attendance: Since an important part of your work will be done in class. Absences and tardiness will cause students to fall behind and lead to a reduced final grade. Tardiness: Since this class meets only twice a week. is equivalent to an absence. Students who come in after class has started will be noted as tardy. Every assignment and class activity is designed to lead to the next.Materials: Textbook: Writing for Academic Purposes by Oshima & Hogue. Students should assume that they have missed something important and do their best to find out what it is. Not signing the sheet. . Students should never ask “Did I miss anything important?” This course is designed in a building-block fashion. so there might not be time to speak before class. Three late arrivals will count as an absence. Policies 1. students will be expected not only to be in class but to participate in group and class discussion as well. No make-ups for in-class work.

Text messaging or use of cell phones in any fashion during our brief time together is strictly prohibited. permission must be acquired from the instructor prior to the start of class. Homework: LATE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS will receive a zero. 3. If you know that you are going to miss a class. Late is defined as the instructor has picked up the sign in sheet and class has started. Students who know that they are going to miss a deadline or be absent for an extended period are responsible for discussing the problem with the instructor in advance. Assignments will not be accepted after the due date without medical documentation and/or previous arrangement with the instructor. Major assignments must be completed in order to be eligible to receive a passing final grade. however. the earned grade for each assignment will be reduced by one full letter grade per day late. Students must successfully complete all major assignments and the majority of smaller assignments in order to be eligible for a passing grade. Students should not be late for class in order to complete homework. 5. homework should be submitted to the instructor in advance. Violation of this policy may result in dismissal from class as well as the recording of an absence. The focus of this course . If there is an emergency situation which warrants the need for a phone to be left on. Cellphones: Common courtesy and classroom etiquette require that all beepers and cell phones must be turned completely off during class and put away (not on desk or in a student’s hand). Laptops: No laptop use is permitted in this workshop environment unless specifically directed by the instructor. 2012.• • • • 4 absences = reduction of final grade by 10% 5 absences = possible withdraw from class (at instructor discretion) Students MUST attend 85% of the classes to be eligible for a passing grade. It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from the class by the required date. LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW WITH a “W” is March 19. 4.

Communication: BCC and Angel email is the official mode of communication for BCC students and faculty. Note: Not checking and maintaining the BCC email account does not relieve students from responsibility for the information or action required. Accordingly. NOTE: To receive accommodations. Adaptive furniture. and off the desks while class is in session. academic advisement. the services of a learning disabilities specialist. Students will maintain proper decorum at all times. Laptops must remain closed. Not listening or not being in class does not relieve the student from responsibility for the information or expectations. in their cases. students are expected to listen and make note of instructions given in class. only those accommodations . This may result in a student not receiving important information and communication from the instructor. 8. 7.) will not be tolerated. student classroom behavior is governed by the rules set forth in the Student Code of Conduct as outlined in the Brevard Community College Student Handbook and Planner. 6. including turning off electronic games. cell phones. 2011-12. advocacy. Students often do not check their BCC email or empty their mailboxes. Further. and audible pagers while in class. interrupting the instructor or other students. sleeping in class. be answered. All services are free and information is kept confidential. and devices are available. equipment. Emails from personal addresses may not be secure and will not. placement and classroom test administration. Disruptive behaviors (such as talking to neighbors. etc. In order to receive the most appropriate assistance. as well as sign language interpreters. students are encouraged to register with the Office for Students with Disabilities on their campus. Brevard Community College assists students with disabilities by providing reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis.is on personal. Further. students must provide in advance all appropriate documentation from the Office of Students with Disabilities. and other services to help students attain their educational goals. writer-to-writer communication and with the word on the printed page. Office for Student Disabilities After a student self-identifies. consequently. For information. All students will conduct themselves in a kind and courteous manner or they may be asked to leave and subsequently counted absent for the day. Conduct: Students learn best in an orderly. specialized computer software. professional environment. students should contact the Office for Students with Disabilities on the first floor of building 2.

it is the student’s responsibility to schedule all necessary services. which could lead to your failure for the individual assignment or entire course but may also lead to more extensive academic repercussions. will either allow students to complete work in advance of the absence or immediately after as it fits the learning process at the time of absence. or using another’s project as if it were your own. Unless documented. The MLA suggests that plagiarism may take the following forms: • • • • • • Copying word for word from a source without giving credit to that source Paraphrasing the work of another without giving credit to the source Adopting a particularly apt phrase as your own without giving credit to the source Using an image or a copy of an image without giving credit to the source Paraphrasing someone else’s line of thinking in the development of a topic as if it were your own Receiving excessive help from a friend or someone else. RESPONSIBILITY: All students will be held to the policies prescribed in this syllabus. Students will complete the work as arranged with the instructor or take a zero for the assignment. Students who turn in work containing plagiarism will fail the course. at his discretion. Students who believe they have been unreasonably denied accommodation due to religious beliefs or practices have the right to seek redress through the student appeal procedure. Plagiarism is the presentation of other people’s ideas as if they are your own. a student is to notify the instructor in writing within the first week of class.identified as necessary and reasonable by that Office will be offered. Students will still be expected to meet all scheduled deadlines and due dates. Real or pretended ignorance of the definitions of plagiarism does not excuse you from penalty. Students are accountable for material covered during their absence and are responsible for obtaining it. Claiming ignorance of these policies will not be considered a defense. The instructor. . 9. Grading 1. Plagiarism is a serious offense. Religious Observances: When observance of religious holidays interferes with class attendance or work. an instructor assumes that all ideas and expressions presented are your own.

however. Course Completion: Major assignments must be submitted in order to complete the course. including the smaller.2. consequently. students must earn a grade of 75% average for coursework and have attended class at least 85% of the time. Students are expected to complete all assignments. building-block assignments. the earned grade will be reduced one full letter grade per day late. Weights: Grades are “weighted. Exit Exams – You will be strongly encouraged to take the Grammar Exit and Writing Exit Exams . students cannot divide total points earned by total points possible to get their final course grade.” which means that some categories carry more value than others. Minimum Standards: In order to pass the course. 3. The weight breakdown is as follows Homework/Class Participation 30% Quizzes/Tests/Projects 25% Tellmemore Participation 15% Midterm 10% Final* 20% 5. 4. Not doing so will result in a reduced grade or failure.

Martin Luther King.Semester Schedule Note: The following is a tentative schedule for the term.Sentences Sentence writing Short paragraph writing Practice 10 Chapter 11 –Sentence Problems Chapter 12 – Noun Clauses Chapter 13 – Noun Clauses Chapter 14 – Noun Clauses Editing Practice Chapter 15 – Noun Clauses Editing Practice Review for Midterm Exam Review Areas of Difficulty from Midterm Exam Chapter 1and Chapter 2 Homework as assigned Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 Appendix A Homework as assigned Chapter 5 Appendix B Homework as assigned Spring Break Chapter 6 Appendix E Chapter 7 Homework as assigned Chapter 9 Homework as assigned Review for Final Exam Final Exams Essay 3 Essay 4 Midterm Exam Week 1 (Jan 9-15) Week 2 (Jan 16-20) Week 3 (Jan 23-27) Week 4 (Jan 30-Feb 3) Week 5 (Feb 6-10) Week 6 (Feb 13-17) Week 7 (Feb 20-24) Week 8 (Feb 27-Mar 2) Week 9 (Mar 5-9) Week 10 (Mar 12-16) Essay 1 Week 11 (Mar 19-23) (Mar 26-April 1) Week 12 (Apr 2-6) Week 13 (Apr 9-13) Week 14 (Apr 16-23) Week 15 (Apr 23-27) Week 16 (April 30-May 4) Essay 2 January 17. Weekly schedules/assignments may differ from the following. Birthday Observance March 26 Spring Break Begins: College campuses Closed (Reopen Monday. Diagnostic/Introduction to Course Chapter 10 . April 2) . Details about assignments/exams and dates will be given in class. 2011: Dr. Jr.