A COURSE SYLLABUS and CONTRACT for ENGLISH100A
English 100A is designed to help the student to read, to discuss, tolisten, to write, and to think.
Emphasis will be placed on the writing of effective sentences and paragraphs.
A student is allowed only the number of absences that a class meetsin one week, i.e. five 1-hour absences for the day course that meetsfive times a week.
A student is asked to anticipate absences and to arrange make-upsessions on pre-announced assignments before returning to class.
Regular punctual attendance, diligent participation, and courteous behaviorare expected of all students.
I will drop from the class any student who is excessively absentor who neglects classwork.
Students must have paper, a pen, two different colored highlighters,and all textbooks for each class.
Students should keep all written work in a folder.
The folder will aid students and to chart improvements and to detectrecurring problems in their writing.
Each student should have the folder available when consulting with theinstructor or with a tutor.
Use 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper for all assignments.
Written work submitted for a grade will be typed on the computer usinga size 14 font, justified text, and double spacing.
Submit papers unfolded with your name, the course title, the instructor'sname, and the date in the upper right-hand corner of page one.
Staple multiple page papers in the upper left-hand corner.
Proofread all papers with care.
Minor corrections may be made with a pen on final copies.
Illegible work will not be accepted.
Give every paper a title unless otherwise directed.
PAPERS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THESE SPECIFICATIONSWILL BE RETURNED UNREAD AND UNGRADED.
Final grades will be determined on the basis of composition grades,quizzes, and exams.
A student must pass the Grammar Examination in order to receive Creditfor the course.
A student who does not take the scheduled Final Examination will receivea No Credit grade for the course.
The Final Examination will be two hours long.
Attendance at the Final Examination is by invitation only.
An F on any part of the Final Examinationwill result in a No Credit grade for the course.
Plagiarism is defined as follows: "to steal and use (the ideas or writingsof another) as one's own."
Any part of a paper that shows any evidence of copying "word forword" from an outside source or from another student's paper is NOT acceptableand may result in an F on the paper and/oran F in the course at the discretion of theinstructor.
Incomplete grades are given only at the instructor's discretion.
No incomplete grades will be given in this course.
I have read the above Contract and agree to follow the conditionsset forth.