INTRODUCTION Welcome to EAC 149! This semester we will be working hard on improving your English writing, reading, and oral skills. Please join me in using this addendum to the EAC 149 general outline (available at http://www. senecac. on. ca/fulltime). This addendum is your guide to the subject requirements and activities in my class. TEXTS & MATERIALS o Gaetz, Lynne & Suneeti Phadke. The Canadian Writer’s World: Paragraphs and Essays, “Canadian” 2010. o A good quality English-language dictionary, such as Oxford or Merriam Webster. All students are required to use the following Research Guide for their assignments: Seneca Libraries. Guide to Research and Citation: MLA Style. 3rd ed. Toronto: Seneca College, 2010. Print. o A folder/portfolio to keep all your work throughout the semester GRADING / ASSIGNMENTS (tentative) Paragraphs(2)10%(2×5%) Summary(1)10% Quizzes(2)10%(2×5%) Reading Comprehension Test(1)10% Essay(2)30%(2×15%) Final Exam(1)30% Note: • Students must pass both the term (60%) and the final exam (60%) to pass the course. See the section on Evaluation below. Use of internet, cell phones and other electronic devices is not permitted during class and the final exam. The term work for courses within the School of English and Liberal Studies includes a minimum of 250 pages of reading and 2000 words of writing. This is consistent with Seneca College policy for English and Liberal Studies courses. TENTATIVE WEEKLY SCHEDULE |WEEK |TOPIC |Pre-class READING |ASSIGNMENT | |1 Sept. – 9 |Introduction |Addendum |Get the text Diagnostic Essay | |2 Sept. 12 – 16 |The Writing Process. Transitional |Chap. 1, 2, 3 |TBA | | |words/expressions |p. 47 | | |3 Sept. 19 – 23 |Narrative Writing |Chap. |Paragraph 1 (5%) | | | |Reading p. 605: “A Faith in Others |(narrative) | | | |Versus Security” | | |4 Sept. 26 – 30 |Descriptive Writing. |Chap. 6 |Quiz 1 (5%) (apostrophe, quotation marks, | | |Punctuation (apostrophe, quotation |Chap. 4 |titles) | | |marks, titles) |Reading p. 550 “Bound Feet” | | |5 Oct. 3 – 7 |Cause & Effect |Chap. 11 |Paragraph 2 (5%) | | |Comma use |Chap. 33 |(cause & effect) | | | |Reading p. 71 “Growing up in | | | | |Cyberspace” | | |6 Oct. 10 – 14 |Process Writing |Chap. 7 |Quiz 2 (5%) | | |Comma use cont’d |Chap. 20 (p. 319-332) |(comma use, fragments, run-on sentences) | | |Review of fragments & run-on |Reading p. 66 “How Spies are Caught”| | | |sentences | | | |7 Oct. 17 – 21 |Understanding Readings |Chap. 37 |Reading Comprehension Test (10%) (includes | | |Practice Reading Essay with Questions|Reading p. 556 “The Scourge of |short comprehension questions and a | | | |Self-Sabotage” plus Questions p. response paragraph) | | | |557-558 | | | Oct. 24 – 28 |STUDY WEEK | |8 Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 |Summarizing & paraphrasing |Chap. 5 p. 252-255 |Summary (10%) | | |The Essay |Chap. 3 | | | | |Reading TBA | | |9 Nov. 7 – 11 |Comparison & Contrast Essay |Chap. 10 |Essay 1 Rough Outline (comparison and | | | |Chap. 14 p. 232-237 |contrast) | | | |Reading p. 48 “The Old Movie Houses | | | | |are Where Memory Sits” | | |10 Nov. 14 – 18 |The Essay Cont’d. |Chap. 15 p. 246-265 |Essay 1 (15%) (comparison and contrast) | | |Intro. To MLA |Chap. 36 p. 529-534 | | | Revising and editing practice | | | |11 Nov. 21 – 25 |The Argumentative Essay |Chap. 12 |Essay 2 Rough Outline (argumentative essay)| | | |Chap 14 p. 241-245 | | | | |Reading p. 568 “This Boat is My Boat”| | |12 Nov. 8 – Dec. 2 |The Essay cont’d. |Chap. 36 p. 534-541 |Essay 2 (15%) (argumentative essay) | | |Revising and editing practice |TBA | | |13 Dec. 5 – 9 |Exam Preparation Review |Appendix 6 p. 623 (preparing for |Practice Exam | | | |exams) | | |14 Dec. 2 – 16 |EXAM DATES | CLASS STANDARDS Format:Only work with a neat, professional appearance will be accepted for grading. Out-of-class assignments must be word-processed. Rewrite Policy:Assignments and tests are not eligible for rewriting. Late Assignments:A late out-of-class assignment will be penalized at a reduction of ? letter grade per day with a one-week maximum for submission. Missed Tests / Presentations / In-Class Assignments:These receive a grade of zero.
If there are valid reasons for missing the item, the student MUST: a) Contact the professor or student advisor either by phone or by email prior to the start time of the test, presentation or in-class assignment and b) Next class, present the professor with a signed, word-processed memo indicating why the test, presentation or in-class assignment was missed, with medical documentation where appropriate. At the professor’s discretion, a make-up test/in-class assignment or new date for the presentation may be granted or the value of the test may be added to a subsequent test or final exam.
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EVALUATION Promotion Policy: To pass EAC 149, you must meet the subject learning outcomes in BOTH your term work and the final examination. The term work will constitute 70% of the final grade; the exam 30%. Successful completion of term work is a prerequisite for writing the final exam. The final grade will be SAT (satisfactory) or UNSAT (unsatisfactory). You must achieve a grade of 60% or higher in BOTH the term and the final exam to successfully complete this subject. ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION Consistent attendance is important for success in this subject.
If you are absent from class, please notify me by phone or e-mail. You are sill responsible for the material and assignments missed and may be required to provide documentation. For extensions or special considerations, make the request to me well in advance of any due dates. Considerate classroom conduct, adequate class preparation, and constructive participation will enhance your academic experience and that of your colleagues. In particular, you are asked to be prompt, courteous, responsible and collaborative.
STUDENT / FACULTY CONSULTATION OUTSIDE CLASSROOM HOURS: My consultation hours are Mon Period 3,4 and Wed Period 5 (or by appointment. ) LEARNING CENTRE The Learning Centres offer academic support to all Seneca students in the form of one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring, and workshops and are located in the libraries of the Newnham, Markham, York and King campuses. Students should book tutoring appointments by either logging on to the Web Access Booking system (WABS) at https://www. senecac. on. ca/wabs/ or by visiting The Learning Centre in person.
DROPPING A SUBJECT There are two deadlines for dropping this subject. If you drop by Day 10 of the semester, the subject will not appear on your transcript. If you drop by the last drop date (see Student handbook), the subject will appear on your transcript with a grade of DNC. To drop, please notify your professor, complete a “Timetable Change Form,” and return it to Registration by the deadline. Discuss any possible negative consequences of dropping the subject with the Coordinator. ACADEMIC REGULATIONS
It is your responsibility as a student of Seneca College to be aware of and abide by the academic and behavioural policies outlined in the College Academic Policy and the Student Handbook. Here are some key policies: ACADEMIC HONESTY (Section 9 and Appendix E – Academic Policy) To continue to graduate high quality students and to sustain our reputation as a leading institution, Seneca must have the highest standards of academic honesty. Academic honesty means that all Seneca College persons will conduct themselves in an honest and trustworthy manner in all aspects of their academic career.
Engaging in any form of academic dishonesty to obtain any type of academic advantage or credit is an offence and will not be tolerated by the College. The penalty for a first offence is a grade “0” on the work in which the offence occurred, and will result in a comment being placed on the student’s transcript. The penalty for the second offence is an “F” in the course where the offence occurred, a second comment on the transcript and immediate suspension from the college normally for a minimum of three semesters.
For more information about what constitutes academic dishonesty and how to avoid it, go to http://www. senecac. on. ca/library/Academic_Honesty/index. html STUDENT APPEALS (Section 12 – Seneca College Academic Policy) Students have the right to appeal academic decisions of the College. The procedures for informal and formal appeals are outlined in Academic Policy. If a student disagrees with the evaluation of an assignment or with a final grade, s/he must first discuss the matter with the professor in an attempt to resolve the matter informally.
If the matter is not resolved, the student should discuss the problem with the Student Advisor or the Chair. Students must keep all assignments (including drafts and outlines) and exercises until they receive their final grade. No appeal will be considered unless a complete file is submitted at the time of the appeal. COPYRIGHT Copyright means the sole right to produce, reproduce, and copy work in which copyright subsists. This includes books, articles, textbooks, and other original creative works such as photographs, and text, graphics, images, sound video, and games from the Internet.
It is illegal to reproduce and/or distribute copyrighted materials without the express written permission of the author. Copyright information is available at http://www. senecac. on. ca/policies/copyright. html INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE Official College E-mail is available to all employees and students. Faculty, staff and students are required to use College-provided e-mail when corresponding electronically about College-related matters. (For further information regarding the IT acceptable use policy, please refer to: http://www. senecac. n. ca/policies/itau. html DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. It is the policy of Seneca College that all employees and students have a right to work and study in an environment that asserts the personal worth and dignity of each individual. In order to achieve this objective, Seneca College will not tolerate any form of discrimination and/or harassment in its employment, education, accommodation, or business policies dealings.
Information and assistance are available from the Resolution, Equity and Diversity Centre. For further information please see: http://www. senecac. on. ca/equity ACCOMMODATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS The college will provide reasonable accommodation for students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 2900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.
Approved by:____________________________________ Claire Moane, Chair School of English and Liberal Studies ———————– SENECA COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS & TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF ENGLISH AND LIBERAL STUDIES FACULTY OF BUSINESS |PROFESSOR’S ADDENDUM TO SUBJECT OUTLINE | SUBJECT: EAC149 – English and Communication SEMESTER: Fall 2011OFFICE: B3019B PROFESSOR: Kathleen BellOFFICE HRS: Mon Pd 3,4 Wed Pd 5 EMAIL: Kathleen. [email protected] on. ca PHONE: ext. 6767