English 052 (Essential Written Communication)
I. How to contact the instructor:
Phone/voice mail: 443-840-3901
Office: College Community Center Building (K211)
II. Course Description:
English 052 is a course designed to develop your writing and grammar skills. You will learn to develop paragraphs into unified essays as you encounter readings that model commonly used writing styles in American English.
III. Why this course is important:
Language is a powerful instrument. If one's communication skills are not well developed, one cannot easily compete in a job market with those whose skills are developed; employers are currently placing increasing value on the ability to communicate clearly in both written and spoken English. Also, new writers need a course in which they encounter information about paragraph writing, advanced grammar and the mechanics of our language. This course helps to demystify (to solve the mystery of) one's own language so that one gains the confidence needed to utilize writing as a skill for self-discovery and expression, as well as for achieving academic and occupational goals.
IV. Evaluation Procedures:
Your final grade will be based on:
V. Course Goals:
At the end of the course you should:
VI. Specific Course Objectives:
In order to successfully complete this course, you will have to:
VII. Instructional Modes: One-on-one conferencing; instructor presentations; class discussion; teamwork
VIII. Text: Readings will be provided
IX. Attendance: You are expected to attend all classes (more than three would be excessive).
If you should have to miss class, it is your responsibility to find out about assignments missed and to complete them on time.
X. SPECIAL NOTE: Late Assignments
You are expected to turn in all assignments on time so that the instructor is able to guide you by his written comments. If for any reason you have more than one late assignment at the date of November 1 (and because you will not have received 50% of the written guidance that you need) you will be advised to withdraw from the course by the final date for withdrawal with a "W", which is November 5.