Welcome to ENC 0020 SPI. You have chosen to take a class that does not require classroom or lab time. Instead, you must rely on self-motivation to set the pace for finishing this course. As “life” happens, sometimes staying on course as you attempt to set your own pace becomes difficult, no matter how motivated you are in the beginning.
One of the best ways to stay on track is to read through the SPI manual for this course before completing any assignments. Make sure you understand all of the requirements and deadlines.
Of course, whenever you need clarification on an assignment, I can be reached by phone or e-mail. My phone number is 201-8582. I have voice mail so that if I am not in you may leave a message. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a productive semester!!
Sharisse Turner, Instructor
College Preparatory English
Academic Support Program Division
English Skills, 7th edition, McGraw-Hill
*Any dictionary or thesaurus is fine.
College Survival Skills Workshops -Ms.
Betty Jensen, a TCC counselor, has produced videos to assist
students with their study skills. If you are interested in
viewing any of her videos, you may do so in the
is software that you can actually purchase from the bookstore (this software
has nothing to do with the CD wrapped inside your textbook).
To work on the program, you may visit the
The English Skills CD-ROM—a compact disc accompanies your textbook. You may download this on your computer if you desire more practice on your skills.
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Students have twenty (20) weeks to complete the course, four more than a regular semester. Therefore, absolutely NO EXTENSIONS can be given beyond the twenty weeks. If students delay their work then find themselves in some unavoidable emergency which prevents successful completion of the course, they will have to re-enroll in order to complete the course. The instructor will allow those students who re-enroll to count the grades earned during the previous enrollment. STUDENTS SHOULD NOT ENROLL IN THE AIM PROGRAM UNTIL THEY ARE READY TO BEGIN THEIR WORK.
INSTRUCTOR WILL NOT WITHDRAW STUDENTS
WHO DO NOT
FINISH THE COURSE!!
To submit work and pick up graded paragraphs,
essays, and exercises.
(b) To take the timed paragraph tests and the final examination/exit test.
Optional: (a) To have conferences with the instructor.
(b) To attend the
(c) To work on the ALLWRTTE! Software program in the
Students are required to pass the final examination/exit test with 60% or better. In addition, the student’s final grade will be computed as follows:
SPI Manual & Textbook Activities 25%
Timed Paragraph Tests 25%
The Essay 20%
*Final Examination/Exit Test 30%
In order to exit ENC 0020, students must have a minimum class average of 70% AND a minimum score of 60% on the exit test.
· Students who do not make the minimum passing score of 60% on the exit test WILL NOT pass the course!
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RECOMMENDED PACING SCHEDULE
-Register for the ENC 0020 SPI course.
-Go to the TCC Bookstore and purchase the required textbooks and manuals for the course.
-Survey all books and read through the manual.
-Read Chapter One (textbook), pp. 3-16.
-Contact the instructor at 201-8582 with immediate questions.
-Read Chapter Two (textbook), pp. 17-45.
-For practice complete all activities. These assignments DO NOT have to be turned in.
-Read pp. 411-418 on Subjects and Verbs and Sentence Sense.
-Complete and turn in the Review Test on p. 415.
-Read Chapter Three (textbook), pp. 47-78.
-Complete and turn in the following activities: Writing a Topic Sentence I, pp. 63-65; Recognizing Specific Details, pp. 67-69; Providing Specific Evidence, pp. 72-73.
-Read pp. 468-472 on Subject-Verb Agreement. Do the activities for practice.
-Complete and turn in Review Test I, p. 473; Review Test 2, pp. 473-474.
-Read pp. 79-87.
-Complete pp. 93-94, Providing Transitions. Turn this in for grading.
-Read pp. 97-110.
-Complete and turn in the activity on pp. 110-111.
-Read pp. 450-455.
-Complete and turn in Review Test 1, p. 457; Review Test 2, pp. 457-458.
-Read pp. 459^63.
-Read pp. 131-139.
-For practice complete activities on pp. 144-146.
-Read Chapter Eight, pp. 171 -181.
-Complete Writing Assignment 3. This must be turned in before you take your first timed writing test.
-Go to the
-Read pp. 420-422,430-431 on Fragments.
-Complete Review Test 2, p. 433. Turn this assignment in for grading.
-Read pp. 269-276 on arguing a position.
-Complete Writing Assignment I, pp. 188-190. Turn in rough drafts and final draft.
-Go to the
-Read pp. 435-445 on Run-ons and Comma Splices.
-Complete and turn in Review Test I, pp. 446-447.
-Read pp. 195-199 on Examining Cause and Effect.
-Complete Writing Assignment 3, p. 203. Turn in rough drafts and final draft.
-Go to the
-Read pp. 493-494, 497-499 on Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers.
-Complete and turn in Review Tests on pp. 495-496, 501.
-Read pp. 205-214 on Comparing or Contrasting.
-Complete Writing Assignment I, pp. 214-217. Turn in rough drafts and final draft.
-Go to the
-Read pp. 97-99 on Parallelism.
-Complete and turn in the activity on pp. 98-99.
-Read pp. 221-225 on Defining a Term.
-Complete Writing Assignment 2, pp. 227-229. Turn in rough drafts and final draft.
-Go to the
-Read pp. 475-479 on Pronoun Agreement and Reference.
-Complete and turn in Review Test 2, p. 481.
-Read pp. 257-262 on Narrating an Event.
-Complete Writing Assignment 3, pp. 265-266.
-Go to the
-Pick up a sample Exit Test, Part One, from your instructor.
-Read pp. 482-487 on Pronoun Types.
-Complete and turn in Review Test on p. 487.
-Read pp. 488-491 on Adjectives and Adverbs.
-Complete and turn in Review Test on p. 492.
-Read pp. 569-577, 579-582.
-Complete and turn in Review Test I, pp. 577-578.
-Read pp. 507-513.
-Complete and turn in Review Test I, p. 515.
-Read pp. 516-517.
-Complete and turn in Review Test, p. 518.
-Read pp. 519-525.
-Complete and turn in Review Test I, pp. 526-527.
-Read pp. 528-534 on Quotation Marks,
-Read pp. 535-542 on Comma Usage.
-Complete and turn in the Review Test I, pp. 542-544.
-Read pp. 545-549 on Other Marks of Punctuation.
-Complete and turn in the Review Test on p. 549.
-Complete and turn in Editing Test 2, p. 595 and Editing Test 3, p. 596.
-Read pp. 293-300 on Writing the Essay.
-Begin working on your essay. Your topic will come from 8 A MAJOR DECISION, p. 310.
-Complete and turn in your outline and your introductory paragraph.
-Continue working on your essay.
-Once your outline and introductory paragraph have been approved by your instructor, work on the rest of the essay—supporting paragraphs and the concluding paragraph.
-Contact your instructor to arrange the day and time you will take the final examination/exit test.
-Turn in your final draft essay. Your essay must be typed and doublespaced. Along with your final draft, include all rough drafts.
-Go to the
**Remember that you MUST pass the course AND the final examination/exit test in order to move on. If you do not pass the exit test, you will not pass the course!!
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ACTIVITIES AND REVIEW TESTS TO BE TURNED IN
Review Test, p. 415
Writing a Topic Sentence I, pp. 63-65
Recognizing Specific Details, pp. 67-69
Providing Specific Evidence, pp. 72-73
Review Test I, p. 473
Review Test 2, pp. 473-474
Providing Transitions, pp. 93-94
Activity on pp. 110-111
Review Test 1, p. 457
Review Test 2, pp. 457-458
Review Test 1, pp. 465-466
Review Test 2, p. 433
Writing Assignment 1, pp. 188-190
Review Test 1, pp. 446-447
Writing Assignment 3, p. 203
Review Tests, pp. 495-496, 501
Writing Assignment 1, pp. 214-217
Activity on pp. 98-99
Writing Assignment 2, pp. 227-229
Review Test 2, p. 481
Writing Assignment 3, pp. 265-266
Review Test, p. 487
Review Test, p. 492
Review Test 1, pp. 577-578
Review Test 1, p. 515
Review Test, p. 518
Review Test 1, pp. 526-527
Review Test 1, pp. 542-544
Review Test, p. 549
Editing Test 2, p. 595
Editing Test 3, p. 596
The Essay: Outline, Introductory Paragraph,
Supporting Paragraphs, Concluding Paragraph
You may turn in pages from your textbook. To do so is easy since the pages are perforated. However, when you are required to do a writing assignment, do so on loose leaf paper. Also, double space and write in black or blue ink. In the top right corner of your paper, write your name, date, and page number of the assignment.
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