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Class Expectations. Mrs. Catherine Wishart, Senior Adjunct Instructor: Pre-College Reading Pre-College English English Composition Burlington County College E-mail: Class Expectations.

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Class expectations

Class Expectations

Mrs. Catherine Wishart, Senior Adjunct Instructor:

Pre-College Reading

Pre-College English

English Composition

Burlington County College


Class expectations1

Class Expectations

  • All writing assignments must be turned in to assure passing the course. This includes both in-class and homework writing assignments.

  • All writing assignments must be properly headed in MLA format.

  • Writing assignments should be turned in on time. Assignments will not be accepted if more than two weeks late.

Reading classes

Reading Classes

  • The writing assignment for the reading classes is the Major Reading Project. This will be discussed in detail throughout the semester.

  • Other assignments, such as Short Story Response and journal entries, are not required to be in MLA format.

  • All of these assignments must be completed to assure passing the course.

Mla format for headings

MLA Format for Headings

Jane Jones

Mrs. Wishart

ENG 075.##

FW# 7

17 November 2008

The Importance of Writing in Society

During a person’s lifetime, the need to write in

order to communicate is an inescapable reality in

today’s world.

Follow the order above: student name, instructor’s name, course number and section, formal writing #, date.

Center the title. DO NOT underline or place your title in quotations.

Double space everything on the paper.

Mla format for paper

MLA Format for Paper

  • Type your paper on a computer and print it out on standard, white 8.5 x 11-inch paper,

  • Double-space the text of your paper, and use a legible font like Times New Roman or Courier.

  • Leave only one space after periods or other punctuation marks (unless otherwise instructed by your instructor).

  • Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides. Indent the first line of a paragraph one half-inch (five spaces or press tab once) from the left margin.

  • Use either italics or underlining throughout your essay for the titles of longer works and, only when absolutely necessary, providing emphasis.

  • If you have any endnotes, include them on a separate page before your Works Cited page.

Class expectations

  • Exercises assigned in the text should be completed in a timely manner. These assignments will be reviewed in class as needed. Do not turn these assignments into the instructor unless requested.

  • Pop quizzes on assigned readings may occur at any time. Be prepared.

  • Skills Bank and Townsend Press Website assignments must be completed. Completion of these assignments will be checked by the instructor and count toward the final grade.

Class expectations

  • Study skills will also be reviewed in class. These skills are meant to assist in all college classes.

  • In order to do well in any college course, attendance is necessary.

  • All papers must be stapled. It is not the instructor’s responsibility to provide a stapler.

What you can expect

What You Can Expect

  • The instructor will provide additional assistance to students who demonstrate effort but still struggle. Additional free tutoring may be offered by the instructor if needed.

  • The instructor will keep the class informed of changes to the class schedule. However, if you miss a class, it is your job to find out from other students what was missed.

  • The instructor will check e-mail at least twice per week to assure student concerns or questions are addressed in a timely manner.

The importance of attendance

The Importance of Attendance

  • In order to do well in any course, attendance is exceptionally important.

  • All student attendance is reported to the department that supervises the course.

  • Burlington County College policy requires that students put every effort into making every class on time.

  • Excused absences include illness, religious observances, or personal emergencies (such as death in the family).

  • Studies have shown a direct correlation between student attendance and grades.

  • Develop good attendance habits now in order to have a successful college career.

Another point this is non negotiable

Another Point….This is Non-negotiable!

  • Use proper cell phone etiquette!

    • Phones on vibrate or silent

    • Do not answer the phone in classroom – leave the room (and leave only if there is an emergency!)

    • No text messaging

    • No phones at all during testing

    • These rules apply to I-pods and all other electronic devices

Also not negotiable

Also Not Negotiable!

  • The use of the computers in this class are for CLASS WORK ONLY!

  • Before class, you may use computers for other academic projects

  • During class, you may only visit the websites or files assigned for use during that class period

  • You may not surf the web, check e-mails, or play games during class.

  • Breaking the rules for phone, electronic devices, and computer use will have an adverse effect on your final grade. You are part of a learning community – you are expected to respect the rights of others to learn in an environment with the least possible disruptions.

Helpful websites

Helpful Websites:

  • – Instructor Wishart’s personal website

  • - Purdue University’s MLA format and style guide

  • - Guide to Grammar and Writing

  • – Grammar Bytes

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