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English 10

English 10. Heald College Teri Tosspon, M.A. Course Description. Mechanics of communication, reading , writing, listening, and speaking. sentence structure, verb-tense agreement, and punctuation strengthens the student’s written and oral communication skills.

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English 10

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  1. English 10 Heald College Teri Tosspon, M.A.

  2. Course Description • Mechanics of communication, • reading, writing, listening, and speaking. • sentence structure, • verb-tense agreement, and • punctuation • strengthens the student’s written and oral communication skills.

  3. Student Learning Outcomes • Write paragraphs using various formats (cause and effect, comparison/contrast, persuasion, description, and narration). • Use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. • Edit their written sentences and paragraphs. • Prepare and give an oral presentation.

  4. Instructor Information • Instructor Information • Teri Tosspon, M.A • ttosspon@gmail.com • http://ttosspon.wikispaces.com/English+10+Mondays+ • (949) 981-6769 • Office hours: MWF afternoons and by appointment

  5. Textbooks • Bundle • Scarry, S. & Scarry, J. (2008). The Writer's Workplace: Building College Writing Skills (8th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. • Merriam-Webster. (2004). The Merriam-Webster English dictionary. Merrian-Webster • Robitaille, J. & Connelly, B. (2003). Writer’s Resources CD-ROM 2.0 ( 2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

  6. Grading Policy • Exams 30% • Projects and Assignments 60% • Journals, papers • Participation 10% • 2-3 graded activities a night

  7. About Teri Tosspon • Born on a farm in the middle of Nebraska Education • University of Nebraska- Lincoln - Masters • Oxford University, England • University of California Irvine – Masters/PhD

  8. Course Schedule • See Pg 4-5 of the Syllabus • Write EVERY due date in your planner TODAY.

  9. Topics to be covered on that day Course Schedule Homework: due at the next meeting Chapters and readings are in the big book Journals are to be typed whenever possible and turned in at beginning of the next class meeting. Whenever you are assigned an article, use the “Reading Worksheet”

  10. Attendance • If you miss 14 days in a row, you will be dropped. • Studies have shown that 85% attendance is minimum for success. • There are graded activities during class period • If you need to miss class, Call MRS TOSSPON as soon as you know you are going to be absent (949-981-6769).

  11. Makeup Policy • Each student has the opportunity to make up one missed major in-class graded event. • You MAY make up one (1) quiz or exam.

  12. Blue or White Scrubs for MEDICAL Layer appropriately- White Only NO Canvas/Fabric Shoes- It’s a hazard! Shoes must be covered- no holes Or open toed No Piercings and/or excessive jewelry WHITE shoes- Leather only, Must have a defined heel No Piping on Scrubs No Externship Scrubs WHITE Outerwear only!!!! NO HOODS

  13. NO HOODS Professional Attire Example

  14. NO HOODS Professional Attire Example


  16. Academic Integrity • copying work/ ideas/projects from any other person/media • allowing another person to copy or borrow original work in any form • allowing another person to copy answers on a quiz or test or to communicate with another person during a quiz or test • representing the work of another team member as one’s own • stopping or delaying another student in the completion of any work • plagiarism in any form, including failing to give credit to the source of thoughts, words, ideas, or work from any other person, printed material, or web site

  17. Tosspon’s Policies • treat others as you would like to be treated. • Respect.

  18. Respect • Be courteous and respectful of everyone and everything • Be prepared for class and actively participate (This includes completing assignments and having required materials) • Raise hand to speak when others are speaking. • Electronic devices are not allowed in class unless they are specially needed and approved by the instructor. • Food or drinks other than water in a re-sealable water bottle are not allowed. • If you need to use the restroom, exit quietly and return quietly.

  19. Late Work • -10% for each day late. For example if an assignment is due Monday at 9am, and it is not submitted until Tuesday at 9am, the maximum grade received will be a 90%.(late work should be submitted via email) • Work conducted during class that is missed cannot be made up under any circumstances (except in the case of tests).

  20. Resubmission of Assignments • Contact the instructor • Make corrections • Resubmit no later than 1 week

  21. Computer/cell phone Usage • During lectures, presentations, and discussion monitors should be turned off unless otherwise approved. • If you need to take a call during class hours, immediately leave the room. • Do not have a conversation (voice or text) in the classroom.

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