ENGL 0989. Foundations for English Composition. This is the first course in a year-long pathway leading to ENGL 0999 and ENGL 1101 in the second semester.
English 0989 is meant to prepare the student for college-level courses which have a writing or reading components. It will also serve as a foundation for your professional life beyond college. "College-level reading and writing" and "academic grammar usage" and "basic composition" are all skills that can be learned. It is my goal this semester to help you learn those skills and get you out of learning support as quickly as possible.
To successfully complete English 0989, you must fulfill all of the class requirements, and then take the Compass Test at the end of the semester.
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“Academic dishonesty … is any type of cheating that occurs in relation to a formal academic exercise. It can include:
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Remember: Download and Print the "Homework Assignments" document; bring to class everyday.
|Title||Chapter #||Week #||Due Date|
|First day of class – Homework – bring printed H.A. to class on Thursday Jan. 12||None||1||Jan. 10|
|Rebeckah Bell, It’s Possible to Graduate Debt-Free. Here’s How.||Readings||1||Jan. 12|
|Bobbi Buchanan, Don’t Hang Up, That’s My Mom Calling||Readings||3||Jan. 24|
|Writing Simple Sentences||14||3||Jan. 26|
|José Antonio Burciaga, Tortillas||Readings||4||Jan. 31|
|Subject-Verb Agreement||21||4||Feb. 2|
|Writing Compound Sentences||15||5||Feb. 7|
|Illogical Shifts||22||5||Feb. 9|
|Ruel Espejo (student), Learning Tagalog||Readings||6||Feb. 14|
|Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers||23||6||Feb. 16|
|Writing Complex Sentences||16||7||Feb. 21|
|Verbs: Past Tense||24||7||Feb. 23|
|Roxane Gay, The Importance of Feeling Seen: Why Interracial Families on Commercials Matter||Readings||8||Feb. 28|
|Verbs: Past Participles||25||8||Mar. 2|
|Fine-Tuning Your Sentences||17||9||Mar. 7|
|SPRING BREAK – no Homework due||none||10||Mar. 13-17|
|Henry Louis Gates Jr., A Giant Step||Readings||11||Mar. 21|
|Using Parallelism||18||12||Mar. 28|
|Adjectives and Adverbs||28||12||Mar. 30|
|John Hartmire, At the Heart of a Historic Moment||Readings||13||Apr. 4|
|Using Commas||30||13||Apr. 6|
|Writing a Paragraph||2||14||Apr. 11|
|Using Apostrophes||31||14||Apr. 13|
|Karen L Hudson, Getting a Tattoo||Readings||15||Apr. 18|
|Testing your Paragraph||3||15||Apr. 20|
|Tony Hawk, Do What You Love||Readings||16||Apr. 25|
|Description Essay||6||16||Apr. 27|
|Final Exam -- No Final Exam for ENGL 09089||none||17||Apr. 28- May 4|
Last updated: 01/04/2017