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ABE WRITING

 

 

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION: WRITING FOR WORK, SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY

 

 

Instructor:  Donna Henderson

Office: #1051--Wells Hall-- Office Hour: 11:00-11:30 or by appointment

Telephone:  682-6800  Ext. 6798

e-mail address: dhenderson@wvc.edu

website address: http://commons.wvc.edu/dhenderson

SYLLABUS for ABE Advanced Writing and Information Literacy

 

Classes will be held in Wells 1053 on Monday and Wednesday

Classes will be held in Wells 1025 on Tuesday and Thursday 

 

January 6, 2014-March 13, 2014*****Class will be held from 11:30- 12:45  Monday through Thursday

Final Exam: March 12 and 13 (11:30-12:45) (also CASAS when it is set up!!!!)

(If your attendance is good and your assignments are accomplished, you WILL do well in this class.)

 

Materials Needed: Pens and pencils, one peechee type folder, lined smooth edged paper, a USB travel drive, and a highlighter.

 

YOU MUST DO YOUR ASSIGNMENTS ON TIME.  THERE ARE OTHER STUDENTS WAITING TO GET INTO CLASS SO DO WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU OR YOUR SEAT WILL BE TAKEN BY SOMEONE ELSE!!!

 

We MUST communicate by using ONLY the WVC e-mail addresses.  Yours will be first initial, last name, @ student. wvc.edu. ( No commas of course)!!!!!  Example: dhenderson@student.wvc.edu

 

Misuse of technology will not be tolerated, such as cell phones, listening devices, or computers .I have taught this class long enough to know that if you are NOT PAYING FULL attention, you will NOT PASS!!!

 

GOALS AND OUTCOMES FOR ABE/GED WRITING

Student will be able to:

….be aware of the eight parts of speech

…find subjects and verbs in sentences

…use correct punctuation and mechanics

…identify and use correct types of writing

....use sources for information i.e.library and its resources

 

Kinds of sentences:

…write correct topic sentences

…use compound and complex sentences correctly

 

Paragraphs, Essays and Reports:

…demonstrate the differences by writing a Description, Contrast and/or

    an Illustration paragraph by using transitionals

....write paragraphs using information literacy

 

 Basic Computer knowledge

Word processing

Research on Internet and other sources

 

(Exit Exams provided by ABE department and must be taken to pass)

 

WVC CORE ABILITIES OUTCOMES (General Education):

 

  • Locate, use and analyze information and technology resources as demonstrated through use of technology to produce articulate paragraphs.
  • Think critically (analyze, synthesize, evaluate and apply, problem solve, reason, qualitatively and quantitatively) as demonstrated by expressing in writing various relationships between the topic sentence and the specific supports and reading materials and knowing those concepts as well.
  • Communicate skillfully in diverse ways and in diverse situations as demonstrated in classroom activities and completed paragraphs in writing and reading.
  • Act responsibly as an individual and as a member of a team or group as demonstrated orally and in writing through peer editing activities.
  • Seek knowledge, information and diverse viewpoints through technology, writing and revising process.
  • Clarify and apply a personal set of values/ethics as demonstrated through writing that employs personal experience.

ABSOLUTELY NO USE OF COMPUTERS UNLESS INSTRUCTOR TELLS YOU THAT YOU CAN!!! You will have two chances.  Because there is a waiting list, your seat will be taken by someone else if you do not comply with this rule!!!

 

If you are caught cheating, you will be asked to leave the class and will receive a NO PASS for the class!!!No sound equipment of any kind is allowed in class—No cell phones allowed in class. If your cell phone goes off audibly, you must buy the class donuts or cookies.  This is expensive so probably don't let it happen!!!! College bound behavior is expected from all ABS students.  We are getting you ready for college level classes!!!

 

FINAL EVALUATIONS

To pass this class you MUST TAKE THE EXIT EXAM!!!

 

(Read and be aware of the Student Code of Conduct that is in the Student handbook)

 

Also due to the mounting problems dealing with poor behavior in class, student to student or any unusual behaviour that you see, you can call (509-423-3705 or call 6911 on a campus phone). Put this number in your phone for speed dial and, of course, only call if it is ANY KIND OF EMERGENCY or SERIOUS CONCERNS.

 

The Special Populations Office: The Disability Support Services Office has been designated by the college as the primary office to guide, coach and assist students with disabilities.  If you receive services (or think you should) through that office and require accommodations for this class, make an appointment with Carla as soon as possible to discuss your approved accommodation needs. Carla will then notify me of your needs, but all information about you is in strictest confidence and stays in her office. The Special Populations Coordinator will require appropriate documentation of disability.  The use of that office is voluntary. The present special populations coordinator is Carla Boyd.  Her phone number is 682-6854.  Her office is located in Wenatchi Hall on the first floor behind cashier.

 

Our counselors are Bertha Sanchez and Christine Johnson.  682-6856 for an appointment.  They can help with many issues related or unrelated to college. Their offices are also behind cashier on the first floor of Wenatchi Hall.

 

*****Throughout the quarter, grades will be posted on Canvas for any student to see his or her progress or lack of progress!!****