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This also includes academic vocabulary, recognizing organizational patterns, understanding minor points, main & supporting ideas, author’s purpose, outline a reading section, write a short u Mary of what you read, etc. * Writing: Develop fluency as writers with both personal and academic topics. This includes learning to write a 5- paragraph essay using appropriate grammar, vocabulary, unity, coherence, logic, etc. Grammar: Improve your ability to understand form and function (meaning) in an effort to help you communicate more accurately in speaking and writing. You will work to learn to when it is appropriate to use a simple sentence, a compound sentence, or a complex sentence.

Required Texts ; Materials: * Grammar Dimensions 3 (4th De. ) by Stephen H.Tittles and Diane Larson-Freeman Grammar Dimensions 3 Workbook by Diane Larson- Freeman and Kathleen Flynn * Blue Prints 2: Composition Skills for Academic Writing by Mary Fitzpatrick * Reading Connections (High- Intermediate) by Anne Digger and Cheryl Pavlov * Vocabulary Power 3 by Kate Dingle * Please bring the following materials to class each day: * Standard size* lined notebook paper (8 la by 1 1 inches) * 3-hole binder with folders * Pencil, a colored pen (red or green) ; hi-liter * All FIVE textbooks A method for bringing electronic documents to and from class (e.

G. USB flash drive) Credit/No-Credit Polio Credit/No-Credit Policy The following policy, which applies to all students enrolled in POPE courses, has been adopted because consistent attendance and practice is important for effective language learning. Students who skip classes or don’t prepare for class not only slow their own language progress but also disrupt the learning of their classmates. Group and pair work is important for quicker language development, so your class participation each and every day is necessary! 1.

The official grades for an POPE course are Credit (CRY) and No Credit (NC). . Reported for a student who has a) participated* in class at least 90% of the time AND A grade of ‘Credit’ is attended and actively b) time. 3. Has failed to a) scheduled classes time. 4. Completed at least 90% of out-of-class assignments on A grade of ‘No Credit’ is reported for a student who attend and participate in at least 90% of all OR complete at least 90% of out-of-class assignments on If a student earns one ‘Credit’ (e.

G. In attendance) and one ‘No Credit (e. G. In homework), the ‘No Credit’ will be reported. 5.Students who receive ‘No Credit’ (NC) at the end of the semester will be placed on Academic Probation and the ‘No Credit’ grade will appear on dents’ permanent Ohio University academic transcripts. 6.

Students who have already received one term of ‘No Credit’ should not make travel plans to leave the United States at the end of each following term until they officially know that they will not be receiving ‘No Credit’ for a second time. This will be stated on the end-of-session proficiency report. 7. Any student who receives ‘No-Credit’ for any two terms will be required to leave or dismissed from POPE and Ohio University. . Dismissed students can a) transfer to another academic institution return to their home country. Students who have transferred to another academic institution may re-apply to Ohio university after completing a minimum of 20 semester hours of classes and demonstrating a minimum 2.

75 grade point *Students who are active and positive participants are awake and are engaged with their instructors and their peers. This means that they are actively participating in whole class and group discussions. They work cooperatively with fellow classmates in pair work.During class time, they are concentrating on the subject matter of the class. Additionally, their homework is completed in a thoughtful manner, well before the start of class. Examples of “inactive” behavior are sleeping in class, checking a cellophane during class, not interacting with peers and the instructor, and trying to complete homework just before the start of the class. These actions do not help students improve their English.

Excused Absence Policy Ohio University and POPE expect students to attend their classes. Attending 90% of your classes is an POPE requirement to obtain Credit for the semester.If you miss classes beyond the 90% requirement, it can only be for legitimate (excused) reasons by the University. We call these “excused” absences. These “excused” absences include illness, death in the immediate family, and involvement in University-sponsored activities. Excused absences will be accepted and will NOT count towards “No Credit. ” However, due to immigration regulations and the intensive nature of your English courses, these excused absences cannot be for more than 3 days.

For medical absences longer than 3 days, you are strongly advised to seek a medical leave. Please consult with your POPE advisor about your situation.Medical Leave forms are available from International Student and Faculty Services and on the Web: http://www. Ohio. Du/CIFS/ forms/PDF/Recalculated. PDF Here are some important things to remember about being absent from class: 1 . You are required to notify your instructor as soon as possible and provide evidence (e.

G. A doctor’s note, a note from your OH sports coach) to support the legitimacy of your absence. You may also request that your instructor call Campus Care to verify hospitalizing at Blueness Memorial Hospital. For more information, see the “Class Attendance Policy’ section in the OH Undergraduate Catalog: http:/ /www. Dialogs. Ohio. Du/content.

PH? Citation=27&Navaho=1424 ; Enron info 2. For ALL absences, you are expected to complete as much of your missed homework as possible in a timely manner. If multiple days of work have been missed, please meet with your instructor to arrange modified due dates. In the event that you do not make up the homework in the specified amount of time, you will receive “no credit” for those assignments. 3. If you miss a test or a quiz due to an absence, instructors will not permit you to take the quiz or test. Missing tests and quizzes will lower your grade.

4.Ohio University and POPE assume that, whenever possible, you will visit Campus Care or another doctor without missing class. . Excused: a) Absences for reasons similar to these will NOT be attending or spending additional time studying for another course. B) changing registration, or taking the TOEFL bit. C) seeing an advisor, going to the bank, paying bills, taking a driving test, or meeting someone at the airport. Tardy Policy Students are expected to arrive to all classes on time.

A tardy is defined as being five minutes late for class. Three tardiest equal one unexcused absence.If a student attends less than 40 minutes of a 55-minute period, he or she will be counted absent for that hour. Lack Of progress and Dismissal Students in POPE are expected to make satisfactory progress in the development of their language skills. At the end of each semester, students are expected to advance to the next level in the program (e. G. , Intermediate to Advanced) or at least progress to a higher component course in the same level (e.

G. , Intermediate to High Intermediate). In the event that a student fails to progress or advance and has to repeat the same course at the same level, he/she will be allowed to do so only one time.If the student fails to progress within a level (e. G. , Intermediate to High Intermediate) or to advance o a higher level (e. G.

, Intermediate to Advanced) after taking a course for the second time, he/she will be dismissed from POPE and Ohio University. Students who receive notice that they will be dismissed according to this policy may appeal the decision by submitting a written Statement of Appeal to the POPE office within ten calendar days from the date that the dismissal notice is sent. This Statement of Appeal should describe any unusual circumstances that contributed to the students lack of progress.An POPE/ Linguistics committee will review the appeal and render a decision within three calendar days. College of Business (COB) students should complete their POPE English studies within 6 semesters of study or they will need to change their major from the College of Business. Academic Misconduct: Copying, Cheating, and/or Plagiarism* POPE follows the Ohio University’s policies on Academic Misconduct. For more details and examples, see http://www.

V. Ohio. Du/communitarian’s/ academic/students. CFML. Academic misconduct includes (but is not limited to) the following: * Being dishonest in fulfilling academic requirements. Cheating (I. E.

, answering questions on a test, quiz, or assignment by means other than your own knowledge–e. G. , using notes or cell phones; talking to others, looking at another students paper ;k Popularizing (I. E. , using the ideas or writing of someone else as your own). * Un-permitted collaboration (e. G.

, having someone else rewrite your work for you). * Fabrication (e. G. , using invented or made up information). * Using advantages not approved by the instructor (e. G. , looking at a copy of an exam ahead of time).

* Knowingly permitting another student to plagiarism or cheat from one’s work. Submitting the same assignment in different rouses without consent of the instructor. * Changing material on a graded exam or quiz and then requesting a re-grading of the exam. Consequences: 1 . The first time a student commits an act of academic misconduct, he/she will need to meet with his/her POPE instructor to discuss the situation. If necessary, the instructor can require the student to meet with the POPE director. At this time, the student will receive a verbal warning not to commit another act of academic misconduct.

A grade penalty, such as an F, may be imposed on the assignment or test. 2.If the student commits a second act f academic misconduct, a written warning will be placed in his/her file describing the offense. The student will meet the POPE director. 3. If the student commits a third act of academic misconduct, he/she will be referred to the University Judiciaries for disciplinary action* *. All students should understand that the penalty for academic misconduct can range from a verbal or written reprimand*** to expulsion * plagiarism means copying information (from books, the Internet, or even your friends) that you did not write or create yourself and claiming that it is your own work.

* disciplinary action means a punishment for doing something wrong *** reprimand means a warning for having done something wrong **** expulsion means that you are asked to leave the university Course Website (Model) The course website is where you will find copies of course handouts and weekly schedules. Often you will be asked to print handouts off the site and bring them to class or submit homework online. We may occasionally use Blackboard as well. ***The information on this syllabus is tentative and is subject to change.Homework…

* Expect to spend around la – 2 hours outside of class for one day of class. You must complete your homework 100% before class. If you do not complete all of your homework, you will receive a ZERO for the day’s homework. All homework is due at the start Of class. If you are not present at the beginning of the class when homework is checked, you can receive half- credit. * Late Work: If your assignment is one-day late you will receive half-credit. After one-day, assignments will receive no credit.

Even if you are absent, YOU are still expected to complete your homework and show it to your teacher. It is your responsibility to talk with classmates or me to find out what you missed from class. Typed assignments must conform to attached guidelines. * For multi-draft writing assignments, keep all of your drafts. When the assignment is due, you will need to submit all of your drafts with the final paper. * We encourage you to get help with your writing and feedback, but please remember that all writing you turn in for this class must be your writing that you received appropriate help with.That means it is your paper and someone can have helped you with a few awkward sentences or incorrect grammar points, but not a re-write of your work.

If you turn in work that does not look like your writing, it may not be accepted. * Practice Homework: There will be many assignments that will prepare you for the quizzes and graded assignments listed on the following page. Even though they do not count toward your grade, the amount of effort you apply to these assignments will most likely influence how well you perform on the graded assignments. If you missed a quiz/test or homework assignment because you were sick, you must make up the quiz/ homework on the first day back to class. If you do not do this, you will receive a “zero”. Quizzes & Tests will usually start at the beginning of class. Your Total Grade: * Writing -? says x Essay one: Essay two: Essay three: .

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. 25% Essay four: * In-class writing x 2 . In-class writing 1: In-class writing 2: * Reading Summary 1: Us Mary 2: * Reading Presentations x 2 Presentation 2: .. 20% * Multi-draft * Summary x 2 …

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.. 10% Presentation 1 Quizzes/Tests…..

….. * Grammar quizzes/tests x 7 * Quiz 1: * Quiz: * Quiz 3: * Quiz 4: * Quiz 5: * Quiz 7: * Reading/Vocabulary quizzes/tests x 7 * Quiz 2: Quiz 5: * Quiz 6: * Other graded ..

. 5% Reading and Writing Projects: Below is a more detailed description of what will be expected for your reading and writing projects. Keep in mind that your performance in these assignments is key to proving your overall mastery of this course’s content. * Multi-Draft Essays: In this writing project you will run through a series of steps to help you produce an excellent final draft in terms of both grammar and content.This multi draft essay project will be based primarily on the reading texts addressed in this class. Every step in this process (both pre-written and written) will be a part of your overall grade. * In-Class Writing: Most of your writing projects are best categorized as homework, but this is one will take place during class.

Because this is a timed assignment, this will only be a paragraph assignment, but you must be able show that you have mastered both grammatical and rhetorical structures covered in this class. Similar to the writing projects, the in-class writing will be based on readings covered in this class. Summary: This assignment will also be based on a reading text covered in class, but instead of incorporating your opinion or other outside elements, this paper only be based on the authors ideas expressed in the text. Using your vocabulary knowledge & your ability to annotate and outline, you will write a one paragraph expressing key ideas and details in your own words from a provided text. * Reading Presentations: You will be asked to give presentations related to topics that are discussed in our reading textbook and the novel that we will read in this class.These presentations will be done in groups. POPE Grading System A+ 97-100% AAA-96% A- 90-92% 87-89% 883-86% B- 80-82% C+ 77 _ CO-76% C- 70-72% Advance to the next level (Part-time POPE 12 hours) D+ 67-69% May move to Pre-Academic (Full-time POPE) D 63-66% D- 60-62% F 59% or below Must repeat the Advanced Level A (Full-time POPE) Your Name DVD core Skills B May 15, 2013 Assignment type and draft Title of Your Essay Here Place your wonderfully, amazing, attention grabbing hook here.

Do not forget that background information comes next.Background information may be a continuation or further example of your hook. Your essay should move from general to specific and have more than three sentences. Try to make this paragraph five sentences long. Notice too how this essay is using Times New Roman, size 12. End this paragraph by putting your thesis statement here. Your first topic sentence goes here.

Remember to connect this topic entente to the thesis above. Then use supporting details such as facts, example or other interesting and specific details to support your topic sentence.Be as specific as you can. General statements will not improve your writing. You should be able to write six or seven strong sentences. Do not forget to check over your grammar. Now it is time to put your conclusion sentence here.

Remember this concluding sentence brings your ideas to an end and prepares the reader for the next paragraph. Your second topic sentence goes here. Remember to connect this topic sentence to the thesis above. Then use supporting details such as facts, example or other interesting and specific details to support your topic sentence.Be as specific as you can. General statements will not improve your writing. You should be able to write six or seven strong sentences.

Do not forget to check over your grammar. Now it is time to put your conclusion sentence here. Remember this concluding sentence brings your ideas to an end and prepares the reader for the next paragraph. Your third topic sentence goes here. Remember to connect this topic sentence to the thesis above. Then use supporting details such as facts, example or other interesting and specific details to support your topic sentence.Be as specific as you can.

General statements will not improve your writing. You should be able to write six or seven strong sentences. Do not forget to check over your grammar. Now it is time to put your conclusion sentence here. Remember this concluding sentence brings your ideas to an end and prepares the reader for the next paragraph. You are now ready to start your conclusion paragraph. Remember that a conclusion paragraph starts by restating the thesis using new words or synonyms.

Then t summarizes the controlling ideas from the body paragraphs.

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