0090: Learning Support English
Term 2002, Section 30
Instructor: Dr. Mary Nielsen
Office: 215 Liberal Arts Building
Phone: 272-4569 or 1-800-829-4436
Web page: www.daltonstate.edu/faculty/mnielsen/
Office Phone: 272-4569
Office Hours: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in 315 Liberal Arts Building and by appointment;
other hours to be announced.
Midterm Date/Last Day to Drop Without Receiving a Failing Grade: July 8, 2002
Exit Exam Date: August 1
prepares students for English 1100 by presenting a study of basic grammar
including subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, verb tenses,
sentence fragments, fused sentences, and comma splices.
Writing will include the four sentence patterns and basic paragraph
development. If the student
completes the course with an average of 75 or better, he or she will be
eligible to take the exit exam.
Carolyn H., and Marybeth B. Ruscica. The
Complete Sentence Workout Book. 4th
ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon,
A college dictionary, The American
Heritage Dictionary, 3rd ed., hardbound or paperbound, is
Manila folder in which to keep
and save all graded work.
Dalton State College’s General Education Outcomes are in italics.
Students will increase their understanding of basic grammar.
Students will gain an understanding of sentence patterns and write
clear paragraphs and summaries.
Students will increase their knowledge of elementary writing.
Students will increase their
knowledge of the parts of speech.
Students will write reactions to
Students will organize and communicate knowledge and ideas in a logical
and purposeful way.
Students will recognize and use accepted patterns of punctuation.
Students will use rudimentary computer research skills.
Students will earn a numerical average of 75 so they will be eligible
to take the exit exam.
Students will make an S (Satisfactory) and be ready to take
The student must sign and return the Humanities Division Attendance
Policy to the instructor. Three
tardies or early departures count as one-third of an absence.
Your attendance grade will be factored into your daily assignments.
You start the term with a 100% for attendance.
Ten points are subtracted for each absence, and 3 to 5 points are
subtracted for arriving late or leaving early.
You are entitled to one absence without the reduction of points;
however, if you miss the first day of class, this is your one “free”
absence. It is your
responsibility to find out what you have missed if you are absent from class.
You must complete any make-up work or assignments on the same schedule
as the rest of the class. Being
absent does NOT excuse you from tests or tasks on the day you return.
work and tests will be evaluated as follows:
Final Exam 25%
Scale and Exit Requirements
Work and Test Grading Scale:
60 = F
with a semester average of 75 or above will qualify to take the exit exam.
The exit exam and the semester grade will be averaged together, with the
exit exam counting 50% and the semester grade counting 50%. If the grades average out to a score of 75 or higher, the
student will exit Learning Support English.
If the average of the two scores is below 75, the student will be
required to continue with Learning Support English.
Scale for report card grade:
completed the course
progress in the course; continue in the course next semester
Ten points are deducted for each calendar date (NOT class period) an
assignment is late. Missed tests
may be made up with a valid excuse; however, these must be made-up within two
days of returning to class. Otherwise
the grade will be a zero.
Students can earn extra credit (which can be
used as a replacement grade for a homework assignment, paragraph assignment, or
chapter test) by doing extra practice in the Writing Lab (315 LAB). This
practice would include completing Writing Lab practice sheets and using grammar
software available in the Writing Lab. Students can earn 20 points each week for
any 5 weeks of the term by working with practice materials and/or software in
the Writing Lab for 20 minutes each week. A maximum of 20 points can be earned
each week. The last day to earn
extra credit points is Thursday, July 25.
is Dalton State College policy that no children attend class with parent or
guardian. We must abide by the
“If a student receiving aid administered by the DSC Workforce Development Department drops this class or completely withdraws from the College, the Add-Drop/Withdrawal form must be taken to the Workforce Development Office first. The office is located in the Technical Education Building, Room 140, and the hours are 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Friday. The phone number is 272-2635.”
“The last day to drop this class without penalty is October 30, 2002. You will be assigned a grade of W. After this date, withdrawal without penalty is permitted only in cases of extreme hardship as determined by the vice president for academic affairs; otherwise a grade of WF will be issued. Students who wish to drop this class or withdraw from all classes should go to the Enrollment Services Office in Westcott Hall to complete the necessary form. Students who fail to complete the official drop/withdrawal procedure will receive the grade of F. Withdrawal from class is a student responsibility. Before dropping any class, the college strongly advises that students meet with their academic advisor and their instructor to discuss the impact of a withdrawal on graduation plans. The college also strongly advises students who are receiving any type of financial aid to visit the Financial Aid Office in the Pope Student Center to discuss the impact a withdrawal may have on their financial aid status. The grade of W counts as hours attempted for the purposes of financial aid.
All students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner conducive to
a positive learning environment. Class disturbances will not be accepted or
tolerated. Cell phones and beepers must be turned off before entering the
Students are expected to read all work that is assigned prior to class
and to turn in all assignments on time.
Students are expected to spend a minimum of 6 hours each week studying,
reviewing, practicing, and reading course-related materials.
Students are expected to bring their textbooks to every class.
Students are expected to save all graded assignments in a class folder.
This folder with all graded assignments must be given to the instructor
on the last day of class. Students
will not be able to exit the class without returning the graded assignments.
Syllabus Sign-Off Sheet: LRSE 0090 (Section 30)
I have received and read this syllabus. I
have had the opportunity to ask the instructor questions about the syllabus. I
particularly understand that I must have a 75% or better average at the end of
the term to be eligible to take the exit exam.
I understand that the exit exam is worth 50% of the final grade, and I
understand that my average on the exit exam and my semester work must be 75% or
higher to exit Learning Support English. I
understand the syllabus and agree to abide by its provisions.
Sign Your Name
Print Your Name
Time of Class