Class Procedures and Assignments
The first four assignments must be done in order. All assignments must
be completed and turned in by Nov 17. Assignments must be delivered
in person and, per the syllabus, no more than three assignments will be
accepted at a time.
Assignment #1 - Writing Sample
Bring me a sample of your skill in writing. If you have something that you wrote recently for another class, at least a half page or a page that is all your own work, you can submit that. If you don't have anything already done, write me a half-page or better about what you hope to accomplish this semester. Since this semester is all about improving your writing, this will document your starting place, something to compare with at the end of the semester. The grade is 100 if you submit it, 0 if you don't. DUE DATE: MON, AUG 30
Assignment #2 - Practice Test (Reading)
Go to Union Test Prep and create a FREE profile, so that you have a report for your work. (I need something to look at in order to help you!) Sign in and take the ELAR Reading practice test; it's 40 questions. Next time you come to class, you will sign in to that account and show me your results. DUE DATE: WED, SEPT 1
Assignment #3 - Practice Test (Writing)
Go back to the Union Test Prep site and sign in to your account. Take the ELAR Writing practice test, which is 40 questions. I will need to see the results of assignments #2 & 3 before you do assignment #4. DUE DATE: WED, SEPT 8
Assignment #4 - Individualized Remediation
After seeing your work on assignments #1-3, I will give you some work to do which will depend on your previous scores. DUE DATE: MON, SEPT 13
Assignments #5 - #14 will be individualized remediation, based on your goals for the course and the speed with which you wish to work. You must meet with me to get the assignments and also to turn them in. You may bypass the assignments (and the final exam) by taking and passing the TSIA2.
Assignment #5 - DUE DATE: MON, SEPT 13
Assignment #6 - DUE DATE: WED, SEPT 15
Assignment #7 - DUE DATE: MON, SEPT 20
Assignment #8 - DUE DATE: MON, SEPT 27
Assignment #9 - DUE DATE: MON, OCT 4
Assignment #10 - DUE DATE: MON, OCT 11
Assignment #11 - DUE DATE: MON, OCT 18
Assignment #12 - DUE DATE: MON, OCT 25
Assignment #13 - DUE DATE: MON, NOV 1
Assignment #14 - DUE DATE: MON, NOV 8
NO ASSIGNMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17. ANY ASSIGNMENT NOT TURNED IN BY THAT DATE IS A HARD ZERO. AS STATED IN THE SYLLABUS, YOU MAY ONLY TURN IN A MAXIMUM OF THREE ASSIGNMENTS AT A TIME, INCLUDING NOV 17.
Final exam: Dec 8. Attendance in person at the exam is mandatory; no exceptions and no excuses.