IEP 041 Grammar/Writing 4 Fall 2015 Instructor: Anne Forester Office: IB 3411A Office Hours: by appointment Phone: (206) 934-4554 E-mail: email@example.com Classroom: CC 3352 Class time: 12:00-1:50 pm Monday through Friday Required Texts: Grammar in Context, 6th Edition Please buy this at the bookstore! Do not get a book that has been written in. Required Materials: Please bring a 3-ring binder, lined paper or notebook (8 ½ X 11 sized paper), pencil, and eraser or pen. Course Objectives: The main objective of this course: You will improve your English grammar. You will improve your English writing skills. You will learn about American academic culture. In order to improve your English grammar and writing skills, it is important to do the following: Come to every class session. Arrive on time and do not leave early. Come back from break on time. Come to class prepared by doing your homework and turning it in on time. If you are sick or have an emergency, notify me by phone or e-mail. If you miss a class, make up the work you missed. Ask questions if you don’t understand. Respect your classmates and work with them. IEP Rules: It is your responsibility to know and follow the rules in the IEP Handbook https://ip.northseattle.edu/intensive-english-program . Note: There is now a no smoking policy on campus. You may not smoke on campus. IEP Attendance Policy: 5 absences: Warning notice. 10 absences: You will fail the class, but you must continue attending to avoid being dismissed from NSC. 15 absences: Your I-20 is terminated and you are dismissed from NSC for 1 year. 3 Tardies (late to class or from break) = 1 absence. Note: If you are 30 minutes or more late to class or leave class 30 minutes or more early, you will receive an absence for the day. Grading: I will give you a % grade on each assignment so you can see your progress. 90% or more = High pass 80-89% = Pass 75-79% = Low pass 74% and below = Fail Grade Breakdown: Writing Assignments 20% Journals 5% Practice 10% Grammar Tests 20% (drop lowest score) Writing Tests 20% (drop lowest score) Final Exams 25% (combined) Note: You must have 75% or above in both grammar and writing. Moving to the Next Level: Students must pass both grammar/writing and reading/vocabulary classes to move up a level in both classes. If they fail either class, they must repeat both classes in the next quarter. IEP Failure to Make Academic Progress Policy: According to U.S. F-1 visa rules, students who fail to make satisfactory academic progress will be dismissed from the program and will need to transfer to a different school or leave the U.S. They will be considered out of status by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “Failing to make satisfactory progress” means the following: You have failed one class two times. You did not attend a class regularly (see attendance policy). Cheating/Plagiarism: Cheating/plagiarism is when you copy or memorize ideas or text from a friend, relative, or classmate or from a book, magazine, newspaper, live/recorded lecture or the Internet and pretend it is your own work. It is also cheating if you use work you did for a previous class. It is easily discovered and will result with failure on the assignment and potentially failing the course. It can also result in failure and dismissal from the program. With all of your school work, both the choice of words and the grammatical structure must be your own. Disability Information: In my commitment to student learning, I want to support all students. If you have a disability that will affect your performance in this class, please let me know [see my e-mail and phone # on page one of this syllabus.] Students with disabilities are encouraged to use Disability Services for support in implementing reasonable accommodations for their disabilities. You may make an appointment with Disability Services by calling 934-3697 or stopping by the DS office on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center (2346A). Inclement Weather: Sometimes we have snow in Seattle, particularly in Fall/Winter Quarter. If there is snow on a school day, please call me, and I will have a recorded message saying whether or not class is cancelled. Please don’t assume class is cancelled unless NSC announces that the entire school is closed.