Instructor: Margaret Juncker Schedule #71488: M, 3:50-6:50p, E3-401
Office and Phone: MT 18; 855-5229 Schedule #71490: W, 3:40-6:50p, MT-03
Mailbox: S2-402, Main Building Schedule # 71493: TTh, 12:40-2:05p, N2-501
Email: email@example.com Prereq: English 108A, 59, or placement
1A Website: http://mjuncker.tripod.com/ 3 units of transfer credit to UC or CSU
Transfer Information: http://www.assist.org/web-assist/MISSION.html
Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday: 2:15-3:15p, MT-18; Thursday: 2:30-3:30, S2-201
*Thursday office hours will be held in the Writing Center, S2-305 (entry, S2-201): You are NOT required to sign up for English 900 in order to make use of my office hours. I am simply there to help out when I do not have students, but my first priority is YOU. If you arrive and I am helping a student, give me a wave. I will be with you the moment I finish that session.
*Please feel free to request another time if you have a scheduling conflict.
Course Description: In English 1A we will concentrate on the following skills:
· Atwan, Robert, ed. America Now. 7th ed. Boston: Bedford, 2007.
· Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. Any copy is fine.
· Raimes, Ann. Keys for Writers. 5th ed. Boston: Houghton, 2008.
*Please bring your textbooks to every class meeting.
· You will benefit from a good, portable dictionary and a small, personal stapler.
Cell Phone Policy:
Each final draft (3 total), in addition to being submitted to me, must also be submitted electronically to Turnitin. You will be given instructions regarding how to do this when the first paper is assigned.
It is Mission College English Department policy that an English 1A paper having more than 5 errors per page will not receive a passing grade. Please start working on any weaknesses as soon as you get your diagnostic back.
You are encouraged, with all assignments, to be creative, stretch your writing, and try new things. These things will be carefully considered when determining your grade on any particular assignment.
Holding time for a final draft of a formal paper or exam is 2 or 3 class meetings (two if the class meets once a week).
All out-of-class assignments, some in-class activities, and all formal out-of-class essays and essay exams are worth possible points; you will be awarded points based on the quality of your work:
Extra Credit: There will be a few opportunities for extra credit during the course of the semester.
**Please note that extra credit cannot be used to move a non-passing student into passing status. It can only be used to enhance the grades of passing students.
Extra Credit Opportunity #1: If you receive CR in English 900, you will receive 50 extra homework points (worth five homework assignments).
English 900: This course is worth a ˝ unit and requires that you spend 24 hours in the Writing Center over the course of the semester. You will determine the times/days that you come. There is no homework. You will work on your writing skills. The Writing Center is located in S2-305, which you will enter through S2-201.
Grades will be calculated using the following weighted grading system:
You must receive a passing grade on one of the exams in order to pass English 1A.
must be original work. All formal out-of-class essays (3 total),
in addition to being submitted in class, must be also be submitted
electronically to Turnitin. If you plagiarize, you will receive an F
on the assignment and will not be allowed to redo it. You will also lose any extra credit points
you have accumulated as well as any opportunity to earn extra credit points. If you plagiarize again, you will automatically
fail the class. If you have any
· Please make sure that you are getting any help you need. Work on problems as you become aware of them so that your writing steadily improves. If you don’t work on your writing, it will be of the same quality it is now.