1. English 097
Fall I 2013
Instructor: Shannon Long
Phone Number: 229-269-4851
8:00 – 8:20
Math Tutoring Lab
Office Hours by Appointment Also
ENG 097: Learning Support Services English I
Prerequisite: Placement by examination and/or recommendation of the LSS Division Chair
Course Description: This course is a comprehensive review of grammar and mechanics to prepare students for
success in regular English courses. Paragraph writing is also included.
Student Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to:
A. Identify and correctly write the four sentence patterns (simple, compound, complex, and compoundcomplex).
B. Correct their own writings and the writings of others for punctuation and major grammatical errors such as
subject-verb agreement, fused/run-on sentences, comma splices, fragments, pronoun-antecedent agreement.
And consistent verb tense.
C. Use transitions between sentences when writing.
D. Define, spell, and correctly use fifty vocabulary words from course content and college level material..
E. Write a logical, well-organized, grammatically correct paragraph (150 words minimum) with a clearly stated
topic sentence in a variety of formats which should include argument and three of the following: Narration,
process, illustration, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect.
A. Identifying Parts of Speech
B. Identifying Subjects and Verbs
C. Subject-Verb Agreement
D. Verb Forms and Tenses
E. Identifying Dependent and Independent Clauses
F. Sentence Fragments
G. Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices
I. Titles, Capitalization, and Numbers
J. Writing, Sentence Development, Paragraph Development in a variety of formats which should
include three of the following: narration, process, illustration, comparison/contrast, cause/effect,
K. Proofreading and Editing
2. Course Materials:
Textbook: The Writer’s Workplace with Readings Seventh Edition by Sandra Scarry and John
Tutoring services for students are provided by GMC. See posted tutoring schedule.
Students can access a wide range of databases via the e-library at
Methodologies of Instruction:
Predominantly lecture / discussion in which the instructor may also utilize exercises in the text, handouts, oral
questions and answers, small group work, tests and quizzes. It is the responsibility of the student to read assigned
material and to complete the homework before coming to class.
Be prepared for class by bringing the textbook, a pencil, notebook paper (perforated edge or loose-leaf), and the
completed assignment. Students will be assigned homework daily. Students will be given writing assignments that
will be kept in a journal and turned in periodically throughout the quarter.
Methodologies of Assessment:
The assessment for the class will consist of quizzes, paragraphs, a participation grade, a homework grade, a midterm
grade, an ethics assignment, and the Final Exam.
The final grade will be based on the following:
Quizzes and Paragraphs
80-89 course average
70-79 course average
90–100 course average
course average below 70
Withdrawn. Indicates that a student officially withdrew from the course and was passing at that time. This
grade carries no academic penalty and is not used in computing the grade point average.
WF Withdrawn Failing. Indicates that the student withdrew from the course and was failing at that time. A faculty
member also assigns this grade when the faculty member has withdrawn a student from a course for excessive
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3. absences. Since LSS course work is not included in the GPA calculation, this grade does not affect the GPA;
however, it does affect Financial Aid calculations.
Any grade review must be initiated with the faculty member, division chair, or assistant dean within thirty days of the
end of the grading period in which the grade was reported.
Students with disabilities for which accommodations may be required must notify the instructor during the first week
of class if they wish to benefit from any accommodations. Arrangements for accommodations are made through the
Disabilities Officer in Student Personal Services.
Administrative Procedures and Attendance Policy:
Completion of the drop/add process and the withdrawal process is the responsibility of the student.
Attendance is mandatory for success. It is your responsibility to keep up with your total number of
absences. Any student who has excessive absences WILL be dropped from the course with a WF. To
determine excessive absences, the following criteria is used:
A 6 hour or 5 hour class meeting 5 days a week – no more than 5 class sessions
A 6 hour or 5 hour class meeting 4 days a week – no more than 4 class sessions
A 6 hour or 5 hour class meeting 2 days a week – no more than 2 class sessions
Prompt arrival to class is important for your success in this course. Although tardies do not accumulate
into absences, they WILL affect the participation grade AND the overall grade in this class. For each tardy
2.5 points will be deducted from the participation grade; this could result in lowering the average by a letter
grade. Students who enter a classroom after role has been taken are responsible for informing the instructor
of their presence to ensure that they are marked tardy rather than absent.
Students are expected to remain in class for the entire class period. Students are not allowed to leave the
room to talk or to text on cell phones. Students must be in class to receive the participation grade;
leaving early will mean 2.5 points will be deducted from the participation grade.
NO MAKEUP EXAMS! The lowest quiz or test grade will be dropped, so if a quiz or test is missed,
that “0” is the one grade that will be dropped. Therefore, DO NOT miss any other quizzes or tests!
The ONLY exception to this rule is if the student is absent due to a court-mandated appearance or
Georgia Military College event. Prior notification must be given to the instructor and the student’s
name must be on the court document.
Each student will be required to write at least five paragraphs during the quarter. At least three of them will
be written in class. Writing assignments must be turned in on the due date. If you have an emergency,
please let me know, please let me know IMMEDIATELY! Do not procrastinate in completing your
assignments. Ten points will be deducted from the grade each day that it is late.
Plagiarism is passing off another person’s work or ideas as your own without proper acknowledgement.
Cheating is to practice fraud or trickery or to violate rules dishonestly on an examination. Plagiarism
includes purchased or borrowed papers. Anyone caught plagiarizing or cheating will receive a failing
grade for that assignment.
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4. Classroom Conduct
Children are not permitted to attend classes.
Students are expected to be seated and ready to work at the posted class starting time.
Students are NOT allowed to use cell phones or pagers in the classroom or have cell phones on. This
could result in your removal from the class. Students will not leave the classroom to talk on the phone
while class is in session.
Students are not allowed to use tobacco products in the classroom.
Students are NOT allowed to consume food or drinks in the classroom.
All head coverings should be removed upon entering the building.
Inappropriate language, behavior, and/or attire will not be tolerated and will result in the student being
required to leave.
“This is my own work.” must be written on each test and signed.
Student Dress Code: Georgia Military College expects its students to dress and groom to reflect high
standards of personal conduct which demonstrate good taste and are appropriate for college. Student dress
may not present a health or safety hazard, violate city or state law, or present a potential for disruption to the
instructional program. Attire or accessories which advertise, display, or promote any drug, including alcohol
or tobacco, sexual activity, violence, lewd language, disrespect and/or bigotry towards any group are not
acceptable. Unacceptable clothing and accessories include, but are not limited to, gang-related attire,
excessively tight or revealing clothes, short shorts, bare midriff, low-cut blouses, tank tops, halter tops,
tube tops, see-through tops, cropped shirts, spiked jewelry, or chains. Shorts and dresses must
adequately cover the front, back, sides, and midriff. As a matter of common courtesy and respect,
hats/caps are not to be worn inside buildings.
GMC Honor Code: I will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.
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5. LSS Course Expectations
And Code of Behavior Conduct
As a student, you have basic responsibility for your success. Our responsibility is to assist you in meeting your
educational goals. The message below will help you take responsibility for your own academic success. Keep this
list with you and refer to it often during your days at GMC, especially during your days in your Learning Support
Set Goals and Evaluate Them
Ask, “Why am I here? What do I want to do? Where do I see myself in two years? What are my long-term goals?”
Have a clear understanding of where you are. Have a reasonable plan involving realistic goals and a realistic
Know What It Takes to Be Successful
This is what it takes to be successful. Do these things consistently!
• Put negative internal talk behind you.
• Attend class regularly
• Complete all assignments by the due date
• Have a “Plan B” and a “Plan C”
• Participate fully in class
• Have a positive “can-do” attitude
• Be emotionally committed to completing your academic goals
• Schedule regular outside study time
• Use college survival skills information (as an example, information learned in the GMC 100 class)
• Participate in college life outside class
• Act responsibly
Demonstrate mutual respect – disrespectful behavior of any kind is not Be persistent
Request help when needed
Know Where to Find Help
A. Your instructor, Your advisor, Academic Affairs’ Counseling office, A peer leader, Class study groups,
Learning/Tutoring Center, and The Library
B. E-Library: Students can access a wide range of databases via the e-library at www.gmc.cc.ga.us/library.
The e-library technical assistant is available to assist students in conducting research using the resources of
the e-library. e-library address (www.gmc.cc.ga.us/elibrary).
NO CELL PHONES on and NO TEXTING during class. This could result in your removal from class.
No sleeping in class
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6. C. Adhere to GMC dress code and rules
D. Be prepared for class each day – arrive promptly and bring paper, pencils, and book
E. If you miss class, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT DAY’S WORK. Since you are given a
syllabus of home work and test schedule, there is NO excuse for not being aware of
assignments/homework and exams. You will still be required to take any exams on scheduled date and
assignments to be turned in on designated days. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
F. “This is my own work.” Must be written on each test and signed.
COURSE EXPECTATIONS AND
CODE OF BEHAVIOR CONDUCT
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and AGREEMENT
I have read and/or listened to the explanation of the syllabus for English 097, including the Course expectations and
Code of Behavior Conduct as outlined in “The Message,” and understand the attendance and grading policies used in
this course. I have also reviewed the Ethics requirements.
My signature below designates that I find the items listed in the syllabus, Course Expectations and Code of Behavior
Conduct, as outline in “The Message,” 1) reasonable, 2) things I can live with, and 3) things I can support.
Plagiarism is stealing. Keep in mind that all writing submitted to me must be written by you for this class. Any time
you borrow an idea or passage from an outside source (newspaper, book, friend ) without giving that source credit,
you have plagiarized. A “0” on work containing plagiarized material is considered minimal punishment; referral to
the Honor Council will follow.
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7. English 097 Assignments
Instructor: Shannon Long
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