• What is a Hybrid Class?
• Adding the Class
• Class Website
• Participation: Teams
What is a Hybrid Class?
• A hybrid class meets both in the
classroom and electronically. For
this course, it means that you will
have both class work and
homework assigned on Fridays.
This work must be completed and
posted before class on Monday.
We will not meet together; rather,
you will simply go to the Friday
presentation and work through it
on your own. I will answer
questions by email.
Adding the Class
• I can only take 30 students
• If you are on the waiting list, you can stay. I won’t
hand out add codes until at least Monday of next
week, and then, only if there is room.
• As we go over the syllabus, consider whether
you will stay in the class. If you want out, please
let me know, so I can offer your seat to another
• If you are not on the waiting list, it is very unlikely
you will get into the class unless we have a mass
exodus after the syllabus!
Adding the Honors Section
• If you are in the Honors Program:
– Ask me for an Honors add code.
– Drop your regular section and then add the Honors section with
the new CRN#.
– The switch must be made during the first week of the quarter.
• If you are not in the Honors Program:
– You may take one Honors class if you qualify.
– Email the honors program coordinator at
firstname.lastname@example.org. for permission to add the honors section of
– Do not drop the regular section until you have been permitted
into the class.
– The switch must be made during the first week of the quarter.
Honors Section Expectations
• Honors Students will physically be in the exact
same class, but they will need to do a minimum
of an additional 10 hours of work outside of class
in order to earn the Honors designation. For this
class, that project will be negotiated according to
student interest and need.
Once a student switches over to the Honors section,
then he or she may NOT switch back. If the Honors work is
not completed, the student’s grade will drop one full letter.
The Green Sheet:
What you will find here
• Assignments and
– Required Materials
• Computer Access
– Class Policies
• Conduct and Courtesy
– The Class Website
• How to sign up for an
• How to post your
Available at the De Anza Bookstore
Room by Emma Donoghue
Available online and from local booksellers
• Active participation in class discussions and
regular attendance. You will earn real points for
your participation in activities.
• Keeping up-to-date on the assignments and
• Formal writing: Four essays
• Three exams
• A series of posts to the class website
• Reading quizzes, writing workshops, and in-
All out of class work to be submitted to me
electronically before the class period in which it is
due. Work must be submitted as an attachment in
Microsoft word. No other saved forms are
acceptable. If you do not have Microsoft Word
software available, leave yourself time to save and
send your work from a library computer. All work
must be in MLA format. I will read and return work,
in the order I receive it, with comments both in the
text and in the margins.
Success in this course depends on regular attendance
and active participation. Participation points will be
part of our daily activities. If you are not in class, you
cannot earn these points. You should save absences
for emergencies, work conflicts, weddings, jury duty,
or any other issues that might arise in your life.
It is your responsibility to talk to me your absences or
other conflicts. Work done in class cannot be made
up. Also, please arrive on time, as you will not be able
to make up work completed before you arrive,
Exams: We will have three exams during the quarter.
They will likely be terms, identification, and short
answer. I do extend the opportunity to re-take or
make-up one exam on the last day of the quarter
(before the final).
– I do not accept late work. I do, however, extend an
opportunity to revise either essay #1 or #2 for a better
Conduct, Courtesy, and Electronic Devices:
In this class, we will regularly engage in the discussion of topics that
may stir passionate debates. Please speak freely and candidly;
however, while your thoughts and ideas are important to me and to
the dynamics of the class, you must also respect others and their
opinions. Courtesy will allow each person to have the opportunity to
express his or her ideas in a comfortable environment.
Courtesy includes but is not limited to politely listening to others
when they contribute to class discussions or while they give
presentations, not slamming the classroom door or walking in front
of classmates giving presentations if you do arrive late, and
maintaining a positive learning environment for your fellow
classmates. To help maintain a positive learning environment, please
focus on the work assigned. We will discuss appropriate use of
computers and tablets. Do not text-message in class; if you have an
emergency communication, please step outside. If your behavior
becomes disruptive to the learning environment of the class, you
may be asked to leave and/or be marked absent.
• Academic Dishonesty:
Plagiarism includes quoting or paraphrasing material
without documentation and copying from other students
or professionals. Intentional plagiarism is a grave offense;
the resulting response will be distasteful. Depending
upon the severity, instances of plagiarism may result in a
failing grade for the paper or the course and possible
administrative action. All assignments will be scanned
and scrutinized for academic dishonesty. Please refer to
your handbook for more information regarding
• The syllabus is a tentative schedule.
• It may be revised during the quarter.
• Use it to determine how to prepare for class.
will do in
before the next
• Our class website is http://palmoreewrt1C.wordpress.com. In
order to do the homework, you must establish an account. To
make your own FREE Word Press account, go to wordpress.com
and click on the large, orange button that says, “Get started here.”
The system will walk you through a series of steps that will allow
you to set up your own user-friendly Word Press blog, sign up for
just a user name, or sign in with your Facebook account. Make
sure you sign in with YOUR Word Press username before you post
on our class page so you get credit for your work.
• If you prefer not to use your own name, you may use a
pseudonym. Please email me your username if it is significantly
different from your real name.
• If you cannot establish your website and username, please come
to my office hours as soon as possible, and I will help you with the
process. Much of our work will take place online, so establishing
this connection is mandatory.
On the Website:
• Writing Assignments
• Reading Assignments
• The Green Sheet
• The Syllabus (The Daily Plan)
• Writing Tips
• Helpful Links
• Your Daily Homework Assignment (which is where
you post your homework.)
• On the front page of the website, you will find the
homework post after each class.
• Below that post on the right, are the words “Leave a
• Copy and paste your homework into the box.
• Click there and a comment box will open. Post your
homework in the comment box and click “Post
There is writing homework almost
everyday in this class. This is both
to help you think about your
reading and to help you produce
ideas for your essays.
In order to earn an A on your
homework, you must do the
• Complete at least 90% of the posts.
• Post them on time.
• Be thoughtful in your responses.
Is this class
Will I be the
2. The teams will change on or near essay
3. You must change at least 50% of your
team after each project is completed.
4. You may never be on a team with the
same person more than twice.
5. You may never have a new team
composed of more than 50% of any prior
1. We will often use teams to
earn participation points.
Your teams can be made
up of 4 or 5 people.
• Points will be earned
for correct answers to
contributions to the
discussion, and the
willingness to share
your work. Each team
will track their own
points, but cheating
leads to death (or loss
of 25 participation
• Answers, comments,
and questions must
be posed in a manner
learning. Those who
speak out of turn or
will not receive points
for their teams.
At the end of each class,
you will turn in a point
sheet with the names of
everyone in your group
and your accumulated
points for the day.
It is your responsibility to
make the sheet, track the
points, and turn it in.
Sit near your team
members in class to
facilitate ease of group
• Get into groups
of three or four.
• If you can’t find
a group, please
raise your hand.
• Establish a Word press username
• Read: Terry Eagleton’s Introduction: “What is Literature.”
This is posted on the website under “Course Readings”
and “Secondary Texts.”
• Post #1: What is literature? How does Eagleton’s
explanation reinforce or destabilize your ideas about