2. Demonstrate critical
reading, thinking, and
research skills through
analysis, synthesis, and
evaluation of important ideas
students will be encompassing multiple points
able to do the following:
1. Write focused, coherently
texts, appropriate to the
transfer level, that effectively
integrate, synthesize, and
Instructor: Scott Weigand
Office Hours: T: 4:00-6:00
1. Assigned Readings (In-class handouts and downloads from Internet). Reading
assignments are posted on the class website http://eng101.laccdssi.org
2. Drive by Daniel Pink. This book is available for $10.98 on Amazon.com and
available via pdf if you search online!
Course Requirements and Grading
Prerequisite-Appropriate skill level demonstrated through the
English placement process or satisfactory completion of English
28 or English 363 with a grade of C or better. Cannot be taken for
Grading is based on the following assignments and activities:
1. Four multi-draft, thesis driven essays of 4-6 pages in length
From page 164 of LAVC
Schedule of Classes: Student
Conduct and Disciplinary
Plagiarism is the
representation of expression
of ideas from either published
or unpublished work(s) as
students own. LAVC
encourages students to always
cite sources to avoid the
appearance of plagiarism.
Using text from internet
sources without proper
citation is considered to be
Consequences of Cheating
At the time of the violation,
penalties for academic
dishonesty determined by the
instructor can result in a zero
score for the exam or item in
question. In addition, the Vice
President of Student Services,
or designee, may impose other
penalties for violations of the
Student Code of Conduct.
There is no need to
I am here to help you.
Lets work together to
pursue knowledge, not
2. Mid Term (In-Class Essay)
3. Final Project Presentation:
4. Participation /Homework
Your overall grade for the course is based on the following scale:
100-90 = A | 89-80 = B | 79-70 = C | 69-60 = D | Below 60 = F
I will grade using a plus/minus system and check marks for completion of
homework assignments and participation. Completing assignments in a timely
manner and participating in required class activities is important to your grade.
DO NOT THROW AWAY ANY ASSIGNMENTS OR DRAFTS!
Maintain clean, un-graded copies of your essays, drafts, and process work.
Save all essays and drafts on both your flash drive and through your e-mail.
Be sure to setup and check your LAVC email for all communication!
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your
temper or your self-confidence. -Robert Frost
Homework and Major Assignments
Homework assignments (readings and writing activities) will be
assigned throughout the course of the semester.
Details regarding the assignments will be provided along the way.
Due dates for major assignments:
This schedule is subject to change
Final Draft of Essay # 1
First Draft of Essay # 2
Final Draft of Essay # 2
First draft of Essay # 3
Final Draft of Essay # 3
First Draft of Essay # 4
Final Draft of Essay # 4
9. Final Project Presentations
Continuation of Final
Guidelines for Class Discussion Board Postings
Class Discussion Board Postings
When your homework assignment indicates a discussion board posting,
you will post your own response to the question.
Class Discussion Board: http://eng101.laccdssi.org/discussion-board-3
These postings count towards the participation
component of your grade
These postings to the class discussion board may be
informal but still academic in nature
You are encouraged to ask questions, explore
ambiguities, and wrestle with difficult aspects of the
readings; avoid merely summarizing
Should be at least five sentences long
Conduct: You are expected to be courteous and respectful to your
instructor and your fellow students. Some topics will be controversial
and may involve personal feelings. The nature of this class is to adopt an
academic attitude and refrain from derogatory or inflammatory dialogue.
Please be respectful of your fellow classmates and your instructor when
using cell phones.
If you require special
course adaptation or
of a disability, or if you
have emergency medical
information that I should
be aware of, or if you
need special arrangements
in case of a building
evacuation, please let me
know as soon as possible.
Strategies for Success
It is important that you
attend every class and that
you be on time. If you do
miss class, check the
website for any handouts
Getting Help: We all
experience difficulties with
our writing; however, there
are plenty of resources
available. I am here to help.
Please see me during my
office hours, or schedule an
appointment to meet with
me. I will try to respond to
email within 24 hours.
For any writing questions for
any courses, visit the Writing
Center for one-to-one
assistance. The phone
number is 818-947-2810,
and it’s located in LARC
229. For online tutoring and
other helpful resources, visit
the website at