Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: DENG-0410- Section: 02
Integrated Reading and Writing
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Instructor Information
Instructor Chandra Brooks
Phone(409) 984-6434
Location:Student Success Center - Room: 128
Hours:Mon: 7-9, 11-12 Tue: 7:30-8, 10-11 Wed: 7-9, 11-12 Thur: 7:30-8, 10-11 Fri: 8-9
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. Successful completion of this course if taught at the upper (exit) level fulfills TSI requirements for reading and/or writing.
Prerequisites This Intervention is designed specifically for students assessed at BASE levels 3-4 or 5-6 and must be part of a student’s co-enrollment (co-requisite) enrollment.

Note: For institutions offering one or more levels, this course shall be used for upper (exit) level and may be used for lower level(s).
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Locate explicit textual information, draw complex inferences, and describe, analyze, and evaluate the information within and across multiple texts of varying lengths.

2. Comprehend and use vocabulary effectively in oral communication, reading, and writing.

3. Identify and analyze the audience, purpose, and message across a variety of texts.

4. Describe and apply insights gained from reading and writing a variety of texts.

5. Compose a variety of texts that demonstrate reading comprehension, clear focus, logical development of ideas, and use of appropriate language that advance the writer’s purpose.

6. Determine and use effective approaches and rhetorical strategies for given reading and writing situations.

7. Generate ideas and gather information relevant to the topic and purpose, incorporating the ideas and words of other writers in student writing using established strategies.

8. Evaluate relevance and quality of ideas and information in recognizing, formulating, and developing a claim.

9. Develop and use effective reading and revision strategies to strengthen the writer’s ability to compose college-level writing assignments.

10. Recognize and apply the conventions of standard English in reading and writing.
Core Objectives * Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

* Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.

PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis,
evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine
extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to
situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical,
sound reasoning to justify conclusion.

PSLO 2: Communication Skills Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and
expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective
transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of
ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when
appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and
presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.

PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work
effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative
ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or
language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence
about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team
members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively;
or helps the group avoid conflict completely.

PSLO 6: Personal Responsibility Skills Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical
Recognizes ethical issues when presented in a complex,
multilayered (gray) context; recognizes cross- relationships among the issues;
discusses in detail/ analyzes core beliefs; the discussion has greater depth and clarity
showing the independent application of ethical perspectives/ concepts to an ethical
question accurately; and is able to consider full implications of the application.
Textbooks Students must buy access to MyFoundationsLab Plus: Integrated Reading/Writing. This software is the basis for almost all of our coursework this semester. Access codes are available in the campus bookstore or may be purchased through online sources. Access codes for ENGL 0301 and/or ENGL 0310 DO NOT WORK for ENGL 0410. A temporary access code is available for the first two weeks of class, but access must be purchased when it expires in order to continue classwork.

My Foundations Lab: Integrated Reading/Writing access code available at www.lamarpa.mylabsplus.com or the campus book store.
Lecture Topics
Unit 1

Active Reading
Vocabulary Development
Summarize and Paraphrase
The Craft of Writing: Getting Started
Overview of the Writing Process
Regular and Irregular Verbs
Phrases and Clauses
Subjects and Verbs (Unit 1 Review and Test)

Unit 2

Recognize the Structure of a Paragraph
Identify the Topic and Main Idea of a Paragraph
Write an Effective Topic Sentence
Develop and Organize Supporting Details
Write Descriptive Paragraphs (DRAFT PARAGRAPH)
Sentence Structure
Varying Sentence Structure
Run-ons (Unit 2 Review and Test)

Unit 3

Write Narrative Paragraphs (DRAFT PARAGRAPH)
Read Time Order Paragraphs
Read Process Paragraphs
Write Process Paragraphs (DRAFT PARAGRAPH)
Consistent Verb Tense and Active Voice
Subject/Verb Agreement
Pronoun / Antecedent Agreement
Pronoun Reference and Point of View
Pronoun Case (Unit 3 Review and Test)

Unit 4

Read Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs
Understand the Structure of an Essay
Organize an Essay
Write Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles
Revise an Essay
Write Comparison and Contrast Essays (DRAFT ESSAY)
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Combining Sentences
Redundancy and Wordiness (Unit 4 Review and Test)

Unit 5

Read Div. and Class. Paragraphs
Read Multi-Pattern Essays
Write Narrative Essays (DRAFT ESSAY)
Write Division and Classification Essays (DRAFT ESSAY)
Read and Interpret Graphics and Visuals
Final Punctuation
Other Punctuation
Quotation Marks (Unit 5 Review and Test)

Unit 6

Read Cause and Effect Paragraphs
Write Cause and Effect Essays (DRAFT ESSAY)
Make Inferences
Assess Purpose, Tone and Bias
Read and Evaluate Arguments
Write Arguments Essays (DRAFT ESSAY)
Standard and Nonstandard English
Easily Confused Words
Using Exact Language (Unit 6 Review and Test, FINAL EXAM)
Major Assignments

UNIT 1: Intro to Active Reading, The Writing Process, Parts of Speech
(Weeks 1-3)

SOAR Video Viewing: Read for context clues, practice SQ3R and summarizing skills

-Students focus on applying lessons on grammar to activities emphasizing active reading. Students will actively read when picking out parts of speech within a text and will benefit from seeing examples in context that they can apply to their own writing.

UNIT 2: Effective Sentences and Paragraphs, Main Ideas and Details
(Weeks 4-5)

SOAR Video Viewing: Read for context clues, practice SQ3R and summarizing skills

-Students begin building effective paragraphs while developing sentence skills.

UNIT 3: Narrative and Process Paragraphs, Patterns of Organization, Verb Tense and Pronoun Skills (Weeks 6-7)

SOAR Video Viewing: Read for context clues, practice SQ3R and summarizing skills

-Continue developing paragraph skills while studying corresponding patterns of organization. Improve verb tense skills and review the role of pronouns in sentences.

UNIT 4: Essay Structure and Organization, Compare and Contrast, Revision (Weeks 8-9)

SOAR Video Viewing: Review Highlighting and Annotating, Using Concept/Definition Maps and KWL

-Students study the elements of successful essays. Also, students practice sentence skills involving well-chosen modifiers and parallel phrasing.

UNIT 5: Narrative and Classification Essays, More Patterns of Organization, Punctuation (Weeks 10-11)

SOAR Video Viewing: Review Highlighting and Annotating, Using Concept/Definition Maps and KWL

-Continue essay drafting, study remaining organizational patterns. Practice punctuation and avoiding common mistakes. Study the impact of graphics and visuals on comprehension.

UNIT 6: Argument, Cause and Effect, Critical Thinking, Exact Language (Weeks 12-13)

SOAR Video Viewing: Review Highlighting and Annotating, Using Concept/Definition Maps and KWL
Final Exam Date December 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 10, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Grading Scale Grading Scale:

AD = 90-100
BD = 80-89
CD = 70-79
DD = 50-69
FD = 0-49
Determination of
Final Grade
Unit Tests 1-6: 30%
Final Exam: 20%
Writing Assignments: 30%
Unit Assignments/Homework/Lab: 20%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy LSC-PA maintains attendance and participation requirements for all students enrolled in developmental courses. These requirements apply to all developmental students: THEA, non-THEA, and THEA-exempt. Use your allocated absences for ALL of your personal needs. Employment, personal appointments and continuing legal/medical appointment are not exemptions from these guidelines. If this class conflicts with your work schedule, continuing medical/legal appointments, or other activities see an admissions advisor immediately. We offer a variety of day, evening, hybrid, and online courses.

Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class meeting and turned in to the Attendance Compliance Office each week. No distinction will be made between excused and unexcused absences.

Regular attendance and participation will help you succeed in this course. If you miss class, you may be missing important announcements, notes, and lecture! You are encouraged to attend every class. However, we know that things happen! You can miss a maximum of 5 classes. These absences should be saved for emergencies, illness, etc. If you miss more than 5 classes, your course grade will be negatively affected in the following way:

6 classes - One letter grade

7 classes - Two letter grades

8+ classes -Three letter grades

We are learning together. If you choose to not participate in class, it will negatively affect your grade. Three of the following incidents will be equal to one absence:

Arriving to class late

Leaving class early

Sleeping in class

Refusing to participate in group work

Being on your cell phone

If you are unable to attend class, it is your responsibility to find out what material you missed. I will not provide copies of notes. Please reach out to a classmate for missed notes. If you are struggling to understand material you missed in class, please see me during office hours.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.