Room 253, Metro Center
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Hours: Wed, 11:00-12:00
Wed, 7-8:00pm Thursday, 5-6:00
Student Information Sheet
TextbookóFocus on Grammar:
A High-Intermediate Course for Reference and Practice, Fuchs and
Bonner, Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., 2000.
- You need a good English dictionary. You
also must have standard size, college-rule, white paper for your in-class
papers. You need to have a dark
pencil and a big eraser for your papers, too.
You donít have to buy a writing handbook, but it is a good idea to have
- We will have seven quizzes, five in-class papers, and two
Lab & Homework
A = 90 - 100%
B = 80 - 89%
C = 70 - 79%
D = 60 - 69%
F = < 60%
You must get a C or better to take ESL 201
Tests and Quizzes - It is very important that you come to class
for these. If you know that you
will be gone, tell me in class and I will let you take the test or quiz early.
If there is some emergency and you canít take the test or quiz, I will
need a written note, with telephone number, from the doctor, policeman,
immigration officer, etc. No note means no test or quiz and a zero score.
In-class writings - I will give you information about the kinds of
things I will want on the writing, but I will not tell you the topic until the
day of the writing. I will tell you
the kinds of grammar points that you must use, and the general theme of the
paper, but you will not know what to write until that day.
Therefore, you should practice writing papers about new topics in a short
time at home.
Lab & Homework - If you come to lab and do the homework, you
should get all of the points. If
you come to lab, but donít do the work, I will take off points.
Attendance - I count attendance at the beginning of class. If you are late, I will count you as absent. I
do not count students as being late. If
you arrive late on the day of a quiz, in-class paper, or exam, you will have
until the end of the class to finish your assignment, unless you bring a note
from a policeman, doctor, judge, etc.
- YOU MUST DO YOUR OWN WORK Donít
copy other studentsí work on quizzes, tests, homework, or papers.
Donít talk during tests. Donít
look at other studentsí tests or papers.
The first time I catch you cheating, I will give you a zero on that
assignment. The second time I catch you cheating, I will give you a zero
on all the work from the first time I caught you to the second time.
That usually means that you will get a D or F in the course.
If I catch you three times, you will get an F, even if all of your other
grades are very good. I understand
that sometimes you arenít ready for a quiz, but donít cheat.
It is better to try your best and get a poor grade, than to cheat and get
a zero. Do your own work.
It is safer and better for you.
- This is very simple. People pay a
lot of money to go to this school. If
you bother other students so that they canít learn or they feel afraid, you
will be barred from class. You can
even be suspended from school. In
any case, you will get a zero on all the work you miss because of your bad
behavior. Be polite, donít talk
too loudly or too much, donít come to class late, and remember that we have
people from many cultures in our class. What
might be OK in your culture might be very rude in another studentís culture.
- You should visit my office 2 -3 times during the course to check on your
grades and to review any problems you have with the assignments.
If you have any problems, you should see me as soon as you can.
I canít always help you, but I will try.
It is very important that you donít wait if you have a problem.
If you wait too long, a little problem can become a very big one.
Donít be afraid to talk to me many times if you donít understand
something. I know how hard it is to
learn a new language, so donít think your questions are too simple or silly to
ask me. If you canít meet me
during my regular office hours, I will try to arrange a different time or have
another teacher help you when I am not at school.
- You should study 1-2 hours every day.
Schedule a regular time when you can study. Find a quiet place where you wonít be bothered.
Donít leave your studies until the night before a quiz or test.
You will need to make a good schedule if you want to fit all of your
school, job, family, and fun into one week.