Dr. Loretta Kasper
English 04 D04E—Spring, 2001
12:40-1:40 PM Mon D-214, Tues M-125, Thurs D-214
My Office: C-219
· Interdisciplinary English by Loretta F. Kasper (publisher: McGraw-Hill)
· What You Need to Know about Developing Your Test-Taking Skills: Reading Comprehension by Robert S. Boone (publisher: NTC Publishing Group)
ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BUY THESE BOOKS. YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO CLASS WITHOUT YOUR TEXTBOOKS.
ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION:
Regular attendance and participation are required. You are expected to be in class ON TIME every day. Class begins promptly at 12:40PM.
You will be considered excessively absent if you miss more than six classes. If you are exceed six hours of absence or if you are excessively late, you will be asked to withdraw from the class. In addition, if you are late 3 times, it will count as ONE absence.
You will be reading college-level material that is designed to prepare you both for college-level assignments and for the two reading assessment exams that you will take in June. The readings in Interdisciplinary English will prepare you for the English Departmental Final Exam and the readings in the Boone text will prepare you for the ACT reading exam.
We will also make use of texts and exercises on the Internet. Each Tuesday class will meet in Computer Lab M-125. Be sure to bring 2 formatted floppy disks to class.
FINAL READING ASSESSMENTS:
At the end of the semester, you will take 2 reading exams: The English Departmental Reading Test and the ACT test.
The English Departmental Test gives you two reading passages and then asks you questions related to each one and to both together. You are required to write several sentences to answer each question. Passing the English Departmental Exam gets you out of ENG 04.
The ACT is a multiple-choice test. It gives you three reading passages, each one followed by eight questions for a total of 24 questions. You will have 25 minutes to complete the ACT test. You must pass the ACT exam before you may register for ENG 12.