English 001 Students are expected to:
1. Read the syllabus carefully and completely, remain in the class only if in agreement with the syllabus, and act in accordance with syllabus policies.
2. Do all assigned work with real effort and thought, and collaborate productively with other students in class discussion and other group activities.
3. Work appropriately during class, not doing homework or reading materials for another course.
4. Carefully read instructor’s comments on assignments and speak with the instructor if any question or disagreement arises.
5. Submit assignments on time.
6. Attend class regularly and punctually, and assume responsibility for any material missed due to absence.
7. Contribute to a classroom environment that is positive, respectful, and productive.
8. Understand that the instructor cannot make special exceptions regarding course requirements or policies.
9. Behave in class in a manner that does not disturb or distract others from their work. Students should arrive to class on time, should not talk while another person is talking during a class discussion, and should not eat in class. In short, all persons are responsible for creating a climate of mutual respect and an environment conducive to learning.
As we begin another promising semester, it is important that we all share the common goal of providing students the necessary information to aid in their success, both in their developmental courses, and as a foundation for their ultimate college level pursuits here at Passaic County Community College.
To that end, the English Department has developed this online resource, where the intended course structure and outcomes for Writing Skills I can be communicated and referenced throughout the semester.
This LibGuide is designed to give an overview of EN 001 for instructors teaching it, including course description, student requirements, and general schedule. I hope this site is a helpful resource to you as you teach your classes, and I look forward to a productive semester working with you.
Basic Introductory Information
As a new semester begins, I would like to take this time to make sure that you have all the materials and resources necessary to begin an eventful and productive semester. The syllabi for your course(s) are enclosed, and pertinent information is listed below.
There are several things to be mindful of as the semester begins:
1. A writing sample should be submitted by each student on the first day, so you can have a general assessment of everyone’s skill level. This individual assessment should be shared with each student. ALL level placements are generally final; however, if a student's writing sample clearly displays a skill level that warrants further assessment and possible level change, please forward that student directly to me A.S.A.P. No level changes will be made after the first week of class.
2. ALL students should have registered for a lab when they registered for classes. Please state this in class. Lab begins the first week of the semester, and should be strongly encouraged and monitored by instructors, as it is mandatory and does count towards the students’ overall grades.
3. Our online labs have been customized specifically for the students here at PCCC and the current edition of the text; students are required to complete the diagnostic test and the post test in the lab (A204), regardless of whether or not they complete lab assignments on campus or at home.
4. Finally, in an attempt to keep grading an honest reflection of a student’s skill level, please be mindful that grades reflect the tangible results produced by each student, not how hard they worked.