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Title: Welcome to English 1002


1
Welcome to English 1002
  • Writing with Georgie Ziff

2
About you
  • On a piece of paper please write the following
  • name and contact phone number
  • other courses youre taking
  • what college English courses youve taken and
    where
  • Current employment and schedule
  • things - anything I should know to better help y
    help you during the class
  • how y how you feel about your writing

3
Now about me
  • Georgie Ziff
  • - Two boys, now teenagers! We live in
    Oakland.
  • Grew up on the East Coast and the Midwest, but
    came to California for a one year job and never
    left - )
  • M.A. in Composition and Creative Writing from
    CSUEB
  • B.A. from CSUEB, double major in English and
  • Womens Studies
  • American Montessori Society Early Education
  • Teaching Credential
  • 8th year teaching college composition at
    California State University East Bay 5th year at
    Merritt College 2nd summer at Berkeley City
    College 1st year at Los Medanos College
  • As a teacher, I hold my students to high
    standards of excellence, but I will do all that I
    can to help them succeed (because I know they
    can).

4
About Writing
  • my favorite writing quote
  • Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should
    contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no
    unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a
    drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a
    machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not
    that the writer make all his sentences short, or
    that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects
    only in outline, but that every word tell.
  • William Strunk Jr. Elements of Style

5
Required Course Materials
  • Reading Critically, Writing Well by Axelrod,
    Cooper and Warriner
  • 9th edition.
  • The book is available at the bookstore and also
    online at Amazon.com,
  • and can be used for 2 hours at the Reference Desk
    in the library.
  • Blank composition book for your writing journal
  • Reliable computer and printer

6
Grading in the Course
  • Three Essays 50
  • Homework 15
  • Class Present. 15
  • Writing Journal 5
  • Portfolio 10
  • Attendance 5

7
Save Your Work Online
  • Create a free account at www.dropbox.com for
    saving your work online. You can then access it
    in the computer lab. This is a great tool it
    not only provides you with a place to save work,
    it also synchronizes any changes you make online,
    so your Dropbox is always up to date!
  • Use a flashdrive as backup, in case you cannot
    go online.

8
Attendance Policy
  • Come to class prepared and on time
  • You earn 6 points for every class attended. 2
    point deduction for arriving late and/or leaving
    early. 30 min late an absence
  • Attendance counts for 5 of your overall course
    grade. 3 absences 1 full grade deduction from
    the final course grade.
  • 4 absences I reserve the right to drop you from
    the course or fail you. If you remain in the
    class, another full grade reduction will be
    applied.

9
Todays Objectives
  • To get oriented to the course, the syllabus,
    requirements, expectations, and so forth.
  • To break/melt the ice with one another
  • To form and begin working in collaborative groups

10
Break the Ice
  1. Form groups of three
  2. Find one item you are carrying that is
    significant to you and share it with your group
    explain the significance
  3. Find one thing that everyone in your group has in
    common
  4. Exchange email/contact information with each
    other

11
In the Spot Light
  1. Each of you will in turn introduce one person in
    your group and share something you learned about
    him/her
  2. Share what everyone in your group has in common

12
Working as a Team
  1. Together come up with 3 to 4 questions you have
    about this course
  2. Now, with the syllabus, try to find the answers
    to the questions you came up with
  3. Lets talk about the questions you couldnt find
    answers to

13
What to expect next class
  • In class writing assessment so I can learn more
    about you
  • Discussion of writing process
  • Your first reading assignment

14
Your Homework
  • Buy Reading Critically, Writing Well 9th
    edition, and a blank composition book for your
    writing journal
  • Download the Syllabus and Schedule from
    Blackboard, noting assignments.
  • First homework assignment two paragraph summary
    and response to the article about Argument.
  • In the text, read the Etzioni essay Working at
    McDonalds p. 284 (This means you should read
    the essay prior to class)
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