MASTER COURSE SYLLABUS

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DRE 097 : INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING II

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to develop proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; except where noted, these topics are taught at a reinforcement level using texts primarily in a Lexile (TM) range of 1070 to 1220. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and apply those skills toward understanding a variety of complex academic and career texts and composing essays incorporating relevant, valid evidence. Please note: (TM) represents registered trademark.

Prerequisites: DRE 096.

Corequisites: CTS 080 or appropriate placement score.

Class Hours: 2.5        Lab Hours: 1        Clinical/Work Exp.: 0        Credit Hours: 3

COURSE COMPETENCIES

  • Students will demonstrate the use of pre-reading, reading, and post-reading strategies, including applying a variety of previewing strategies to complex texts; activating prior knowledge; identifying important text attributes; using context clues; distinguishing between connotative and denotative meanings and between informal language and Standard Written English; employing introductory metacognitive strategies; identifying stated and implied main ideas at the introductory level; recognizing organizational patterns; responding in writing to complex texts using text-to-text connections; and paraphrasing and summarizing texts at an introductory level. (CCL)

  • Students will demonstrate the use of the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading), including narrowing the focus of the text; establishing a clear main idea (thesis statement); generating supporting details for a specific purpose and audience; determining appropriate organization; composing and revising drafts; and using MLA or APA guidelines. (CCL)

  • Students will apply critical thinking strategies to analyze complex texts and to inform and strengthen their writing, including making logical conclusions based on prior knowledge and inference; understanding the difference between formal and informal language; using types of technical and academic language in complex texts; recognizing figurative language?simile, metaphor, and personification; determining the author?s purpose, point of view, and tone in complex texts; identifying fact and opinion statements in complex texts; demonstrating an understanding of verbal and situational irony; and understanding bias, logical fallacies, and propaganda techniques. (CCL)

  • Students will identify and write clear thesis statements, including identifying thesis statements in multi-paragraph complex texts, and writing clear, focused thesis statements for essays. (CCL)

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of specific and adequate supporting information, including analyzing and evaluating body paragraphs in complex texts and student writings for specific and adequate support; assessing, synthesizing, and integrating relevant and valid evidence from assigned readings to support a main idea; avoiding plagiarism by paraphrasing; and documenting source material using MLA or APA guidelines. (CCL)

  • Students will achieve unity and coherence in essays, including identifying points that are off-topic in complex texts, and composing body paragraphs that support the thesis statement of an essay. (CCL)

  • Students will apply the conventions of Standard Written English. (CCL)

  • Students will employ appropriate technology when composing texts. (CCL)

GRADING SCALE

P Passing
R Re-Enroll

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT
SCHOOL OF ACADEMICS, EDUCATION, AND FINE ARTS

Students are responsible for attending and actively participating in all classes whether online, hybrid, or seated. Punctual, consistent attendance and participation are important for class success and future endeavors. Students are responsible for communicating with the instructor if an absence is unavoidable. While this statement is applicable to all departments within the School of Academics, Education, and Fine Arts, some departments may further define attendance and participation expectations based on the curriculum requirements. Students are responsible for attending and actively participating in all classes whether online, hybrid, or seated. Punctual, consistent attendance and participation are important for class success and future endeavors. Students are responsible for communicating with the instructor if an absence is unavoidable. While this statement is applicable to all departments within the School of Academics, Education, and Fine Arts, some departments may further define attendance and participation expectations based on the curriculum requirements.

It is the student's responsibility to withdraw from the course. Students may complete the withdrawal process in the Advising Center. Students may receive a grade of WP if they withdraw from a course by the 60% point/date of the course. Any student withdrawals that occur after the 60% point will result in a grade of WF. Exceptions to the "WF" grade may exist if the student has a mitigating circumstance. Students are encouraged to discuss withdrawal options with the faculty member and complete the withdrawal process in the Advising Center. Students who come in after the scheduled starting time or students who leave before the scheduled ending time will be counted as tardy. Three (3) tardy arrivals or early departures will count as one absence.

ELECTRONIC DEVICE USE STATEMENT

To preserve the best learning environment for all students, all cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off and stored with other personal property in book bags while class is in session. Ear buds must be removed. If a student uses these devices during class, the instructor will require the student to leave because text messaging and other activities disturb the class and prevent others from concentrating on class work. If a student uses electronic devices during a test or quiz, a zero will be recorded for that assignment, and the instructor may withdraw the student from the course. The use of a phone in any way during a test or the discussion of a graded test is strictly prohibited and considered cheating.

DISABILITY STATEMENT

If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact Frank Pait, Counselor for Students with Disabilities, at extension 4222, in the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) located on the first floor of the Cuyler A. Dunbar Building (CAD).

If you are a student with a mobility impairment and have a class in a multi-story building, please discuss evacuation plans with your instructor.

RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE STATEMENT

Students shall be permitted excused absences from all classes two days per academic year for religious observances required by their faith. The absences requested in accordance with this policy are "one of" and not "in addition to" any absences otherwise permitted by the faculty for a class. The excused absence request must be submitted by the second class meeting and a minimum of two (2) weeks in advance of the absence. Please contact your instructor for the required forms.

ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY

Students at CVCC are expected to be honest in all academic pursuits, whether class, lab, shop, or clinical. Acts of academic dishonesty are considered unethical and subject to behavior sanctions. Examples of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Sharing information about the content of quizzes, exams, classroom/lab/shop/clinical assignments (scheduled or make-up) without approval of the instructor including but not limited to unauthorized copying, collaboration, or use of notes, books, or other materials when preparing for or completing examinations or other academic assignments (scheduled or make-up).

2. Buying, selling, or otherwise obtaining a copy of a quiz, exams, project, term paper, or like document, without approval of the instructor.

3. Plagiarism, which is defined as the intentional representation of another person's work, words, thoughts, or ideas (from any source) as one's own.

4. Failing to follow approved test taking procedures by performing such acts as:
  • Looking on another student's test
  • Use of unauthorized notes; written, electronic, or otherwise
  • Changing answers after exam is scored
  • Verbal, non-verbal, or electronic communication with another student during an exam

Instructors have the authority to impose either a warning, probation, or dismissal from the class for acts of academic dishonesty relative to classes under their supervision.

Students have an obligation to report any acts of academic dishonesty to the instructor or appropriate campus authority when reasonable grounds exist for such a report. Students also have a responsibility to cooperate in the investigation of any alleged acts of academic dishonesty. Failure to report acts of academic dishonesty could result in a behavior sanction as outlined in the Student Conduct Policy, Policy 3.18

CVCC EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

To Report a Serious Emergency Dial 911 from any campus phone or 911 from mobile phones; then dial 711 (Campus Safety & Security) from a campus phone.

For specific CVCC emergencies guidelines, please refer to the CVCC Emergency Guidebook

Lockdown

Quickly get all persons behind a locked door, close blinds, lock all windows/doors, and turn off lights. Sit against an interior wall away from windows and doors (hide). Keep cell phones ON in silent mode or vibrate. Do not leave the locked area until notified by a known CVCC administrator or by law enforcement that the emergency is over.

Seek Shelter (tornados, hurricanes, etc.)
Move to hallways and/or other inner rooms. Stay away from windows and doors. Sit on floor facing the inner wall and shield head with hands. Remain in shelter until notified by CVCC administration or by emergency personnel that the danger is over.

Building Evacuation
Leave the building immediately and proceed to a parking lot location at least 300 feet from the building. Do not delay to retrieve books or other personal items. Do not use elevators. Do not touch suspicious objects. Stay clear of the building once outside. Faculty should take class rosters if possible and account for all students at evacuation locations. Report any special assistance needed to CVCC faculty/staff or to emergency personnel. If you are aware or suspect someone is trapped in a threatened building, notify CVCC faculty/staff or emergency personnel. Remain at your building evacuation location until further instructions are provided by CVCC administration or by emergency personnel. In case of bomb threat, avoid using cell phones and wireless devices; this may detonate the bomb.

Smoke, Fire or Hazardous Materials
Activate the nearest fire alarm. Before attempting to fight a fire, notify someone nearby. Never attempt to fight a fire larger than wastebasket size. Close doors and windows to isolate the problem if the situation permits. If trapped in a building during a fire, use wet towels or cloths to protect you from flames and smoke. Stop/drop/roll if your clothes catch on fire. Do not open doors that feel hot. Always stay between the fire and an exit. Stay low to the floor as you try to exit.

Personal Emergencies
Unless you feel threatened, stay with the victim until emergency personnel arrive. Avoid contact with bodily fluids. Stay calm and try to minimize panic. If the person is conscious, ask if he/she is a High School student (if so, include this information in your 911 call).

Emergency Procedures Revised: April 4, 2012


Cell phone backup to 711 Campus Safety & Security:
828-514-7025

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