Class Act English 122: College Composition
Fall 2012



Your Favorite English 122 Links:

View Your English 122 Syllabus

2012 Final Exam Schedule

English 122-002: Dec. 11, Tuesday: 8:00-10:30

Punctuation 9-1-1

Enter BlackBoard Here

The OWL: An Online Handbook

Favorite Web Sites For English Students

Build Your Vocabulary:

Visit Writing Center

  • Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00

    Call to make an appointment: 351-2056
  • Stop by the Center to make an appointment: Ross Hall 1230
  • Schedule an appointment on line:

List of Semester Assignments


Course Power Point Lectures

Types of Sentences

Grammar Pretest

May the your holiday season be full of joy, peace and happiness

Week 15: Final draft of the explanation essay is due Wednesday along with the rough draft and the peer reveiw.

Week 14: Information Essay: Begin Outline. Outline due Wednesday. Rough draft due Friday for peer review.

Week 13: Nov. 19: Monday The Informative Essay

Power Point and Outline Example

Week 12: Nov. 12-14-16

Monday: Meet in Michener Library 2nd floor for peer review
Wednesday: Meet in Michener Library 2nd floor for peer review
Friday: Argument Essay Due

Get your extra English 122 Peer Review Sheets here

Week 11: Nov. 5-7-9

Monday: How to incorporate summarized, parapharased, and directly quoted material
Wednesday: Grammar Review. Choose peer review partners
Friday: Peer Review: Bring 3 copies of your rough draft.

Week 10: Oct. 29-Oct. 31-Nov. 2:


Argumentative Worksheet and Argumentataive Outline Sample

  • Monday: Finish Essay Discussion; TBSIR exercise; Discusson Topic selection; return sumary response essays
  • Wednesday: Bring a sound topic for the argument essay to begin work on the outline; work on writing an argumentative thesis sentence
  • Friday: Outline Due Friday. Work on writing the thesis

Other Dates for the Argument Essay:

  • Nov. 5: Return and discuss outline and argument
  • Nov. 7: Grammar Review
  • Nov. 9: Rough Draft in class for peer review. Bring 3 copies--two for partners
  • Nov. 12: Peer Review
  • Nov. 14: Peer Review
  • Nov. 16 Argument Final Due

Week 9: Oct. 22-24-26: Writing the Argumentative Essay: Argument Power Point

Week 8: Oct. 15-17-19:

Monday: Reponse, writing a thesis sentence
Wednesday: Print Library Search Assignment Meet in Michener Library Room 303 3rd floor, turn right at the top of the stairs
Friday: Meet in Michener Liberary in sitting area on main floor. Use the class period to finish the library search. You may use your laptop if you can print.

Week 7: 8-10-12: Monday: We take the Grammar Test; Wednesday we will present our group summary paragraphs; Friday we will discuss the response portion.

  • Summary Response Essay Click here for the Summary Response Assignment.
  • Summary Template Clic here for the summary template. Please that the actually assignment is for another class, but the instruction for writing our essay is the same.

Week 6: Oct. 1-3-9: Due Friday: Revised Definition Essay. Attach proof that you went to the writing center to the draft that the tutor helped you with and turn in with final draft. Upload to SA by noon Friday.

Week 5: Sept. 24-26-28:

  • Monday: Writing the Definition Essay
    • Words:
      • Ambition
      • Conscientious
      • Frugal
      • Faith
      • Gratitude
      • Intetrity
  • Wednesday: Meet in Ross 1240 Writing Lab to write your rough draft. Save to jump drive or email
  • Friday Bring a hard copy of your essay along with colored pens or markers. We will work on revision.


Week 4: Sept. 17-19-21: Pronoun Review

Begin Pronoun Review.

Print these documents for homework:

Pronoun Reference And Agreement
Worksheet for Pronoun Reference and Agreement

Pronoun Case
Worksheet for Pronoun Case



Week 3: Sept. 10-12-14: Monday: Conclude sentence types. Students will write sentences on the board. Begin Active Voice and Passive Voice. Homework: Active/Passive Voice. Print the paragraph. Rewrite all of the To Be verbs in active voice. Bring to class Monday. Link to Passive Voice Exercise. This exercise is a web page, but you can copy and paste it into a a Word document, if you want.

Week 2: Sept. 5-7: Wednesday: Sentence Review. Print Sentence Structure worksheet. Define the terminology

Week 1: Aug. 27-30: Monday: Welcome and Syllabus

Wed: Define College Writing
Friday: Begin Grammar Review



Course Materials, Handouts, Conferences

1. Students must print all course handouts from the English 122 web site. Print before class so that you have necessary materials to complete the day's activities.

2. Purchase your books for this class from the Book Stop located at 931 16th Street (corner of 10th Ave. and 16th). Also purchase stapler, other office supplies to hand in professionally need assignments.

a. Spiral notebook for writing journal and class notes
b. USB memory stick
(Flash Drive)

3. Schedule conferences to discuss course work, writing difficulties, selecting a major, or other related problems and concerns.

4. Send an email or call if you miss class. Remember there are no excused absences. Students may miss 3 classes before their grade will be affected. Be sure to use your Bears email for university correspondence.

Using Black Board, the On Line Classroom

Log onto Black Board: Notes on Using Black Board

1. How to log onto or create your account on Black Board:

Your login and password will be your URSA login and password--NOTE: this password will expire every 90 days, so you will have to create a new password. For technology help, call the help line: 351-help or 351- 4357.

Keep these suggestions in mind as you take the quizzes:

Use a high speed internet connection to assure a good connection. AOL users will be disconnected after 30 minutes on AOL. You will not be disconnected from Black Board, so you will continue to work, but the work you have done after the 30 minutes will not be saved. Use one of the many computer labs on campus.

At the end of each exam, be sure to click the "Submit" button to save your work. You may have to scroll down if the button located in the lower right hand corner of the screen does not show.

Do not use the "back" button in Black Board. Doing so will disconnect you from the database and your responses will be lost. The tests will be set to open once.

Decide when you will take the test, commit to take the test in one sitting because test parameters will be set so that students can open test only once. In other words: No Peeking.

Read each question carefully.

Instructions for Safe Assignment

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Email Me

351-2198. Leave a voice message with your name and number and a brief message. Please speak slowly and clearly, especially when you leave your phone number.






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