Final Exam - 35%
Midterm Exam - 25%
Participation -demonstrated by:
-completing syllabus book - 10%
-finishing lab work - 10%
Book Report/Review - 15%
General Reading Level Improvement (measured by standardized tests) - 5%
Students may schedule makeup tests if they get a D or F on the midterm, but cannot makeup the Final. It is the student's responsibility to withdraw officially
from the college or drop classes when he or she stops attending
and to observe established deadlines, otherwise, "F'' grades
may be assigned. Students are expected to attend all classes; irregular class attendance may result in being dropped.
Student Learning Outcomes
Apply knowledge of textbook strategies to preview and scan texts for main ideas. Discriminate between primary and subordinate statements in a paragraph and create and follow an outline. Discriminate between fact and opinion statements and recognize and determine the mode of propaganda in a text.
Define and use at least 100 Greek or Latin roots and over 300 words based on those roots.
Write a book review which shows ability to analyze, synthesize, and think critically about a text.
Students may schedule makeup tests if they get a D or F on the midterm, but cannot makeup the Final. It is the student's responsibility to withdraw officially from the college or drop classes when he or she stops attending and to observe established deadlines, otherwise, "F'' grades may be assigned. Students are expected to attend all classes; irregular class attendance and/or frequent tardiness may result in being dropped. Students are also required to be respectful of the learning environment and to avoid disrupting class by arriving late, engaging in personal conversation, or leaving class before the assigned dismissal time.
Students with Disabilities
Mr. Doyle and Glendale College invite the participation of all students in this class. For special help and accommodations, including obtaining special proctoring for tests, free note taking, assistance for blind students, etc. please contact the GCC Center for Students
with Disabilities. These students' helpers, note takers, guides and assistants are welcome as well.
Academic dishonesty policy
Glendale College has an Academic Dishonesty policy forbidding various types of cheating, including plagiarism. Incidents of academic dishonesty will be referred to the Vice-President of Instruction's office.
Electronic device policy
Generally, cell phones, ipods, and other electronic devices should be turned off when class begins to avoid disrupting class. Students may not text-message or make or receive calls during class. However, students may use laptops in class to take notes or to access the class web page or the online syllabus. Abuse of this privilege may result in its revocation. Students may use digital recording devices to tape lectures. Students with disabilities and their assistants may use any necessary electronic accommodating device.
95-100 A Outstanding, demonstrates an unusual degree of intellectual initiative
90-94 A- Excellent, demonstrates intellectual initiative
85-89 B+ Noteworthy, high degree of intellectual achievement
80-84 B Very good, above average level of intellectual achievement
78-79 B- Good, admirable level of performance
75-77 C+ Performance beyond basic expectations of course
70-74 C Average, satisfactory work
65-69 C- Somewhat less than satisfactory
60-64 D Barely passing, work of inferior quality
<60 F Failure, work is unacceptable
Office hours and telephone number
Mr. Doyle's office is LB203 and his GCC phone number is 818-240-1000, ext 5343. Mr. Doyle will be available in his office between 12:00-1:00 most days.