Review of English II


  2. A. Course Title: Review of English II
    B. Course Number: TS 113C - 30162
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    D. Days/Time: T Th 8:00:00 AM - 9:15:00 AM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Holloman, Terry
    G. Office: Ben Alexander Student Center (BAC) 208
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2627
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST); 11:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST); 1:30:00 PM-02:30:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 11:00:00 AM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST); 11:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 11:00:00 AM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Review of English I or a score between 69 and 84 on the Accuplacer test.
    M. Corequisite(s): none
    N. Class Location: BAC220

    This course is a continuation of TS 113A Review of English I and builds upon the foundations of usage and of sentence skills. Students will have the opportunity to strengthen their writing ability with the development, support, and organization of ideas using the five paragraph essay. This course cannot be substituted for any of the English requirements that lead to an associate degree. The student must attain a grade of C or better to advance. This is a three credit hour course. Prerequisite: TS 113A Review of English I or attainment of an appropriate score on a placement test


    This course is offered to those students who find it desirable and/or necessary to improve their command of the English language-especially writing skills.

    This course is not offered for credit to students who have successfully completed any three-hour course in English; this course cannot be substituted for the English requirement for the associate degree.



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    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F

    The grade for this course is based on coursework completed during the semester including final exams, and recorded on the A-F NMJC grading scale.

    Course Grading Policy:
    Essays 60%
    Assignments, tests, quizzes, journal 20%
    Final Exam: Essay and Grammar Exam 20%
    You may pass this course with a D, but you must pass this course with a C or better to move to EN 113.

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    You will receive a zero for any daily exercises, quizzes, or tests that you miss unless you make arrangements to make up the missed work. You have one week from the original date to make up the missed work. After the maximum number of absences, you lose the right to make up assignments.

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    Grade Rounding: Final grades will be rounded up to one half (.50) point. There will be no additional rounding.


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    ·         Students should be able to:

    ·         write a unified and coherent paragraph based on an appropriate topic sentence.

    ·         revise a single paragraph to improve its presentation of ideas.

    ·         write brief essays (200-300 words) that are organized, unified, and coherent.

    ·         understand and write simple sentences that are relatively free from errors.

    ·         write an acceptable in-class essay on a standardized topic.

    ·         analyze and evaluate oral and written communication in terms of situation, audience, purpose, aesthetics, and diverse points of view.

    ·         express a primary purpose in a compelling statement and order supporting points logically and convincingly.

    ·         use effective rhetorical strategies to persuade, inform, and engage.

    ·         employ writing and/or speaking processes such as planning, collaborating, organizing, composing, revising, and editing to create presentations using correct diction, syntax, grammar, and mechanics.

    ·         integrate research correctly and ethically from credible sources to support the primary purpose of a communication.

    ·         engage in reasoned civic discourse while recognizing the distinctions among opinions, facts, and inferences.


    Students should be able to:
    • use the steps of the writing process (generating ideas, planning, organizing, drafting, revising, editing) both individually and collaboratively to generate paragraphs and essays.
    • understand and apply standard conventions for clear, effective communication.
    • demonstrate increased self-confidence as a writer through interaction with peers and participation in collaborative groups.
    • read, analyze, and reflect on a wide variety of readings to increase knowledge and understanding.
    • demonstrate increased proficiency in the application of grammar and mechanics in the writing process.
    •demonstrate the use of a paragraph in the context of an essay
    • write well-developed essays with attention to voice, audience, and purpose.
    • write a minimum of four five-paragraph essays that demonstrate increased control of the writing process evidenced by five-paragraph essays that are focused, organized, and well-developed.
    • write an acceptable final exam essay


    Regular and punctual class attendance is important to the attainment of the educational objectives of this course. Attendance is required at all sessions of this course. Please note the Withdrawal Policy for additional information.

    Class begins promptly. If you are tardy, you must notify the instructor immediately after class; otherwise, you will be counted absent. If you leave class early, you will receive a tardy. Two tardies equal one absence. Students who have more than six absences in a MWF class, four absences in a TR class, or two absences in a night class may be dropped from this course. All absences and extenuating circumstances need to be explained during office hours, not during class. If students know they are going to be absent, they should make prior arrangements with the instructor. Leave a message at 492-2627. The voice mail works twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The instructor's class roll is the official record of attendance.

    Being absent from class does not excuse you from keeping up with assignments. If you must be absent, you are still responsible for all lecture materials, so get notes from a classmate or contact the professor before the next class meeting.

    PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION: Please use appropriate, professional language, grammar and structure in your emails. I will do the same. Do not send an email that looks and reads as though it were composed as a text message.
    DON’T DO: hi miss can you pls give me the work 4 2day so I can get it 2u..igot behind bc i m 2 tired. thx

    DO: Dear Professor Holloman,
    I apologize for missing class today. Would you please send me the assignment for today? I do not want to fall behind in my school work.
    Thank you,

    NMJC Communication Standard:
     No text language (For example do not use i, BTW, LOL, IDK…)
     Correct spelling and proper capitalization
     Complete sentences (Start a sentence with a capital letter and end it with a period.)
     Logical organization

    Upon entering the classroom, turn off cell phones and any other electronic devices. Students are not allowed to text and/or use the internet during class time. If this policy is abused, the student will be asked to leave the classroom. You will receive a zero/absence for that day.

    Should a student be dismissed from the classroom due to some sort of disruption, I expect to see such student before the next time the class meets. Permanent dismissal may result if I deem it necessary to take the problem to the dean. If a student is asked to leave class for any reason, the student will be counted absent for that class period.

    If a student has a special health problem, he or she should (please) notify the instructor. (Please only discuss the situation with me during office hours.)

    All essays are to be word processed and submitted in MLA format using standard Microsoft Office Word font with one inch margins on standard 81\2" x 11" white paper. Handwritten work will not be accepted.

    Plagiarism is cheating, and any student found guilty of plagiarism will receive a zero on the assignment and possibly fail the class.


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    No Children in the Classroom
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    Review of English II Course Outline—Fall 2019

    Tentative – Subject to Change- This outline does not include all course work or assignments and may be changed at any time at the instructor’s discretion.

    Week One (August 29-23)
    Writing Diagnostic

    Week Two (August 26-Aug 30)
    Literary Terms
    Assignment: Literary Terms Writing Exercise

    Week Three (Sept 3-6)
    Levels of Questioning
    “A Worn Path”
    Grammar: Simple Sentences

    Week Four (September 9-13)
    Writing Process & Five Paragraph Essay
    “A Worn Path” Rough Draft
    Grammar: Fragments

    Week Five (September 16-20)
    “There Will Come Soft Rains”
    Grammar: Compound Sentences

    Week Six (September 23-27)
    Grading Rubric
    First Essay Due

    Week Seven (September 30-October 4)
    Grammar: Run-ons

    Week Eight (October 7-11)
    “Story of An Hour”
    Grammar: Comma Splices

    Week Nine (October 14-18)
    2nd Essay Due

    Week Ten (October 21-October 25)

    Synthesis Research Paper

    Week Eleven (Oct 28-Nov 1)
    Synthesis Research Paper
    Grammar: Commas

    Week Twelve (November 4-8)
    Prewriting and Rough Drafts

    Week Thirteen (November 11-15)
    3rd Essay
    “The Last Leaf"
    Grammar: parallelism

    Week Fourteen (November 18-22)
    “The Last Leaf" Responsive Writing

    Week Fifteen (November 25-29)
    Fourth Essay from prompt
    Grammar Review

    Week Sixteen (Dec 2-Dec 6)
    Final Essay
    Grammar Review

    Final Exam: Monday, December 9, 8:00-9:45 a.m.