Thursday, June 12, 2014

End of Semester Notes and ENA101

Students eligible for ENA099 (check the grade book on Blackboard) MAY need a form from E103 to register. You *do not* need me to sign this form. Cary a copy of your final score (48 or higher) with you from either the sheet I gave you from the CATW or print my grade book in Blackboard with the score.

Apologies for any inconvenience. The Registrar changed this at the very last minute.

I hope you all have a good Summer and I hope to see you all in ENG102 and/or ENG102 soon!

Dr Smith

Monday, June 9, 2014

CATW SCORES: We Are Meeting this Week!

ENZ099 Meets 6/9 at 5:45 in E259
ENG099 Meets 6/10 at 5:45 in E259

CATW scores are UP in Blackboard. If you passed (56 or higher) you DO NOT have to come to class. If you did not pass you should see me at 6/10 at 5:45 in E259 for a brief advising meeting.  Only students wanting to take the ENX099 express class will need a form from me (I only have 4 slots). Here are the reminders about scores and outcomes:
  • 56+. ENG099 Students who pass the CATW receive a letter grade (A-D). ENZ099 students who pass the CATW receive an "S" (Satisfactory) grade. Students in ENZ who have taken ENG101 and passed should inquire in the department about the change of grade from INC (Incomplete). 
  • 55 or less. Students who do not pass the CATW but were successful in the course receive "R" grades.  
  • 50-55. Students who score 50 or higher may register for ENX099 express class (Need a form from Dr. Smith)
  • 48-55. Students who score 48 or higher AND have passed the CATR (reading test) should register for ENA101 IF you have not already taken it. If you have NOT passed the CATR you will need to retake ENG099.
  • 47 or less. Retake ENG/Z099, whichever course you are currently in.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WEEKS 10-12: ENG/Z Schedules

REMINDERS
  • Did you register for the CATW Retake? Last Day Friday 5/16 10:00am-4:00pm.
  • Will you remember to take your dictionary, College ID, and pens?
ENZ099 End of Days Schedule

5/14 CHOICE OF: Revisions, Tutorials (as assigned), or new CATW Practice ("Drones").
5/19 Review (30 minutes). Last live CATW Practice: "Birth Order". Check the grade book in Blackboard for response and suggestions.
5/21-28 We do NOT meet as a  class. CATW Retakes (as assigned). You may see me by appointment (see below).
6/2-4  We do NOT meet as a class. CATW Scores. Check this blog for updates. Each of you will have a private meeting with me for scores. You may see me by appointment.
6/9 We meet for CATW scores unless otherwise advised.

ENG099 End of Days Schedule

5/15 CHOICE OF: Revisions, Tutorials (as assigned), or new CATW Practice ("7-year-olds")
5/20 Review (30 minutes). Last live CATW Practice: "Birth Order". Check the grade book in Blackboard for response and suggestions.
5/21-29 We do NOT meet as a  class. CATW Retakes (as assigned). You may see me by appointment.
6/3-5 We do NOT meet as a class. CATW Scores. Check this blog for updates. Each of you will have a private meeting with me for scores. You may see me by appointment (see below).
6/10 We meet for CATW scores unless otherwise advised.

Appointments: Please email me at dr.c.jason.smith@gmail.com at least 24 hours prior or text 917.359.5222. 

Homework Tutorials:
  1. Introducing the CAT in Writing
  2. Understanding the directions for the CAT in Writing
  3. Identifying common problems with CATW introduction paragraphs
  4. Identifying good summaries for CATW essays
  5. Writing good summaries
  6. Identifying the parts of a good response paragraph
  7. Writing unified paragraphs
  8. Writing well-developed paragraphs for the CAT in Writing
  9. Using Effective Language
  10. Revising Your CATW Essay

Week 10: ENG LAB and ENZ CATW Review

Here are the CATW tutorials for review. Please take your time in reviewing these and compare to your works in progress. Any ones you have completed recently may be skipped (though giving them another look-over could NOT hurt). 
  1. Introducing the CAT in Writing
  2. Understanding the directions for the CAT in Writing
  3. Identifying common problems with CATW introduction paragraphs
  4. Identifying good summaries for CATW essays
  5. Writing good summaries
  6. Identifying the parts of a good response paragraph
  7. Writing unified paragraphs
  8. Writing well-developed paragraphs for the CAT in Writing
  9. Using Effective Language
  10. Revising Your CATW Essay

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Week 10: End of Days

Tutorials
  1. Unified Paragraphs
  2. Paragraph Development
  3. Paragraph Development (Advanced)
ENG099 End of Days Schedule: In Progress
5/13 Today! CATW Practice
5/14 LAB
5/15 CATW Revisions and tutorials
5/20 Last live CATW Practice
5/21 LAB (last lab meeting)
5/22 Directed Tutorials and Revisions
5/27 Excused for CATW Retake (no class)
5/28 LAB Optional
5/29 Excused for CATW Retake (no class)
6/3 CATW Scores? (Check this blog for updates.) We DO NOT meet as a class until we have the scores.
6/4 No LAB
6/5 CATW Scores? (Check this blog for updates.) We DO NOT meet as a class until we have the scores.
6/10 CATW Scores? (Check this blog for updates.) We will meet this day unless otherwise directed.

ENZ099 End of Days Schedule: In Progress
5/12 Today! CATW Revisions
5/14 CATW Revisions and tutorials
5/19 Last live CATW Practice
5/21 Directed Tutorials and Revisions
5/26 No Classes (Memorial Day)
5/28 Excused for CATW Retake (no class)
6/2 CATW Scores? (Check this blog for updates.) We DO NOT meet as a class until we have the scores.
6/4 CATW Scores? (Check this blog for updates.) We DO NOT meet as a class until we have the scores.
6/9 CATW Scores? (Check this blog for updates.) We will meet this day unless otherwise directed.

Monday, May 12, 2014

ENZ END OF DAYS

These are the dates for the ENZ099 M/W class only:

5/12 Today! CATW Revisions
5/14 CATW Revisions and tutorials
5/19 Last live CATW Practice
5/21 Directed Tutorials and Revisions
5/26 No Classes (Memorial Day)
5/28 Excused for CATW Retake (no class)
6/2 CATW Scores? (Check this blog for updates.) We DO NOT meet as a class until we have the scores.
6/4 CATW Scores? (Check this blog for updates.) We DO NOT meet as a class until we have the scores.
6/9 CATW Scores? (Check this blog for updates.) We will meet this day unless otherwise directed.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Week 9: Catch-up and Revisions

Announcements
  1. DO NOT forget to sign up for the CATW retest this week. I am trying to resolve the "issues" with the testing office.
  2. The Writing Center, B200, is offering ENZ students the chance to take timed practice tests during their regular hours that will be graded by their staff.
  3. Highest 4 scores in the contest? 20 points x-tra credit and a book.
CATW Registration: Register for the CATW in Room C428 (May 5-16) during the following times:
  • M May 10a - 6p (suggested)
  • T May 10a - 4p
  • W May 10a - 4p
  • Th May 10a - 6p
  • F May 10a - 4p
In Class
  1. Watch: The Meatrix 1, 2, 2.5 HERE. If you do not have sound in the lab ask the tutor if you can go to B333 to watch this.
  2. Research: The Meatrix: Issues HERE. Find topics of particular Interest to you.
  3. Blog Entry 10: HERE.
  4. Revisions/Rewrites: CATW Essays for "passing" as directed.
Homework Tutorials
  1. Unified Paragraphs
  2. Paragraph Development
  3. Paragraph Development (Advanced)
 Next Week
  1. CATW Practice and Workshop
FALL I 2014 Courses 
ENG102.0862 Supernatural! M 02:15-04:25 (hybrid-online) 
ENG280.0944 Children's Literature T 02:15-04:25 (hybrid-online)
ENG101.5753 Fast Food Nation MW 05:45-7:55 (web supported)
ENG101.5772 Fast Food Nation TTh 05:45-7:55 (web supported)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

ENZ099 TUTORIALS

Announcements
  1. DO NOT forget to sign up for the CATW retest this week. I am trying to resolve the "issues" with the testing office.
  2. The Writing Center, B200, is offering ENZ students the chance to take timed practice tests during their regular hours that will be graded by their staff.
Here are the tutorials for this evening: 

  1. 30-40 Minutes Freerice Grammar
  2. 30-40 Minutes Freerice Vocabulary
  3. Unified Paragraphs
  4. Paragraph Development
  5. Paragraph Development (Advanced)
Homework:
  1. Complete above tutorials if you did not finish
  2. Write the CATW Practice as directed (7-year-old Girls with Breasts)
  3. Continue with Freerice Grammar or Vocab (there is an app)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

LAB WEEK 9: Freerice Competition!

This week for LAB we are going to have a Freerice Vocabulary and Grammar competition. The highest three (combined Vocab and Grammar) scores receive 20 points towards your final grade as well as a prize. You must have proof of your scores by either printing the score or taking a picture with your phone. You should complete your scores during lab hour. You may sign-in to your account on Freerice, but this is not required. Good luck!

Freerice Grammar
Freerice Vocabulary