Tuesday & Thursday
6:30 - 8am (no appointment needed - I will be in my office to see or
take your calls)
10:30 - 11:30am (by appointment only)
Emails to and from Prof. B
My primary way to communicate to you is through Canvas
Inbox (email) email.
Assignments are usually graded and returned the
same day they are submitted. After I grade and return assignments, I will send you an email notification of the returned and
graded assignment. In this email will be lots of information. It will be a "discussion" of the assignment, what was done well, what
needs improvement on future
When reading them do not
skim. Get as much as you can from them.
Work is returned the same day it is due. If there are changes
to the schedule, information you need, alerts, problem with
Campus Cruiser, or any other information you need, it will be
emailed to you.
It is your responsibility to frequently
check your email especially on days when an assignment is returned.
To receive email
there must be space in your Canvas inbox.
If your mailbox is full, you will
not receive email from me.
Be sure to frequently empty your email, and keep
space available to get emails
CAREFULLY READ ALL
- send email to any other address; it will be deleted and not read.
not use gmail or any other electronic mail or any other email address;
it will not be read and immediately deleted
in the Subject Line what
the email is about & your class section ( IN or IN1 or INA1 etc.)
to seek clarification about a grade for an assignment
- include the assignment specifics - copied & pasted from the
assignment page; provide as much info as you think will be
needed to help you
- ask specific question
your assignment submission with my comments on it.
If writing to generally inquire about your overall performance, to vent
frustration, and\or seek guidance
assignment or assignments you have questions about.
Without the above information it is difficult to help you
with a reply.
Provide as much info as possible.
not check email everyday (I too have a life).
I usually check on
days assignments are due. If you need a quick response, our
is your better choice. There is
always a category "General
Questions" available, or start your own forum.
Making other contact
- Chat Room
Chatting online is possible through Canvas. Let me know
if interested, and I
will make myself available and set it up.
Go to: Home Page -
click chat (left side menu)
If at any time, you would like me to meet you there - send me
an email request, and we can arrange a time to meet and chat.
* Students are encouraged to use this chat function to communicate
with each other.
* If you would like me to join in, let
me know, and we can arrange a time
- click: Discussions (left side menu)
This is an open forum;
responses can be seen by the entire class. In addition to my responses,
you can interact
easily and often with peers and get answers from them.
* It is
highly preferred that you use
the Discussion Board
before emailing me for questions or concerns because we can all see the
questions and my or a peer's responses.
* There will always be a forum for General Discussion - or you can easily
start your own forum for specific concerns
Contacting a Peer
At any time students can set up a "Chat" with or without Prof. B.
Go to: Home Page - click: Chat (left side menu).
Computer Connectivity, Availability, Programs, Textbooks
- A reliable computer
Internet connection is required.
Work will not be accepted late nor be given extensions
because of an Internet connectivity issue.
It is the student's
responsibility to maintain and\or always have a properly functioning
computer and Internet connection
2003 or higher is required; all work must be submitted in MS Word 2003
Must be available for the first day
of class. If needed, MCC computer labs have MS Word available for student use
Adobe PDF Reader
(Click here for free PDF Reader) if needed
There are no textbooks required for Eng 121 Online.
All assigned readings, resources, & videos can be accessed at:
Online resources for this class
Eng121.net is the website for this
class. On this website are:
- All readings for assignments
- Link to helpful resources
- Video tutorials
Criteria\Course Components & Grades
(lowest grade dropped
(Intro, peer critiques, course critique, mid-term thoughts)
(lowest grade dropped
Essay Final Copies
- 15% Timed Essays:
(lowest grade dropped
- 15% Timed Essay 4
- 20% Research Project
(Step 1 = 3%, Step 2 = 4%, Step 3 = 5%, Step 4 = 8%)
- Grades are available for you to see once
they are "Published" (made available for you to see)
"Grades" (left side menu)
- Course Schedule
This is an outline of all course assignments for the semester - located
on The Home Page.
Be sure to frequently check the course Schedule.
- Wildcard Option
Near the end of the semester students
may have the opportunity to submit limited late work, limited
uncommitted assignments, and\or
limited re-writes for an upgrade.
(only available during Fall & Spring Semester)
Each week has ONE MODULE for students to accomplish. See:
modules on the left side menu.
All assigned work, in the modules, is individually itemized on the
Semester Schedule on the Home page
Label\Format assignments correctly.
Submit assignments correctly.
|OR THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
- All assignments, discussions, and Timed
Essays (quizzes) are found by clicking: Assignments or Calendar
(left side menu)
- open & close dates are noted
There are several different assignment
types. They are not all submitted the same,
- Those submitted via an uploaded
MS Word file
Sorter Writings, Essay Final Copies, Research Step 3 & 4.
- Those submitted on
the Discussion Board
(like a message board)
Introduction, Essay Prewrites, Essay Peer Critiques, Research Steps 1 &
- Those submitted
Assignments have the following
assignments have Opens & Closes dates.
Opens = become available to be submitted
(all assignments open at 12 am as noted on the Semester
Closes = are no longer available, cannot
Fall\Spring Semesters: all assignments close at 10am
as noted on the Semester Schedule.
Summer Semester: all assignments close at 2pm as
noted on the Semester Schedule
Reading, Discussion\lecture for this assignment
(some will have References from
prior assignments that you may find helpful)
guidance, reference, and examples to help you accomplish the
assignment - follow all links, and do the reading before attempting
the assignment. this section is in lieu of a classroom presentation - it is
the online presentation for the assignment.
This is the reason to do the
assignment - what is to be learned\practiced\explored - be aware of
the objective and gear your assignment to accomplish it - gear your
writing and learning around the objective.
This is what you will be
assignment to write - read the direction very carefully and follow
them judiciously, so your wok can be found and evaluated
properly. Many assignments have more than one part - be sure to label the
work as indicated
These are specific requirements of how your assignment should be
submitted; all assignments are not submitted the same.
completely follow the directions, or there is good chance I will
not be able to receive your assignment, and you will not get a grade. Work not
submitted, or labeled, or in MS Word, may never reach my attention
(assignments are downloaded en mass and uploaded after evaluation, and must adhere to the
above specifications to be processed.
A link to: How to submit the assignment
States how the assignment is to be graded. To get the best results be sure
to address the requirements and criteria
Written Assignments (except
Discussions and Timed essays) are to be submitted in MS Word
Do not submit
assignment in any other format.
to be submitted on The Discussion Board associated with
Put your name &
Assignment name on EVERYTHING you submit (via file, message board, or
Assignments without a Name & Assignment designation may not be graded
Due dates are specified on the Semester Schedule
(on The Welcome Page)
Assignments open & close as specified on The
Semester Schedule on The Welcome Page.
You have enough time to do all
assignments; extended time is not given - don't ask!|
Be on time and submit work as per class
Late or emailed
All work is
submitted via Campus Cruiser see:
how to find and submit assignments
is not accepted and immediately deleted
All work, except message boards, is to be
submitted in MS Word 2003 or higher
Submit work early.
Do not wait for the last moment. If there is an issue with the
Internet, or an incorrect assignment was submitted, if I am notified in
a timely manner, I may be able to reset
your account and have the assignment re-submitted
All students will be held to the same
deadlines & course policies
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS FOR ANY REASON - DON'T ASK!
Once you submit an assignment the following
I download and critique the assignments
the same day it is due (after it closes).
When they assignments are graded, I return it
via email the same day it is due with lots of comments. Much of my comments
(feedback) comes in the way of abbreviations (I call them codes).
Codes are explained with corrections, examples, guidance, and
all sorts of help in the Glossary.
(located on Eng121.net)
It now becomes your task to look up the codes, learn where you are
making mistakes or where you are writing well and utilize this
information the next time your have an assignment. Learn from your
mistakes, and do not make the same mistake again.
Assignments are then returned and
accompanied with an explanatory email with further instructions and
Be sure to READ MY EMAILS CAREFULLY & COMPLETELY!
Grades can be accessed
- My Grades (left side of Welcome Page)
Keep your mailbox available to get your assignments back; empty it
If you do not receive
- first check to see if your email is available
- check to see that was labeled correctly
- check to see it was submitted correctly.
- Near the end of the semester students
may have the opportunity to submit limited late work, and\or
re-write for an upgrade.
see: Wildcard Option
(only available during Fall & Spring Semester)
The aim of this course is to
give you sound guidance to help you to be a more critical thinker,
confident writer, and optimistic learner. I will do my honest best and
work diligently to help you succeed. I expect the same of you. Using
someone else's work as your own is dishonest and demonstrates a lack of
integrity not tolerated at MCC. More importantly, you are teaching
yourself to be a liar and a cheat. If that is your intention, please do it
elsewhere. Any incidence of plagiarism will result in an unacceptable assignment in which it appears. Previous
assignments may then be
checked, If further evidence of plagiarism is found, it will result in
an immediate "F" semester grade, and I will recommend that the offender be immediately dismissed
from this college. Don't do it!
To learn more about plagiarism and how to avoid it see:
Catalog Course Description
Through a variety of writing projects requiring description,
illustration, process analysis, comparison and contrast, and definition,
as well as through a
documented essay, the student develops competence writing clear, correct,
prose. Extensive reading materials serve as structural models and as the
bases for discussion
and for the writing of essays involving response, analysis, and
synthesis. During the course, the
student will write between 7,000 and 10,000 words, including drafts and
Eng 121 Course Description
Eng 121 GE COM
English Composition I
3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite(s): A passing score on the College Placement Test, or a
grde of "C" or better in Eng010 and Rdg011 (Rdg 011 can be a
co-requisite: Rdg011 may be taken as a co-requisite if not previously
completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Through a variety of writing projects requiring competence in clear,
correct, and effective English, students will use inferential and
critical skills in the process of composing documented essays. Extensive
reading material serve as structural models and as the bases for
discussion and for the writing of essays involving response, analysis,
Compose coherent, developed, and grammatically correct essays that
illustrate college-level discourse
Paraphrase, summarize and respond to text
Synthesize appropriate scholarly source material into a documented essay
Follow MLA rules for documentation
Apply inferential and critical skills to college-level readings
Demonstrate mastery of the writing process
With the goal of continuing to improve the quality of educational
services offered to students, Middlesex County College conducts
assessments of student achievement of course, program, and institutional
learning outcomes. Student work is used anonymously as the basis of
these assessments, and the work you do in this course may be used in
these assessment efforts.