I. Course Title : Writing in the Discipline
II. Course Description
This course is principally intended to develop the composition skills of students in English language. To achieve this, the teacher will facilitate the students in discovering their strengths and weaknesses in oral and written communication and provide training for the enhancement of their basic skills.
III. Credits : 3 units
IV. Life Purpose
Brokenshire College fulfills the Evangelical Christian Teaching Ministry of the Church.
V. Vision Statement
Brokenshire College is the leading learning and transforming Evangelical Christian institution enabling learners to make a difference in the world.
Brokenshire College is a learning organization engaged in the pursuit and diffusion of knowledge through the highest standards of instruction, research and extension. It leads a life of faith, learning and action that develop people to become intellectually competent, sensitive, spiritually mature, aware and responsive to the needs and aspirations of the community. It manages and develops wisely all resources to ensure sustainable growth of the institution as responsible stewards of God and contributes to the realization of a just, free and responsible Christian social order.
II. Quality Policy
Brokenshire College is committed to provide value-oriented quality Christian education through continuous improvement and total involvement for customer satisfaction.
The main requirement of the course is a standard college research paper so students should apply all the principles presented by the teacher in the class and come up with a research paper with its oral defense at the end of the semester. The teacher is the facilitator in the class as the students do all the tasks assigned to them. It is hoped that with the step-by-step presentation, thesis writing, which is perceived by many college students to be stressful, anxiety provoking, and cognitively demanding, will become manageable to do. Students are again encouraged to use the second language in the classroom.
Exams, quizzes and other course requirements
One long exam will be administered every grading period. Requirements for the standard college paper e.g. drafts, or the oral defense may be substitutes for the periodical examination. The coverage of the exam will be given to you before the exam to give you enough time to study. Be guided with the exam schedule of the college.
There will be a minimum of 3 quizzes every grading period. Quizzes may be in form of sample subject, sample thesis statement, sample outline or drafts. The giving of quizzes will always be announced. The assignments will be follow-up exercises and research work related to the next topic.
Other course requirements will be given as the course proceeds.
The following is the tentative breakdown of points for every grading period:
Exam 50 pts
Quizzes 50 pts
Requirements 50 pts
The grade equivalent of your score in an exam, quiz or other requirement will be derived using the following formula:
GE = RS/TS(50) + 50
where, GE=grade equivalent; RS=raw score; TS=total score.
The components of your grade for a particular grading period are long exam, quizzes, and other course requirements with the following weights:
Long exam 40%
Other course requirements 20%
Your grade in every grading period will be composed of 40% of your grade in the previous grading and 60% of your grade in the present grading period.
Textbook and other reading materials
Alparo, Marilyn. Developing Basic Writing Skills. Makati City: Grandwater Publishing. 2005
Dapito, Chenita P., Writing in the Discipline. Makati City: Grandwater Publishing. 2004
Saymo, Apolinario. Effective Writing. Makati City: Grandwater Publishing. 2005
I.Policies & Expectations
During classes, students are expected to be in the classroom on time. They should wear the school’s official uniform and ID when attending classes. Refer to the Student’s Handbook for policies related to late entrance and not wearing of uniforms.
Moreover, they are expected to listen attentively as well as participate actively in the classroom lectures/discussions. With this, they are expected you to ask relevant questions, and share your ideas regarding the topic. Making of unnecessary noise specially those that are not related to the class is discouraged. Cell phones and other sounding gadgets should be turned off or be set in silent mode during the class.
Students are expected to give their full attention to the instruction at hand, whether it is a mini lecture, online reading or other modes of instructions. Playing games, surfing, browsing, opening of e-mails or other internet activities not related to the instruction at hand are strictly forbidden while the class is going on.
During exams and quizzes, communicating in any form with any of the classmates is prohibited. The act of it will be considered cheating. Students caught in any act of cheating will be reprimanded only once. If continued, the concerned student will be asked to pass his/her paper and be advised leave the room. In such case, only the answered items will be checked. Provisions in the College Terms and Examinations section (page 14) of the Student Handbook will be observed in this course.
Absence during exams and late submission of requirements
Only those whose absence is excused will be given special exam or quiz (refer to College Terms and Examinations section (page 14) of the Student Handbook. However, the special exam should be taken within a week (7 days) after the examination date. Special quiz should be taken immediately on the day the student reported in class.
Attendance will not be graded but will be checked. However, it is of your advantage if you attend the class regularly.
Note: All other provisions stipulated in the Student Handbook will be applied in this course.