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					YOUR ENGLISH CLASS
   Why we study English and
  how to survive and thrive in
  your English Class this year
  Why Do We Study English?
Communication Skills           Empathy Skills
 Improve reading and           Better understand other
  writing skills.                cultures, practices, and
 Improve ability to express     beliefs through reading.
  opinions and ideas in         Learn to appreciate and
  writing or speech.             tolerate the views of
 Improve vocabulary,            others, even when you do
  spelling, and grammar          not share these views.
  skills.                       Gain insight into the
                                 human condition.
What is the ONE rule in this class?




     RESPECT
Respect includes the following:

  Respecting OTHERS
   • Being courteous to everyone else
   • Being considerate and tolerant even when
     you do not like or agree with someone
   • Acknowledging that everyone has a right
     to be here and a right to learn
Respect includes the following:

  Respecting YOURSELF
   • Holding yourself to a high standard of
     integrity
   • Being prepared for class
   • Adhering to the Honor Code at all
     times and for all assignments
   • Understanding that it is better to fail
     honorably than to succeed
     fraudulently
What can I do to succeed in
 English class this year?
 Come to class with an open mind and
  be ready to work
 Participate fully in your assigned
  discussion group
 You will not have very much homework
  in this class, and most of it will be
  reading – be sure to do the assigned
  reading in time for class discussions!
What can I do to succeed in
 English class this year?
 Always bring all necessary materials
  with you to class (usually this will mean
  your book, writing journal, paper, and a
  pen or pencil)
 Don’t be afraid to speak to Ms.
  Rasnake if you have questions or
  problems – we can find a way to make
  it work, but only if you speak up about
  what is going on!
What can I do to succeed in
 English class this year?
 Finally, what are the three most
  important things to remember in order
  to be successful in English class?

  • Be CURIOUS!
  • Be willing to THINK!
  • Be sure to have FUN!
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