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									                                       Miami Dade College-Kendall Campus
                                           College Prep Department
                                       REA0003-College Prep Reading 3
               Course: REA 0003                                              Instructor/Professor: Mayra Eakes
               Telephone: 305-237-2178 (office)                              Office: Room 6337
               Email:
               Office Hours: W – 5:00PM – 5:30PM & 7:00 – 7:30PM
               EXIT EXAM: Exit Exam – Week of Dec. 17 – 21, 2007
               Class Dates: August 29, 2007 – December 14, 2007
               Class Time: 5:40PM – 6:55PM (MW)           Rm. 4104                   Reference #:417896



Textbooks:     Active Reading Skills, by McWhorter, Kathleen T. (2nd Edition)
               Academic Vocabulary, by Olsen, Amy E. (3rd Edition)

Your textbooks must be brought to class daily. These books are workbooks and will be used daily for class work and
homework. Students without their textbooks will have points deducted from participation for the day.

Other Required Material:       3-ring binder
                               Notebook paper (ruled)
                               4 dividers (labeled: class notes, handouts, homework/class work, lab assignments)
                               Ink pens & pencils
                               Highlighter (s)
                               Red or Green checking pens
                               Post-It notes (mini size & regular square size)
                               Pocket Dictionary

Course Description/Course Objectives: See attached for full description

Grading Policies: For successful completion of REA 0003 and a grade of “S”, you must score enough points on each
unit to reach the necessary 300 points, score 60% or higher on the State Exit Exam, and complete all lab
assignments.

Point Value Distribution Chart: A chart will be given with the exact points possible on all assignments.

EXTRA CREDIT: Extra credit opportunities will be given throughout the semester. You must be present in class
to receive any extra credit that was done in class. You must also be present the day of the test in order to
receive any extra credit that was given on the test.

Weekly Assignments: A weekly assignment chart will be given for you to follow. This will have a schedule of when
all assignments are due, tests dates, and lab due dates.

Communications with your Professor: You may contact the professor by visiting her office during posted office
hours. You are highly encouraged to visit with your professor in her office at least once in the semester for “chat
time”. Alternative methods of communication are via email or office phone. Once you have sent an email or left a
message the professor will get back to you within 48 hours.
Attendance Policy: Attendance is mandatory, and roll will be taken each class session. Students are expected to
attend all classes, be on time and be present for the entire class. Students are allowed two absences without a
point deduction. PARTICIPATION POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED AFTER THE SECOND ABSENCE, LATE
ARRIVAL OR EARLY DEPARTURE and the student will forfeit the right to any make-up work after the second
absence. You must obtain PRIOR APPROVAL from the professor by phone, email or in person should the need to
leave early arise. It is understandable that emergencies occur from time to time, in such cases contact the
professor AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Communications by phone or email are the best methods. After an absence,
students are responsible for obtaining class notes, information and or instructions from classmates/instructor.
For this reason, please get the name and phone number of at least two classmates so that you may get the notes
and assignments you missed. If you know in advance that you will be absent, ask for the assignments prior to that
date. ANY STUDENT THAT IS ABSENT IN EXCESS OF SIX DAYS MAY BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE
CLASS BY THE PROFESSOR.

Tardiness: Being late to class is unacceptable. I understand that uncontrollable situations such as flat tires and
missed busses, may occur on occasion, but DO NOT make it a habit to be late to class. Excessive tardiness will
count as an absence from class and you will loose class participation points for class work that is missed.

Students who have not attended class or taken the first exam or completed the first lab will be purged on the
appropriate class roll. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are properly registered or withdrawn from this
course (via the registrar) and that you have read and understand all the first day handouts.

Class Participation: Each student is expected to be actively engaged in class discussions, be prepared to ask and
answer questions, keep up with all assignments and quizzes. From time to time you will be asked to work and
participate in group activities and assignments. A positive attitude of respectful and cooperative learning is
stressed.

Assignment Policy: All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date noted on the syllabus. Assigned
readings and exercises must be completed on time before arriving to class. Assignments must reflect student’s
own thought and effort. Plagiarism will result in an F grade for the assignment (this includes exams). If you must
be absent on the day an assignment is due, you must make arrangements with the instructor to turn in the
assignments late. Points are deducted for assignments that are turned in late.

All assignments must be neatly handwritten in black or blue ink on 8.5 x 11 inch notebook paper. All work should be
checked and corrected using a red or green pen.
     All assignments must be titled with the name of the book, chapter number, page number and exercise
        number. (This includes lab assignments.)
     The heading is placed in the upper right hand corner of your paper. Please include your name, date,
        instructor’s name, and reference # of your class. Points will be deducted if the heading is not done
       properly.
      Vocabulary book assignments must be completed in the workbook.
      Certain assignments from the text book will be completed on paper and turned in.
      If the assignment requires more than one page, please staple the pages and make sure each page has the
       complete heading.

EXAMPLE OF HEADING:                            Name
                                               Date
                                               Instructor/Ref. #
Exams:
Test/Quiz dates are listed in advance. Refer to the course syllabus calendar for actual test dates. If an
unavoidable situation arises, (illness, accident, death in the family, etc.) contact me via telephone or email
IMMEDIATELY PRIOR to the scheduled test. If the absence is unexpected, you must contact the professor via
e-mail or telephone in order to qualify for a make-up test. Without notification of the absence on a test day, the
professor may deny approval for a make-up test. No more than one make-up test can be taken with a medical/legal
excuse and instructor’s approval. Since you have your tests dates listed on the course calendar, make a note of
them so you can make sure you are present. Do not make plans during exam week.

Also, a testing environment must be free from distraction and disruptions. When you have completed a test or quiz
please turn in your paper and quietly leave the room.

***ONCE A TEST BEGINS, NO STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER OR LEAVE THE CLASSROOM.
YOU NEED TO BE ON TIME AND PRESENT FOR ALL TEST DATES.***



Lab Requirement: This course has a lab requirement. It is a State Law for this course. Please expect to invest a
minimum of three to four (3/4) hours per week for lab work. There are TWO LAB COMPONENTS. The Regular
Reading Lab (Room 6332) is where you will complete assignments from a book and the Reading TECHNOLOGY Lab
(Room 6334) is where you will complete assignments on the computer. Reading Lab assignments are divided into
units. Each unit has a due date and must be stamped and signed accordingly. DO NOT RUSH TO GET IT ALL IN
AT ONCE. You are only allowed two lab stamps in a day. All lab assignments MUST be completed when due. Lab
work will be checked to verify stamps and signatures. Be sure that all lab work is stapled with a proper heading at
the top. All written lab work will be turned in with the lab syllabus. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO
COMPLETING LAB WORK!!!!! ANY STUDENT WHO HAS NOT COMPLETED THIS REQUIREMENT WILL
NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THE EXIT EXAM OR PASS THE COURSE.
Example of Heading for Lab Work:                Name
In the top Right Corner of Paper                Prof. Eakes
                                                Date

On the first line:                            Title of Book
On the second Line:                           Exercises to complete

ACADEMIC HONESTY:
Students are expected to do their own work and maintain academic honesty. PLAGIARISM AND CHEATING IS
NOT ACCEPTABLE AND WILL RESULT IN A ZERO ON THAT PARTICULAR EXAM OR ASSIGNMENT. A second
offense will result in a failing grade for the course. Please refer to the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities
Handbook available from the Student Life Office for a more detailed explanation of this college policy.
BEHAVIOR:
Students are expected to respect their peers as well as the professor. Disruptive behavior such as excessive or
loud talking, laughing at another student, and/or discrimination of ANY kind is UNACCEPTABLE and will NOT BE
TOLERATED. Disruptive Behavior includes BUT is NOT limited to challenging grades, discussions about absences,
tardies, make-up exams, or personal issues. Those issues should and will be discussed in PRIVATE during office
hours on an individual basis and NOT in the open forum of the classroom. A student exhibiting any of these
behaviors will be asked to leave the class for the day and MUST meet with the professor during office hours prior
to returning to class. If a student continues to carry out this behavior he or she will be referred to the Dean of
Student Services for further intervention. Refer to the Code of Conduct in your Student’s Rights and
Responsibilities Handbook under the heading of Disruption (Florida Statute 877.13). Disruptive behaviors may be
grounds for dismissal from class and/or failure of the course. If warranted, security personnel will remove
disruptive students from class.

VISITORS: Visitors are NOT allowed at any time for any reason; it’s a College Liability issue of individual and
personal safety. This includes children, girlfriends/boyfriends, friends, and relatives.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES:
PLEASE DO NOT BRING THE FOLLOWING TO CLASS: IPODS, RADIOS/CD/DVD PLAYERS, OR ANY OTHER
TECHNOLOGICAL DEVICES THAT WILL INTERUPT THE CLASS. Text messaging/surfing the internet during
class is not allowed at any time, for any reason, under any circumstances. I maintain a strict policy regarding cell
phones. If a cell phone, PSP, MP3 player, etc. “goes off” in class, in a manner that disrupts or disturbs the learning
and teaching of the course, I will administer one pop quiz for the entire class. This may seem unfair, but truthfully,
it is unfair to your professor and to your classmates to have disruptions that interrupt the learning environment.
TURN YOUR PHONES OFF OR PUT THEM ON VIBRATE MODE BEFORE COMING INTO CLASS.

Services for Students with Disabilities:
If you have a disability that may require classroom or test accommodations, please see me as soon as possible to
schedule an appointment. Accommodations are provided on an individualized basis after your specific needs and
circumstances have been evaluated. If you have not already done so, please register with ACCESS Disability
Services, Bldg. 2, Room 2121, 305-237-2767, which is the department responsible for coordinating accommodations
and services for students with disabilities. Access students have the opportunity to take exams in the testing
department by making an appointment. Please contact the instructor or Access Services.

A Special Note:
I care about your learning and my utmost goal is to help you pass this course. Therefore, complete all assignments
(homework and class work) on time and attend class. If you need my help, please e-mail me, call for an appointment,
or see me after class so that we can schedule a time to meet. Let’s make this a great semester.

Changes: This schedule is subject to change due to extenuating circumstances. Please keep informed.



     By signing the attendance sheet for this day, I am agreeing to the above rules and
                                requirements for this course.
DO NOT WRITE BELOW UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO

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