Instructor contact information
Instructor: Lori Hendrix Office Phone: 281-463-5400
Office: 2515 Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 6:45-7:15 am;
Friday 6:45-7:15 am
E-mail: Lori.email@example.com Website: http://cyfair3.schoolwires.net
HS Course to College Course Equivalency Table: English III=English 1301
Course Title: English 1301 Term and Year: Fall 2011
Course Number: Class Days & Times: Monday-Friday
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 48 Class Room Location: 2515
Lab Hours: N/A
External Hours: N/A
(All hrs. x 16)
This is a Dual Credit Course. Dual credit is part of the Lone Star College System’s exceptional admissions
program. It is especially designed for junior and senior secondary education students who qualify to earn high
school and college credit simultaneously while still in high school.
Langham Creek High School: This concurrent credit course, English III Honors (K) and English 1301,
introduces the students to composition of several rhetorical patterns, the critical essay, the research
paper, and research skills. In addition, the course will address specialized skills needed for the
successful completion of the English III curriculum objectives.
Lone Star College: A multi-paragraph composition course that includes language study and the
mechanics of writing, with examples from selected readings. Students may be required to achieve a
departmentally approved score on a proficiency test before credit for the course may be awarded.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Langham Creek High School:
Study American literature and selected rhetorical passages.
Analyze aspects of texts.
Compare and contrast texts.
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Evaluate and use evidence in support of a claim.
Focus on a topic appropriate to the audience, purpose, situation, and length of assignment.
Use appropriate print and on-line reference materials.
Use effective organizational strategies in support of a thesis.
Draw inferences and support them with textual evidence.
Incorporate quotations and paraphrases in papers while avoiding plagiarism.
Develop vocabulary appropriate for audience, purpose, and situation.
Demonstrate control of grammatical elements.
Produce research projects.
Use effective listening and speaking skills in oral discussions.
Use recursive processes including pre-writing, drafting, revising, refining, and publishing.
Lone Star College:
Analyze a text according to purpose, audience, and other rhetorical concerns.
Respond logically, rather than react emotionally, to texts that reflect the writers’ diverse backgrounds
Demonstrate an ability to use and analyze an effective individual writing process.
Focus a topic appropriate to the audience, purpose, voice, and length of assignment.
Formulate clear and concise thesis statement, main point, focus, or claim.
Develop, evaluate, and use evidence to support a claim.
Use effective organization strategies in support of a thesis, focus, main point, or claim.
Write an essay that demonstrates a command of unity, coherence, continuity, and development.
Write clear, correct, and appropriate sentences and paragraphs avoiding major grammatical and
Incorporate appropriate oral and/or written media such as books, articles, interviews, visuals, and
Avoid plagiarism when incorporating quotations, paraphrases, and ideas.
Follow standard guidelines in documenting resources.
Prerequisites: See Langham Creek counselors.
Required Material: ● Highlighters (various colors), black or blue pens, pencils
● Memory stick to save computer work (recommended)
● Binder/organizational tool with plenty of notebook paper
Copies of books/plays read in course
or Reference Texts: Elements of Literature: The American Experience
The Language of Composition
50 Essays: A Portable Anthology
Withdrawal from the course after the official day of record and prior to “W” Day, (see current catalog for this
date) will result in a final grade of “W” on your transcript. Instructor approval is necessary if you want to
withdraw after official day. No credit will be awarded for a course earning a “W.” If you stop attending class,
you must withdraw at the registration office prior to “W” day. If you stop attending class and do not officially
withdraw, you will receive an “F” for the course.
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Six Drop Rule
Students who enrolled in Texas public institutions of higher education as first-time college students during the
Fall 2007 term or later are subject to section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code, which states that an
institution of higher education may not permit a student to drop (withdraw with a grade of “W”) from more than
six courses, including courses that a transfer student has previously dropped at other Texas public institutions of
higher education that have already been counted against their six drop limit. Each student should fully
understand this drop limit before you drop any course. Please see a Counselor or Advisor in our Student
Services area for additional information and assistance.
Instructor guidelines and policies
Langham Creek High School English Department and Instructor Policies
Your grade will be Details Percent of Final
determined by the Average
following for each
Major Grades (may consist of) exams, projects, 60%
presentations, timed writings, major
compositions, formal outlines, and portfolios
Daily Grades (may consist of) in-class assignments and 40%
activities, homework, quizzes, pre-writing,
content writings, rough drafts, journal
entries, and participation in class
discussions or activities. Some assignments
may be worth more than one daily grade
Final Grade Determination: Each six weeks counts as 2/7 or 28% of the student’s final
grade. The final examination counts as 1/7th or 16% of the student’s overall average.
2(Marking Period1+Marking Period 2+Marking Period 3)+Final Exam=Semester grade
Grade Letter Grade Final Average in Points or Percent
Attendance The English department stresses the importance of good classroom attendance. All
English department writing and literature courses are conducted by discussions in which
students are expected to speak, listen, and contribute. Moreover, each student is
accountable for all work missed because of an absence. If absences or tardiness becomes
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excessive, student will be asked to withdraw for the course.
Students who withdraw or drop the course will be placed in English III/ACA. Students
cannot transfer to another honors class if they withdraw or drop the course.
Make-Up Work Students are allowed the same number of days to make up their work as the number of
days they were absent. The student and teacher will mutually agree on a reasonable time
for the student to make up exams (not more than a week with no extenuating
circumstances). The teacher may offer alternative homework, daily work, major
assignments, projects, and tests as make-up work, and if the student does not complete
the make-up work by the designated time, the school-wide late policy will go into effect.
The STUDENT is responsible for obtaining all missed assignments.
Late Work Daily work and homework assignments (Langham Creek High School’s policy):
Policy ● One day late=deduction of 30 points
● Two days late=deduction of 50 points
● Three days late=0
Major projects and assignments (Langham Creek High School’s policy):
● One day late=deduction of 15 points
● Two days late=deduction of 20 points
● Three days late=deduction of 30 points
Progress Progress reports will be issued the fourth week of each six weeks.
Test Days Even-numbered days are test days for the English department. When possible, major
assignments also will be due on these days.
Conferences Parents may make an appointment with teachers by contacting the counseling office at
Supplies Students must be prepared to work each day. Required supplies are listed on the first
page of the syllabus. Failure to bring required classroom materials and/or assigned work
to class is a Level I offense, as stated in the Langham Creek High School Code of Conduct.
Plagiarism PLAGIARISM OF ANY FORM WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. ALL STUDENTS INVOLVED IN
ANY FORM OF CHEATING WILL RECEIVE A ZERO ON THE ASSIGNMENT. THIS PENALTY
INCLUDES THE ORIGINATOR AND THE PLAGIARIZER(S) OF THE WORK. PLEASE READ
AND SIGN THE HONOR CODE.
Cell phone Cell phones are not allowed to be in use during school hours (7:30am-2:30pm). Cell
phones must be turned off and out of sight during classroom instruction. Failure to follow
this guideline will result in the seizure of cell phone. Collected cell phones will be given to
Kim Murphy, Finance secretary. Students must pay a fee to receive their cell phones back.
Junior laptops Use of laptops in class is only allowed with teacher permission. If student is not following
the CFISD Acceptable Use Policy regarding technology, consequences will be assigned
according to district protocol.
Additional As scholars enrolled in a college-level course, you are expected to:
Expectations ● Engage in intellectual discussion.
● Listen actively.
● Develop a sense of personal and social responsibility (i.e., keep up with your work and
participate in class activities).
● Have the patience to accept a variety of answers or unresolved questions as starting
points for further thinking and exploration of ideas.
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● Possess a basic command of language or the willingness to learn it.
● Be willing to give, accept, and profit from constructive criticism.
● Exhibit a positive attitude toward your classmates, self, subject, and teacher.
Classroom I expect both my students and myself to respect each other and other staff members. If
Management any behavior distracts from the learning and/or teaching process, the following classroom
Plan consequences will be implemented.
Rules ● Abide by Cy-Fair ISD’s policies and procedures.
● Respect your teachers, peers, and self.
● Be in your seat ready to work when the bell rings.
● Throw all trash away in trash can.
● Use the computer for curriculum-related activities only.
Consequences ● First offense=verbal warning, documentation on discipline form
● Second offense=conference with teacher, parent contact, documentation on discipline
● Third offense=referral to office
● Severe disruptions=immediate referral to office
● Using computers for games/messaging=loss of in-class computer privileges
Rewards ● Praise (daily)
● Positive notes to the student, positive notes home, and tangible rewards
● The joy of learning each day
Communication All private communication between you and me will remain confidential; however, the law
with Teacher requires that all teachers must report suspected child abuse/neglect or if a student
threatens to hurt himself or another to the appropriate personnel.
Paper Format All of your papers, including drafts, should be typed and handed in using the following
● First-page heading that includes:
o Your name
o Professor’s name (Ms. Hendrix)
o Course name and number (English III-DC?/AP)
o Date assignment is due
● 12-point, plain, sans-serif font (Times New Roman or Arial)
● One-inch margins (left, right, top, and bottom)
● Last name and page numbers in the bottom right-hand corner (footer)
● MLA format
(NOTE: GRADE DETERMINATION MUST FOLLOW LONE STAR COLLEGE SYSTEM GUIDELINES)
Writing assignments include:
Outside reading in-class essay
Annotated works cited
Informative research paper
Multiple literary analyses essays and multiple choice quizzes
Multiple timed writing entries
Multiple individualized writing projects
Reading assignments include:
Selected readings based on the CFISD curriculum: five novels, two plays, multiple short stories, and
multiple poems. Most can be found in the text, Elements of Literature: The American Experience
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Supplemental non-fiction readings from The Language of Composition and 50 Essays: A Portable
Lone Star College-CyFair is committed to your success!
Early Intervention Program and Services
Your success is our primary concern! If you are experiencing challenges achieving your academic
goals, please contact your instructor or an early intervention coach. We can provide assistance with
academic needs, ADA accommodations, classroom difficulties, financial concerns, and other issues.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lone Star College-CyFair is committed to student success. To facilitate this, free tutoring for most subjects is
offered on the 2nd floor of the Learning Commons building. Please refer to http://www.lonestar.edu/tutoring.htm
for more information regarding our tutoring services. Tutoring in MATH, ENGL, BIOL, and ESOL is also
available at the Fairbanks Center.
Teaching & Learning Center Open Lab (TECH 104 & CASA 223)
The Teaching & Learning Center Open Lab is a quiet work and study area available to all students. Students
access the lab with their LSCS ID card. The TLC Open Lab is available during extended hours during all
semesters. Basic software assistance, access to Mac and PC computers loaded with all courseware, printing,
copying, and scanning are all available in TECH 104. For more information, please contact 281.290.3934 or
Counseling services are available to students who are experiencing difficulty with academic issues, selection of
college major, career planning, disability accommodations, or personal issues. Students may contact
Counseling, Career, and Disability Services at 281.290.3260, email@example.com, or CASA 109.
Students may contact counseling services at the Fairbanks Center at 832.782.5110,
Fairbanks.firstname.lastname@example.org, or FBC120.
The Assistive Technology Lab
The Assistive Technology Lab is available for students who benefit from its various technologies to convert text
to speech, magnify items, convert text to Braille, etc. To contact the Assistive Technology Lab directly, please
call 281.290.3207 or e-mail the lab at email@example.com. The AT Lab is located on the 1 floor of
the CASA building. At the Fairbanks Center, students may contact the IT dept at 832.782.5072 or FBC 210 for
The Harris County Public Library - CyFair College Branch is located in the Learning Commons Building and
contains information resources for both college students and community members. A librarian is always on duty
to assist with research. The Library contains over 125,000 books, online information databases, 185 computers,
free wireless internet, and many more information/research related amenities to ensure students success.
For Library hours and contact information, please visit http://www.lonestar.edu/library/ or call 281.290.3210.
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Tentative Instructional Outline:
Theme Skills Major Work Pairings
Identity and Society Tone and voice Of Mice and Men non-fiction passages
Vocabulary The Scarlet Letter “Of Plymouth Plantation”
Timed writing “Sinners in the Hands of
Analysis an Angry God”
Writing for purpose
Obligation and Struggle Outline The Glass Menagerie Non-fiction passages
Research American poetry and
Vocabulary short stories
Outside and timed writing
Cont. Poetic Devices
Conformity Tone Anthem Selected poems
Purpose The Crucible Selected satire passages
Outside and timed writing
Lone Star College-CyFair and Lone Star College System Policies
Lone Star College-CyFair is committed to a high standard of academic integrity in the academic community. In
becoming a part of the academic community, students are responsible for honesty and independent effort.
Failure to uphold these standards includes, but is not limited to, the following: plagiarizing written work or
projects, cheating on exams or assignments, collusion on an exam or project, and misrepresentation of
credentials or prerequisites when registering for a course. Cheating includes looking at or copying from another
student's exam, orally communicating or receiving answers during an exam, having another person take an
exam or complete a project or assignment, using unauthorized notes, texts, or other materials for an exam, and
obtaining or distributing an unauthorized copy of an exam or any part of an exam. Plagiarism means passing off
as his/her own the ideas or writings of another (that is, without giving proper credit by documenting sources).
Plagiarism includes submitting a paper, report, or project that someone else has prepared, in whole or in part.
Collusion is inappropriately collaborating on assignments designed to be completed independently. These
definitions are not exhaustive. When there is clear evidence of cheating, plagiarism, collusion, or
misrepresentation, disciplinary action may include but is not limited to requiring you to retake or resubmit an
exam or assignment, assigning a grade of zero or "F" for an exam or assignment; or assigning a grade of "F" for
the course. Additional sanctions including being withdrawn from the course, program or expelled from school
may be imposed on a students who violate the standards of academic integrity.
Americans with Disabilities Act Statement
Lone Star College-CyFair is dedicated to providing the least restrictive environment for all students. We promote
equity in academic access through the implementation of reasonable accommodations as required by the
Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title V, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
which will enable students with disabilities to participate in and benefit from all post-secondary educational
If you require reasonable accommodations because of a physical, mental, or learning disability, please contact
the Counseling Office to obtain the necessary information to request accommodations. Upon completion of this
process, please notify your instructor as soon as possible and preferably before the end of the first two weeks of
class to arrange for reasonable accommodations.
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In order for students to be eligible for dual credit, the following must be in place:
The high school must have an articulation agreement with Lone Star College System;
The student is currently enrolled in a public or private high school or home school;
The student has a current admissions application on file with LSCS
The student has approval from their high school administrator, college designee and parent/guardian;
The student has taken an approved assessment:
o ASSET, ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, or THEA in all three areas (reading, writing and math); or
o Exempt scores based on ACT, SAT, or 10th grade or exit level TAKS scores (2200 on
the English language arts section, a writing subscore of 3, and 2200 on math section)
Dual Credit Course Load and Grades
State regulations allow a dual credit student to take a maximum of two college credit courses per semester.
When indicators such as grade point average or assessment scores indicate a student may have the academic
ability to handle more than two courses, exceptions may be granted by the college’s instructional vice president
or designee. Effective fall 2009 dual credit students receive a 100 percent discounted tuition rate. All other fees
will be assessed at the regular rate. High school students must complete each college course attempted with a
grade of “C” or better in order to continue in the program. For additional information about dual credit, please
contact the college instructional
Assessment of the Instructor
Dual Credit Faculty Instructors at Lone Star College-CyFair are assessed during their first semester teaching
dual credit. Thereafter, the instructor is observed and assessed every three years. Exceptions to the frequency
of the assessment are made at the discretion of the dean and/or department chair. When an observation is
required, during an agreed upon time in the semester, the college dean or department chair will visit the
classroom to observe the instructional environment provided by the instructor, complete an evaluation form, and
discuss the observation with the instructor by the end of that semester.
Equal Opportunity Statement
It is the policy of the Lone Star College System to provide equal employment, admission and educational
opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, veteran's status, sexual
orientation, or disability.
Lone Star Colleges strive to provide an excellent learning environment free from harassment or intimidation
directed at any person’s race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or
disability. Any form of harassment will not be tolerated.
The System provides computing and network resources to students. You are encouraged to use the computers
and software packages for educational or System-related activities and to facilitate the efficient exchange of
useful information. However, the equipment, software, and network capacities provided through the System
computer services are and remain the property of the System. Use of the equipment and networks is to comport
with the policies and procedures of the System and access may be denied to any student who fails to comply
with the System’s policies and procedures regarding its use.
Law strictly prohibits unauthorized copying of software purchased by Lone Star College-CyFair for use in
laboratories. Lone Star College-CyFair administration will take appropriate disciplinary action against anyone
violating copyright laws.
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Withdrawal from the course after the official day of record and prior to “W” Day, (see current catalog for this
date) will result in a final grade of “W” on your transcript. Instructor approval is necessary if you want to withdraw
after official day. No credit will be awarded for a course earning a “W.” If you stop attending class, you must
withdraw at the registration office prior to “W” day. If you stop attending class and do not officially withdraw, you
will receive an “F” for the course.
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After reading and understanding the preceding pages, please sign and date below and
return this page by Friday August 26, 2011.
Students are responsible for the policies laid forth in these preceding pages. Claiming not to
understand them or not to be aware of them does not remove their responsibility.
Please read the following statements and sign below:
STUDENT: I have read and understand the policies laid forth in this syllabus. I realize it is my
responsibility to be aware of requirements and class expectations. I also realize that learning does not
happen if I do not take part in it, and I attest that I am willing to take responsibility for my
participation, learning, and success in this class.
PARENT/GUARDIAN: I have read and understand the policies laid forth in this syllabus, and I agree to
Student’s Signature:_________________________________________ Date:__________________
Student’s Printed Name:_____________________________________
Parent’s/Guardian’s Signature:__________________________________ Date:__________________
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