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									                           ENR 095: Developmental Reading II Fall 07
Instructor: ___________________
Sections: CRN 13630
Office Hours: Monday, 5:30 p.m. (W 327), Wed. 5:30 p.m. (W228), By Appointment
                 E-mail:     _________________
                 Phone: __________________________________

Course Description: Developmental Reading II focuses on developing comprehension skills. It
provides systematic methods for learning college-level vocabulary, analyzing structure and ideas
of written material, and developing critical reading skills. Taken by referral or placement.
Students may also elect to take this course. Institutional credit (3 hours) is granted when exit
criteria are met.

1. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply an active reading process by choosing
appropriate strategies that develop vocabulary and enable both comprehension and critical
analysis of ideas in texts.
2. Students will demonstrate the ability to construct meaning from text by making connections
with their own knowledge and experience.
3. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply reading to learn strategies in various disciplines.

The Art of Critical Reading, Mather and McCarthy. ISBN 0-07-249999-0

Supplemental readings will be required throughout the course.

Index Cards
A College Level Dictionary (Bring to all classes.)
Loose leaf notebook paper (Work done on torn out spiral paper will not be accepted.)
Access to a computer. (Out of class assignments may need internet access, electronic
                        submission, and word processing.)
E-mail account to access Blackboard.
Evaluation: Scale: 90—100=A; 89-80=B; 79-70=C; 69 – below = F
To satisfactorily pass ENR 095 students must meet the following criteria:
        1. must comply with English Department’s attendance policy
        2. must earn a C (70%) or better in the course
        3. must take the course final exam which will count for 15% of the course grade.
Developmental course grades are not included n the calculation of GPA’s.
Developmental course grades include the grades A, B, C, and F. There are not course
grades of D in developmental courses.
Developmental course grades do not include the use of the plus/minus grading system.
Students are expected to attend every class meeting. Please use allowed absences for
emergency circumstances only. Failure is mandatory for students who are absent from
more than 10% of the scheduled classes (2). See Attendance Policy on course
Blackboard site for full explanation of attendance policy. If you must be absent, please
notify me by phone or e-mail prior to class. All arrangements for make-up work must be
made within 24 hours of the missed class period. 5) Class Attendance: Students who
attend class regularly are success.
Partial Absences: Being excessively tardy to class, leaving class early, or coming to class
without materials may be considered as 1/2 an absence.
*Excuses: This system does not differentiate between “excused” or “non-excused”
absences. It will, however, take into consideration university excuses and/or significant
reasons for absences at the discretion of the instructor. If you are having a serious issue,
please see me to discuss the situation.
**If you miss class, regardless of reason, you are responsible for being prepared for the
next class, and having the work done for the class you missed. There is always a way to
find out about assignments -- call or email me, or ask your classmates. NO
EXCEPTIONS. Much more important than WHY you miss is that you assume the
responsibility of making up the work and keeping up with class.

Final Exam: During the last week of class, students will take the class final. During
finals week, students will take the departmental proficiency exam.
Class Policies:
1) Tests: If you miss a scheduled test, contact me (email, phone) as soon as possible
before or after the test within 24 hours of the scheduled test You may be permitted to
make up the test if there is a compelling reason for missing the test. Be prepared to
provide validation. If I have not heard from you regardless of excuse, you may not make
up the test.
2) Assignments: The primary purpose of assignments in this class is to help you develop
the skills to be successful in this class and in other reading demands. Therefore, it is
important to complete all assignments carefully even though not all assignments will be
scored and collected. Those that are collected and graded will follow these guidelines:
Points will be deducted for late work and some assignments may not be made up. I will
not accept work submitted more than 1 class day late and will be accepted at the
instructor’s discretion. IN CLASS WORK MAY NOT BE MADE UP. In-class
responses or pop quizzes may not be made up.
You are expected to complete all assignments before you come into the class. If
homework is collected, it will be taken up at the beginning of class. It will not be
accepted nor considered, if turned in after the class. If you miss class and an assignment
is due, ask someone to bring the assignment to class or submit it electronically using
either Word Perfect or Word. Note: If you submit your work electronically, be sure
you make a hard copy for a back up. If you have missed class, it is your responsibility
to learn what the assignment for the next class is and to have the assignment completed
when you return to class. To find out about the assignment, check Blackboard site.
Course Requirements: 1000 points
Tests: 2 x 100                        200 points
Vocabulary Tests 8 x 20               160 points
Final Exam (15%)                      150 points
Assignments & Quizzes                  220 points
Exit Slips:                           120
Vocabulary Cards (3 x 50)             150
                                      __________1000 points          100%
Vocabulary cards: At each class meetings some students will be asked to share new
words from their reading with the class. These words will constitute the class vocabulary
list and will be included on quizzes and tests. Vocabulary Units will also be given from
the text. Students will record these vocabulary words on index cards (one word per card)
and will turn in 50 cards at the end of the semester. Words must be chosen from class
materials. Cards must be prepared according to criteria that will be given in class. Please
number you cards (1 – 50) on the bottom right hand corner of the front of the card. Bring
completed and blank cards to every class.

Tentative Outline of Chapters/Topics/Assignments: A hard copy will be distributed by
at the second class meeting and made available on Blackboard. Other assignments from
the text or outside readings will be announced. Assignments are subject to change.
Daily assignments and test dates will be available on Blackboard.
4) Punctuality: Class begins at the start of the class time. It is disruptive when students
enter the class late. Pop quizzes over the readings or in-class reading responses may be
given during the first 5 minutes of class. If you are late, you may not make up this work,
nor have over the 5 minutes devoted at the beginning of class to complete it. Being
excessively tardy to class, leaving class early, or coming to class without materials may
be considered as a partial absence
6. Civility: Classroom civility is expected in every college class you attend. Be
considerate of your classmates and teacher. That means: no sleeping, snoozing,
disengaging, or making inappropriate or disruptive comments. Students with heads on the
desk will be assumed to be sleeping and may be awakened, counted absent and/or asked
to leave. Students who become disruptive may also be asked to leave class. If you are
asked to leave class, please do so immediately. See me after class to see if there can be a
resolution to the problem. If you are asked to leave the class, the class will be counted as
an absence. Other rules to note:
**No tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.
**Cell phones or pagers must be turned off in the classroom.
7. Expectations: This is a class designed to help you to improve your reading skills so
that you will be successful, not only in your college classes, but also in the work place
and life! Skills development takes a commitment of time and hard work; therefore you
must be willing to do both to be successful. I expect everyone to be in class each session,
prepared and ready to work. In a successful learning environment, everyone is respectful
and courteous of each other. Active listening is the key to respect and that generally
means one person talking at a time. Please give your full attention to the person
Participation/Preparation: Participation and preparation counts in your grade.
* Homework assignments may include exercises from the text, reading from the text,
reading and/or assignments from other sources either on line or on line in Blackboard. If
a supplement is on Blackboard, you are responsible for having it printed up and in
class with you. You should make sure that you have read the assignment and done the
homework before you come to class. You may have pop quizzes over the reading. Always
bring the textbook, any supplemental material, loose leaf paper, index cards and a
dictionary to class.
University Policies will be adhered to for:
**Drop Policy: According to the Institute for Student Success, students will not be
permitted to drop a developmental class without testing out or without special
permission. If you feel you need to drop this class, see me and/or the Director of
Developmental Education, Sue Cain, Student Services Building 32.
* * University Developmental Policy: “Full time students must complete each required
course in the Developmental Studies Program within two terms of enrollment. Students
who do not complete required developmental courses within the allotted time will be
dismissed from the University and will be ineligible to re-enroll until the deficiency is
Students with Special Needs: “If you are registered with the Office of Services for
Individuals with Disabilities, please make an appointment with the course instructor to
discuss any academic accommodations you need. If you need academic accommodations
and are not registered with the Office of Services for People with Disabilities, please
contact the office on the third floor of the Student Services Building, by email
disserv@eku.edu or by telephone at (859) 622-2933. Upon individual request, this
syllabus can be made available in alternative forms.
Tentative Schedule:            Assignment Notes:________________________________
August 20              Course Overview and Introductions
August 27              Supplemental Readings, Text Organization – How to Be Successful
September 3            No Class
September 10           Vocabulary Strategies (4 )
September 17           Main Ideas, Details
September 24           Figurative Language
October 1              Transition Words and Patterns of Organization
October 8                 No Class
October 15                Reading Critically/Point of View
October 22                Biases and Propaganda
October 29                Analyzing and Evaluating Arguments
November 5                Evaluating the Evidence/Persuasive Writing
November 12               Study Skills: Textbook Organizations
November 19               Vocabulary Test /Review
November 26               Department Final
December 3                Department Final
December 10               Make-up/Re-takes
**Vocabulary will be on-going study with announced quizzes and activities

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