English 100 Elements of Writing Syllabus
Instructor: Mr. Hancock
Office Hour: arranged online
English 100, Elements
of Writing, develops writing skills in a variety of ways,
including personal stories, essays, reports, and arguments.
Students read and discuss articles, complete timed writings, and prepare a portfolio of written work.
Students write, revise, and edit a minimum of 6,000 words.
This is an online
class, so students are expected to have a reliable internet
connection and a good word processor.
They should also be familiar with Canvas learning management system.
Using a phone is not recommended for completing assignments, as the student will need a full screen and keyboard.
Focus on Writing:
Paragraphs and Essays, 4th edition, ISBN: 9781319035297.
Available at the Cabrillo College Seahawk bookstore or any online merchant.
Prices range from $37.99 - $107.10
By the end of the
semester 1000 points are possible.
The course may be taken as Pass / No pass.
Students who wish to take the course on a Pass/No Pass basis must notify the instructor before October 6.
900-1000 points = A
800-899 points = B
700-799 poin6w = C / Pass
600-699 points =D / No Pass
000-599 points = F / No Pass
copying. Do not copy. If you include writing which is not your
own, you must use quotation marks and must explain the source
of your information.
Assignments are submitted through the VeriCite program, which checks for plagiarism.
Your instructor likes to be called Mr. Hancock.
When you e-mail him,
remember to include your full name and the reason for your
Your e-mail should be free of spelling and grammar mistakes.
See pages 2-3 in Focus on Writing for details.
Only essays are
accepted late, and only with the instructor's permission
Late essays will receive point deductions of 15 points for each day late.
Late essays are not accepted without instructor permission.
Discussions, Journals, Instructor Contact, and Practice exams are NOT accepted late. Student who miss them receive zeros on those assignments.
The English 100 portfolio is due on December 10 and cannot be submitted after that date. Students who do not submit a portfolio will not pass English 100.
Use good manners and
follow rules of public decorum in discussion and in
communication with your instructor and classmates.
Students who engage in disruptive behavior will be politely warned once and dropped from the class thereafter with a report to the Dean of Students.
Complete a portfolio of out-of-class and timed writings that demonstrate the student has met the English 100 course objectives.
Students needing accommodations should contact the instructor ASAP. As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodations are provided to ensure equal opportunity for students with verified disabilities. If you need assistance with an accommodation, please contact the ASC, Room 1073, 479-6379, or the Learning Skills Program, Room 1073, 479-6220.