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    English 099 

    Introduction to Reading and Composition
    CRN: 31539
    16 Weeks - Distance Education course 


    On-Campus Requirements
    Students will be required to come on campus to take exams in the Testing Center.

    Name  Joseph Harvey
    Email  jharvey@citruscollege.edu
    Phone  (626) 914-8628
    Location  CI 323

    Welcome to English 099, an introduction to fundamental techniques of reading and writing including sentence skills, paragraph and essay development, and use of literal and inferential comprehension for critical and analytical thinking, reading and writing at the college level.

    How do I contact the instructor, Mr. Harvey?

    What do I do first?
    During the first week send me an email at seosamh@roadrunner.com and jharvey@citruscollege.edu telling me that you have gotten everything you need and are ready to go or telling me what you need and, if possible, how I can help.

    You will need to use your official Citrus College issued email account. Your email is established when you are registered for classes. You must have access to your email account prior to starting the class

    It would also be helpful to sign on to the Blackboard Learning System so you can begin to get familiar with your classmates. Finally, check announcements in Blackboard for any relevant recent information.

    What do I need for this course?

    • Software and Equipment
      • Access to a computer connected to the Internet
      • MS Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator
      • MS Word 95, MS Word 6.0, MS Word 97, Word 2000, Word XP, Word 2003, Word Perfect to 2000
      • Email address

    How do I turn in assignments?
    You should set up a timeframe for turning in your assignments. There are ten of them and the term goes fast.

    Using Email - Each assignment must be done in MS Word or Word Perfect format. Set font to 12 point and double space all work. The heading of each assignment should at least include your name, assignment number, and a title. Using the email feature of Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, attach the file to your email message and send it to both addresses. Make sure all assignments are sent to seosamh@roadrunner.com and jharvey@citruscollege.edu. To insure that your email is not discarded as SPAM, make sure you put ENGL 101 or Engl 101 on the subject line of your email.

    This is an online class designed for the Internet. However, in extenuating circumstances, I will allow alternative methods of contact. Please get permission from me before using any of the following.

    Disks - You may hand deliver disks to my office in ES 607. Mark them, put them in an envelope, and leave them in the box outside my door. They will be returned in the same manner. It may be some time before disks are marked and returned.

    Paper - Typed assignments are acceptable if placed in an envelope and left in my box in ES 607. Under no circumstances will I accept hand written work.

    Mail - You may mail typed or computer generated assignments along with stamped, self-addressed envelope to the following:

    Joseph Harvey
    Citrus College
    1000 W. Foothill Blvd.
    Glendora, CA 91747 - 1899

    How will my work be graded?

    • All MS Word and Word Perfect files will be returned with comments.
    • Papers will be graded with variations of A, B, C, and R.
    • A paper marked R is unacceptable and requires revision. You will find suggestions for revision in the annotations.

    How do I name my files? (for email and disk)
    The file name for each assignment should include your name and the assignment number, and an R if it is a revision.


    MS Word - Jonhson2.doc, Diaz3r.doc, Fsmith4.doc (Use first initial if there are 2 with same name.) Any other naming method will be confusing.

    Word Perfect - Johnson2.wpd, Diaz3r.wpd, FSmith4.wpd (Use first initial if there are 2 with same name.) Any other naming method will be confusing.

    Where do I find the assignments and other course information?
    Everything you need is on the Blackboard Learning System at http://citruscollege.blackboard.com

    Details regarding the course are set forth in the class website (see below). When you go there, pay particular attention to the syllabus section and the assignment section.     

    Blackboard and WingSpan Information
    (Notice:  All Blackboard courses will be available on the first day of classes)
    Blackboard --> http://citruscollege.blackboard.com 
    WingSpan --> https://wingspan.citruscollege.edu  
    • Your WingSpan ID becomes your Blackboard Username
    • Your WingSpan PIN (Personal Identification Number) becomes your Blackboard password
    • To change your PIN/password requires, change it in WingSpan
    • Data will be transferred from WingSpan to Blackboard on a regular basis

    Once you get to the Blackboard welcome page, click on the Introduction to Reading and Composition course link on the right, and you will go to the course site. Familiarize yourself with the course site and if you have any questions please email your instructor with your concerns. Get your textbook and get started with your initial assignments. A major key to your success in this course will be keeping up with both the reading and the other assignments.   


    If you have a disability documented by a physician or other appropriate professional and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact the DSP&S office at (626) 914-8675. Please discuss your accommodations with your instructor by email. Be sure to allow at least one week for appropriate accommodations to be arranged. 

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