ENGLISH COMPOSITION II - Dual Credit (spring 2018) [CRN 55978 55979 55980] (ENGL 1302)

Instructor: Ioanna Panos

Dual Credit English Composition II at Seven Lakes High School (spring 2018)

Required Materials

Textbooks. Make sure you have the correct editions.

Copies will be available at any HCC bookstore, although your best option is the Katy Campus.  If you purchase through another vendor or rent your textbook, make sure you have the correct edition. Older editions do not have all of the readings.

  1. Current Issues and Enduring Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking and Argument, with Readings (10th edition.) There is an 11th edition, but I ordered the 10th for this course. Update 1/24: Yesterday (Tues.), I learned the bookstore had ordered the 11th edition, without informing anyone in my department. However, I have been told by the Katy campus bookstore manager that they do have plenty of used copies.
  2. The Norton Reader, 14e. This is the same book from last semester.

Other Materials:

Faculty Learning Web (FLW):  The original syllabus, working syllabus, course policies, and all course materials will be uploaded here. PowerPoint slides appear after the teaching day.

Canvas - Learning Management System (LMS):  Free!  We will have a computer lab day to get you into the system and practice some common exercises. You do not need to purchase McGraw-Hill Connect for this course.

Writing Materials:  Pencils or pens, but avoid using red or pink for quizzes and tests. Paper for notes and exercises.

You will have vocabulary through the semester. Some students find it helpful to create a separate section in their notebooks or binders to keep the vocabulary words in one place.

"Half Sheets": We have almost daily, short quizzes that I call "half-sheet quizzes." Normally, these are 3 - 5 questions covering something we have recently discussed and / or basic recall of what you should have read for the day. You may use any sheets of paper for these quizzes, including whatever you find in the recycling bins.

HCC Student ID:  You will need this to access the HCC library databases. Contact any HCC library for an appointment to make an ID. The closest one is in Katy. The Spring Branch campus is off of I-10 near Memorial City Mall. Your first ID is free, but you will have to pay a replacement fee for a new one.