Dr. Chase's sections of English 092 are hybrid sections. A wiki (pbworks) is used for all course work (http://pbworks.com), Angel is used for grades and attendance (http://onlinecampus.csn.edu/default.asp); other technology is used as needed, but students meet in the classroom. The textbook is "Basic Grammar and Usage" by Penelope Choy and Dorothy Goldbart Clark, eighth edition.
Publisher: Thompson Wadsworth
ISBN: 13: 9781428211551
We use this text as a springboard for composition - including blogs, digital stories, formal composition, and other written work.
"As I reflect upon my writing ability before taking this class, I can honestly say it has improved. Reading through my blogs I have noticed a change in my sentence structure and choice of words used. I can not say that I am an expert writer or a master of sentence structure. I can say that I can now recognize multiple problems in my own writing. By taking this class, I have received the tools necessary to correct mistakes in my own writing. I have also found that constructing a short essay is not as difficult as I had thought. By using a proper brain storm shell, I was able to organize my thoughts and was able to transfer them to paper. Working with the confusing words programs have also helped. As I was reading through my old blogs, I was able to see when and where confusing words fit into a sentence and how to properly use them. Many of the programs (mindomo, virtual reader and the class wiki) have really been a benefit while taking this class. Working from home was easier because of the internet. I really liked reading everyone else’s blogs; I was able to take some part of their writing form and apply it to my own form of writing. I am glad that I was part of the class and have learned a lot. I look forward to taking my newfound skills (however slight) and applying them while at work"
". . . it is fine if you want to add my name to it [the website]. Thanks for all the help in the class, and I hope that your future classes get as much out of your class as I did."
Last edited: 27th August , 2011