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b Recognize how the parts of speech function in sentences. c Use words in a variety of grammatical roles, 2 Recognize sentence elements patterns and types 1a i 1a ii 1b iii 1b vi 1c i. a Recognize basic sentence elements including subjects and predicates. b Differentiate among phrases dependent clauses and independent clauses. c Understand how to use simple compound complex and compound complex sentences. d Identify four basic sentence patterns, e Punctuate statements commands questions and exclamations. f Use techniques to avoid basic sentence faults such as fragments comma splices and run on. 3 Create the plural form of a noun 1b iii 1b vi 2c i 2c ii. a Distinguish between proper and common nouns, b State the basic rules for forming the plurals of most nouns. c Make regular and irregular nouns plural, d Spell correctly the plural form of nouns ending in y o and f proper nouns surnames. compound nouns and numerals letters degrees and abbreviations. e Make challenging nouns plural including foreign nouns and special nouns. 4 Create the possessive form of a noun or pronoun 1a i 1b iii 1b vi 1c i 2c i 2c ii 2c iii. a Summarize the basic rules of forming the possessives of nouns. b Use steps to apply an apostrophe to correctly show possession. c Distinguish between descriptive nouns and possessive nouns. d Create correct possessive forms of compound nouns organizations names abbreviations of. nouns showing joint ownership and of nouns showing individual ownership. 5 Utilize the correct pronoun form in a sentence 1b iii 1b vi 1c iii 2b vi 2c i 2c iii. a Use subjective objective and possessive pronouns correctly. b Distinguish between personal possessive pronouns such as its and contractions such as it s. c Choose the correct pronoun in compound constructions comparatives appositives reflexives. and as complements following linking verbs, d Make pronoun references clear and ensure that personal pronouns agree with their.
antecedents in number and gender, e Choose alternatives to common gender antecedents. f Make personal pronouns agree with subjects joined by or or nor indefinite pronouns collective. nouns company and organization names and the adjectives each and every. g Recognize the functions of who whom whoever and whomever and follow steps to use these. words correctly in a sentence, 6 Identify and use verbs in a sentence correctly 1a i 1a ii 1b iii 1b vi 2c i 2c iii. a Identify verbs and verb phrases in sentences including sentences that are inverted in order. b Distinguish between transitive and intransitive verbs. c Recognize active and passive voice verbs, d Convert sentences written in passive voice to sentences in the active voice. e Construct verbs in the present past and future tenses correctly. f Recognize and use present and past participles, g Recognize gerunds and supply appropriate modifiers of gerunds. h Identify and remedy split infinitives, i Correctly punctuate introductory and other verbal phrases.
j Rewrite sentences to eliminate awkward participial phrases. k Locate dangling verbal phrases and other misplaced modifiers. l Rewrite sentences to avoid misplaced verbal phrases and modifiers. m Supply correct verb forms in the progressive and perfect tenses. n Recognize sentence constructions requiring the subjunctive verb mood. o Create sentences using the subjunctive mood correctly. p Identify and write the correct forms of irregular verbs in sentences. q Locate the subjects of verbs,r Make verbs agree with true subjects. s Make verbs agree with subjects joined by and or and nor. t Select the correct verbs to agree with collective nouns and indefinite pronouns. u Make verbs agree with quantities fractions portions clauses and a number the number. v Achieve subject verb agreement within who clauses. 7 Identify and use adjectives in a sentence correctly 1a ii 1b vi 2c iii. a Form the comparative and superlative degrees of regular and irregular adjectives. b Use articles correctly,c Use adjectives after linking verbs. d Punctuate compound and successive independent adjectives correctly. 8 Identify and use adverbs in a sentence correctly 1a ii 1b iii 1b vi 2c iii. a Form the comparative and superlative degrees of adverbs. b Avoid double negatives when using adverbs in a sentence. c Use adverbs to modify verbs adjectives and other adverbs within a sentence. d Identify pitfalls in the use of adverbs, 9 Recognize and use prepositions in sentences 1a ii 1b iii 1b vi 2c i 2c iii. a Identify prepositional phrases and label the preposition and its object s in each phrase. b Avoid using prepositions in place of verbs and adverbs. c Use troublesome prepositions correctly, d Omit unnecessary prepositions and retain necessary ones within sentences. e Construct formal sentences that avoid terminal prepositions. f Recognize those words and constructions requiring specific prepositions idioms. 10 Recognize and use conjunctions in sentences 1a ii 1b vi 2c iii. a Distinguish between simple and compound sentences. b Punctuate compound sentences joined by and or nor and but. c Punctuate compounds sentences using conjunctive adverbs such as therefore however and. consequently, d Recognize correlative conjunctions such as either or not only but also and neither.
e Use a parallel construction in composing sentences with correlative conjunctions. f Distinguish among phrases dependent clauses and independent clauses. g Expand dependent clauses into complete sentences. h Punctuate introductory and terminal dependent clauses. i Punctuate parenthetical essential and nonessential dependent clauses. j Recognize simple compound complex and compound complex sentence patterns. k Convert simple sentences into a variety of more complex patterns. 11 Use basic punctuation rules 1a i 1a ii 1b iii 1b vi 2c iii. a Insert commas correctly in series direct address and parenthetical expressions. b Punctuate dates addresses geographical items and appositives correctly. c Place commas appropriately in punctuating independent adjectives verbal phrases and. prepositional phrases, d Use commas correctly in punctuating independent introductory terminal and nonessential. e Use commas correctly in punctuating degrees abbreviations and numerals. f Use commas to indicate omitted words contrasting statements clarity and short quotations. g Identify and correct errors in comma usage, h Use semicolons correctly to join independent clauses correct errors in such usage. i Use semicolons correctly before enumerations and explanations correct errors in usage. j Use colons correctly to introduce an independent clause and to emphasize words and. k Capitalize the first word following a colon,l Use dashes correctly in sentences. m Use quotation marks correctly for direct quotations definitions special expressions unfamiliar. terms and titles of articles, n Combine other punctuation marks correctly with quotation marks in sentences. 12 Use basic capitalization rules 1a i 1a ii 1b vi. a Use capitals correctly for the first words of sentences direct quotations and items in outlines. b Use capitals correctly in headings and in titles of publications. c Capitalize correctly proper nouns short forms used for proper nouns personal and official titles. used with proper names and proper adjectives, d Capitalize correctly the names of commercial products.
e Correct errors in capitalization usage, 13 Use basic guidelines for expressing numbers 1a i 1a ii 1b vi. a Correctly choose between figure and word forms to express general numbers money and. numbers beginning sentences, b Express dates clock time addresses and telephone numbers appropriately. c Use the correct form in writing related numbers consecutive numbers periods of time and. d Use the correct form in expressing numbers in conventional phrases with abbreviations and. symbols and as round numbers, e Express weights measures and fractions correctly. f Use the correct form in expressing percentages decimals and ordinals. 14 Write clear complete sentences 1a i 1a ii 1b iii 1b v 1b vi 2c iv. a Compose sentences that are grammatically correct. b Compose sentences that are punctuated correctly,c Compose sentences that express a clear thought. d Avoid fragments run on sentences comma splices and period faults. e Proofread sentences for errors,Course Content, A general description of lecture discussion topics included in this course are listed in the Learning.
Outcomes Specific Course Objectives sections of this syllabus. Students in all sections of Business English will be required to do the following. 1 Students will read assigned chapter notes and complete an online quiz for each chapter. 2 Students will write and type two drafts and a final composition free of grammar and punctuation. 3 Students will complete online objective exams in the presence of a testing proctor. Methods of Instruction Course Format Delivery Students in both the traditional class and in the. Internet class will have access to this course via Canvas Students in the traditional class will meet. regularly for lecture over the material Students in the Internet class will only be required to meet with the. instructor for testing however Internet students are always welcome to attend the traditional class. especially for exam reviews, All quizzes compositions and exams will be submitted through Canvas After an assignment has. been graded the student will be able to view his or her grade by returning to the assignment or. by clicking Grades in the left banner Students will have limited review of the answers to the. exams but they will always be able to view the score Work is generally graded and posted within. two days following the deadline, Students in both the traditional and Internet classes should use People within Canvas to communicate. with the instructor Using Canvas email gives you access to the instructor and other classmates without. having to remember or type email addresses you just select a name from the list If you are not able to. contact your instructor using email in Canvas you may use his or her Panola College email address. Panola College instructors attempt to respond to all email within 24 hours Please always include a. subject line and your name in your email,Major Assignments Assessments. The following items will be assigned and assessed during the semester and used to calculate the. student s final grade, Approximately 11 quizzes covering selected chapter notes will be given during the semester The. quizzes will be given online and you may use your notes to complete them Each quiz will have a. deadline and failure to complete the quiz by the deadline will result in a zero for that quiz The. normal quiz includes 20 40 true false and multiple choice questions Your two lowest quiz grades. will be dropped at the end of the semester,Composition.
Students will be required to develop two drafts and a final composition during the semester. applying the rules covered in the chapter notes This is a composition so there will be no research. involved your instructor will provide a list of acceptable topics The drafts and composition must. be written in the student s own words and typed using a word processor plagiarized work will. receive a grade of zero Internet students will submit their compositions by uploading them. through Canvas The drafts will be worth 25 points each and the final composition is worth 100. points Five points will be deducted for each day that a draft or composition is submitted late and. no submissions will be accepted after work has been returned to the class. Four objective exams covering Chapters 1 11 will be given during the semester Traditional and. Internet students must access the Syllabus or Calendar in Canvas each week to view the. assignment and upcoming test dates Students in the face to face class will take the exams. during a regular scheduled class All tests for Internet students will be administered by a proctor. at the Carthage Center or Marshall sites Virtual College of Texas VCT students will be able to. take proctored exams at the college they currently attend If you are unable to take a test when it. is scheduled you must schedule the test with the instructor prior to the testing date An excused. absence and makeup test may be granted for sudden illness or unforeseen circumstances All. four exam grades will be used to calculate your final grade Each exam is worth 12 5 of your. final grade,Course Grade,The grading scale for this course is as follows. Online quizzes 30,Composition 20, All student grades including a mid semester and final grade will be posted to Grades in Canvas. Cheating is defined as unauthorized help on an examination or assigned course material A student must. not submit another student s work as his or her own A student must not receive from any other student or. give to any other student any information answers or help during an exam A student must not steal the. answers from an unsuspecting student during an exam A student must not use any sources for answers. during an exam including but not limited to notes books or electronic devices without prior authorization. from the professor A student must not obtain exam questions illegally tamper with the exam questions. nor change the results of an exam after it has been graded All cheating infractions will result in a. grade of 0 for the assignment, Plagiarism is defined as the taking of a person s ideas words or information and claiming those. properties as one s own The use of all ideas words or information from any source must be properly. referenced and due credit must be given to its author All written assignments must be submitted through. Canvas which uses turnitin com to calculate percent originality of the submission For compositions a. student s work should show 0 plagiarism The instructor reserves the right to employ other means. outside of turnitin com to check the originality of a student s work Any submission that contains. copied material other than cited material in a research paper will automatically receive a grade of. 0 for the assignment, A student will fail the class upon his or her second cheating and or plagiarism offense These. policies shall be adhered to unless mitigating circumstances should prove a lesser penalty should apply. Students shall have the right to contest a cheating or plagiarism claim the appeals process is specifically. defined in the student handbook,Attendance, Students in the face to face class are expected to arrive on time and remain in class until the class is over.
as random movement into out of or around the classroom is disruptive and disrespectful Students are. highly encouraged to participate in class by asking questions and engaging in discussions Disruptive. class behavior will result in dismissal from the classroom and an absent mark on the attendance record. Persistent disruptive behavior may ultimately result in dismissal from the course a failing grade and. further disciplinary actions in accordance with college policy. Make up assignments exams will only be granted in accord with the excused absence policy. A student that chooses to NOT finish the course must complete the withdrawal procedure in the Student. Success office in order to receive a W Otherwise the student will receive a grade at the end of the. semester commensurate with the work completed, Students needing special classroom or testing accommodations because of physical or learning. disabilities must contact the Student Success office before these services will be made available in the. Texts Materials and Supplies, This course does not require a textbook Instead the instructor has provided reading materials. videos and practice quizzes for each module at no cost to the student. Access to a computer Microsoft Word and the Internet are required for this course Computer. and Internet access are available for free at various locations on campus and a free download of. Microsoft Office is provided in this course,Required Readings. Chapters 1 11,Recommended Readings, For current texts and materials use the following link to access bookstore listings. http www panolacollegestore com, For testing services use the following link http www panola edu elearning testing html.
If any student in this class has special classroom or testing needs because of a physical learning. or emotional condition please contact the ADA Student Coordinator in Support Services located. in the Administration Building or go to http www panola edu student success disability support. services for more information, Withdrawing from a course is the student s responsibility Students who do not attend class and. who do not withdraw will receive the grade earned for the course. Student Handbook The Pathfinder http www panola edu student. success documents pathfinder pdf,SCANS CRITERIA, 1 Foundation skills are defined in three areas basic skills thinking skills and personal. a Basic Skills A worker must read write perform arithmetic and mathematical operations listen. and speak effectively These skills include, i Reading locate understand and interpret written information in prose and in documents. such as manuals graphs and schedules, ii Writing communicate thoughts ideas information and messages in writing and create. documents such as letters directions manuals reports graphs and flow charts. iii Arithmetic and Mathematical Operations perform basic computations and approach practical. problems by choosing appropriately from a variety of mathematical techniques. iv Listening receive attend to interpret and respond to verbal messages and other cues. v Speaking Organize ideas and communicate orally, b Thinking Skills A worker must think creatively make decisions solve problems visualize know.
how to learn and reason effectively These skills include. i Creative Thinking generate new ideas, ii Decision Making specify goals and constraints generate alternatives consider risks and. evaluate and choose the best alternative, iii Problem Solving recognize problems and devise and implement plan of action. iv Visualize Seeing Things in the Mind s Eye organize and process symbols pictures. graphs objects and other information, v Knowing How to Learn use efficient learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge. and skills, vi Reasoning discover a rule or principle underlying the relationship between two or more. objects and apply it when solving a problem, c Personal Qualities A worker must display responsibility self esteem sociability self.
management integrity and honesty, i Responsibility exert a high level of effort and persevere toward goal attainment. ii Self Esteem believe in one s own self worth and maintain a positive view of oneself. iii Sociability demonstrate understanding friendliness adaptability empathy and politeness in. group settings, iv Self Management assess oneself accurately set personal goals monitor progress and. exhibit self control, v Integrity and Honesty choose ethical courses of action. 2 Workplace competencies are defined in five areas resources interpersonal skills. information systems and technology, a Resources A worker must identify organize plan and allocate resources effectively. i Time select goal relevant activities rank them allocate time and prepare and follow. ii Money Use or prepare budgets make forecasts keep records and make adjustments to. meet objectives, iii Material and Facilities Acquire store allocate and use materials or space efficiently.
Examples construct a decision time line chart use computer software to plan a project prepare a. budget conduct a cost benefits analysis design an RFP process write a job description develop. a staffing plan, b Interpersonal Skills A worker must work with others effectively. i Participate as a Member of a Team contribute to group effort. ii Teach Others New Skills, iii Serve Clients Customers work to satisfy customer s expectations. iv Exercise Leadership communicate ideas to justify position persuade and convince others. responsibly challenge existing procedures and policies. v Negotiate work toward agreements involving exchange of resources resolve divergent. vi Work with Diversity work well with men and women from diverse backgrounds. Examples collaborate with a group member to solve a problem work through a group conflict. situation train a colleague deal with a dissatisfied customer in person select and use. appropriate leadership styles use effective delegation techniques conduct an individual or team. negotiation demonstrate an understanding of how people from different cultural backgrounds. might behave in various situations, c Information A worker must be able to acquire and use information. i Acquire and Evaluate Information,ii Organize and Maintain Information. iii Interpret and Communicate Information,iv Use Computers to Process Information.
Examples research and collect data from various sources develop a form to collect data. develop an inventory record keeping system produce a report using graphics make an oral. presentation using various media use on line computer data bases to research a report use a. computer spreadsheet to develop a budget, d Systems A worker must understand complex interrelationships. i Understand Systems know how social organizational and technological systems work and. operate effectively with them, ii Monitor and Correct Performance distinguish trends predict impacts on system operations. diagnose deviations in systems performance and correct malfunctions. iii Improve or Design Systems suggest modifications to existing systems and develop new or. alternative systems to improve performance, Examples draw and interpret an organizational chart develop a monitoring process choose a. situation needing improvement break it down examine it propose an improvement and. implement it, e Technology A worker must be able to work with a variety of technologies. i Select Technology choose procedures tools or equipment including computers and related. technologies, ii Apply Technologies to Task understand overall intent and proper procedures for setup and.
operation of equipment, iii Maintain and Troubleshoot Equipment Prevent identify or solve problems with equipment. including computers and other technologies, Examples read equipment descriptions and technical specifications to select equipment to meet. needs set up and assemble appropriate equipment from instructions read and follow directions.

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