Presentation on theme: "Wendy Connelly Q 108. Personal Background: ~ Technology / Software Background ~ B.A.: English major, History minor St. Mary’s College ~ M.A.: Liberal."— Presentation transcript:
Collegiate Writing Expectations I. Amount of Writing: Quarter classes 2 short 1000-1500 word essays OR one short essay and one long research paper A midterm exam with short answer essay questions and a longer final exam with longer questions Semester Courses Two midterm exams Final exam Long analytical, research paper of at least 8 pages II. Types of Writing
What students can not do… Only 1/3 of students are prepared for the two most frequently assigned writing tasks: –Analyzing information or arguments –Synthesizing information from several sources
Reading & Composing Skills Test Skill Tested Class Average Development & Support 4.3/6 Finding Meaning in Context 3.3/4 Grammar, Usage & Idiom 3.1/4 Identifying Important Ideas 3.8/5 Organization & Coherence 2.4/4 Reasoning from the Text 3.9/5 Recognizing Purpose & Strategy 3.1/4 Sentence Control & Clarity 4.3/6 Understanding Direct Statements 1.5/2 TOTAL SCORE 29.9/40
EPT (Writing) Fall 2008 Assessment Results Number of students who included an author/title reference: 2578% Number of students who summarized author’s argument: 1753% Number of students who included an agree/disagree statement: 1959% Number of students who included a specific example: 1856% Number of students who created a title for their work: 413%
EPT (Writing) Fall 2008 Assessment Results Scores Students Received # of Students who received score 5 0 4+ 4 4 5 3+ 6 3 5 2+ 4 2 8
Curriculum Focus: American Literature Understanding the American Dream ~ Students will read fiction, non-fiction, periodicals, speeches, letters and autobiographies. ~ 1 st Quarter: Founding Fathers – American Renaissance ~2 nd Quarter: 1880’s – early 1900’s (Great Gatsby) ~3 rd Quarter: 1930’s -1960’s (The Crucible) ~4 th Quarter: 1960’s -2006 (A Streetcar Named Desire)
The Business Academy ~Curriculum ~Guest Speakers & Field Trips ~ Academy Day ~Student Recognition ~Academy Nights **Parent Support
Web Page http://pleasanton.k12.ca.us/avhsweb/connelly/index.htm ~Class Documents ~ Calendar & Assignments (Absences & Make-up work) ~Standards **Students will be asked on occasion to print out materials from the website for class.
Communication **Sign-in Sheets : Class Email Updates Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Phone: (925) 461-6100 ext. 5 Conferences: ~Before school :7:30am-8:00am Tues, Thurs. ~After school: 3:00-4:00 Fridays ~By appointment ** Please note: I am able to respond quicker to email than to voice messages.