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Course Description and Prerequisites | Course Objectives | Time Expectation | Course Requisite Technical Skills | Textbooks and Materials | Course Grading | Course Policies | Student Rights & Responsibilities | Overview of Assignments | Taking Proctored Assessments | Your Email Account | Student Resources | Accommodation Policy and Statements | NOVA Online Policies and Procedures | Course Summary (Assignment Schedule and Critical Dates)
Course Title: ESL 31 - Composition I (5 credits)
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Course Description and Prerequisites
In order to succeed in this online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:
- Ability to use the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, including installation and management of browser plug-ins and add-ons.
- Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer, file management, and software installation.
- Working knowledge of the Canvas learning management system.
- Ability to proficiently search the web for information
- Ability to download and print information from websites
- Ability to download, view, and/or print PDF files
Textbooks and Materials
Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials
To be successful, you should log into the course at least three times a week and complete assignments. You can always check the Calendar for due dates. I also will email weekly reminders through Announcements.
Grading Turnaround Time:
I provide feedback and grade assignments within a week after the due date. For example, Week 1 assignments will be graded by the end of Week 2.
Late Work Policy:
Do your best to meet assignment deadlines. Timely submissions are necessary for everyone's success. If you find yourself falling behind, contact me via email, and we can work it out. If you haven't completed an assignment within 3 weeks of the due date, you will receive a zero (0) for that assignment. For example, any missed Week 1 assignments will receive a 0 if they haven't been submitted by Week 4.
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Student Rights & Responsibilities
Overview of Assignments
Your Email Account
Accommodation Policy and Statements
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