English & Communications Department Kendall Campus Independent Studies Program
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ENC 1102 English Composition 2 3 Credits
Spring Term (2010-2) Spring “A” Term (January 4 – March 2, 2011) Spring “B” Term (March 3 – April 29, 2011)
Professor Meredith Kalman
Welcome to Independent Studies! Students must see their professor and sign a contract no later than the first week of classes, or they may be dropped from the course.
We welcome you to our program and look forward to working with you throughout the semester. This handbook provides written directions to guide you through your course. Please read it carefully. Learning as an Independent Study student places primary responsibility for that learning on you, the student. That is not to say that you are alone. Your Independent Studies instructor is your partner and guide. Keeping in contact with the instructor is very important. You will submit written assignments to your instructor and you will receive feedback, information and study suggestions from your instructor. Completing this course will involve reading the textbook, completing all assignments and discussing your questions with your instructors. There are no regularly scheduled lectures, review sessions, or appointments. Each student is responsible for designing his or her own study and testing schedule that satisfies the course requirements and meets the semester's deadline dates. A successful Independent Studies student is self-motivated, self-disciplined, has good reading and comprehension skills and seeks out an instructor whenever there is a question. Taking a course via Independent Studies means that the work is scheduled differently, but there should be about as much work of about the same difficulty as if you were taking the course in a classroom. Plan to spend about the same amount of time studying as you would spend in lecture plus homework in a lecture course. We highly...