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Karl J Sherlock
English / Creative Writing
Email: karl.sherlock@gcccd.edu
Office Hours: 4-5:30PM M thru Th 52-558A (inside, corner office)
Phone: 619-644-7871

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Graded Assignments and Tests

The calendar of assignments on this page is still in development and will become available on January 29, 2018.
Select an assignment from the menu at left.

 




Spring 2018 Due Dates At-a-Glance

The the charts below list the assignment due dates at-a-glance for, both, formal writing assignments (i.e., outside "essay" assignments) and completed Take-Home Quizzes (a.k.a. Skills Exercises).  

Writing Assignments

About the Writing Assignments: Unless otherwise stated, all due dates for writing assignments listed below require you to bring in a typed hard copy, NOT A HANDWRITTEN VERSION, much less one still written in early draft form in your notebook. (It's fine to come to office hours, though, with handwritten work, but this shouldn't be done as a substitute for classroom activities requiring proper working drafts in typescript format.) Be told! ;)

What's due? 

Week

Section 6442

Assignment 1, conference draft

Week 5

[M] Feb. 26 or [W] Feb. 28

Assignment 1, final draft

Week 6

[M] Mar. 5

Assignment 2, conference draft 

Week 8

[M] Mar. 19 or [W] Mar. 21

Assignment 2, final draft

Week 9

 [M] Apr. 2

Assignment 3, conference draft

Week 11

[M] Apr. 16 or [W] Apr. 18

Assignment 3, final draft

Week 13

[M] Apr. 30

Assignment 4, conference draft

Week 16

[M] May 21 or [W] May 23

Assignment 4, final draft

Finals Week

[M] Jun. 4

  

Take-Home Quizzes and Tests

Click here to download (when available) password-protected PDFs of Take-Home Quizzes (a.k.a. Skills Exercises).

 

About the Take-Home Quizzes (a.k.a. Skills Exercises): Hard copies of the skills exercises will be made available to you in advance of their due date. The concepts tested by each exercise will be covered in class discussions and in your required reading. If you achieve a cumulative score of 68% or better (B- or higher) on the skills exercises, you may request an exemption from having to take the Final Examination. However, this isn't as easy as it sounds. You will score very poorly on the take-home quizzes you believe you can complete them based on previous writing experience or common sense. If, however, you use the required reading as your "rule book" for answering the exercises, you will likely do just fine. All of the solutions are contained in the lessons of the handbook, The Mind Of a Sentence (the solutions, but not the exact answers).  Regardless, you are invited, and strongly advised, to visit me in my office for extra help if you are confused or stumped by any of the questions, concepts, or lessons related to a skills exercise. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COMPLETE THE SKILLS EXERCISES AT THE WRITING CENTER WITH A TUTOR. They will either turn you away or complain to me. (Me no want to hear that.)

What's due? 

Week

Section 6442

Take-Home Quiz: 8 Basic Parts/Speech

Week 3

[W] Feb. 14

Take-Home Quiz: Pronouns

Week 5

[W] Feb. 28

Take-Home Quiz: Verbs and Verbals 

Week 7

[W] Mar. 14 

Take-Home Quiz: Run-Ons and Fragments

Week 9

[W] Apr. 4

Take-Home Quiz: Internal Punctuation

Week 11

[W] Apr. 18 

Composition Assessment Test

Week 15

[W] May 16

Final Examination

Finals Week

[M] Jun. 4

  

NOTE:

The assignments and tests in this section are graded and contribute to your final evaluation in this course.  Links to password protected PDFs of these assignments will be activated during the semester in the order they are assigned.  To open them, use the password issued on the inside front cover of your printed course syllabus (handed out to you during the first two weeks of the semester); if you have forgotten the password or mislaid the syllabus, contact your instructor by e-mail: karl.sherlock@gcccd.edu.  

To make sure that you're not attempting to complete assignments ahead of schedule, links to them will not became active until they are needed during the semester. The assigned readings in your course outline and the instructional resources used during class time will contribute to your understanding of these assignments and help you to meet their demands. Furthermore, substitutions may occur and new assignments may be issued.  Be sure to check the Course Outline for the calendar of due dates for these assignments.

 

Last Updated: 12/25/2017

Contact

Karl J Sherlock
English / Creative Writing
Email: karl.sherlock@gcccd.edu
Office Hours: 4-5:30PM M thru Th 52-558A (inside, corner office)
Phone: 619-644-7871

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