Fall 2016
Dr. Rhonda L. Kelley
Assoc. Professor of English
130 Collins Hall; 912-260-4303 (office); 912-592-1513 (cell); rhonda.kelley@sgsc.edu
Office Hours: M-Th 7:30-8:00; Mon 11:00-12:15; T and Th 9:30-10:45; F 7:30-11:00


Course Description


Required Texts

Course Overview and Objectives

English 0999 is meant to supplement English Composition I, and we will use our time together to address your individual writing needs. For those of you who have been away from an academic setting for many years it may serve as a "refresher" course; for those who did not receive much practice writing in high school it may serve as a college prep course; for non-native English speakers it may serve as a buffer for the writing demands of college-level courses. "College-level writing" and "academic grammar usage" and "basic composition" are all skills that can be learned. It is my goal this semester to help you learn those skills so that you can pass ENGL 1101.

To successfully complete English 0999, you must pass ENGL 1101.

This course is a Hybrid course. We will meet in the classroom once a month (see calendar) and will conduct the rest of our class business online in GeorgiaView and/via email. Additionally, each of you will schedule two 10-minute meetings with me, one before the midterm and one after.

Learning Outcomes


Participation and Attendance

Email and The Web


Academic Dishonesty


“Academic dishonesty … is any type of cheating that occurs in relation to a formal academic exercise. It can include:


Special Needs

If you have a disability and require reasonable classroom accommodations, please see me after class or make an appointment during office hours. If you plan to request accommodations for a disability, please register with the Office of Disability Services in Room 118, Powell Hall, phone number 912-260-4435. Also, if you find that any content in this course is inaccessible because of your disability, please contact me as soon as possible.

Mental Health Counseling Services

Counseling services are confidential and available upon request. If you would like to schedule a session, referral forms are located online or outside the counselor’s office. Please complete and submit the referral form to the counselor. Do not submit by email. Once you have submitted your form you will be contacted by phone to set up an appointment. The Counselor’s Office is located in Powell Hall, Room 119, phone number 912.260.4438.

Academic Support

Academic Support offers various resources to assist SGSC students with their academic success. These resources are available to SGSC students at no charge and are found at several ASC locations: the Academic Support Center in room 148A of the Dye Building on the Waycross campus, the Academic Support Center in room 216 of Powell Hall on the Douglas campus, and the STEM Center in room 125 of Stubbs Hall on the Douglas campus. All locations offer course-specific peer tutoring, academic skills workshops, and resources on study skills, time management, note-taking, and learning strategies. Live, online tutoring is also available 24/7 in GeorgiaVIEW through tutor.com. For more information about any of the resources available, contact Amber Wheeler, Academic Support Director, at amber.wheeler@sgsc.edu or visit our webpage at http://www.sgsc.edu/current-students/academicsupportcenter.cms.


August 17

First Day of Class -- August Full Class Meeting

September 14 September Full Class Meeting
October 19 October Full Class Meeting
November 16 November Full Class Meeting

updated: 08/17/2016