Distance Learning

Distance Learning Center

Orientation Details

Online Orientation for EWRT-D001B-64Z
(It is highly recommended that you print out this page for future reference.)
Instructor Contact Information
Instructor Marrietta Reber
Office Hours Tues/Thurs 5:30-6:20 p.m. by prior appointment only
Office Location L-41
Office Phone
Email rebermarrietta@fhda.edu
Website
A Message from your Instructor
Welcome to EWRT 1B, an online Reading, Writing and Research course. You find all of the writing assignments, discussion forums, online course materials, weekly lessons, and quizzes on this site. You can communicate with me through this site and by email. I check in online at the beginning and ending of each workday (approximately 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.) Monday-Friday, at a minimum.
Refer to your syllabus carefully each week to understand the expectations and requirements for each assignment. Also check there for course policies and a course schedule. You are held accountable for every detail included on the syllabus. Read all of the required materials for each week and complete all assignments. Assignments are due each week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights before midnight (by 11:55 p.m.). Weekly assignments usually include the following: -Mondays: Respond to classmates' journal entries and essay assignments posted last week -Wednesdays: Finish reading course materials for the week and take the quiz -Fridays: Post your journal entry and essay assignments AND look ahead to the reading and assignments due next week so you don't fall behind
Hours of Study
Be prepared to spend a minimum of 15 hours per week using and studying the course materials.
How to get started in your course
We waste no time getting started in this class, so begin immediately by: -Logging into Catalyst on Monday of the first week of the quarter (see my Add/Drop policy) -Completing the Online Orientation on Monday of the first week of the quarter (see my Add/Drop policy) -Reading over my syllabus carefully by Monday of the first week of the quarter -Studying Week #1 Readings by Wednesday of the first week of the quarter -Taking Quiz #1 covering Week #1 Readings by Wednesday of the first week of the quarter -Posting Journal #1 by Friday of the first week of the quarter -Looking ahead at the reading assignments for Week 2 -Purchasing the two required Oscar Wilde plays listed on your syllabus ($1.35-$3.00 on Amazon) All assignments are due on the day specified before midnight (by 11:55 p.m.) Please be aware that if you fail to meet the deadlines above, you will be dropped from the course to make way for students wishing to add. Click here to access the Online Orientation: http://www.deanza.edu/distance/show_orientation.html?class=6036&p=0


Distance Learning
Building: MLC 250
Email: distance@deanza.edu
Phone: 408.864.8969
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Last Updated: 9/5/13