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2520 Durkin Road 

Brookshire, Texas 77423

281-934-2215

Fax: 281-934-2266

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Mr. Robert L. Goetsch

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       Class Syllabus for Communications Applications

doc. 101

Mr. Robert L. Goetsch Room 105

Conference Time: Seventh Period (1:05-1:55)

2520 Durkin Rd. Brookshire, TX 77423

 (281)-934-2215

rgoetsch@royal.isd.esc4.net

2001-2002

Policies:

1.     Be courteous and quiet when someone is speaking in front of the group.

2.     Respect all persons within and outside the academic and professional environment.

3.     All comments will be presented at the end of each presentation or activity. (comments and arguments will be of a positive constructive nature)

4.     All presentations and projects will be appropriate for class and given in good taste.

5.     Use appropriate language at all times.

6.     Keep food and drinks out of the classroom (especially the Computer Lab).

7.     If you need to leave the room for any reason, simply ask permission from the teacher and sign the Out Of Classroom Sheet. Try to take care of business before or after class. Only one student will be allowed to leave the room at any given time.

9.  Students that are tardy will sign the Documentation Sheet. 

10. Bring supplies and books everyday with book covers 

      attached. (Students who do not bring materials needed for class  

      will sign the Documentation Sheet)

11. Sleeping, napping, and/or putting your head down on the desk is strictly prohibited.   

12. Follow all rules in the Royal ISD student handbook.  

Computer Lab Rules

1. Leave computer lab in better condition than when you first entered.

2. Leave computer mouse in the dead position.

3. Shut computers down completely. This includes speakers, monitors, and CPUs. 

4. All web sites will be designated by the teacher. No unauthorized web sites may be visited. This includes radios, checking and sending e-mail, and chat lines. 

5. Food, drinks and wild behavior will be kept out of the computer labs. 

6. Changing computer appearance, background, desktop, files, and screen saver in any way is strictly prohibited unless a teacher gives authorization. This includes downloading programs or software from web sites.

Behavior problems will be handled in the following manner.

The following will be determined during a five-day period.

Ψ     Fist offence: Sign and date Documentation sheet: Warning.

Ψ     Second offence within a five-day period: Sign and date Documentation Sheet: Parent phone call.

Ψ     Third offence within a five-day period: Sign and date Documentation Sheet: Parent phone call and visit assistant principal.

Ψ     After three tardies, the students will receive a parent phone call.

Course Introduction: For successful participation in professional and social life, students must develop effective communication skills. Rapidly expanding technologies and changing social and corporate systems demand that students send clear verbal messages, choose effective nonverbal behaviors, listen for desired results, and apply valid critical-thinking and problem solving processes. Students will be expected to identify, analyze, develop, and evaluate communication skills needed for professional and social success in interpersonal situations, group interactions, and personal and professional presentations. This course is designed to help all students implement necessary communication skills in their real world. The student will be able to communicate effectively at school, home, work, on the internet, and in casual everyday interaction.

Planner: Planners will be brought to class each week, assignment and/or section period. Planners will be counted as one grade at the end of the course. Planners will be updated every Monday at the beginning of class and during assignment checks throughout the week.

Materials Needed: Planner, pen, pencil, notebook paper, text book.

Grades: All daily grades and quizzes will be worth 100 points.

Quizzes: You will have one quiz per chapter or chapter section.

Daily grades / Homework: Daily grades will include the end of the chapter questions, worksheets, introductions, and homework. There will be at least two daily grades per week. All work will be answered in complete sentences. The teacher will keep all work in an individual student folder and will only be available upon request under teacher supervision.

Participation: This will include group activities, coming to class on time, attendance, games, reading out loud, giving feedback, asking questions, and speaking in front of groups. (Participation will be on task) 

Major Projects:

1.     Introduction Informative…………….Activity 1……………..Jan. 17-18

2.     Persuasive Topic…………………….Activities 2, 6, 14, 17…Jan. 31- Feb. 1

3.     Informative Topic…………………...Activities 3, 15…….….Feb 7-8

4.     Cooking/Topic Demonstration……...Activity 4………….….March 6-7

5.    Group News Cast..........………….…Activity 5……………..March 27-28

6.     Job Interview…………………….….Activities 5, 10, 12……April 11-12

7.  Poetry and Prose Reading …………………………………..April 25-26

8.     Extemporaneous Topic…….…………………………………May 16-17

Notebook Portfolio (Brag Book): A notebook of your best work and outside accomplishments will be kept and turned in during the Job Interview Project for extra credit. 100 points.

Mid Term: This exam will cover chapters 1-6 on March 28th 

Tests: The Final Exam will be over material covered over chapters 7-9 / May 29th - May 30th

(ALL final Exams will be worth one fourth (Ό, 25%) of the semester grade. See student handbook)

 

Web sites for Communication Applications

TEKS: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter110/ch110c.html#110.58

Textbook online resources:

http://glencoe.com/sec/languagearts/commapps/index.html

(All scheduled dates and projects can change at teacher’s desecration)

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doc. 101                           Communications Applications consent form for pictures

2001-2002

(Print)

Name: ______________________________Grade Level________

Mailing Address: _______________________________

                           

                            _______________________________

 

                            _______________________________

 

E-mail Address: _________________________________________

Parents Name: __________________________________________

Phone #: (Home)___________________

                (Work)___________________

 

I______________have read, understood, and will follow the rules, regulations, and grade requirements for the Communications Applications class in Doc. 101. 

    I also give consent for my child to be photographed and videotaped in the classroom for project assignments and presentations. These pictures may be used on the web and in the classroom as examples for other students to view throughout the current semester and future classes.   

 

Parent Signature: ______________________Date: _____________

 

Student Signature: _____________________ Date: ____________

 

Return this sheet to the instructor. Keep pages 1-3.

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Major Projects                        Rubric for Major Projects

1.     Introduction Informative

2.     Persuasive Topic

3.     Informative Topic

4.     Cooking/Topic Demonstration

5.     Group News Cast

6.     Job Interview Presentation

7.  Poetry and Prose Reading

8.     Extemporaneous Topic

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College Entrance Exam Class

This class prepares students for three tests, the ACT, SAT, and TASP. 

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ACT    SAT TASP GRE Webster's Dictionary

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Class Syllabus for ACT / SAT / TASP Prep.

doc. 102

Mr. Robert Goetsch Room 304

Conference Time: Sixth Period (1:00 – 1:55)

2520 Durkin Rd. Brookshire, TX 77423

(281)-934-2215

rgoetsch@royal.isd.esc4.net

2001-2002

Rules:

1.     Be courteous and quiet when someone is speaking in front of the group.

2.     Respect all persons within and outside the academic and professional environment.

3.     All comments will be presented at the end of each presentation or activity. (comments and arguments will be of a positive constructive nature)

4.     All presentations and projects will be appropriate for class and given in good taste.

5.     Use appropriate language at all times.

6.     Keep food and drinks out of the classroom (especially the Computer Lab).

7.     If you need to leave the room for any reason, simply ask permission from the teacher and sign the Out Of Classroom Sheet. Try to take care of business before or after class. Only one student will be allowed to leave the room at any given time.

9.  Students that are tardy will sign the Documentation Sheet. 

10. Bring supplies and books everyday with book covers 

      attached. (Students who do not bring materials needed for class  

      will sign the Documentation Sheet)

11. Sleeping, napping, and/or putting your head down on the desk is strictly prohibited.

12. Follow all rules in the computer lab and the student handbook.   

 

Computer Lab Rules

1. Leave computer lab in better condition than when you first entered.

2. Leave computer mouse in the dead position.

3. Shut computers down completely. This includes speakers, monitors, and CPUs. 

4. All web sites will be designated by the teacher. No unauthorized web sites may be visited. This includes radios, checking and sending e-mail, and chat lines. 

5. Food, drinks and wild behavior will be kept out of the computer labs. 

6. Changing computer appearance, background, desktop, files, and screen saver in any way is strictly prohibited unless a teacher gives authorization. This includes downloading programs or software from web sites. 

Behavior problems will be handled in the following manner.

The following will be determined during a five-day period.

Ψ     Fist offence: Sign and date Documentation sheet: Warning.

Ψ     Second offence within a five-day period: Sign and date Documentation Sheet: Parent phone call.

Ψ     Third offence within a five-day period: Sign and date Documentation Sheet: Parent phone call and visit assistant principal.

Ψ     After three tardies, the students will receive a parent phone call.   

Discipline problems will be sent to the office, ALC room, or handled through the athletic coaches.

Grades: All grades will be worth 100 points upon completion of the work. If work is not completed completely, it will result in a “0” for that assignment.

Daily grades: Daily grades will include reading assignments, presentations, lab work, and practice exams. You will have at least two daily grades per week. (Ten points will be deducted from your daily grades if you are not on task.)

Participation: This will include presentations, group activities, reading out loud, giving feedback, and asking questions. (Participation will be on task.)   

Major Projects:

ACT

            Usage and Mechanics: Punctuation, Grammar & Usage, Sentence Structure

            Rhetorical Skills: Writing Strategy, Organization, and Style 

SAT

TASP

Textbooks: Reading and practice assignments will be given each week.

Computer: Practice tests and instructional software will be used every day.

Tests: At related test will be given at the end of each six weeks. 

Final Exam: Your final exam will be worth 25% of the final grade. 

(All scheduled dates and assignments can change at teacher’s desecration)

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doc. 102                            ACT/SAT Prep. consent form for pictures

2001-2002

(Print)

Name: ______________________________Grade Level________

 

Mailing Address:_______________________________

                           

                            _______________________________

 

                            _______________________________

 

Parents Name:__________________________________________

 

Phone #: (Home)___________________

 

                (Work)___________________

 

I__________________have read, understood, and will follow the rules, regulations, and grade requirements for the ACT/SAT Prep. class in Doc. 102. 

    I also give consent for my child to be photographed and videotaped in the classroom for project assignments and presentations. These pictures may be used on the web and in the classroom as examples for other students to view throughout the current semester and future classes.

 

Parent Signature:______________________Date:____________

 

Student Signature:_____________________ Date:____________

 

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