Student Workbook for
Basic Communications - Vocabulary
English 182
1 unit credit/no credit

Mr. Doyle's office: Learning Center (AD 232) 818-240-1000, ext.5343
e-mail: ddoyle@glendale.cc.ca.us
web page: http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us Required Texts:
Student Workbook for English 182. The main textbook is the PassKey Software installed on the computers in the Learning Center. A paperback dictionary is recommended.

English 182 is a course designed to help students review and to build college-level vocabulary. This course, which is individualized, self-paced, diagnostic-prescriptive, and interactive, introduces the student to various word attack skills to promote easier recognition and understanding of college-level vocabulary. Credit will be awarded upon completion of two levels. There is extensive use of computer assisted instruction to drill vocabulary and to practice skills covered in class. This is a credit/no credit course.

Topics Covered:
General study skills, vocabulary building through prefixes and roots and context clues, phonics skills and use of the dictionary.
All of the course work for this self-paced class takes place in the Glendale College Learning Center (AD 232). See Mr.Doyle the first week.
Registration and Drops:
It is your responsibility to see that you are officially registered or dropped from a class. If you do not show up during the first week of class, you may be dropped. You may also be dropped for excessive absences during the course of the semester. If you stop coming without dropping officially, you may get a "No-Credit" in this class.

Expectations:
English 182 is a self-managed auto-tutorial course using the materials in the Glendale College Learning Center. We expect you to check in to the Center and to work on your assignments at least twice each week throughout the semester or until you have finished the course work. We expect you to meet with Mr. Doyle, the teacher of record, at least once during the first week. We expect you to complete at least 16 hours of lab work this semester, and improve at least two levels as measured in the PassKey pre and post-test system. This is a credit/no-credit class. You cannot pass if you stop doing course work each week, fail the tests written into the program or fail to complete everything. We expect you to show that you are serious about the class by being respectful of the learning environment, and showing up regularly unless you are seriously ill. Please turn off any beepers or cell phones while in the Learning Center.

Getting Credit:
In order to get credit for your course work, you must check in at the door of the Learning Center with your Glendale College Picture I.D. each time you do your work. You may work any time that the Lab is open. Tell them that you are doing course work for English 182 or you may not be properly credited. A report of your hours in the lab goes to Mr.Doyle weekly. You may review with him or staff how many hours are credited to your record. All work on the PassKey system including lessons passed, failed, attempted and redone is recorded also and a printed report is given to Mr. Doyle each week.

Academic Honesty
Mr. Doyle follows the official college policy concerning cheating and plagiarism.

Working from Home
Some, but not all of the course work may be done from home if you have access to the Internet. Let Mr. Doyle know if you are planning to do this. Set your browser to: http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us and follow the directions to the English 182 homepage.





Class Schedule
Most of the course work for this class is to be done in the Glendale College Learning Center. While in the Center, you will be accessing lessons using the Center computers through two programs, PassKey and Netscape.
The PassKey software is diagnostic/prescriptive, i.e. it will give you frequent tests to find your ability level. If you pass a certain level, it automatically allows you to skip ahead. If the program skips you ahead, then you may not need to do all the listed assignments. You may find some of the earlier assignments quite easy.
The work on the Netscape will be accessed from the English 182 web page at http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us. This page is easily reached through the local homepage which displays whenever Netscape is launched on the Learning Center computers.
You may do the work week by week, or jump ahead to future weeks, but do not fall behind more than one week.
Week 1 Getting Started
During the first week of school check in at the door with your student ID card. Meet with Mr. Doyle, then meet with either Andy or Maria to learn how to use the software.
Start working on your course work. Here are the assignments:
In the PassKey Reading:
R0301A Sight Words
R0301B Sight Words
R0302 Common Words
On the Netscape on the English 182 page do:
-The Basics (READ ME FIRST)
-What's your e-mail address?
-Written Assignment #1
-The Secret of Success
In this workbook read:
pages 1-13 "Introductory Material"
hours so far______________________completed_________
date
Week 2 Common Sight Words
Check in at the door with your student ID card every time you come into the Learning Center or the CAI Lab.
In the PassKey Reading do:
R0502 Common Words
R0802 Common Words
R1102 Common Words
On the Netscape on the English 182 page do:
-Study Reading from the University of Waterloo
-Article on MEMORY from St.Thomas University
-Learning Styles Inventory
In this workbook read:
pages 14-16 "Study Skills Review"
hours so far______________________completed_________
date
Week 3 Word Attack Skills
In the PassKey Reading do:
R0303 Plural Nouns
R0307 Compound Words
R0309 Contractions
On the Netscape on the English 182 page read:
-SQ3R Method for study reading
In this workbook read:
pages 17-18 "Vocabulary Skills"
hours so far______________________completed_________
date
Week 4 Basic Phonics
Sometime this week, show your work to Mr.Doyle and review your hours completed.
In the PassKey Reading:
R0507 Meanings of Compound Words
On the Netscape on the English 182 page do:
-Summary of Phonics Rules
-Samples of vowel sounds and their pronunciation
In this workbook read:
page 19-21 "Basic Phonics Rules"
In this workbook do:
page 22 -24 "Mark These Syllable"
and check your answers at :
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hours so far______________________completed_________
date
Week 5 Sounding Out Syllables
In the PassKey Reading:
R0509 Knowing the Meanings of Contractions
On the Netscape on the English 182 page do:
-The Short Vowel Sounds Review
-Phonics Practice Test
In this workbook do:
page 25-27 "Long and Short Vowel Practice" and check your answers at :
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hours so far______________________completed_________
date
Week 6 Dividing Words into Syllables
In the PassKey Reading:
-R0510A Recognizing Abbreviations - Part A
-R0510B Recognizing Abbreviations - Part B
On the Netscape on the English 182 page do:
-Dividing Words into Syllables
In this workbook do:
page 28-29 "Syllables Practice" and check your answers at :
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hours so far______________________completed_________
date
Week 7 Prefixes and Roots 1
In the PassKey Reading:
-R0508B Knowing the Meanings of Words with Prefixes
-R0808B Knowing the Meanings of Words with Prefixes
On the Netscape on the English 182 page do:
-Roots Dictionary
In this workbook do:
pages 31-36 fill in these pages with a definition and an example
using the Roots Dictionary above or on pages 44-48.
hours so far______________________completed_________
date
Week 8 Prefixes & Roots 2
In the PassKey Reading:
-R1108 Knowing the Meanings of Words with Prefixes II
-R 1311 Determining the Meaning of Words Using Roots and Prefixes
On the Netscape on the English 182 page do:
-Practice Quiz on Greek and Latin Roots
In this workbook do:
pages 37-44 do these roots practice exercises
and check your answers at :
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hours so far______________________completed_________
date

Week 9 Suffixes
In the PassKey Reading:
-R0507 Meanings of Compound Words
-R0508A Knowing the Meanings of Words with Suffixes
-R0808A Knowing the Meanings of Words with Suffixes II
On the Netscape on the English 182 page do:
-28 Spelling Rules
In this workbook read:
page 30 Suffixes
page 45 Match the Words #10
and check your answers at :
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hours so far______________________completed_________
date
Week 10 Using the Context 1
In the PassKey Reading:
-R 1313 Determining the Meaning of Words Using Context
-R0518 Identifying Pronoun Referents
-R0537 Using Context Clues
On the Netscape on the English 182 page do:
-Parts of Speech
hours so far______________________completed_________
date
Week 11 Using the Context 2
In the PassKey Reading:
-R0817 Identifying the Meaning of Words In Context
-R0818 Identifying Pronoun Referents
-R 1115 Using Context to Identify The Meaning of A Multiple-Meaning Word
On the Netscape on the English 182 page do:
-Unicorn in the Garden Answer the questions and submit your scores.
-Halloween Customs Answer the questions and submit your scores.

hours so far______________________completed_________
date





Week 12 Using the Context 3
In the PassKey Reading:
-R 1116 Using Context to Identify The Meaning of Specialized or Technical Terms
-R1117 Identifying The Meaning of Words In Context
-R1118 Identifying Pronoun Referents
On the Netscape on the English 182 page do:
-Murder, She Wrote Answer the questions and submit your scores.

hours so far______________________completed_________
date
Week 13 Dictionary & Reference 1
In the PassKey Reading:
-R0311 Finding Negative Words
-R0511 Knowing Negative Words
-R0811 Knowing Negative Words
On the Netscape on the English 182 page do:
-How to Outline
-Finding Main Ideas Answer the questions and submit your scores.
-President Clinton in Glendale Answer the questions and submit your scores.
In this workbook do:
pages 51-52 "Finding the Main Ideas" and check your answers at :
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hours so far______________________completed_________
date
Week 14 Dictionary & Reference 2
In the PassKey Reading:
-R0337 Choosing Synonymous Words or Phrases
-R0538 Choosing Synonymous Words Or Phrases
On the Netscape on the English 182 page do:
-Outline Review Quiz
In this workbook do:
pages 53-54 "Analogies" and check your answers at :
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hours so far______________________completed_________
date



Week 15 Dictionary & Reference 3
In the PassKey Reading:
-R0528 Using Dictionary Guide Words
-R0824 Alphabetizing Words and Names
-R0828 Interpreting Dictionary Entries
In this workbook do:
pages 55-56 "How Politicians Use Propaganda"

hours so far______________________completed_________
date



Week 16 Finish up.
hours so far______________________completed_________
date

When completed, show your work to Mr. Doyle.
USING the MATERIALS

How to Use PassKey
Sit down at one of the computers in the Learning Center or in the CAI Lab. If the PassKey program is not already running, tap on the PassKey icon. When everything is warmed up, a screen like this should appear:



Andy or Maria, who manage the CAI Lab will give you your user name and password. After typing your name and password, tap on the green arrow. This next page should appear:

Tap on Reading and do the lessons in the order presented in the schedule. The software is designed to be diagnostic/prescriptive, which means that the software will give you a series of questions at the start of each lesson. If you do well in the lesson, the computer will automatically skip ahead to an area that you need to work on. You work continuously on the lessons and periodic reports are sent to the instructor. The program keeps track of where you left off, but only if you close the program correctly. When you are finished with an assignment press the F10 key along the top of the keyboard to save your work and then hit Quit . Don't turn off the computer. Report any computers that don't work.



How to Use Netscape to Access Your other Assignments
Sit down at one of the computers in the Learning Center or in the CAI Lab. If Netscape is not already running, tap on the Netscape icon. When everything is warmed up, a screen like this should appear:




Welcome to the Internet





Tap on the underlined words "Welcome to the Internet" . This page will load: