Spring 2006Dear English 100B student,
the English Department is committed to your success here at De Anza and
to your goals after your education, your writing for English 100B will
be assessed both by your instructor and by other faculty members in the
English Department. This assessment process has two parts.
you must complete the required work in your English 100B at a
satisfactory level. Your instructor will give you specific information
on both what work is required and the criteria for earning a
Second, all students who satisfactorily
complete the English 100B required coursework will submit a portfolio
of their writing for departmental assessment. This portfolio will
one in-class paper and
one take-home paper
(At least one of these first two essays must be an analytical essay.),
and a reflective paper describing and reflecting on your growth as a writer throughout the quarter (Reflective Essay).
portfolio will be evaluated by a team of instructors that includes your
instructor. If the assessment team agrees your work indicates readiness
for English 1A, you will PASS English 100B. If the assessment team
agrees your work does NOT indicate readiness for English 1A, you will
receive a NO PASS for English 100B. If the assessment team does not
agree, a third English instructor will review your portfolio and
resolve the disagreement.
The English Department has created
this portfolio assessment system to encourage all students to become
effective writers, one of the hallmarks of a successful student and of
a successful professional.
If you have questions about the portfolio or the portfolio assessment, speak with your instructor.
THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
DE ANZA COLLEGE
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