Information for Students
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Grievances with instructors
Students who have concerns about their writing course or instructors should speak first to the instructor about those concerns. If the student is unsatisfied with the outcome of that conversation, the next person in the chain of command is the Director of the First-Year Writing Program, Dr. Tabetha Adkins. Students should contact her via e-mail at Tabetha.Adkins@tamuc.edu
Dr. Adkins will arrange to meet with the student and the instructor in her office, Hall of Languages 229. Students must come to this meeting with a detailed, written account of the incident or problem and all their assignments and materials from course. Students will submit this written account to Dr. Adkins who will keep it for her records.
Click here to download the University's grade appeal policies and procedures.
The designation of an incomplete grade (an “I”) was created in order to accommodate students who, despite positive performance throughout the semester and for an extenuating circumstance including issues like legal trouble, serious illness, death in the family, et cetera, cannot complete the semester within the fifteen weeks allotted. Incomplete are given only if these kinds of circumstances present themselves near the end of the semester and whenever a withdraw is not appropriate.
If an instructor, in conversation with Dr. Adkins, decides that an Incomplete is appropriate, together the student and teacher should create a contract outlining what the student must complete in order to finish the course successfully, and most importantly, a timeline for completing all requirements. Instructors should send a copy of this collaborative contract to Dr. Adkins.
The Celebration of Student Writing
The Celebration of Student Writing is the culminating event for English 1302. All students enrolled in ENG 1302 are required to participate. At the event, students display results from their semester-long ethnographic research projects. The event is held on the last Friday of classes and is well attended by students, faculty, and university administrators.
Dates for the 2013-2014 Academic Year:
Fall: Friday, December 6 from noon until 2:00 PM in Sam Rayburn Student Center Conference A, B, and C (Second Floor)
Spriing: Friday, May 2 from noon until 2:00 PM in the Field House
The Writing Center
Hall of Languages 103, 903.886.5280, writing.TAMUC@gmail.comThe Writing Center offers writers free, one-on-one assistance. They welcome all writers, majors, and disciplines—undergraduate and graduate students alike. In fact, they work from the premise that all writers, no matter their ability level, benefit from the feedback of knowledgeable readers. The Writing Center staff is trained to provide writers with just this service. In short, we are here to help you help yourself.
In order to ensure the most effective session possible, they offer visitors the following suggestions: (1) Get started on your writing project early, and visit the Writing Center at least one day before your final draft is due. You will need time to work with the ideas and suggestions generated in your tutorial sessions. (2) Bring a written copy of your assignment, any relevant readings, and one or two specific questions or concerns you would like to discuss with us.
The Writing Center is located in the Hall of Languages, Room 103 (903-886-5280) and online here.
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