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Spring 2014    ENG 80 Academic Reading and Writing (4 units)

Section 5356    Class Begins January 21

Course Description

Reading to improve writing and reading at the college level. Use of narrative and expository readings to develop comprehensive and response strategies, and to serve as models for written expression.

Pre-requisite: Complete ENG 12 (w/a “C” or better) or pass the placement test.

Recommended Prep: Concurrent enrollment in ENG 60 and ENG 70

  • Instructor:  Riba Taylor
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Please refer to the course syllabus for this class for required texts. (Note you need to choose one of the three “extra” books, as well.)
  • Estimated Time per Week: Because this is a 4-unit, intensive course, students can expect to spend approximately 12 hours per week reading, working on assignments, taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions. This class is not self-paced. Specific assignments and discussions are meant to be completed for the whole class at the same time.   
  • Special Requirements: Log into Etudes by the first day of class (1/21) and begin working on the first week’s assignments and discussions.
  • Additional Information: Please visit my faculty webpage to take a look at the course syllabus and the assignment calendar, as well as other information. Click here to read what students say about the class.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Log in to your course on the first day of the class. Here's how:
Go to the ETUDES portal at

Log-in ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
    Jose A. Garcia
    Student ID: 1021945
    Username = joga21945

Default Password: Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

You will be prompted to create a "strong" password, if you are a returning student use the same password you previously created.