Important Reminders

First Semester, A.Y. 2015-2016

posted Jul 9, 2015, 5:07 AM by Nic Guinto

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I wish to formally welcome you to yet another great semester!  If you have been instructed to read this, it means that you are one of my Communication, Education, Engineering, and Psychology students enrolled in my ED05a: Principles of Teaching and Media Technology, ENG00: Vocabulary Building and Communicative Grammar, ENG02: Writing in the Discipline or ENG01: Study and Thinking Skills in English classes.

If you belong to my ENG02 class, please be informed that you are REQUIRED to be a member of our online writing class through Facebook groups. The link on the Facebook Group will be available soon. 

Writers' Bloc: FB Group exclusive to Psychology students taking Writing in the Discipline

For my ENG02a class, as early as now, I would like you to think of a possible project proposal that you will write about as your terminal paper for the class.

If you're one of my students in ENG00, ENG01, and ENG02a, please prepare P 150 as payment for your module. The module is a required material because most of the written activities in class are to be answered in the pages of the module. If you have problems on finances, you can approach me and we could set an agreement on your payment terms.

If you are one of my ED05a students, I'd like you to channel your thoughts on becoming a professional teacher. That way, it wouldn't be so hard for you to do teaching-related tasks and demonstration teaching (to be done individually during the final term).

Feel free to explore this website as some announcements and important documents will be posted here under Important RemindersClass Announcement, or Forms and Docs.

Please give me a few more days to complete our class calendar and possible reading lists to complement our face-to-face class sessions. The outcomes-based education (OBE) syllabus can be downloaded in the Forms and Docs tab.

Viel Gluck, jedermann! Ich bin froh, Sie zu treffen! 

Journey to the Literatures of the World (Summer 2015)

posted Apr 14, 2015, 2:15 AM by Nicky Guinto   [ updated Apr 14, 2015, 2:35 AM ]

I wish to formally welcome you, dear Education students, to an exciting summer! To begin our journey, you need to download and of course, read, the required reading materials, which I made available in this website under the Forms and Docs page. Next, you need to be members of our online group. Please click on the link provided below and be sure that you are logged in to your Facebook account:

You may also choose to subscribe to this website's calendar to be updated and eventually be reminded right through your phone on the events or activities in class.


posted Nov 4, 2014, 6:26 AM by Nicky Guinto   [ updated Jul 9, 2015, 5:08 AM by Nic Guinto ]

A Note on Plagiarism

posted Apr 21, 2012, 6:19 AM by Nicky Guinto   [ updated Oct 31, 2014, 10:07 AM ]

Any student who ignores the content of the classroom discussions would be wise not to take this course at all. If you have no more interest in learning, drop out of school and do something else so you can make room for a serious student. You apparently lack the ethics and motivation needed for earning a college degree.

Plagiarism from online and other sources is easy for me to detect using several means of analysis. Students who once violated this rule can tell you that the experience of being caught by me in an act of plagiarism is something they regret now and probably for the rest of their lives. Potentially exemplary careers can be and indeed have been ruined by such short-sighted, unethical behavior.

I take plagiarism and cheating seriously because I have a duty to protect the rights and expectations of honest students who work hard to earn a grade based on ethical practices in research and writing. If your work appears unusually better than I might reasonably expect it to be based on your academic or workplace experience, I may suspect plagiarism and will investigate. You may be required to submit complete citations and copies of all source material consulted for a given assignment.

These are some words I adapted from T. E. Roberts (2011) which pretty much encapsulate everything I wanted to point out.

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