These sites formalize policies of the English Department. The Research and Technology Committees of the department helped to formulate these policies. Each student will receive a printed copy of the manual during the first week of school fall quarter. The manual should serve as a source for FAQ (frequently asked questions) concerning issues of composition and academic integrity.
Acceptable Behavior in the George C. Carlos Media Center
- Know where in the library your teacher will meet you: in the conference rooms, by the periodicals, by the computers or by the encyclopedias. Be there by the time the tardy bell rings.
- Bring all materials needed with you: textbooks, pens, pencils, notecards, disks and money for copier. Do not ask to leave the facility.
- Follow the guidelines for independent or group study as directed by your teacher and the librarian.
- Be fair in your use of the computers; if other students are waiting, use a disk to download material you wish to read and print at home or print while in the library.
- Two minutes before the end of the period, return materials to the end of the shelf from which you took them. The librarians will return them to the proper location for you.Do not leave them in your work area.
- Push up chairs and put trash in cans. Do not congregate at the door area. Do not leave the library until the bell rings.
- Please check your WA email address often; librarians will send overdue notices through your account.
Acceptable Behavior in the McKay Computing Center
- Know which bay your teacher has reserved. Be there by the time the tardy bell rings, ready to begin.
- Bring all materials needed with you: textbooks and other outside sources, pens, pencils, and USB drives. Do not ask to leave the facility.
- After you have typed the heading on your paper, save your work to your USB drive or to the network folder with your name or as a google.doc using your WA email account. You may not save to the hard drive of your computer or share a drive with a classmate. Using someone else’s drive is unauthorized sharing of materials, and you are opening yourself to a charge of plagiarism.
- Work independently and quietly. Ask Mr. Batterman or your teacher if you need help.
- Two minutes before the end of the period, save one last time and (if necessary) print a copy of your work to be submitted or edited overnight.
- When the bell rings, push up chairs and put trash in cans. Do not leave your seat until the bell rings. Do not leave the center until the bell rings.
- Please remain seated and quiet when PA announcements are being made. Fourth period and sixth period are key times when you should be attentive.