• Hello,

    My name is Cheryl Garrett and I am the Dual Credit English Teacher for Guy M. Sconzo Early College High School. The classes I teach are Dual Credit English 1301 and English 1302, which are Composition and Rhetoric 1 and 2. These are courses that students usually take as a freshman in college, but here at SECHS, our students take these classes as high school juniors. I also sponsor the Reading Club (meets on Thursdays at 12:30-1:00 p.m.) and the Literary Magazine (meets on Mondays at 12:30-1:00 p.m.). If you have any questions, or want to chat with me about your student(s), my contact information follows: If I do not answer the phone, it is because I am teaching, and I will return your call as soon as I can.

    Contact Information:

    Name: Cheryl Garrett

    Phone Number: (cell) 318-880-1956

    Room Number: 1204

    Email Address: clgarret@humbleisd.net

    Tutoring Schedule: Tuesdays: 8:10 a.m.-8:40 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. 

    Students will see and be involved in the following during their two semesters of composition:

    English 1301 Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.

    English 1302 Course Description: Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.

    Further, students will have the following learning outcomes, while developing core competencies:

    English 1301 Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will

    Demonstrate knowledge of individual and collaborative writing processes.

    Develop ideas with appropriate support and attribution, following standard style guidelines in documenting sources.

    Write in a style appropriate to audience and purpose.

    Read, reflect, and respond critically to a variety of texts.

    Use edited American English in academic essays.

     English 1301 Core Competencies:

    Critical Thinking Skills: To include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information

    Communication Skills: To include effective written, oral, and visual communication

    Teamwork: To include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal

    Personal Responsibility: To include the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making

    English 1302 Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will…

    Demonstrate knowledge of individual and collaborative research processes.

    Develop ideas and synthesize primary and secondary sources within focused academic arguments, including one or more research-based essays.

    Analyze, interpret, and evaluate a variety of texts for the ethical and logical uses of evidence.

    Write in a style that clearly communicates meaning, builds credibility, and inspires belief or action.

    Apply the conventions of style manuals for specific academic disciplines (MLA, APA, CMS).

    English 1302 Core Competencies:

    Critical Thinking Skills: To include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information

    Communication Skills: To include effective written, oral, and visual communication

    Teamwork: To include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal

    Personal Responsibility: To include the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making