Welcome to English 28 Online!

Hello! Thank you for considering this English 028 class (Sections 7014, 7015, 7031, 7032) that I have designed for us to work together on improving your reading and writing skills. To help you decide if this class is right for you, I have prepared this letter listing pointers about the class. The following is information to help you succeed in this class. Please read it carefully and feel free to email me (Marion Heyn: heynmg@lavc.edu) if you have any questions.

What you should know about the content of the class:

English 28 is a reading- and writing-intensive class that teaches you how to craft thesis-driven, research-based college-level essays. English 28 is the prerequisite course to English 101, and placement into either of them is by successful completion of the prerequisite course or placement via the English Placement Test. If you are not sure which course is correct for you or have not yet taken the English Placement Test, please see the Counseling Department.

English 28 students in this class will read about 30 short essays and a full-length book about Central Asia (Afghanistan and Pakistan). Discussion of the assigned readings are required and graded. Group work—all arranged fully online—will be required for the coursework. By the end of the term, you will have written approximately 10,000 words in the form of essays, discussions and reading journals.

Students will be completing the same course work as the regular classroom course; that means that you should expect to spend between 9 to 12 hours per week on this one course. Please note that is 9 to 12 hours every week. It is not a typo, nor an exaggeration!

What you should know about the structure of the class:

Wait until the class starts and we discuss this; we won’t be using these until October

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time
by G. Mortenson & D.O. Relin

Three Cups of Tea    


The Bookseller of Kabul

The Sewing Circles of Herat


Computer Software Requirements

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How to contact me:

If you need to contact me before class starts, email is your best option—my email address is heynmg@lavc.edu. My campus phone number is 818-947-2532. I usually work from my home, but occasionally you can find me in my campus office, Campus Center Room 240. I look forward to meeting you in the discussion forums online during the first week of class.

Happy writing!
Professor Marion

Marion Heyn