M.A., Texas Tech University, 1996
B.A., Texas Tech University, 1993
Tamy Chapman joined Saddleback College in 2006. Her responsibilities include teaching a variety of English classes, both in the classroom and online.
Prior to joining Saddleback College, Ms. Chapman worked in English and ESL departments at several different colleges in Orange County, Texas, and China.
In her spare time, Ms. Chapman enjoys running, hiking, and traveling.
Before you sign up for one of my online classes, make sure you understand what you're getting into. Online classes can often take more time and effort than a traditional class. You will have all of the same assignments you would have in a traditional classroom, but you won't have the support of a classroom full of people to help you. You will be responsible for making sure you understand all of the assignments and get everything turned in on time. This requires a lot of maturity and organization, and it's not for everyone. Also, do not sign up for this class if you don't have daily access to reliable internet.
An 8-week class is even more challenging because you'll do twice the amount of work each week than you would in a 16-week course. English 1A, which is a 4-unit course, requires students in an 8-week course to spend 24 hours per week on course readings, writings, and other assignments. English 1B, which is a 3-unit course, requires students in an 8-week course to spend 18 hours per week on course readings, writings, and other assignments.
Required Textbook for English 1A
Current Issues and Enduring Questions 11th edition by Sylvan Barnet and Hugo Bedau ISBN 9781319035471
You're expected to have the textbook on the first day of class, and if you don't have it, you will not be excused from exercises that require it. Plan ahead.
If you're on the waitlist, email me. I may be able to help you out sooner. I will not add anyone who is not on the waitlist.
Also Required for all online classes
- Daily access to a computer with reliable internet--assignments may be due on any day of the week
- Computer microphone (standard in most laptops)--may be needed in some semesters
Technical Support for Online Classes
Technical Requirements for Online Classes