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.
Eight-week classes are even more intensive. In English 1A 8-week classes, you will still write five essays (3-5 pages), read hundreds of pages, and do many other assignments. Likewise, in English 1B 8-week classes, you will still write three short essays (4-5 pages) and a long research paper (9-10 pages), in addition to doing all of the other readings and assignments that a 16-week class does, but in half the time. You've been warned. :)
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.
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.
Required Textbook for English 1A
- St. Martin's Guide to Writing 11th edition with 2016 MLA Update by Rise Axelrod and Charles Cooper ISBN 9781319087715 (Make sure you get the 11th edition with 2016 MLA update--the blue one, not white or green.)
Required Textbook for English 1B
- Current Issues and Enduring Questions 10th edition by Sylvan Barnet and Hugo Bedau ISBN 978-1-4576-2260-1
Also Required for both online classes
- Daily access to a computer with reliable internet
- Computer microphone (standard in most laptops)
Technical Support for Online Classes
Technical Requirements for Online Classes