ENGL 110 - College Composition I
3 Semester Hour Credits
It is required to have either taken ASC 87 - College Writing Preparation with a "C" grade or higher or to have an appropriate English placement test score before you can enroll in this class.
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Course Description: Guided practice in college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking.
Schedule: Fall, Spring, & Summer semesters. This course follows the traditional on-campus calendar for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: Appropriate score on an English Placement Exam or successfully completed ASC 087 College Writing Preparation with a "C" grade or higher.
Instructor: Damon Schneider
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Required Software: It is required for students to have either Microsoft Word 2003 or Microsoft Word 2007 or Microsoft Word 2010.
Course Objectives: The following competencies reflect the contribution of College Composition I to the General Education Objectives and thus are assessed as part of the course as well as part of the assessment of learning outcomes of the General Education Curriculum.
- Students will be able to write in different essay types or genres (such as memoir, letter, proposal, exam essay) for a variety of audiences and in a variety of contexts. Students will be aware of and will practice inventing, planning, drafting, and revising.
- Students will read closely and analyze what is read.
- Students will begin to learn to find and evaluate information resources, then integrate and acknowledge sources in their writing.
- Students will learn to work collaboratively with others and will apply a variety of invention and review techniques to their own and each other's writings.
- Competency: Express ideas through effective writingSub-competencies:
- Use the stages of the writing process to develop, organize, and present ideas in writing.
- Analyze the demands and possible strategies of a writing task, based on topic, purpose, context, and audience, and then accomplish that task with clarity.
- Demonstrate competent College Composition I writing through finished writing that includes a clear, original idea, appropriate evidence and support, and a style of language that serves the writer's purpose and audience.
- Use Edited Standard Written English in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax, and present written work in a style and format consistent with the demands of an academic setting.
- Competency: Read at a level that allows students to participate in collegiate studies and chosen careersSub-competencies:
- Anticipate and understand the structure and organization of written work.
- Recognize an author's purpose and forms of support.
- Evaluate the effectiveness and validity of an author's style, organization, support, evidence, and presentation.
- Demonstrate awareness of the connection that style and language have to an author's topic, audience, context, and purpose.
- Assimilate and connect information and ideas from multiple written sources.
- Competency: Begin to use information resources effectivelySub-competencies:
- Find, consult, and use a variety of information resources.
- Evaluate the relevance and reliability of sources.
- Use information resources ethically and honestly, preserving the meaning of the source and documenting the use of the source in the style appropriate for the student's discipline or field.
- Integrate source material smoothly and clearly into the student's own text.
- Competency: Work collaboratively with othersSub-competencies:
- Participate in class discussions and in any group projects or activities.
- Participate effectively in class discussions, peer editing, and group activities or projects, responding productively and respectfully to the work and ideas of others and considering the ideas and suggestions of others with respect and consideration.
- Read required texts for the course and write essays assigned.
- Post process assignments to the discussion board and reply to posts by other students.
- Use the writing process in prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing written work.
- Submit final portfolio
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
Writing is developed over time by writing and by getting responses from other readers. Thus, all assignments must be submitted by the deadlines to give the readers adequate time to respond. The exams are the essays written and process work assigned on a weekly basis.
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