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ENG 101: English Composition 1 (OER) *

Course Description

This writing course emphasizes the relationship between reading and writing. From readings, writings, and discussions, the student will discover that writing is a process of inventing, planning, drafting, reading critically, revising, editing, and proofreading. When writing essays using such patterns of development as narration, description, compare/ contrast, cause/effect, and argumentation/persuasion, the student will also see the importance of considering purpose, audience, tone, point-of-view, organization, and development.

Prerequisite

  • None

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a growing understanding of their own voice, style, and strengths.
  2. Use structural conventions such as organization, formatting, paragraphing, and tone.
  3. Demonstrate control of such surface features as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  4. Reflect a recursive composing process across multiple drafts.
  5. Illustrate multiple strategies of invention, drafting, and revision.
  6. Show evidence of development through peer review and collaboration.
  7. Provide an understanding of knowledge as existing within a broader context, including the purpose(s) and audience(s) for which a text may have been constructed.
  8. Focus on a clear and consistent purpose.
  9. Analyze and respond to the needs of different audiences.
  10. Employ a tone consistent with purpose and audiences.
  11. Use a variety of genres or adapt genres to suit different audiences and purposes.
  12. Choose evidence and detail consistent with purpose and audience.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignment(s)

Weight

Discussions (Weeks 1-8)

40%

Essay 1 (Week 3)

20%

Essay 2 (Week 6)

20%

Essay 3 (Week 8)

20%

Total

100%

Required Textbook

  • This is an Open Educational Resource Course (OER). There is no required textbook to purchase. All required materials are provided in the course.

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Activites

Assignments

1

1

Topics: Writer's Autobiography and Student Introductions

  • Readings:
    • Chapter One: "Introduction to Writing" from Writing for Success.
    • "College Writing" from the UNC Writing Center web page.
  • Video:
    • Purdue OWL: MLA formatting - The basics
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material

2

6

Topics: Responding to Reading in Narration and Critiquing Partner's Draft

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 8: "The Writing Process: How do I begin" from Writing for Success
    • Chapter 10.1 "Narration" from Writing for Success
    • Chapter 15.2 "Narrative Essay" from Writing for Success
  • Video:
    • Formulating your Research Question and Thesis Statement by Sarah Morehouse
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Submit Essay 1 draft

3

2,4,5

Topics: Strengths and Weaknesses in Writing and Essay 1 Peer Reviews

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 9: Writing Essays from Start to Finish from Writing for Success
    • “Revising Drafts” from the UNC Writing Center web page.
  • Video:
    • “Show, Don’t Tell” by Robert Tindall
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Submit Essay 1 final draft

4

12

Topics: Credible Sources and Plagiarism

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 11 “Writing from Research” from Writing for Success
    • “Plagiarism” from the UNC Writing Center web page
  • Video:
    • How To Avoid Plagiarism - Stewart Library
    • Evaluating Sources for Credibility by KU Libraries
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material

5

4

Topics: Informative Essay Topic and Posting the Draft

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 6 “Writing Paragraphs: Separating Ideas and Shaping Content” from Writing for Success
    • “Thesis Statements” from the UNC writing center web page
  • Video:
    • Purdue Owl MLA Style: List of Works Cited. 8th
    • Purdue Owl MLA Style: In-Text Citations (8th ed., 2016) (3:26 mins)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Submit Essay 2 draft

6

3,4,5,6

Topics: Self-Assessment: Writing Challenges and Peer Review

  • Readings:
    • “Quotations” From the UNC Writing Center web page
    • “Editing and Proofreading” From the UNC Writing Center web page
  • Video:
    • How to Plan and Write a Paper: How to Edit by University of Maryland
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Submit essay 2 final draft

7

3,6,8

Topics: Compare/Contrast Essay Topic and Posting the Third Draft

  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Submit essay 3 draft

8

1,7,9,10,11

Topics: Course Reflection and Peer Review

  • Readings:
    • No reading assignments this week but it is suggested that you review the week 7 video and reading assignments.
  • Video:
    • Editing: Comma Splices and Run-Ons by University of Maryland
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Submit essay 3 final draft
  • Complete Course Evaluation

* Open Educational Resources (OER) are openly licensed, educational resources that can be used for teaching, learning and research. OER may consist of a variety of resources such as textbooks, videos and software that are at little or no cost for students.

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