This course will focus on 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. (3 credits)
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Demonstrate a growing understanding of their own voice, style, and strengths.
- Use structural conventions such as organization, formatting, paragraphing, and tone.
- Demonstrate control of such surface features as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
- Reflect on and apply the recursive writing process, utilizing, multiple strategies for invention, drafting, and revision.
- Show evidence of development through peer review and collaboration.
- 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.
- Produce clear and coherent writing in which development, organization, tone, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
- Use a variety of genres or adapt genres to suit different audiences and purposes.
- Choose evidence and detail consistent with purpose and audience.
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (Weeks 1-8)
Quizzes (Weeks 1-8)
Food Reflection (Week 1)
Thesis Statements and Supporting Claims (Week 3)
Brainfuse Submission and Reflection (Week 6)
Rough Draft of Narrative Essay & Rough Draft of Compare/Contrast Essay (Weeks 2 and 5)
Narrative Essay Final Draft
Compare/Contrast Essay Final Draft
(Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore)
Lumen Learning. English Composition I. ISBN-13: 9781640872752
Students will have a 2-week free trial period (2 free passes) using Lumen Learning digital materials (Waymaker). The trial period ends starting on Week 3’s Quiz – it will prompt students to purchase their access code directly from Lumen Learning through their course. Students using financial aid vouchers are encouraged to purchase their course materials prior to the course starting or will have to pay out of pocket as vouchers expire one week after the start of the course.
Readings and Activities
Topics: The Writing Process and Food Reflection
Topics: Writing in College and Narrative Rough Draft
Topics: Thesis Statements and Grammar Essentials
Topics: The Research Process and Narrative Final Draft
Topics: Writing Essentials and Compare/Contrast Rough Draft
Topic: Using and Citing Sources and Incorporating Feedback
Topics: Revising, Proofreading, and Compare/Contrast Final Draft
Topics: Grammar Basics and Course Reflection
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.