ENG 101: English Composition 1

Course Description

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)

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 on and apply the recursive writing process, utilizing, multiple strategies for invention, drafting, and revision.
  5. Show evidence of development through peer review and collaboration.
  6. 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.
  7. Produce clear and coherent writing in which development, organization, tone, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  8. Use a variety of genres or adapt genres to suit different audiences and purposes.
  9. Choose evidence and detail consistent with purpose and audience.

Course Activities and Grading

AssignmentsWeight

Discussions (Weeks 1-8)

15%

Quizzes (Weeks 1-8)

10%

Food Reflection (Week 1)

5%

Thesis Statements and Supporting Claims (Week 3)

5%

Brainfuse Submission and Reflection (Week 6)

5%

Rough Draft of Narrative Essay & Rough Draft of Compare/Contrast Essay (Weeks 2 and 5)

5%

Narrative Essay Final Draft

25%

Compare/Contrast Essay Final Draft

30%

Total

100%

Required Textbook

(Available through Charter Oak State College's Book Bundle)

  • 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.

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Activities

Assignments

1

1

Topics: The Writing Process and Food Reflection

  • Review "Succeeding With Waymaker" folder items located in "Course Materials" in the left hand menu.
  • Lumen PowerPoint: The Writing Process
  • Lumen Study Plan: The Writing Process
  • Review lecture material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Complete Week 1 Quiz
  • Submit Food Reflection

2

1,7

Topics: Writing in College and Narrative Rough Draft

  • Lumen PowerPoint: Writing in College: Narration
  • Lumen Study Plan: Writing in College
  • Review lecture material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Complete Week 2 Quiz
  • Submit Narrative Essay – Prewriting and Drafting

3

2,3,6,7,9

Topics: Thesis Statements and Grammar Essentials

  • Lumen PowerPoint: Grammar Essentials
  • Lumen PowerPoint: Thesis Statements, Topic Sentences, and Effective Paragraphs
  • Lumen Study Plan: Thesis Statements and Grammar Essentials
  • Review lecture material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Complete Week 3 Quiz
  • Submit Thesis Statements and Supporting Claims
  • Continue to work on Narrative Final Draft due in Week 4

4

1,7,9

Topics: The Research Process and Narrative Final Draft

  • Lumen PowerPoint: The Research Process
  • Lumen Study Plan: The Research Process - Finding and Evaluating Sources
  • Review lecture material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Complete Week 4 Quiz
  • Submit Narrative Essay – Final Draft

5

2,4,5,7,9

Topics: Writing Essentials and Compare/Contrast Rough Draft

  • Lumen PowerPoint: Writing Essentials
  • Lumen PowerPoint: Compare and Contrast
  • Lumen Study Plan: Writing Essentials
  • Review lecture material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review Compare and Contrast Topics
  • Complete Week 5 Quiz
  • Submit Compare and Contrast Essay – Rough Draft

6

3,4,5

Topic: Using and Citing Sources and Incorporating Feedback

  • Lumen PowerPoint: The Research Process - Using and Citing Sources
  • Lumen Study Plan: The Research Process - Using and Citing Sources
  • Review lecture material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review Compare and Contrast Topics
  • Complete Week 6 Quiz
  • Complete Brainfuse Submission and Reflection
  • Continue to work on Compare/Contrast Final Draft due in Week 7

7

3,4,5,7

Topics: Revising, Proofreading, and Compare/Contrast Final Draft

  • Lumen PowerPoint: The Writing Process - Revising and Proofreading
  • Lumen Study Plan: The Writing Process - Revising and Proofreading
  • Review lecture material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Complete Week 7 Quiz
  • Submit Compare and Contrast Essay – Final Draft

8

1,3,6,7,8

Topics: Grammar Basics and Course Reflection

  • Lumen PowerPoint: Grammar Basics
  • Lumen Study Plan: Grammar Basics
  • Review lecture material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review Compare and Contrast Topics
  • Complete Week 8 Quiz
  • Complete Course Evaluation

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