This writing course will continue the development of essential skills learned in ENG 101. Students will also learn and practice the various techniques of argumentation/persuasion, working on their own and working with a peer partner. Emphasis in this course is on longer and more substantive essays as well as a research paper.
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Demonstrate a growing understanding of 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 a recursive composing process across multiple drafts.
- Illustrate multiple strategies of 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.
- Focus on a clear and consistent purpose.
- Analyze and respond to the needs of different audiences.
- Employ a tone consistent with purpose and audience.
- Choose evidence and detail consistent with purpose and audience.
- Support claims with credible evidence.
- Define the purpose and structure of persuasive writing.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (Weeks 1-8)
Essay 1 (Week 3)
Essay 2 (Week 6)
Essay 3 (Week 8)
- This is an Open Educational Resource Course (OER). There is no required textbook to purchase. All required materials are provided in the course.
Readings and Activites
Topics: Writer’s Autobiography and Student Introduction
Topic: Introduction to Persuasive Writing
Topics: Narrowing your Topic and Peer Review
Topics: Research, Analysis and Critical Thinking
Topics: Source Analysis and Starting Essay 2
Topics: Thesis Statement and Peer Review
Topics: Media and Persuasion
Topics: Editing and Peer Review
* 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.
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 the “Course Policies” link for specific policies related to this course. COSC Resources information regarding available COSC academic support services and resources.