This course will focus on continuing the development of essential skills learned in ENG 101. Students will also learn and practice the various techniques of argumentative and persuasive writing. Emphasis in this course is on longer and more substantive essays as well as a research paper. (3 credits)
- 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.
- 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.
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (Weeks 1-8)
Quiz (Weeks 1 & 8)
Rough Drafts (Week 2, 4, & 6)
Essay 1 (Week 3)
Essay 2 (Week 5)
Essay 3 (Week 7)
- This course uses Open Educational Resources (OER). 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 no cost for students.
Readings and Activities
Topics: Writer's Autobiography, Student Introduction and Quiz #1
Topic: Introduction to Persuasive Writing
Topics: Narrowing your Topic and Essay 1 Final
Topics: Critical Thinking and Essay 2 Draft
Topics: Scholarly Article and Essay 2 Final
Topics: Thesis Statement and Essay 3 Draft
Topics: Media and Essay 3 Final
Topics: Course Reflection, Course Evaluation and Quiz #2
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.