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English Composition 1

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Code: ENGL 101

A course seeking to provide a foundation for college-level writing.

Focusing on developing skill in analytical thinking and writing, including acquisition of writing heuristics, the class emphasizes skills broadly useful for writing.

$375

No Monthly

membership

Week 1

  • Take syllabus quiz
  • Write timed essay
  • Read chapter 55: Capitalization

Week 2

  • Read Chapter 25: “Genre”
  • Watch Video on “Literary Genres”
  • Take Chapter 25 Quiz
  • Read Chapter 1: “Narratives”
  • Take Chapter 1 Quiz
  • Read & Respond to “Check. Mate?”
  • Read Chapter 24: “Writer’s Block”
  • Take Chapter 24 Quiz
  • Read chapter 56: Apostrophes

Week 3

  • Read & Respond to “She Still Holds Sway”
  • Read Chapter 19: “Brainstorming”
  • Watch Videos on “Invention” and “Brainstorming”
  • Read Chapter 29: “Outlining”
  • Take Chapter 29 Quiz
  • Essay 1: Write Narrative Outline
  • Read Chapters 30-34: “Paragraphs, Transitions, Introductions, Conclusions, Titles”
  • Read/Listen to Tips on Using Quotation Marks

Week 4

  • Read “Formatting with MLA” (p537-539)
  • Watch Videocast on Formatting for MLA
  • Read Chapter 39: Peer Editing
  • Essay 1: Write Narrative First Draft
  • Read Chapter 38: Revising Your Work
  • Watch a Video on Revision
  • Essay 1: Review Classmates’ Narrative First Drafts
  • Read Chapter 57: Commas

Week 5

  • Essay 1: Write Narrative Final Draft
  • Read Chapter 3: Argument
  • Watch Video: “How to Write a Good Essay”
  • Take Chapter 3 Quiz
  • Read & Respond to “Youth Groups: The Wrong Train?”
  • Read Overview of Punctuation
  • Take Punctuation Test
  • Overview of Punctuation

Courses run for 12 weeks. The above is only a sample.

There are no prerequisites for English Composition 1.

How to Write Anything, 2nd Ed.

John Ruszkiewicz | ISBN 9780312674908

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30% — Assignments

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Lyle Witt, MA

Assistant Professor
Chair: Professional Studies

  • BAR in Missions, Kansas City College & Bible School
  • MA in Education, University of Kansas

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