1301 (Composition & Rhetoric)
Prerequisites: English 0370 passed with a "C" or better or a
satisfactory placement score.
Description: Consists of essentials of correctness and effectiveness
in writing skills. Emphasizes reading and writing expository prose (five
to seven essays) along with some research techniques.
Textbook: No text is
Reading: Online handouts or assigned websites as well as the
writing of others in the class.
Writing: Five-seven expository essays including a final exam (developed
from rough drafts through finished papers)The writing you will be doing
for this course is predominately analytical in nature and is designed to
sharpen your critical thinking skills. At the instructor’s discretion,
one of those pieces of writing may be a project involving multimedia
elements, such as image scanning, desktop publishing, web page
construction, or a PowerPoint presentation.
Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
write a well-organized, thesis driven essay, with clear internal
organization governed by a series of controlled paragraph topic
move logically in a body paragraph from the generalization of the topic
sentence to more specific clarifications;
understand and appropriately apply modes of expression in written
maintain a logical movement through an essay with control of
transitions, clarifications, and reasonable conclusions to ideas;
analyze an audience to determine the best strategies for convincing it;
Demonstrate an understanding of some basic research techniques such as quotation integration and citation;
some research and library knowledge;
some knowledge of bibliographic form; and
mastery of conventional English.
Discussion Board participation
Five-seven essays including a final exam
*(Failure to complete the final exam may result in a