Basic Composition – ENGL 100

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 04/07/2022

Course Description

This course focuses on proficiency in grammar, paragraph development, writing basic essays, and the writing process in general. A minimum of three paragraphs and two essays will be required. English 100 does not meet the general education requirements in English but does offer three elective credits.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

To be successful in college and professional environments, the student must know how to correctly and concisely express himself/herself in word choice, well-structured sentences, coherent paragraphs, and unified essays. English 100 prepares the student to begin writing the argumentation essays found in English 101.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to submit an original thread as well as respond to at least 2 other classmates’ threads giving constructive feedback.

For Discussion: Narrative Paragraph Peer Review, the student will submit a completed version of the Narrative Paragraph rough draft as a thread and will then respond to at least 2 classmates providing constructive feedback in 75–100 words each. 

For Discussion: Classification Essay Peer Review, the student will submit a completed version of the Classification Essay rough draft as a thread and will then respond to at least 2 classmates providing constructive feedback in 75–100 words each. (CLOs: A,B,C)

The student will complete a Paragraph Prewriting Assignment for the Narrative Paragraph in Module 1: Week 1, a Descriptive or Definition Paragraph Prewriting Assignment in Module 3: Week 3, and an Illustration or Comparison Paragraph Prewriting Assignment in Module 4: Week 4. Each Paragraph Prewriting Assignment has 3 parts: Prewriting, First Draft, and Rewriting and must be completed on the template provided. Each paragraph needs to be 200–250 words. (CLOs: A,B)

The student will revise his/her Rewriting from the Paragraph Prewriting Template Assignment based on instructor feedback to create a Paragraph Final Draft Assignment for the Narrative Paragraph in Module 2: Week 2, Descriptive or Definition Paragraph in Module 4: Week 4, and Illustration or Comparison Assignment in Module 5: Week 5. Each final paragraph must be 200–250 words. (CLOs: A,B)

The student will complete an Essay Prewriting Assignment for the Classification Essay in Module 5: Week 5 and a Persuasive Essay in Module 7: Week 7. Each Essay Prewriting Assignment has 3 parts: Prewriting, First Draft, and Rewriting and must be completed on the template provided. Each essay needs to be 400-450 words. Each essay must include 5 paragraphs: an introduction paragraph, at least 3 well-developed supporting paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph.(CLOs: A,B)

The student will revise his/her Rewriting from the Essay Prewriting Assignment based on instructor feedback to create an Essay Final Draft Assignment for the Classification Essay in Module 6: Week 6 and the Persuasive Essay in Module 8: Week 8.  Each essay needs to be 400-450 words. Each essay must include 5 paragraphs: an introduction paragraph, at least 3 well-developed supporting paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph.(CLOs: A,B)

Quizzes (8)

The quizzes assess the student’s mastery of each module’s assigned writing topics from the textbook readings as well as grammar and mechanics. The student will complete each weekly quiz using Cengage’s MindTap.(CLOs: A,B)