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English: FW: Written Expression

ENGS 001 OL6 (CRN: 61644)

3 Credit Hours

For crosslists see: ENGS 001 OL5

About ENGS 001 OL6

A foundational composition course featuring a sequence of writing, reading, and information literacy assignments. Students learn to write and revise for different rhetorical situations while increasing their mastery of academic conventions. Some sections designed for specific student audiences.


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Dates: July 6 - July 31, 2020; Cross listed with ENGS 001 OL5; Total cross list overall is 25

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Section Description

Course Description The aim of this course is to prepare students for college level writing and to help all students improve their writing for various purposes. To fulfill the First Year Writing requirement for the university, in this course we will work to achieve these goals: Foundational Writing and Information Literacy Goals Rhetorical discernment: To write for varying purposes and audiences, develop texts with sufficient detail, astute organization, and appropriate documentation, diction, and style. Critical reading: To read critically by engaging with ideas and texts, properly summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting others’ ideas while effectively integrating them with and developing one’s own ideas. Substantive revision: Through persistent inquiry and informed by feedback from peers and/or the instructor, to compose and revise so that texts and ideas grow in effectiveness and complexity. Information literacy: To access and work effectively and ethically with print and digital sources, including: learning to discern searchable key words within a complex research question; distinguishing between primary and secondary and scholarly and popular resources; critically evaluating sources for relevance, currency, authority, and bias; and managing and appropriately documenting information sources.

Section Expectation

Course goals will be promoted through four units (each worth 22.5 percent of the final grade) and a final polished revision (worth 10 percent of the final grade): • Unit 1: Workshops, exercises and drafts toward a social narrative to bring readers inside a place, event, or problem. • Unit 2: Proposal, research logs, storyboard and annotated bibliography documenting research into specialist discussions about a community question or problem. • Unit 3: Workshops, exercises and drafts toward a literature review representing the research investigated for Portfolio 2. • Unit 4: Workshops, exercises and drafts toward a genre transformation of either the social narrative or the literature review Final Polished Revision of Chosen Draft.


Grading Each unit is worth 22.5% of the course grade. Unit grades will be based on: Completion of all assignments on the due dates. (Make sure that all assignments are uploaded on the due date/time. Remember to bring hard copies of Final Drafts when they are due.) Class presence and participation (demonstrating that you’ve done the reading and work, and responding to peers in appropriate forum) Active involvement in class writing and peer reviewing A final polished revision to be completed during the last week of the course is worth 10% of the course grade




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