College Reading I designed to meet a variety of more advanced reading and study skill needs, primarily the need to read college level materials more effectively. Students learn to recognize main ideas, to read an article or chapter and remember its key points, to take inclusive, meaningful notes, to read actively and critically, to explore memory techniques, and to respond to our language with greater vocabulary depth. PLEASE NOTE: This course is a developmental course and DOES NOT carry graduation credit. It is NOT usually transferable. Since developmental courses are mandated courses, students who do not meet the exit criteria of a C or higher will be required to repeat it.
English and Writing
Composition, Language, Grammar and Vocabulary, and Reading.
1. Optional reading interventions (used per needs of class)
a. From basic annotation through critical evaluation
2. Various academic writing lessons
a. Business writing, reflective writing, source-based writing
3. Writing a research paper
A required course emphasizing analysis, argumentation, and research. Texts and materials will vary from section to section and will be employed as the basis for a range of essays. Successful completion of a research essay is required to pass this course.
Leading up to a final argumentative research paper in my Composition 1 course, I spend several classes acquainting students with the differences between popular and peer-reviewed sources. This lesson plan spans 3 50-minute periods and includes how I move through teaching these types of sources and the resources that I use.
The lecture begins describing that a T-Chart can be especially effective when writing a compare and contrast essay to better organize the ideas and details which may have been discovered after using the other prewriting activities such as brainstorming or freewriting on a compare and contrast topic. My lecture then moves on to describe the general layout of a simple T-Chart (topic: the advantages and disadvantages of living on campus) and then goes into further detail with another T-Chart (topic: contrasting high school and college regarding course schedules, homework load, and housing).
ENGL 140 online OER course. Many texts in this class are available as OER: The Epic of Gilgamesh, Genesis, the Book of Job, Analects by Confucius, Ancient Egyptian Love Poetry, the Daodejing by Lao-tzu,
This course is designed for students who tested into Basic Writing (WRT010) but out of Basic Reading (REA011) and who would like to succeed in and earn degree-credit for English Composition (ENG101). In this course, students will improve writing skills needed to succeed in English Composition I emphasizing the writing process, elements of the essay including source-based assignments, sentence skills, active reading strategies, and strategies for student success. Any student registered for this class will be co-registered in a linked ENG101. PLEASE NOTE: This course is a developmental course and DOES NOT carry graduation credit. It is NOT usually transferable. Since developmental courses are mandated courses, students who do not meet the exit criteria of C- or better for Writing Fusion or the linked ENG 101, will be required to repeat WRT 090 or WRT 010.