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Revision Date: 08-Nov-17

ENG-1061-VO03 - English Composition

Synonym: 164229
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 01-23-2018 to 05-07-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 02-11-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-25-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Meaghan Bodemer | View Faculty Credentials

Open Seats/Section Limit: 0/16 (as of 01-21-18 6:20 PM)

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Course Description:

In this course, students develop effective composition skills and research techniques. Students learn strategies for organizing, evaluating, and revising their work through extensive reading of a variety of essay styles and literary texts; apply writing and research techniques to their papers; and demonstrate proficiency in first-year college-level writing and information literacy.

Essential Objectives:

1. Consistently apply an appropriate writing process that includes planning, drafting, revising and editing.
2. Demonstrate in written work an awareness of the relationship among writer, subject, audience, and purpose.
3. Demonstrate writing proficiency with a range of rhetorical approaches to include narration, exposition, argument, and critical analysis and recognize the stylistic and structural strategies in the writing of others.
4. Focus written work around an explicit central thesis, a position statement or proposition advanced by the writer that is arguable and supportable and develop the thesis systematically, using specific details and supporting evidence.
5. Compose written work that demonstrates effective use of sentence structure, paragraphing, grammar, syntax, punctuation, and spelling.
6. Demonstrate proficiency in research writing skills by completing one or more papers that:
a) Develop and support an arguable thesis;
b) Locate, evaluate, and incorporate appropriate scholarly and professional sources, including primary and secondary evidence as needed, to address an academic research question;
c) Appropriately acknowledge and document sources, using standard MLA or APA styles.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

 There is NO textbook required for this section of English Compostion. However, you will be required to have consistent internet access and if desired, access to a printer.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • 30% Research Paper
  • 40% Three (3) Response papers (Narrative, Expository/Informational, and Literary Analysis)
  • 30% Participation and Engagement (including discussion board postings)

You will be required to post in 1-2 forums for credit each week. These are meant to be ongoing discussions, therefore, the first post will be due by Thursday night at 11:59:59 pm, and a second posting in response to a classmate or the instructor, will be due by Sunday at 11:59:59pm.

Grading Criteria:

 A+ through A-: For any work to receive an "A," it must clearly be exceptional or outstanding work. It must demonstrate keen insight and original thinking. It must not only demonstrate full understanding of the topic or issues addressed, but it must also provide a critical analysis of these. In addition, an "A" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly and thoughtfully articulate his or her learning.

B+ through B-: For any work to receive a "B," it must be good to excellent work. It must demonstrate strong originality, comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "B" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly articulate his or her learning.

C+ through C-: For any work to receive a "C," it must meet the expectations of the assignment. It must demonstrate solid comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "C" grade reflects a student's ability to adequately articulate his or her learning.

D+ through D-: For any work to receive a "D," it must marginally meet the expectations of the assignment. It demonstrates minimal comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "D" grade may reflect a student's difficulty in articulating his or her learning.

F: Work that receives an "F" grade does not meet the expectations or objectives of the assignment. It demonstrates consistent problems with comprehension, organization, critical thinking, and supporting details. In addition, an "F" grade reflects a student's inability to articulate his or her learning. Students are strongly urged to discuss this grade with their instructor and advisor.

P: Equivalent to D (+/-) or better and therefore course will not count as credit for specific program requirements or competence area requirements.

NP: indicates failure to meet course objectives and/or failure to meet grading criteria for successful completion as described in the instructor's course description.


Spring 2018 textbook data will be available on December 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

ENG-1061-VO03 Textbooks.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Meaghan Bodemer
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Jennifer Alberico

Attendance Policy:

 SInce this is an online course, we still have a formal attendance component, but it is important to measure participation. You simply need to post or somehow participate so I can tell every week. However, I will grade your participation and engagement each week based on your reading responses, other homework, short papers and forum postings/responses to others' fourm postings. The following is how this will be graded weekly:



3 points

2 points

1 point

0 points

Student sustains attention and engagement throughout the entire timeframe. Student clearly demonstrates interest in the class discussions and activities by introducing pertinent ideas and information from the readings, homework, course vocabulary, etc. Student appropriately asks questions of peers and instructor. Student actively communicates with instructor and others in the class. Has turned in all assignments.

Student makes effort to speak and interact with peers and instructor and draw connections to course content (using generalizations rather than specific references to course material). Has turned in at least 3/4 of assignments.

Little or no effort is made to contribute to the class dialogue and/or has turned in 1/2 or less of assignments.

Student is absent from class discussions and/ or turns in less than 1/4 of class assignments.

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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