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Revision Date: 08-Jan-19

ENG-1061-VR01Z - English Composition

Synonym: 175944
Location: Rutland
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Day/Times: Monday & Thursday, 01:00P - 04:00P
Semester Dates: 06-24-2019 to 08-12-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 07-03-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-23-2019 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Fern Fryer | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
English Composition
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Comments: Accelerated course: Meets Mondays and Thursdays, 6/24-8/12, 1-4pm. No class 7/4.

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.



Essay writing
In-class peer groups & workshops

Video clips
Grammar exercises

Discussion of readings

Evaluation Criteria:

Essay Writing: 40%

Research Paper25%
Grammar Mastery: 20%

Homework/reading quizzes: 15%

Class and Attendance Policies:

1. Regular attendance and participation are essential components of a student’s success in this course and are required.YOU ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND EVERY CLASS.However, emergencies do arise. Therefore, you may miss one class without penalty. A second missed class will lower your final grade by ½ letter grade. A third missed class will result in an F for the course. Lateness or leaving early will count as missed class time.Homework is posted on Moodle so if you do miss a class, there is no excuse for not coming prepared the next time.Make sure your e-mail is up-to date with CCV.It is your responsibility to check your CCV email at least 3 times/week. If that is a problem, have it forwarded to your regular email. Ask if you don’t know how to do that.

2.CELL PHONES SHOULD BE OUT OF SIGHT AND TURNED OFF. Checking your phone during class will result in a lower grade.

3. 3. Computers: Computers should ONLY be used when instructed. No surfing while the class is engaged in other activities.

4. Homework policy: Work submitted late will have 5 points per day late deducted from the final score, so if a student submits an essay three days after its due date, I’ll deduct 15 points from the score, e.g. a 90 becomes a 75.


Summer 2019 textbook data will be available on April 1. 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.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Evelyn Fryer
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Nathan Astin

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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