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Revision Date: 07-May-20

ENG-1061-VR02 - English Composition

Synonym: 184963

Location: Rutland - Meets Online

Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-26-2020 to 08-17-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Jennifer McLemore | 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.

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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:

If you are new to online learning, take comfort in knowing that this course is highly individualized and set to your pace. We will use a lot of class discussions, individual editing sessions between the student and the instructor, and mini-writing activities. We will manage the learning together.


Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. 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-VR02 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: Jennifer McLemore
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Virginia Gellman


Attendance Policy

Attendance Policy:Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential components of a student's success in college and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. Attendance will be linked to your activity in classroom discussions.Waiting until the last minute to post your initial thoughts in discussions does not help your fellow classmates do their work. Please remember to log onto discussion every Tuesday, post early, and reply often.

Late Policy

Late Policy:Students needing extra time may submit assignments up to one week after the assignment due date. Students who submit work up to one week late will receive a penalty of 10 percent applied to the grade achieved on the late assignment regardless of the day of the week on which the work is submitted. Students who submit assignments more than one week late will receive a grade of zero on the assignment unless they have made prior arrangements with the instructor.


Hello!As we embark on this online journey together, please remember good communication is the key to success!If you are able to convey meaning and information in writing, the world is yours for the taking! Not only does good communication make people “listen” to what you write, but they will also be influenced by it.I am very excited to “meet” you and watch your writing grow over the next twelve weeks!

Three simple class rules for communication success:

1.Treat others’ (posts) as you would want to be treated.

2.Read early, think twice, post often.

3.Online posts are permanent-make sure what you are saying is the TRUTH.

T – Tactful

R – Relevant

U- Unique

T – True

H – Helpful

Communicating with your instructor – This is a writing course, so I will be looking at all forms of your writing.Present the best form of your writing using correct grammar and sentence structure.Feel free to communicate with me via email or on the “Q and A” section of the class.I will check both those places often and will quickly respond.If you have questions – ASK!

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

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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