About the Course
College English Composition
Total Credit hours : 5
3 Months Program
Weekly Class 1 per week
A course in College English Composition is typically designed to help students develop advanced writing skills and effectively communicate in written form. These courses are commonly offered at colleges and universities and are often required as part of general education requirements. Here's what you can generally expect from a College English Composition course:
1. Writing Fundamentals:
Grammar and Mechanics: Review and practice of grammar rules, punctuation, and sentence structure.
Vocabulary Development: Expanding your vocabulary and understanding of word usage.
2. Writing Process:
Brainstorming and Pre-writing: Techniques for generating ideas and organizing thoughts before writing.
Thesis Development: Learning to formulate clear and concise thesis statements.
Drafting and Revising: Strategies for creating well-structured and coherent drafts and revising them for clarity and effectiveness.
3. Essay Types:
Argumentative Essays: Crafting persuasive arguments and supporting them with evidence and analysis.
Expository Essays: Explaining and analyzing topics, concepts, or processes.
Narrative Essays: Telling personal stories or recounting experiences.
Research Papers: Conducting research, citing sources, and writing research-based papers.
4. Critical Thinking:
Critical Reading: Analyzing and evaluating texts, articles, and essays.
Analysis and Interpretation: Developing the ability to critically examine and interpret information.
5. Rhetorical Strategies:
Audience Awareness: Understanding the needs and expectations of different audiences.
Effective Persuasion: Learning persuasive techniques and rhetorical devices.
6. Revision and Editing:
Proofreading and Editing: Techniques for identifying and correcting errors in writing.
7. Document Formatting and Citations:
MLA, APA, or Chicago Style: Depending on the course and institution, students may learn to format essays and cite sources according to specific style guidelines.
8. Academic Research Skills:
Library and Online Research: Learning to find and evaluate sources for research papers.
Citation and Plagiarism: Properly citing sources and avoiding plagiarism.
9. Portfolio Development:
Some courses may require students to compile a portfolio of their best writing projects from the course.
10. In-Class Workshops and Peer Review:
Collaborative activities where students provide feedback on each other's writing.
Graded assignments, essays, and exams that evaluate your writing skills and comprehension of course material.
12. Final Project:
Often, a culminating project or essay that demonstrates your proficiency in college-level writing.
Successful completion of a College English Composition course is essential for academic success in many fields and is valuable for improving communication skills in both professional and personal contexts.
Ch 1. Conventions in Writing - Grammar: Help and Review
Ch 2. Conventions in Writing - Usage: Help and Review
Ch 3. Writing Mechanics Help
Ch 4. How to Revise an Essay: Help and Review
Ch 5. Using Source Materials: Help and Review
Ch 6. Types of Writing Sources & Citations
Ch 7. Parts of an Essay: Help and Review
Ch 8. Essay Writing: Help and Review
Ch 9. Reading and Understanding Essays: Help and Review
Ch 10. Composition Best Practices - Theory and Application: Help and Review
Ch 11. The Writing Process: Revision and Skill Development
Ch 12. Teaching Writing
Ch 13. Technical Writing & Informational Texts
Ch 14. Teaching Materials & Resources
Ch 15. Prose Nonfiction
Ch 16. Prose Fiction
Ch 17. Nonfiction and Informational Text Skills Practice
Ch 18. Teaching Literature
Ch 19. Reading Basics
Ch 20. Analyzing Reading
Ch 21. Analyzing & Interpreting a Passage
Ch 22. Analyzing Key Ideas of Nonfiction & Informational Text
Ch 23. Teaching Reading
Ch 24. Speaking Skills
Ch 25. Reading for Key Ideas & Details
Ch 26. Text Structure & Reading Skills
Ch 27. Using & Evaluating Sources for Writing
Ch 28. Reading & Thinking Critically
Ch 29. Conventions of Written English
Ch 30. Vocabulary Acquisition & Use
Ch 31. Argument & Rhetorical Strategies
Ch 32. Types of Essays