Welcome to Grammar and Composition

This course is a study of the basics of composition including types of essays, how to analyze essay writing, and how to prewrite and edit your essays. The course also includes a description and understanding of rhetoric, argumentation, persuasion, and the rhetorical situation as it applies to past and current writing.

This is a self-paced online course. It contains 12 modules, each with multiple lessons that support varied approaches to help a student learn and engage with the topic, including readings, video, and a knowledge-check quiz. This is a graded course, each student will receive a course transcript that reflects a final grade based on 12 module quizzes,12 module evidence activities, a mid-term exam, and a final exam.

Before you start the course

  • Review the Course Learning Outcomes, located in the the tab above
  • Download and review the Course Requirements Document, located in the Documents tab above.
  • Review the Technology Requirements, located in the Technology tab above.

To complete this course and receive a final grade

  • Study all of the lessons within each module and complete the Check Your Knowledge activity at the bottom of each Lesson to receive participation credit.
  • Complete each module quiz.
  • Complete each module evidence activity.
  • Complete the mid-term examination.
  • Complete the final examination.

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This course focuses on the following learning outcomes. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Analyze and interpret the function essays of different genres.
  • Implement composition basics of prewriting, drafts, and editing to construct an essay.
  • Create original essays based on the function and purpose of different essay genres.
  • Evaluate and apply composition basics of editing, ethics, documentation, and citations to original essays.
  • Apply the elements of the Rhetorical situation to essay analysis and original writing.
  • Evaluate and explain elements of argumentation and persuasion as they apply to writing and rhetorical situations.

Syllabus

You can download a readable PDF of the Course Syllabus

Eng 100 Syllabus

Getting Started Guide

Course Outline

 

Module 1 – The History and Design of the Essay

The History of the Essay

  • What is an essay?
  • Why do we write essays?
  • What is academic or formal writing?

Essay Elements and Types of Essays

  • What is the function of an essay?
  • What are the elements of an essay?
  • What are common types of essays?
  • How do different fields of study use essay writing?

Susan B. Anthony: “On Women’s Right to Vote”

  • Susan B. Anthony
  • The women’s suffrage movement
  • Read “One Woman’s Right to Vote.”

Louisa May Alcott: “Death of a Soldier”

  • Louisa May Alcott
  • The role of women in the Civil War
  • Read “Death of a Soldier.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Self Reliance”

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • What is transcendentalism?
  • Read “Self-Reliance.”

This course is delivered fully online and you will be required to have access to a computer, laptop, or web-capable mobile device – along with consistent access to the internet – to access course material and complete assignments. Review the information below to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements necessary to complete a course for credit.  

PC Requirements

Hardware

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (or AMD 64×2 Dual-Core) processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • 1024×768 resolution monitor
  • Soundcard with microphone and speakers
  • Built-in or external webcam
  • Broadband internet connection with speeds of  at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Hot spots are not recommended. Test internet speed at: http://www.speedtest.net
  • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled

Software

  • Windows 7 or above

Macintosh Requirements

Hardware

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (or AMD 64×2 Dual-Core) processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • 1024×768 resolution monitor
  • Soundcard with microphone and speakers
  • Built-in or external webcam
  • Broadband internet connection with speeds of  at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Hot spots are not recommended. Test internet speed at: http://www.speedtest.net
  • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled

Software

  • Mac OS 10.6 “Snow Leopard” or above

Tablet or Smartphone

NOTICE:  Though you can view and interact with all of the available course content on a tablet or smartphone, you MUST USE A DESKTOP OR LAPTOP computer to complete the proctored midterm and final examinations.

Hardware

  • 2 GHz process or faster
  • 1 GB RAM or greater
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • Microphone and speakers
  • Wireless internet connection

This section contains PDF versions of each of the lessons from within the course.

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Module 1: The History and Design of the Essay – 5 Lessons

Lesson 1 -History of the Essay

Lesson 2 -Essay Elements and Types of Essays

Lesson 3 – Susan B. Anthony: “On Women’s Right to Vote”

Lesson 4 – Louisa May Alcott: “The Death of a Soldier”

Lesson 5 – Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Self Reliance”

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This grade reflects all of the work through the end of the previous week, and will update as each quiz or activity is graded.

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Course Content

Modules Status
1

Module 1 - The History and Design of the Essay

2

Module 2 - The Rhetorical Situation: Purpose, Audience, Speaker

3

Module 3 - Composition Basics: Prewriting

4

Module 4 - Composition Basics: Paragraphs and Drafting

5

Module 5 - Narrative and Descriptive Essays

6

Module 6 - Classification and Definition Essays

7

Module 7 - Compare and Contrast Essays

8

Module 8 - Cause and Effect Essays

9

Language and Composition - Mid-Term Examination

10

Module 9 - Argumentation and Persuasion

11

Module 10 - Writing Papers and Essays with Documentation

12

Module 11 - Argumentative Essays

13

Language and Composition - Final Examination