ENGL101 develops students’ ability to use writing, reading, research, and thinking processes to create documented essays that demonstrate the conventions of academic writing. The Core Learning Outcomes of the course (or what students will be able to do by the end of the course) focus in Communication skills, Critical Thinking, and the application of Professional and Civic Ethics.
This sample syllabus, from the pandemic Spring of 2021, serves as a general introduction to the course. In other words, while it is set up in the Structured-Remote format (with Zoom classes), the types and sequence of assignments are typical of the course (number of essays, as well as supporting assignments).
This text analysis rubric is a typical rubric style for ENGL101. While there is no department standard rubric for writing assignments, many instructors draw upon elements of of rubrics like this to evaluate broad concepts like Content (related to argument, research), Style, and Grammar.
This discussion board rubric is typical of an assessment measure that students will often find in ENGL101. With the pandemic, supporting assignments like discussion boards (and responses) are used to gauge initial ideas about a topic.
This link shows an annotated research essay from the Purdue OWL, in MLA form. One note: this is an example of a polished end point of process...a sample of the kind of work students will be producing by the of the course.
Students in ENGL101 are working toward the Maryland “C” Standard, which is a common standard between Maryland community Colleges. This standard includes broad concepts like Content, Organization, Style, and Grammar.
What to Expect in ENGL101 with Anne Hofmann and Bryan Hiatt
Access this link to complete the new students orientation at FCC. Completed in the Spring of 2021, it contains updated info about services and courses as the college moves to reopen in the Fall of 2021.
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