Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts.
Return to the Table of Contents What is English ? It is a fully accredited course which fulfills the requirements of most second-semester composition courses taught in colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Are there any prerequisites for the course? You must have passed English or its equivalent at another accredited college or university. Is there much difference between taking the course in-class and taking it online? While the content covered in the course and the assignments are the same, many people find a great deal of difference between the two options.
For a fuller introduction to online instruction, check out the Orientation page to the course. What is taught in English ?
The focus of English is academic writing. More specifically, you will compose argumentative and research essays. Where the essays written in English were often written on topics of personal interest and expertise, those written for English will address ideas of others usually published in articles or textbooks.
Additionally, at least one assignment will be a fully developed research paper. What will I write about? Many instructors of English will have you write essays about literature. While literary studies are appropriate, the course is not specifically an "introduction to literature.
In this course, you will develop a research paper on some controversy associated with an important social issue. You will choose the social issue and the controversy.
You will develop an argumentative research paper in which you explore all sides of the controversy and positions and then develop a persuasive argument on behalf of your own position. You will be guided throughout the process of writing the research paper by instructions found in Unit 4.
Will I write other papers? You will be required to compose a number of other papers including one literary analysis and several short exercises and essays related to your research topic.
Including the Research Paper Project, you will complete most of the 26 exercises in all. Although some exercises are optional, you will prepare yourself effectively for the required exercises if you complete the optional exercises as well. How will I be graded? You will receive a numerical grade on each exercise.
The final grade in the course will be an average of averages: How long do I have to finish the work for the course? You have 16 weeks from the day you enroll to complete all the assigned work. Can I finish the work before the end of the semester? You may finish the work at your own pace.
Generally, since the course is set up on a sixteen-week format, your grade will be processed at the end of the 16 weeks; the same for other shorter term semester. You will find the "Course Exercises" schedule posted in the syllabus. Is there a textbook for the course?
The bookstore accepts major credit cards. You can call the bookstore at Who is the instructor for the course? Your instructor is Dr. Geoffrey Grimes, the creator and facilitator of English Online, English Online, and several other online English courses offered through Mountain View College.
Grimes is the former Chair of the Department of English and an instructor with more than forty years teaching experience in colleges and universities. If I have other questions, how can I reach you?
You can call me on my cell phone at At either number you are welcome to leave a voice message for me, or you can e-mail me. How do I enroll in the course?English Composition & Rhetoric.
Welcome! Please begin by reading through the entire course website. Assignments. ENGL (3 Credit Hours) Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC Composition II This is a Texas Common Course Number.
This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: ENGL Course Description: ENGL , Composition II, is a more extensive study of the skills introduced in English with an emphasis on critical thinking, research and documentation techniques, and literary and rhetorical analysis.
Core Curriculum Course. Learn english with free interactive flashcards. Choose from different sets of english flashcards on Quizlet. Course Description: ENGL , Composition II, is a more extensive study of the skills introduced in English with an emphasis on critical thinking, research and documentation techniques, and literary and rhetorical analysis.
Core Curriculum Course. , students will use research and documentation skills in their writing. Requirements include analytical papers on literature, a research paper, assigned readings, a final exam, and other.