English composition 1/ENGA100 OERu course specification
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- 1 Part A: Course specification
- 2 Part B: Detailed objectives
- 2.1 Micro-course structure
- 2.2 Course links (if available)
Part A: Course specification
- OERu course name: English for academic writing / English composition 1
- Level: 1st year Bachelor's degree level
- Notional learning hours: 120
- Micro-courses (Three micro-courses of 40 hours each)
- The process of writing (ENGA101)
- Writing for academic purposes (ENGA102)
- Insert micro-course name here (ENGA103)
- OERu course codes: ENGA101, ENGA102, ENGA103
- OERu assessing institutions: Thomas Edison State University
- Micro-credential options: No
- OERu mode of study: Self-directed study or cohort-based independent study with peer-learning support.
Develop appropriate processes, style and method to produce clear and effective academic writing
- Description of a problem, explanation of a solution and evaluation of outcome
- Proper conventions of written English (Grammar, mechanics, style, spelling, punctuation)
- Sentence anatomy
- Writing types
- Product-based versus process-based writing
- PWR method (pre-writing, writing and revising)
- What is academic writing
- Effective thesis statement
- Building strong arguments
- Using Rogerian persuasive arguments
- Supporting arguments
- Rhetorical strategies
- Sourcing appropriate evidence
- Determining credible sources
- Quoting, paraphrasing and plagiarism
- Citation styles
- The revision process
- Applying the most appropriate voice, tone and persona
Assessment and credit transfer options
Thomas Edison State University (TECEP)
|Assessment type||Learning outcomes||Details||Weighting||Completion requirements|
|Challenge examination||LO?, LO? etc||Essays (ENC-101)||100%||Passing score of 70%. Grade will be reported as CR (credit)|
- Learners whose primary language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English as indicated by a Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 on the written version; 213 on the computer version; or 79 on the Internet based version.
Part B: Detailed objectives
Writing for academic purposes comprises four micro-courses.
Micro 1: The process of writing
- Distinguish between different theories of writing.
- Identify the various elements that inform writing (e.g. audience, purpose, context, media).
- Recognise and apply the three steps in the PWR (pre-writing, writing, and revision) method.
- Understand how a sentence is constructed.
- Apply the most appropriate voice, tone and persona in your writing.
Micro 2: Writing for academic purposes
- Distinguish between other types of writing and academic writing.
- Write effective thesis statements.
- Develop successful arguments to defend the thesis.
- Apply Rogerian persuasive arguments to convince readers of the point of view.
- Employ other rhetorical strategies to defend arguments.
Micro 3: Making your arguments more credible
- Use published academic work of others to support arguments
- Locate and evaluate credible sources.
- Avoid plagiarism through the proper use of quotations and paraphrasing.
- Properly source academic works chosen to support arguments.
- Correctly apply different referencing and citation styles.
Micro 4: Revising and polishing your writing
- Understand the proper anatomy of a sentence.
- Identify the steps involved in revising academic texts successfully.
- Apply various editing techniques.
- Revise writing for more effective academic argument and justification.
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