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ENGL 123 : English Composition

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
English Composition
This course focuses on the principles of using writing for thinking, as well as a tool for expressing ideas. It addresses the composing process, research and documentation, and rhetorical strategies for various audiences and purposes. Students develop their communicative, evaluative, critical thinking, and research writing abilities.

This is a required course in every degree program. It is designed to help students learn to think critically, research effectively, and write clearly to achieve a variety of purposes.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Employ a variety of pre-writing techniques to explore a topic.

2. Deepen understanding of a topic through exploratory research and writing.

3. Craft a clear, engaging thesis statement and support it with well-organized arguments and appropriately documented evidence.

4. In light of ethical and contemporary issues, understand and use underlying assumptions and values in developing a written argument.

5. Analyze, synthesize and evaluate ideas, both orally and in writing.

6. Respond orally and in writing to the works of others, both by summarizing and ‘speaking back.’

7. Based on an understanding of ethical and contemporary issues in rhetoric, make appropriate rhetorical decisions to achieve the purpose of a written piece.8. Give and make use of constructive feedback, both orally and in writing.

9. Revise writing to improve clarity, content and/or tone and style.

10. Edit written work for correct language mechanics.

11. Use multiple drafts to strengthen writing.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Ann Marie Ade - 3/31/2015
Ann Marie Ade - 3/31/2015
Theresa P. Maue, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Dr. James Schultz – 3/31/2015
Key: 91