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ENG 110 Expository Writing (3 credits)

Course Description

The course provides practice in reading academic articles related to composing, writing clear and effective prose through expository modes including summaries, locating main points, responding to quotes with explanation, relating to quotes with specific personal illustrations, exploratory writing, a formal research paper, and reflections over course objectives and growth as a writer. A brief review of grammar and mechanics is provided via instructive comments in every graded assignment.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
• Write clear and effective papers using several expository modes (e.g., exposition, narration, example) and that demonstrate a strong grasp of formal edited English
• Write a formal research paper, demonstrating proficiency in all stages of the research process
• Demonstrate strong analytical thinking in all assignments
• Understand writing as an instrument for creating, interpreting, and evaluating ideas (one's own ideas and the ideas of others)


All materials are free online resources. 

Learning Documentation

This course consists of 9 annotations, 10 short annotations and assignments, three short essays, a research paper, and a reflection.

Learning Evaluation

The assignments range from 10 to 100 points each plus a research paper worth 200 points for a total of 1,000 points possible.

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