Composition I Course Description
This is a dual-credit English course offered through Cowley College. Students will receive credit in high school and on a college transcript for successfully completing this course. Students will communicate, find assignments, and submit work though Blackboard (Bb). Caldwell Schools website will NOT provide information and updates for this course.
Purpose or Goal of the Course: This course is designed to improve the reading, writing, and researching skills of the student. Each essay written in the course should clearly communicate a central idea or framework, contain sufficient detail, reflect the voice of the writer, and use carefully edited standard written English. Critical analysis of professional essays may be used to aid in developing the student's thinking, structure, focus, and style. Students will be introduced to the social and collaborative aspects of the writing process as well as to technologies used commonly in both research and writing. Required for all Associate of Arts, Science, and General Studies Degrees.
Objectives of this Course: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to begin a writing task by using appropriate methods for discovering ideas and gathering materials; decide on a suitable subject, framework, and arrangement for supporting details; write an essay presenting and supporting an idea; edit the essay for grammar and mechanics; and revise the essay in response to comments by the instructor and other students.
Expectations of this Class: Plan to attend class regularly except in the case of true emergency. A summary of what we have covered in class along with homework assignments will be available in Bb under Course Content and the current unit. Check this regularly to ensure that you have completed all homework assignments. Essays will be submitted via Bb and occasional assignments may be as well. Most assignments will be assigned in one class period and due at the beginning of the following class period. Use your class time wisely, which means staying off devices unless you are taking notes or entering assignments on a calendar.
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Textbook: Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings and Handbook, fourth edition
Go to https://www.cowley.edu/ and log into Blackboard to access assignments and resources.