ENG 011 Composition Fundamentals


Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
2022-51
Prerequisite:
None
Co-Requisites:

ENG 101

Course Credits and Hours:
2.00 credits
2.00 lecture hours/week
0.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

Composition Fundamentals (ENG 011) is designed to be taken simultaneously with Composition I (ENG 101). This support course develops critical thinking, writing, and research skills by reinforcing the foundational comprehension, communication, analysis, and technological skills needed to succeed in Composition I (ENG 101).

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

USB drive or other storage device

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Video Conferencing
Web Conferencing
Hybrid Course
Online Course
Disclaimer:

None

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Analyze and interpret college-level and professional texts from diverse sources using critical reading and thinking strategies. (CCC 1, 2, 5)
  2. Compose organized, coherent, and well-developed academic texts. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5)
  3. Develop information literacy skills by evaluating research and documenting information from academic secondary sources. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Analyze and interpret college-level and professional texts from diverse sources using critical reading and thinking strategies. 
    1. Identify and evaluate the main idea, key supporting points, purpose, and audience within a text.
    2. Paraphrase and summarize texts.
    3. Identify and evaluate rhetorical elements such as tone, connotative and figurative language, and the use of ethos, pathos, and logos in a text.
    4. Evaluate context, assumptions, biases, value judgments, and worldviews of both the reader and the author.
    5. Evaluate arguments by judging sources, evidence, and logic.
  2. Compose organized, coherent, and well-developed academic texts. 
    1. Adapt writing style and tone to suit audience and purpose.
    2. Apply organizational strategies throughout the writing process. 
    3. Develop and support an original thesis.
    4. Summarize, paraphrase, and quote sources as appropriate for the writing task.
    5. Support ideas with research from secondary sources.
    6. Edit and revise documents to communicate clearly and effectively.
  3. Develop information literacy skills by evaluating research and documenting information from academic secondary sources. 
    1. Format essays according to APA standards.
    2. Create a References page according to APA documentation standards.
    3. Cite sources according to APA documentation and academic integrity standards.
    4. Locate and navigate library databases.
    5. Identify and incorporate reputable sources of information.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

90 100 = A
80 89 = B
70 79 = C
0 69 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Final Course Grade:

Calculated using the following weighted average

Assignments

Evaluation Measure (Formative/Summative) and Percentage of Final Grade

Total

Personal Essay Writing Artifact

Formative: Plans, Drafts, and/or Revisions for Personal Essay Writing

Formative assessments may include discussions, journal entries, planning documents, drafts, and/or revising documents.

20%

25%

Summative: Portfolio Artifact—Personal Essay Writing

Journal reflection or multimodal presentation

One to three (1-3) pages for paper; three to five (3-5) minutes for presentation/discussion

5%

Research and Integrating Sources Artifact

Formative: Plans, Drafts, and/or Revisions for Research and Integrating Sources

Formative assessments may include discussions, journal entries, annotations, paraphrases, planning documents, drafts, and/or revising documents.

20%

25%

Summative: Portfolio Artifact—Research & Integrating Sources

Mind map, graphic organizer, outline, or word map to reflect the structure and organization of an instructor-approved text or multimodal presentation explaining the organization of the text

One to two (1-2) pages; three to five (3-5) minutes for presentation/discussion

5%

Summary & Response Writing Artifact

Formative: Plans, Drafts, and/or Revisions for Summary & Response Writing

Formative assessments may include discussions, journal entries, summary practice, planning documents, drafts, and/or revising documents.

20%

25%

Summative: Portfolio Artifact—Summary & Response Writing

Mind map, graphic organizer, outline, or word map to represent the organization and structure of one of the papers required for ENG 101 (student’s choice) or multimodal presentation explaining the organization of the selected paper

One to two (1-2) pages; three to five (3-5) minutes for presentation/discussion

5%

Critical Evaluation Writing Artifact

Formative: Plans, Drafts, and/or Revisions for Critical Evaluation Writing

Formative assessments may include discussions, journal entries, information literacy tools, planning documents, drafts, and/or revising documents.

20%

25%

Summative: Portfolio Artifact—Critical Evaluation Writing

Students will revise an ENG 101 document of their choice (planning document OR paper) to demonstrate mastery of the research and documentation requirements; students will submit the artifact along with either a written revision reflection & explanation OR multimodal presentation focused on reflection & explanation.

Two to six (2-6) pages (length depends on which document the student chooses to revise); three to five (3-5) minutes for presentation

5%

Total:

80% Formative

20% Summative

100%

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):

None

Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.