ENG 102 Composition and Research (Expanded)


Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
2018-51
Prerequisite:
ENG 101, SSC 100 or concurrent
Co-Requisites:

none

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

This college-level course is designed to enhance writing, research, and speaking skills and to provide academic writing and reasoning skills to foster lifelong learning.

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
Hybrid Course
Online Course
Disclaimer:

none

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Access, retrieve, and evaluate data from academic secondary sources needed for effective research writing.  (CCC 1, 2, 5)
  2. Compose and revise information-based documents for diverse audiences and purposes. (CCC 1, 2, 5)
  3. Use strategies necessary to deliver effective oral presentation(s) for diverse audiences.  (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. Access, retrieve, and evaluate data from academic secondary sources needed for effective research writing.
    1. Locate, select, and evaluate reputable sources of information.
    2. Read technical content critically.
  2. Compose and revise documents for diverse audiences and purposes.
    1. Apply an organization strategy throughout the writing process.
    2. Develop and support an original thesis.
    3. Use source materials for research-based writing.
    4. Summarize, paraphrase, and quote sources as appropriate for the writing task.
    5. Employ American Psychological Association (APA) documentation in written, visual, and spoken communication.
  3. Use strategies necessary to deliver effective oral presentation(s) for diverse audiences.
    1. Adapt content from a research-based document into presentation(s).
    2. Demonstrate appropriate vocal skills, including pronunciation, rate, and tone.
    3. Demonstrate appropriate non-verbal skills, including eye contact, posture, and enthusiasm.
    4. Integrate relevant visual material into presentation(s).
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = 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

Formative

Summative

Total Points

Unit 1 – Reflective Writing

50

100

150 (15%)

Unit 2 – Informative Research Writing

100

200

300 (30%)

Unit 3 – Argumentative Research Writing

150

250

400 (40%)

Unit 4 – Oral Presentations

50

100

150 (15%)

Totals:

350 (35%)

650 (65%)

1000 (100%)

Weekly Schedule

  1. Weeks 1-3: Getting Started & Writing Process
    1. The First 60 Minutes - http://ccit.dtcc.edu/dtccinstructors/60
    2. Writing Process
      1. Pre-Writing
      2. Thesis
      3. Outlining
      4. Drafting v.   Revising
    3. Planned Assessments
      1. Reflective Writing Assignment (1-2 pages)
      2. Description: In the Reflective writing assignment, students will demonstrate competency in academic writing as it relates to the development of context, purpose, audience, voice, and organization.   (100 points – Final Product)
  2. Weeks 4-9: Informative Writing Unit
    1. Information Literacy Skills
      1.  Access, retrieve & evaluate credible sources
    2. Analysis
      1. Include textual, comparative, & casual
    3. Summarizing/Paraphrasing/Quoting
    4. APA Documentation Methods
    5. Introduction to Oral Presentation
    6. Planned Assessments
      1. Informational Writing Assignment (4-5 pages)
      2. Description: In the Informative writing assignment, students will choose an academically relevant topic and conduct credible research to support their thesis. Students will use an analytical framework to write an informative paper. All research will be integrated using APA documentation. (200 points – Final Product)
      3. Oral Presentation Option Available
  3. Weeks 10-16: Argumentative Writing Unit
    1. Continue to Scaffold the Following Skills: Information Literacy, Analysis, Summary/Paraphrase/Quotation, Oral Presentation, & Standard Written English
    2. Counter Argument
    3. Support Ideas with Academically & Professionally Appropriate Evidence
    4. Planned Assessments
      1. Argumentative Writing Assignment (7-8 pages)
      2. Description: In the Argumentative writing assignment, students will choose an academically relevant topic, and conduct credible secondary research to support their opinions. Students will also acknowledge the opposing views and provide evidence to refute them.  All research will be integrated using APA documentation. (250 points – Final Product)
      3. Oral Presentation Required (100 points – Final Product)

Instructor Conferences: There is a strong value placed on the recursive writing process, including review, instructor feedback and student revision. All summative writing assignments will be required to go through a series of drafts, and students will be expected to meet with one another and their instructor regarding the draft content in order to engage in the writing process and move towards a more effective final product.

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.