Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
S1 - 131239350, S2 - 131239374
4 weeks (120 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 English composition II


The course objective is to teach students to write at the college level using library research and source-evaluation strategies. Considerations such as audience analysis, source analysis and evaluation, and theme are addressed. Students will focus on developing, drafting, and completing a research topic. They will apply skills such as brainstorming, drafting, and editing to create a research-based essay tailored to the needs of the reader.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and discuss how to conduct an audience analysis
  • Identify the principles for reading and writing, interpreting, and writing rhetorically
  • Discuss research findings and evaluate research sources
  • Prepare an annotated bibliography
  • Apply the persuasion rhetorical mode
  • Write, share, and critique topic sentences with the class
  • Discuss ways to identify and overcome writer's block
  • Evaluate bias in a piece of writing
  • Locate and evaluate effective visual aids
  • Draft, organize, revise, and finalize a research paper

General Topics:

  • Introduction to research and the writing process
  • Researching how, what, when, where, why
  • Analyzing and evaluating sources
  • Analyzing and understanding the theme
  • Getting started with writing a research paper
  • Choosing topics
  • Drafting
  • Organizing
  • Revising and editing
  • Finalizing the paper
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Practical Exercises
  • Project-based Instruction

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Other
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers
  • Scenarios, teacher facilitated discussions

Minimum Passing Score:

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