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  • STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS.

    School: Arts and Humanities Course Number: ENGL102

    Course Name: Effectiveness in Writing Credit Hours: 3

    Length of Course: 8 Weeks Prerequisite: ENGL101

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    Course Description Evaluation Procedures Course Scope Grading Scale Course Objectives Course Outline Course Delivery Method Policies Course Materials Academic Services Selected Bibliography

    Course Description (Catalog)

    ENGL102 Effectiveness in Writing (3 hours)

    This course provides instruction in the writing process with a focus on persuasive and argumentative essays, and will include practice in developing a distinctive style, the methods of effective reasoning, library and on-line research. A formal research project is required. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101/EN101).

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    Course Scope

    ENGL 102 provides instruction in the writing process with a focus on persuasive and argumentative writing. It gives students practice in selecting and organizing material, thinking through ideas and judgments logically, and in using a variety of rhetorical resources. The course prepares students for writing effectively in all undergraduate courses by sharpening the writing skills necessary to compose position papers, evaluations, proposals, and other types of assignments that demand students research a question or problem and assert an interpretation or solution.

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  • STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS.

    Course Objectives After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

    CO-1: Produce a major writing assignment from identifying the topic to polishing a final draft;

    CO-2: apply principles of citing and documenting sources;

    CO-3: use the discipline-appropriate resources required for the assignment;

    CO-4: recognize a scholarly source; and

    CO-5: apply the rhetorical principles to inform, persuade, or argue as needed.

    Table of Contents Course Delivery Method

    This course delivered via distance learning will enable students to complete academic work in a flexible manner, completely online. Course materials and access to an online learning management system will be made available to each student. Online assignments are due by Sunday evening of the week as noted and include Forum questions (accomplished in groups through a threaded forum), examination, and individual assignments submitted for review by the Faculty Member). Assigned faculty will support the students throughout this eight-week course.

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    Course Materials

    Required Course Textbooks

    Driver, Helen, Natascha Gast, and Susan Lowman-Thomas. English 102 Effectiveness in

    Writing. 2012. Web. This book is located inside the classroom.

    Additional Resources

    Microsoft Word (if you don't have MS Word, please save all files in Rich Text Format (.rtf).

  • STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS.

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    Web Sites

    In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the universitys academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note: web site addresses are subject to change.

    Site Name Web Site URL/Address Guide to Grammar and Writing

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

    American Public University System MLA tutorial

    http://apus.campusguides.com/content.php?pid=205954&sid=3202566

    Seven Steps of the Research Process

    http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill1.htm

    Research and Documentation Online: 5th Edition

    http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/

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    Evaluation Procedures

    Reading Assignments: Students will be required to complete the assigned readings and may have to consult various online MLA resources as provided by the instructor in order to complete both the written assignments and the discussion forum assignments for this course.

    Forum Assignments: Throughout this course, students will be required to participate in online discussion forums and peer-editing exercises. Within the forums, I expect students to participate actively and truly help fellow students in the writing process. We are all writers and have the ability to help each other improve. The word count for each discussion forum is noted in the forums description, so make sure to read the descriptions carefully before posting.

    Quizzes: Students will complete an MLA/library research quiz and a final quiz based on the readings in the course. There is also one extra credit quiz due during week four.

    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.htmlhttp://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/http://apus.campusguides.com/content.php?pid=205954&sid=3202566http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill1.htmhttp://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/

  • STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS.

    Written Assignments: Students will write three formal essays in this course. Each essay will also include a works cited page and cover letter. Two of the essays will also include an annotated bibliography. Students will write a personal writing assessment, MLA style.

    Grade Instruments Percentage Quizzes (2 @ 3 points each) 6 Critical Evaluation Essay (Cover Letter and Essay) 24 Toulmin Essay (Cover Letter, Essay, Annotated Bibliography)

    25

    Rogerian Essay (Cover Letter, Essay, Annotated Bibliography)

    25

    Forums (12 total) 20 Total 100

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    8 Week Course Outline

    Please see the Student Handbook to reference the Universitys grading scale.

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    Week

    Topic Learning Objectives

    Readings

    Assignment

    1

    Introduction to Course

    CO-2 CO-4

    1. "Introduction to English 102 - Effectiveness in Writing." This reading is located in this section's course module. 2. Issues Facing Education - articles listed in the Supplemental Readings section of the course lessons

    Week One Forum: Introductions

    Week One Forum: Issues Facing Education Reading Response

    2

    Introduction to Research/Classic

    American Arguments

    CO-2 CO-3 CO-4

    1."Developing Strong Research Techniques" located in this section's course module. 2. "Historic American Works" and Historic Global Works - articles listed in the Supplemental Readings section of the course lessons.

    Week Two Forum: Historic American and Global Works

    MLA/Research Quiz.

    3 Evaluating Arguments CO-1 CO-2

    1. "Constructing Credible Arguments, Reading Critically,

    Week Three Forum: Critical

    http://www.apus.edu/student-handbookhttp://www.apus.edu/student-handbook/grading/index.htm

  • STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS.

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