ENG1100 College English Composition

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ENG1100 College English Composition

This course accentuates reading and writing skills relevant to academic communication.  Incorporates the writing process, rhetorical modes, and library skills into the writing assignments affiliated mainly to nonfiction readings.  Emphasis will be placed on the gravity of reading, research and revision.

You will establish clear, methodized writing skills and strategic thinking.  You will read, scrutinize and write in an array of informative forms.  You will master what it is to write using MLA or APA.  You are going to develop a thesis statement and produce good auxiliary details.  You will become a more accomplished writer.


The student will become adept at writing a fluid text and organizing information.  Cognizance of the listeners will be considered when devising a cohesive manuscript.  Students will be able to exhibit a solid understanding of spelling, grammar, and punctuation.  By the end of this course, the student should:

  • Cultivate critical thinking
  • Compose in an objective style
  • Indicate the aspects of writing: draft, revision, final copy
  • Investigate and include enough supporting details to uphold the thesis
  • Demonstrate that the audience was given due consideration
  • Initiate and conclude the paper productively
  • Show powerful control of procedures: paragraphing, punctuation, spelling

Full-CLC Students

‚ÄúA CLC award signifies that the student has attained the knowledge, (through either prior education or experience), equal to or greater than the student would have learned in a traditional college course.‚Ä̬†

‚ÄúBased upon your CLC award, physical classroom attendance is not required; however, you will be required to successfully pass a final exam for each course.‚ÄĚ

Based upon your HESEAP Application, you have received full-CLC for this course; therefore, this is a test-out course which does not include traditional education on the subject.

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Search Topics: Publications/Videos/Papers

(The majority of the exam questions for this course are based upon information contained in the below search topics)

  • (2015) How to Write Descriptively. Nalo Hopkinson.
  • (2015) An Introduction to Academic Writing. John Kotnarowski.
  • (2015) How to Use a Semicolon. Emma Bryce.
  • (2015) When to Use Apostrophes. Laura Mclure.
  • (2013) Comma Story. Terisa Folaron.
  • (2011) Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 1: Parlor Press West Lafayette.
  • (2010) Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 2: Parlor Press West Lafayette.