"Advancing the transformation of learning and the media"
Dept: Languages and Literature
Course Title: Introduction to College Writing
Course Number: GLL 110
Credit Hours: 4
Class Meets: Th 6-9:20pm, Forest Hills
Instructor: Mr. O’Reilly
Provides practice in writing and rewriting, as well as in the correlative discipline of reading and analyzing texts; equips students with the skills necessary to compose coherent three-paragraph essays .Enables the beginning college writer to develop control of the writing process by focusing on paragraph development. Requires students to demonstrate proficiency in basic standard writing conventions including grammar and mechanics.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be expected to
1. Demonstrate control of the writing process as evidenced by writing that is focused, organized, and well developed.
2. Demonstrate competence in sentence structure and paragraph development.
3. Apply the revision process.
4. Demonstrate proficiency in the application of grammar and mechanics in the writing process.
Course Content: Topical areas of study include:
Voice Standard Written English
Drafting Topic Selection
Strategies for paragraph development
Instruction in Writing:
Module 1—Descriptive Writing: The Elementary Paragraph
Module 2---Discursive Writing: The Three-Paragraph Essay
Module 3---Discursive Essay: Three- and Five-Paragraph Essays
Attendance: Students are expected to attend class regularly and communicate responsibly about any anticipated absences. Being late three times is the equivalent of being absent once.
Paragraph and Essay Writing: Students will complete a minimum of ten written assignments; three single elementary paragraphs; five will be three-paragraph essays; and two essays will be five paragraphs long. Students will rewrite and submit work as well.
Participation: Students are expected to demonstrate learning in class by offering their verbal responses to questions posed, as well as working collaboratively with their fellow students.
Welty, “A Worn Path”
Cisneros, “The House onMango Street
Tan, “Two Kinds”
Other class tests and quizzes-20%
Writing: A College Handbook—(5th Edition)
J. Heffernan and J. Lincoln
W.W. Norton & Company
40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology
Bedford/St. Martin’s Press
Merriam-Webster Pocket Dictionary