Table of Contents – English Composition 1 Class

Course Introduction

Unit 1: Redefining What It Means To Write

  • Writing as Conversation
  • Writing as a Process
  • The PWR (Prewrite, Write, and Revise) Method
  • The Finishing Touches
  • Reading to Write: Reading and Writing as Complementary Activities
  • Grammar Capsule: The Anatomy of a Sentence

Unit 2: Academic Writing

  • What Is Academic Writing?
  • The Architecture of an Argument
  • Audience – the Other
  • Types of Support
  • Rogerian Argument and Anticipating Counterarguments
  • Rhetorical Strategies

Unit 3: Focus, Cohesion, and Style

  • Choppiness: How to Detect and Fix It
  • Wordiness: How to Detect and Fix It
  • Parallelism
  • Active versus Passive Voice
  • Word Choice
  • Grammar Capsule: Sentence-Level Sloppiness

Unit 4: Using The Work Of Others

  • How to Leverage the Work of Others
  • Methods for Using the Work of Others
  • Plagiarism and How to Avoid It
  • MLA Documentation