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English 101 - Composition and Rhetoric

by Gerry Hanley
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English 101 would be a course in composition and English language studies. The two major goals are to achieve competence with the use of English and fluency with written English. To accomplish the first goal, students study the structure of the English language, and to accomplish the second goal, they study how to create their own work.
Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn to 1) approach writing as a process, 2) develop and support a thesis in an organized way, 3) read in order to examine and respond to the ideas and strategies in the writings of others, and 4)foster proficiency with the language itself.
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Guide to Grammar and Writing

Added 01/21/2010
This is a multi-faceted online resource for English writers. It furnishes information on all levels from basic sentence structure to writing research papers. Each of the three main headings, Word & Sentence, Paragraph, and Essay & Research Papers, branches into multiple sub-categories. Ask Grammar, Quizzes & Search Devices is another aspect of this site. Peripherals & Power Points present fourteen Power Point presentations which teachers can use in their classes. The Ask Grammar section allows you to submit specific questions and the answers appear in GrammarLog. There are 170 easy-to-use interactive quizzes offered on various topics.

Grammar and Research Hospital

Added 01/21/2010
This website provides instructional material for a first-year college composition course. The focus is on research strategies with an emphasis on information literacy that will allow students to complete an effectively researched argumentative essay assignment. The difference this site offers from other online writing labs is that the site is humorously based on a hospital theme. To have your writing "fixed up," one can go to the "Grammar and Research Hospital" to learn what one needs to know.

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

Added 01/21/2010
This site is very beneficial for students in an Introductory Composition class. The punctuation section, particularly, provided entertaining and instructive activities. Learning to use this site takes time, simply because it is so voluminous, and some of the sections are nothing more than text explanations such as one could find in any textbook. However, the activities and the links provided make this a truly enriched experience for students.

Guide to Writing a Basic Essay

Added 01/21/2010
The content in this module is excellent. There are examples, notes, and links to other sources. The writing process is explained thoroughly, so it is a very effective tool for distance learning. The information is very clear and concise and students can follow it easily.

Review for Rising Junior Exam

Added 01/21/2010
This site contains information on grammatical, mechanical, and rhetorical concerns that are tested on the Writing Portion of the Rising Junior Exam taken by all sophomore college students enrolled in the South Dakota regental universities. While the information will be of assistance to South Dakota students preparing for the test, they will also be beneficial to any writers or students of writing as the materials contained in the pages cover the range of information taught in a typical college level composition class.

Sentence Sense: A Writing Guide

Added 01/21/2010
"This online textbook in basic writing offers students three approaches to becoming more confident writers. Part One examines how sentences work, giving students a structural understanding of the language they use every day. Part Two focuses on errors that commonly appear in written English. Part Three suggests techniques and topics for developing ideas in writing. Students may move back and forth among parts, using the resources collected in Part Four as support."

Online Writing Lab

Added 01/21/2010
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) is divided into six sections: 1) English 1 2) English 1A, 3) Reading to Write, 4) MLA Documentation, 5) Integrating multiple texts, and 6) Sentence Patterns and Combining Designed to teach students university-level writing skills, this course focuses on improving reading and thinking skills, developing essays, revising writing assignments, structuring effective sentences, and using appropriate diction, grammar and punctuation.

Thesis Builder & Online Outliner

Added 01/21/2010
Thesis Builder is designed to help students 1) Find a topic, 2) Create a good thesis statement, and 3) generate an outline. The site is interactive and students can submit various ideas to the site and then are prompted to complete other tasks.

A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

Added 01/21/2010
This book contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, all of which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing."


Added 01/21/2010
Students learn to evaluate and use evidence effectively, structure an argument, and understand shared assumptions.
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