This course introduces students to the practices of reading and writing in scholarly contexts.
Students will read and analyze scholarly journal articles from a variety of disciplines. They
will also develop their abilities to compose in the genres and sub-genres of scholarly writing,
including incorporating research and documentation in a grammatically correct style.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the relationship between style and the rhetorical situation of writing.
- Conduct critical analyses of a variety of texts from different disciplines by identifying and
evaluating main ideas, dominant rhetorical patterns, and social and academic context.
- Employ a developmental process for writing that includes planning, organizing, researching,
drafting, and editing.
- Compose different types of scholarly writing, e.g., summary, critical summary, literature
- Find and evaluate appropriate source material using a variety of search strategies;
- Document research material accurately using an appropriate documentation system, such as
- Edit writing to ensure clear cohesive language, unified coherent paragraphs, and effective
ENGL 1101: Introduction to University Writing includes the following four modules:
Unit 1: Critical Reading and Summary
Unit 2: Critical Thinking and Comparison
Unit 3: Academic Research
Unit 4: Rhetorical Moves in Scholarly Writing
Required text and materials
There is no textbook for this course.
Please be aware that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines all in-person exams have been suspended. As such, all final exams are currently being delivered through ProctorU, which has an approximate fee of $35 involved. There will be more information in your course shell, on how to apply, if your course has a final exam.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on
the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.The final grade is determined
|Assignment 1: Article Summary
|Assignment 2: Critical Comparison Essay
|Assignment 3: Annotated Bibliography
|Assignment 4: Research Paper
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. You will receive the necessary
contact information when you start your course.