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.
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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
|Final Exam (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member Information
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.