This free and open online course in English 102 was produced by the WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges [http://sbctc.edu/].
English 102 is an expository writing course requiring more advanced writing skills than Basic English Composition 101, yet reviewing and incorporating some of the same skills. This course teaches you research skills by emphasizing the development of advanced analytical/critical reading skills, proficiency in investigative research, and the writing of expository and persuasive prose including properly documented and researched argumentative essays. A major component of this course will be an emphasis on the research process or “information literacy”: your ability to locate, evaluate and use information effectively. You also will recognize academic audiences, increase your clarity and objectivity, and adhere to standard formats.
Read: you will concentrate on acquiring knowledge through various means by focusing on a few key understandings to help build and integrate your knowledge. It contains selected materials from a college-level reader, your text, and online sources, as well as videos and PowerPoint presentations.
Learn: you will concentrate on practicing knowledge gained from readings and other sources. This includes written responses to study questions, class and group discussions, online activities, and applicable exercises.
Apply: you will focus on applying knowledge which will culminate in specifically-designed written assignments, such as seminar essays and researched projects and assessments.
This module is part of the Open Course Library, a collection of shareable course materials created for faculty to use in their classes. As part of the Open Course Library this content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which means that you are free to reuse the course in its entirety, edit it and use a your own modified version, or pick out only pieces which can be incorporated into your own course, as long as you credit the original author for their work.
To access all materials for this course you may download either the ANGEL export file or the IMS Common Cartridge file. While the ANGEL file is specific to that system, the Common Cartridge file is compatible with many learning management systems. More information on Common Cartridge is available at http://www.imsglobal.org/cc/ .
Jennifer Duncan (Faculty)