English 101 - English Composition - Abram Antler
My name is Abram Antler. I am entering my eighth year at College of the Canyons and while I wish to keep my self-introduction brief, I am a father of a 13-year-old girl now entering the 8th grade and I am also an amateur guitar player who enjoys running and working out on my free time.
The English 101 course builds reading and expository writing skills through the analysis and evaluation of college‐level, non‐fiction readings and the composition of well‐organized, full‐length essays containing properly documented evidence. It also focuses of research methods.
What to Expect in this Course
Please make sure to log on to Canvas when class occurs and be willing to stay the entire duration: Mondays and Wednesdays in the evening from 7:15 to 9:20 p.m. Webcams are highly recommended since we will be working on assignments including nonfiction units and writing activities together in class and often in partners and small groups. We will also begin essays (3 regular and 1 research) together. We will also take the midterm and final examinations on Canvas during the class sessions.
Types of Assessments
Students will be graded on the following: I. 3 completed essays worth 25 points; II. a total of 25 writing activities; III. a total of 25 nonfiction units; IV. a research paper worth 100 points; V. a midterm examination, and VI. a final examination.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
- Graff, Gerald, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst (2021). They Say, I Say, 5th Edition, W.W. Norton & Company, New York.
- Bartlet, Jamie (2014) The Dark Net: Inside the Digital World , Random House, London.
Other Relevant Course Information
The course is going to require not only regular attendance but also a research paper coming due towards the end of the semester (around Week 14).
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Last updated: 08/09/2021 Sub#: 494