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NC-ENGL-001 - Essential Reading & Writing I - Angeli Francois

Course:Essential Reading & Writing I
Professor:Angeli Francois
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 4 Week


Dear Virtual English Student,


Are you ready for a great OnlineLive course? I am ready and excited to get started! Welcome to English 001: Essential Reading & Writing I-  OnlineLive at College of the Canyons. My name is Angeli Francois and I am so happy to be your instructor. I am excited to help you succeed. Please read this entire letter for details about logging in to the course, required materials, and the nature of course content. If you have any questions please email me at

Course Description

This course is going to provide you with some exciting skills to help you become more successful in reading and writing.


Essential Reading & Writing I develops reading and writing skills by applying critical reading strategies to non-fiction texts and writing brief source-based essays.

What to Expect in this Course

Pathway to Success

We will be using “Modules” in this class and one module mimics a week of class. You will see modules that are displayed with study guides, videos, readings, discussion topics, and writing. Each new module begins on Monday of that week.

Pathway to success each week:

  1. Select the module for the week
  2. Read the study guide
  3. Come to the Live Zoom class to get help
  4. Complete the assignments in the study guide

You will need access to Canvas. No additional technology required.

Types of Assessments

Participation, Discussion Board Reflections, Reading, and Short Essay.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Reading materials provided for free on Canvas.

Other Relevant Course Information

Have fun- I am here to help you succeed as you  build on your reading and writing skills.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 10/01/2021 Sub#: 683