Tracy D. Lee

English Composition & Creative Writing
River Currents Faculty Advisor
Illinois Valley Community College

ENG 0900: Basic Composition II

What to expect: Students will learn the basic grammatical, structural, and argumentative expectations of formal essay writing. Focus will include thesis statements, well-developed paragraph content, essay cohesion, and logical progress. Throughout the course, students will learn common steps of the writing process with opportunity to reflection on their own writing process strengths and weaknesses; additionally, personal experience/observations, class discussion topics, and electronic articles will be used to develop 4 formal essays. With the opportunity to work in small peer-review groups, visit useful IVCC student support services and work through writitng assignments developed to build writing/composition confidence and speed, the objective is for students to leave the course prepared to be successful in college-level composition courses such as ENG 1001, ENG 1205, and ENG 1002.

Textbook: The Little Seagull Handbook with Exercises, edited by Richard Bullock, Michael Brody, and Francine Weinberg, 2nd ed, Pearson, 2014.

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ENG 0900 Course Syllabus
ENG 0900 Fall 2016 Blackboard Course Shell


ENG 1001: English Composition I

What to expect:  Students will learn college-level expectations for essay structure, thesis development, MLA citation, and transitional elements of formal writing. There are 4-5 formal essay assignments in different rhetorical forms, including personal narrative, argumentation, compare/contrast and causal analysis. Throughout the course, students will read and discuss essays from the textbook The Brief Bedford Reader and use essays of their choice as the focus of most formal and informal writing assignments. Students will also respond to a number of web and visual sources and receive an intro to research section to prepare them for ENG 1002 research expectations.

Textbook: The Brief Bedford Reader
12th edition, edited by Kennedy, Kennedy, Aaron and Repetto

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ENG 1001-590 Course Syllabus
ENG  1001-590 Blackboard Course Link


ENG 1002: English Composition II

What to expect: Students will learn how to apply ENG 1001 essay writing and MLA citation skills to respond to literary pieces of fiction and poetry. There are 2 formal essays that discuss fiction and poetry, and there is one larger research paper on a topic of their choice. Throughout the course, students will read and discuss fiction and poetry from the textbook, using pieces of their choice as the focus of most formal and informal writing assignments. Student will also view a number of web and visual sources to better define types and elements of literature.

Textbook: Literature and the Writing Process, edited by Elizabeth McMann et al., 11th ed., Pearson, 2014.

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ENG 1002-06 Course Syllabus
ENG 1002-06 Blackboard Course Link
ENG 1002-101 Villarreal sub Blackobard Course Link

Spring 2017
Teaching
Schedule

ENG 0900-05
Mon./Wed./Fri.
8:00-8:50 AM

ENG 0900-02
Mon./Wed./Fri.
9:00-9:50 AM

ENG 1002-07
Tues./Thurs.
8:00-9:15 AM

ENG 1003-01
Tues./Thurs.
11:00-12:15 PM

ENG 1002-590
Online

 

Fall 2016 Courses

ENG 0900-01
Mon./Wed./Fri.
9:00-9:50 AM

ENG 1002-06
Tue./Thurs.
8:00-9:15 AM

ENG 1001-590 Online

ENG 1002-101 Online
*sub for Villarreal course