Developmental Composition II
I. Course Prefix/Number: EGL 097
Course Name: Developmental Composition II
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
B. Develop these essays using a variety of well-developed paragraphs which are linked by simple transitions.
C. Recognize and correct sentence fragments and run-on sentences, and correctly use simple, compound and complex sentences, as well as the conventions of Standard English.
D. Use techniques of summary, paraphrase and direct quotation as needed in working with course readings.
E. Demonstrate an understanding of plagiarism and source documentation.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
1. Review of paragraph structure
2. Review of transitions, short essay structure
3. Narrative/descriptive essays based on personal experience
4. Summary, paraphrase, quotation
5. Expository essays based on assigned readings
6. WSAT review and practice
Topics in grammar and mechanics, to be taught concurrently:
1. Spelling, homonyms
2. Subject-verb agreement
3. Sentence types: simple, compound, complex
6. Pronoun agreement
7. Pronoun reference
10. Diction: wordiness, cliché
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
Check with the chairman for current list.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
B. Writing assignments will occur at least weekly.
C. The assessment test determines the next level of student placement in composition courses.
XI. Other Course Information
A. Attendance policy
B. For whatever information/procedures the instructor holds the student accountable.
C. If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the ASSIST office in the Learning Center. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.