I. Course Prefix/Number: EGL 099
Course Name: Composition Tutorial
Credits: 2 (2 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
Course allows students who place into developmental writing to take both developmental writing and EGL 101 at the same time. Content supplements instruction in EGL 101, providing more individualized instruction and support in college readiness, critical reading, college-level writing, and analysis.
IV. Learning Objectives
A. Develop a writing process that includes applying strategies for prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing.
B. Develop a reading process that includes applying strategies to be used before reading, during reading, and after reading.
C. Develop well-organized, unified, coherent essays and other written responses with a clearly defined purpose.
D. 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.
E. Identify non-academic issues that impact students’ success in college writing, and develop strategies to address these.
F. Break up writing assignments into component parts.
EGL 099 supports the following EGL 101 learning objectives:
G. Support and illustrate a thesis, using relevant details, examples, and evidence.
H. Demonstrate an understanding of plagiarism and source documentation.
I. Summarize, paraphrase, and quote source materials objectively and integrate them into their own writing.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• 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.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
1. Academic literacy
2. Non-academic issues and college readiness
3. The writing and reading processes
4. Pre-reading/pre-writing strategies
5. Organizing information
6. Writing and evaluating arguments
7. Audience awareness
8. Writing synthesis
9. Citing and documenting sources
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
Course texts will align with EGL 101 selections.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
Your advancement to the next writing course, EGL 102, depends on your success in both EGL 099 and EGL 101.
Coursework will be assessed using the following grading scale:
A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; D = 60-69; F = 60 and below
+/- grades may be used when evaluating your assignments
XI. Other Course Information
XXX—last day to drop a class
XXX—last day to withdraw from a class and receive a “W” on your transcript
You cannot drop EGL 099 without also dropping EGL 101. If you plan to withdraw from both courses, please speak with your instructor.
Per departmental policy, EGL-099 is mandatory for students placed into developmental writing who are currently taking EGL-101. Students who do not attend EGL-099 are subject to being dropped from the course, at the instructor’s discretion. Because this course is mandatory, students dropped from EGL-099 will be dropped from EGL-101.
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.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.