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ENGL 1177

Academic Writing

School School of Computing and Academic Studies
Program Liberal Studies
Course Credits 3
Minimum Passing Grade 50%
Start Date September 07, 2021
End Date December 17, 2021
Total Hours 45
Total Weeks 15
Hours/Weeks 3
Delivery Type Other
Pre-requisites C+ in Grade 12 English.
CRN 46537

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The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Instructor Details

Name Stephen Ogden
E-mail Instructor to provide
Location N/A
Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

This course introduces students to the principles of university-level writing and critical reading. Academic writing focuses on the study and application of the principles of university-level discourse, with particular emphasis on exposition and persuasion. Students will read and analyze essays, and write their own compositions. In several language workshops, students will also learn fundamental strategies for developing an effective prose style.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and compose a variety of sentence types to achieve a given aim
  • Analyze and compose paragraphs of different structures
  • Identify and compose thesis statements suited to a given purpose
  • Analyze the stylistic qualities of essays having a variety of rhetorical purposes
  • Critically read and compose expository essays
  • Critically read and compose persuasive essays
  • Compose essays that present a critical analysis of an essay or article or part of one
  • Write effective summaries of an essay or article or part of one

Learning Resources

  • MANDATORY: BCIT Student Technology Requirements: level Basic (https://www.bcit.ca/it-services/student-discounts/)

  • Course requires fuly functioning web-camera with microphone: video sessions (e.g. Final Examination) requires web-camera unmuted. rtal,

    Course Goals

    Competence in the abilities and understanding of the concepts unique to and necessary for Academic Writing.

    Evaluation Criteria

    Assignment % Comments

    Summary Essay

    15%

    Short Persuasive Essay15%
    Term Research Paper20%
    Final Examination30%
    Participation20%

    Participation grade based on (a) punctual, (b) informed, (c) collegial, and (d) frequent contributions to Discussion modules; and constructive participation in scheduled Course activities

    Attendance Requirements

    Full completion of weekly Module readings & activities

    Constructive participation in four online Discussion modules

    Medical exemption form for assignment lateness penalties (per Department policy); https://www.bcit.ca/files/healthservices/pdf/studentmedicalcertificate.pdf

    Course Specific Requirements

    • Grading assumes that assignment criteria and stipulations are followed.
    • BCIT Technology Requirements Basic: https://www.bcit.ca/it-services/student-discounts/
      1. Week One Orientation Activities
      2. The Course has fifteen weekly Modules: these must each be completed successively within the week that they are scheduled. Each week's work can be scheduled within the week at the student's own preference.
      3. Ability to access, navigate & function to Course competency (a.) LearningHub, (b.) BCIT Library online portal

    Other information

    Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

    • Identify and compose a variety of sentence types to achieve a given aim
    • Understand and construct academic argument in the Thesis=>Development=>Link paragraph structure.
    • Identify and compose thesis statements suited to writing academic argument
    • Analyze the stylistic qualities of essays having a variety of rhetorical purposes
    • Critically read and compose expository essays
    • Critically read and compose persuasive essays
    • Compose essays that present a critical analysis of an essay or article or part of one
    • Write effective summaries of an essay or article or part of one

    Course Schedule and Assignments

    See Course Calendar in LearningHub

    BCIT Policy

    Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

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    Guidelines for School of Computing and Academic Studies

    Attempts:
    Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts will not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.

    Approved

    I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
    Stephen Ogden, Instructor
    September 01, 2021

    I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
    Michael Bourke, Faculty
    September 02, 2021

    I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
    Patricia Sackville, Associate Dean
    September 02, 2021

    Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.