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ENGL 1010 - Critical Reading and Expository Writing

Writing paragraphs and essays based on close readings of various texts, with an emphasis on clear, grammatically correct expository prose. Students must take this course during the first eligible semester at the university. Students must earn a grade of “C” (70/100 points) or above to pass this course. These courses do not assign grades C-, D+, or D or Incomplete. (3 hrs.)

Thoughts on ENGL 1010

Sample Syllabus with notes

Sample Syllabus with notes

Sample Syllabus with notes


ENGL 1020 - Critical Thinking and Argumentation

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or equivalent. Writing essays based on critical analyses of various literary texts. Emphasis on sound argumentative techniques. Requires documented research paper. Students must earn a grade of “C” (70/100 points) or above to pass this course. These courses do not assign grades C-, D+, or D or Incomplete. (3 hrs.)

There are three versions of ENGL 1020.

English 1020: Cultural Expression will explore facets of high culture and popular culture.

English 1020: Civic Engagement will explore the workings of social groups and institutions.

English 1020: Scientific Exploration will explore the implications of scientific and technical advancements in the everyday world.

You can learn more about the three versions of ENGL 1020 here. You can view a PowerPoint presentation of ENGL 1020 guidelines.

Sample Syllabus with notes

Sample Syllabus with notes

Sample Syllabus with notes


ENGL 1010L - Critical Reading and Expository Writing with Learning Support

Writing paragraphs and essays based on close readings of various texts, with an emphasis on clear, grammatically correct expository prose. Students must take this course during the first eligible semester at the university. Students must earn a grade of “C” (70/100 points) or above to pass this course. These courses do not assign grades C-, D+, or D or Incomplete. This course includes two additional hours each week of learning support activities. (5 hrs.)

Sample Syllabus with notes


Online Instruction 

Online courses have become the norm in many institutions of higher education. In the past ten years, ETSU has built its own online system and joined the Regents' Online Degree Program (RODP) to provide quality online instruction to students throughout Tennessee and around the world.

One problem with online instruction is that professors oftentimes assume that online is the same as face-to-face when it comes to course development and delivery. As it turns out, online instruction has its own set of challenges (and rewards) that make it a unique experience for everyone involved.

If you have been given an online assignment, please review the following links to learn more about best practice guidelines and research into online instruction. 

Notes:

  • Online versions of ENGL 1010 and 1020 adhere to the department's grading policies.
  • While it is more difficult to determine attendance in an online course, instructors can use participation scores to determine whether a student is actually attending the online course. 

Effective Online Instruction

Preparing Instructors for Quality Online Instruction

Best Practices in Online Instruction by the Hanover Research Council