Week 1 - Lesson Introduction Welcome to ENGL101 This week...

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Lesson Introduction Welcome to ENGL101! This week we will get to know each other and start to learn more about the writing process and ourselves as writers. We will familiarize ourselves with the structure, objectives, and activities of our course, and we will get comfortable with the platform and course environment. We will begin to work with the online library and MLA format, and we will begin reading our e-book, Write Now by Karin Russell . Learning Objectives Course Objectives CO1: Recognize and formulate the kind of writing required to respond properly to college-level assignments, examinations, and projects. CO5: Decipher texts for meaning. CO-6: Demonstrate proper documentation for researched writing assignments and proper MLA format for all assignments. Lesson Objectives By the end of this lesson, you will be able to: 1. Think critically about the writing process, specifically prewriting and topic selection. 2. Read critically and respond to the writing of your textbook and your classmates. 3. Examine your writing process and your identity as a writer. 4. Identify the major formatting requirements of an MLA essay. Guiding Questions & Required Reading Guiding Questions In preparation for this week’s reading and activities, consider these questions:
1. How does a writer tell a story? 2. How does a writer achieve proficiency in writing? 3. Where are you starting in your writing journey? 4. What story do you want to share? Required Reading Write Now Karin L. Russell Please read Chapters 1 & 2. You can find your textbook by going to the top of the weekly lessons, where it is labeled Textbook and Supplemental Resources ( TSR). Reading assignments will be by chapter or page range, and your TSR page lists the textbook sections by chapters and page ranges. This week you will also read Russell Baker's model essay, "The Art of Eating Spaghetti" on pp. 56-58 in Russell (Chapter 3). Then take a look at the sample student MLA paper on pp. 355-359 (Chapter 14). Week 1 Lecturette Welcome to our 8-Week journey through English 101, Proficiency in Writing. This week’s lesson comes in two parts. Part I involves introductions--to each other, to the course, and to the writing process. Part II discusses writing to share experience. Part I - Introductions and the Writing Process What exactly is proficiency in writing? Does this mean that when you finish this course, you will write perfect papers, that you will never make another comma error, and that you will be a master of every resource in the online library?

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