ENGL110 - Making Writing Relevant

Course Details

Course Code: ENGL110 Course ID: 4951 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Martin Luther King, Jr, said, “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to KEEP MOVING.” Making Writing Relevant is a composition course that will definitely keep you moving. It is not merely a required course; it is the type of course you will want to take because it moves you onto the path to success. Over eight-weeks, we will help you learn the most important components of a successful writer-communicator. We will teach you how to research properly, knowing you will need this skill in every course you take here at APUS and also in interactions in your professional and personal life. We will teach you the formatting style you will use in your field. We will provide a supportive community to strengthen and encourage you, and by the end of this nearly-all-you-need-to-know-about-writing course, you will be able to fly.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
01/30/2023 - 06/30/2023 07/03/2023 - 08/27/2023 July Summer 2023 Session B 8 Week session
02/27/2023 - 08/04/2023 08/07/2023 - 10/01/2023 August Summer 2023 Session I 8 Week session
03/27/2023 - 09/01/2023 09/04/2023 - 10/29/2023 September Summer 2023 Session D 8 Week session
04/24/2023 - 09/29/2023 10/02/2023 - 11/26/2023 October Fall 2023 Session B 8 Week session
05/29/2023 - 11/03/2023 11/06/2023 - 12/31/2023 November Fall 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • CO1. Demonstrate understanding of academic voice, and adapting format and language to topic, purpose, and audience.
  • CO2. Create framework for written and oral presentations, using thesis, introduction, support, and conclusion.
  • CO3. Gather and evaluate sources of information.
  • CO4. Demonstrate ability to support assertions with evidence.
  • CO5. Apply two documentation formats (APA, MLA, or Chicago) correctly.
  • CO6. Produce written and oral presentations that are essentially error-free.

Institutional Learning Objectives

  • ILO-IS.A.1 Identifies, categorizes and distinguishes among ideas, concepts, theories and practical approaches to problems. (Analytic inquiry)
  • ILO-IS.A.5 Presents substantially error-free prose in both argumentative and narrative forms to general and specialized audiences. (Communication fluency)
  • ILO-AL.A.2 Locates, gathers and organizes evidence on an assigned research topic addressing a course-related question or a question of practice in a work or community setting; offers and examines competing hypotheses in answering the question.
  • ILO-DL.A.2 Accesses information using simple search strategies and a limited number of familiar search tools.
  • ILO-DL.A.3 Evaluates and selects sources using basic criteria such as relevance to the research question and currency of the information.
  • ILO-DL.A.4 Communicates information from sources accurately.
  • ILO-DL.A.5 Attempts to cite sources using a consistent citation style that is appropriate to the discipline.

Please note that we’ve discovered a discrepancy in the Evaluations section of the gradebook, regarding the course deliverables and their value towards your final grade. Please check the Gradebook under Course Tools > Grades for confirmation on what deliverables will be expected during this course, and their value.

Each Assignment and Forum in this class is scored using a rubric. As you work through tasks, take the time to review how your work will be evaluated and plan accordingly.

There are six (6) weeks of Forums, one (1) informative speech, two (2) essays, one (1) annotated bibliography, and three (3) quizzes.

Late Assignments

Students are expected to submit assignments by the due dates listed in the classroom. Late assignments, including but not limited to Assignments, Discussions, posts and responses, quizzes, and exams, may or may not be accepted after the course end date. Submitting an assignment after the due date may result in a penalty of up to 10% of the grade per day late, not to exceed a maximum 50% of the grade. The amount of the penalty is at the faculty member’s discretion. Faculty recognize that students have limited time and may be more flexible if potential delays are communicated ahead of time.*

*Doctoral and Programs with specialty accreditation may have different late policies.

**Students with DSA accommodations may have different late policies applied. For more information regarding our DSA services, please contact [email protected].

NameGrade %
Discussions 24.00%
Welcome Discussion 4.00%
Week 2 Discussion 4.00%
Week 3 Discussion 4.00%
Week 4 Discussion 4.00%
Week 5 Discussion 4.00%
Week 8 Discussion 4.00%
Assignments 70.00%
Item 1 of Portfolio Report on Discourse Community 15.22%
Item 2 of Portfolio Annotated Bibliography 15.22%
Item 3 of Portfolio Portfolio 39.56%
Quizzes 6.00%
Quiz 1 Grammar Quiz 2.00%
Quiz 2 Citation Quiz 2.00%
Quiz 3 Comma Quiz 2.00%

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.