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Axia College/College of Humanities
COM/155 Version 3
University Composition and Communication I | |Copyright © 2011, 2010, 2009 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved.

Course Description

This course addresses the key elements necessary for effective academic writing in college. The course begins with focus on prewriting strategies and builds to drafting and revising essays. In addition, the course includes skill development at the sentence and paragraph level.

Policies

Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

McLean, S. (2011). Writing for success (1st ed.). Irvington, NY: Flat World Knowledge, Inc.

Axia College’s Short Form Writing Style Handbook, available online via the student website.

Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook, available online at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/CWE/pdfs/Axiawriting_style_handbook.pdf

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Proper Sentence Structure | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Identify the components of a basic sentence. | | | | |Identify the four most serious writing errors. | | | |Course Preparation |Read the course description and objectives. | | | | |Read the instructor’s biography and post your own. | | | |Reading |Read Section 1.1: Components of a Sentence in Ch. 2 of Writing for Success. | | | |Reading |Read Section 1.2: Sentence Structure, Including Fragments and Run-ons in Ch. 2 of Writing for| | | | |Success. | | | |Reading |Read Section 2.1: Agreement in Ch. 2 of Writing for Success. | | | |Reading |Read Section 2.2: Errors in Subject-Verb Agreement in Ch. 2 of Writing for Success. | | | |Reading |Read Section 3.1: Regular Verbs in Ch. 2 of Writing for Success. | | | |Reading |Read Section 3.2: Irregular Verbs in Ch. 2 of Writing for Success. | | | |Reading |Read Section 3.3: Maintaining Consistent Verb Tense in Ch. 2 of Writing for Success. | | | |Reading |Review this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Participation |Participate in class...
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