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ENG 111/ENF3: College Composition I
with Preparing for College English III (5 Credits)

ENG 111 and ENF 3 combine to form a five credit course designed to help you to read closely, analyze complex ideas, form your own opinions, and then express and defend your ideas in writing.   Through systematic practice, you will learn to read actively, and to develop, write, revise, and edit your essays.  

This class requires a textbook called Rules for Writers by Diana Hacker.  You will also be assigned various essays, videos, and articles in the form of links.

In this course, you will read and write about a variety of issues related to current events.  First, you will reflect on your own education as a community college student.  You will also learn about topics as varied as the digital divide, police body cameras, prescription drug ads, and opn borders.  You will also watch the movie Malcolm X. 

The assignments in the course include reading, writing, and analysis exercises, as well as discussions.  In addition, you will write three main essays related to description, cause and effect, and argumentation/persuasion. You will also have two major exams:  the midterm and the final exam.


If you complete this course and do well, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the use of pre-reading, reading, and post-reading skills with college-level texts
  • Pre-write, draft, revise, edit, and proofread college-level texts
  • Expand vocabulary by using various methods
  • Demonstrate comprehension by identifying rhetorical strategies and applying them to college-level texts
  • Analyze college-level texts for stated or implied main idea and major and minor supporting details
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills when reading and writing college-level texts
  • Write well-developed, coherent, and unified college-level texts, including paragraphs and essays
  • Identify, evaluate, integrate, and document sources properly

In addition to the required text, you will view the movie Malcolm X. A link to the movie is provided in the BB course site so you will not have to rent the movie. There are also a variety of resources that will also be available in the BB course site.


Your course grade will be determined by the timely and successful completion of the assignments, according to the following percentages.

Assignment Points Percentage of Grade
Reading responses 180 18
Writing assignments 380 38
Skill building quizzes
5 @ 10 points each
(Syllabus, Plagiarism & Citations, Elements of an Essay, Summary vs Analysis, Integrating Sources, and Refutation)
60 6
Grammar quizzes
3 @ 30 points each
90 9
Vocabulary Discussion Board
4 @ 10 points each
40 4
Midterm 100 points & Final 150 Points
250 25
Total 1000 100

Please note that you must also pass both the midterm and the final exam in order to pass the course, regardless of your scores on the other assignments.

Although you will be doing a unified set of coursework for the class, you will earn two different grades: one grade for ENG 111 and a different grade for ENF 3.

The ENG 111 grade will be based on the following scale:

Grade Points Percent
A 900-1000 90-100
B 800-899 80-89
C 700-799 70-79
D 600-699 60-69
F 0-599 0-59

The ENF 3 grade will be based on the following scale:

Grade Points Percent
S (Satisfactory) 700-1000 70-100
R (Repeat) 600-699 60-69
U (Unsatisfactory) 0-599 0-59


There are 2 proctored exams in this course.

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Last Updated: December 8, 2014