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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

English Composition I (ENG-101)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.
May 2013 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: develop and refine the rhetorical voice; identify and employ rhetorical appeal in print visual media and use them correctly in writing; discuss logical fallacies in text and visual media and learn to eliminate them in writing; identify and analyze the use of value and descriptive assumptions; develop writing topics based on specific situations; write rhetorically and objectively on demand, using research sources; correctly apply MLA citation and formatting styles in all writing assignments; read with a keenly critical eye and mind; and integrate other writers' work as an essential seamless part of writing. Additionally, students continue to develop standard composition skills, including: essay topics, thesis statements, outlines, topic sentences, grammar, mechanics, editing process, sources, and bibliographies.


This self-study course requires students to submit three graded written assignments followed by a final exam. Additionally, students complete fourteen reading assignments focused on critical readings and visual rhetoric with critical commentary; informative essay; and rhetorical analysis.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English or Literature (6/13) (8/18 revalidation) (5/23 revalidation).