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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

English Composition I (ENG 101)

Course Category: 

Varies; self study format.  

Various; distance learning format.

March 2016 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: express thoughts and opinions in writing about a variety of subjects in a structured and organized way; write accurate simple and compound sentences using the grammatical structures studied in the course to their own writing; use critical and logical methods of thinking to demonstrate skills in inductive, deductive, and analogous reasoning; move from a general idea to specific topic; explain the seriousness of violating the principles of plagiarism and become thoroughly knowledgeable in source documentation using the MLA format; communicate effectively through reading and writing; generate ideas and prepare to write using simple prewriting strategies using the information obtained through source readings; identify and focus on a particular essay topic; conduct research in an honest and skillful manner, building coherent paragraphs and observing grammatical conventions; and respond critically after synthesizing information from source readings.


English Composition I (ENG 101) is an intensive self-study course consisting of a series of writing lessons and assignments that require students to compose five expository essays including narrative, descriptive, argumentative, and research essays. Students learn standard writing strategies such as thesis statements, topic sentences, paragraph and essay development.  Emphasis is placed on using Standard English grammar in writing sentences and paragraphs, along with using critical reading and thinking tools in the organization of essay writing. In addition to the graded essays, an assessment of writing skills also includes a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English (3/16) (8/21 revalidation).