Elements of Writing
3 Credit Hours

Course Description

This course provides opportunities for the improvement of oral expression and written composition, including a review of grammar with emphasis on sentence structure. Comprehension skills are developed through reading and analysis of short articles. A review of letters of application, résumés, and memo writing is included.

Course Placement
This course is a requirement of Iowa Central’s mandatory placement policy but also serves as the writing component for several industrial technology programs at Iowa Central. Placement is based on scores from ACT, SAT, ASSET, and COMPASS standardized tests. Passing Elements of Writing with a C or better or scoring at the Composition 1 level on COMPASS is a pre-requisite for Composition 1.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

Course Requirements
Complete all required work in six units. Unit work consists of online quizzes, posting discussions, writing assignments, and other related activities.

Software and Hardware Requirements
Able to use the internet, email, and Microsoft Word.

Each of the six required units in this course require a combination of readings, activities, writings, online quizzing, and emailing. Completion of each unit and an average passing grade is required to be pass this course.

Instructor: Jennifer Condon

E-mail: condon@iowacentral.edu