Composition II
3 Credit Hours

Course Description

This course is a continuation of ENG-105 with advanced work in research techniques. The major focus is on persuasive and argumentative writing in incorporating oral, visual, and electronic modes with an emphasis on critical thinking skills.

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.

ENG-105 with a "C" grade or better or equivalent.

Software and Hardware Requirements
The student must have access to Internet and Microsoft Word or comparable program.

Computer Literacy Requirement
The student must:
Be able to use e-mail
Be able to post discussion messages in iNET (directions are provided on the web site)
Be able to save written work as .rtf document
Be able to send attachments via e-mail if necessary

General Information:
Composition 2 focuses on argumentative/persuasive writing and research.  These academic skills are valuable for college-level writing and research you’ll do in many other classes, particularly in your major area of study.


  1. Proposal essay
  2. Evaluation essay
  3. MLA style research paper about Focus country (details in the course)
  4. Eight short reader response writings about reading assignments (some saved as .rtf documents and posted in iNET, some in discussion forums in iNET)
  5. Six short activities with forum discussion

Instructor: Michelle Ramthun; Linda Peterson
Michelle Ramthun (515) 574-1194;
E-mail: ramthun@iowacentral.edu;peterson_l@iowacentral.edu