Web-Based ENGL 1101...
- is designed for those who need flexibility in their schedule and are self-motivated
- requires at least a minimum comfort level with email and D2L
- teaches college-level writing skills
- includes an introduction to GHC library services
- focuses on argumentative thesis statements, correct grammar and usage, and other essential writing skills
- typically involves 3-12 hours of student work each week
- has set due dates, but schedule flexibility because students can work ahead when needed and only need to log-in twice weekly
- requires no on-campus meetings (mandatory conferences with instructor are completed via Collaborate)
1. Required Textbooks:
- Harbrace Essentials, 2nd ed. (ISBN 978-1-285-44699-8)
short Norton Reader, 13 ed. (ISBN:
They Say/I Say, 3rd ed.(ISBN:
2. Internet Access—at home or school
3. Microsoft Office or equivalent word processing program
*These two texts can be purchased from the GHC bookstore or the W. W. Norton website as a discounted package.
- Timed Essay (2 pages)
- 4 Additional Essays (length varies up to 4 pages)
- Self-Reflective Final Essay (4 pages, replaces comprehensive exam)
- Weekly Online Discussion
**The number and type of assignments in this list is subject to change. This list is intended as a general guide only.**
Am I ready for an online class? Will you be successful in this course?
If this is your first online course, I would highly recommend that you take the Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator (READI) to assess your readiness, your goals, and your learning preferences.
You can find the READI at http://goml.readi.info/
On that page you will find several User Names and Passwords. Select and use the one that best fits your major area of study. When the READI opens, you will notice a navigation bar on the left side. The items listed in the bar are the areas that you will be measured on by the indicator. At the end, a report will be displayed which you can use to help you prepare to be successful as a distance-learning student.