English 0491 - Approaches to College Writing I

This is an information sheet only, not the course syllabus.



The first of two developmental writing courses designed to prepare students for English Composition 1101. Focuses on creating effective sentences and paragraphs within the context of writing short (250-350-word) essays, and on developing critical thinking skills. May be taken twice for credit. Blue card students only. Permit required.


Follow the instructions below to locate information on the textbook and other materials for this course.
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5. In the Course # field, enter your course number.
6. In the Section field, enter the course section number if known.
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9. Click on the Section Name and Title link.
10. Click on Click here for prices of required textbook(s) and supplies and course material information will be displayed.

Alternatively, you can visit the COD Bookstore website to find this information.


Attendance required at weekly appointment.


Your grade will be based on the following criteria:

    1. Demonstrated ability to use the writing process for effective writing
    2. Completion of exercises and activities, including visits to the Writing Assistance Area
    3. Performance on progress tests and mastery tests (75% or better on each assessment)
    4. Teacher observation of student performance
    5. Attendance
    6. Individual conferences

You will receive a letter grade ("A," "B," "C," or "F,") for this course.


Contact Information

Flexible Learning
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone:(630) 942-2131
Fax: (630) 942-3749