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Summer 2007

Please stand by for the summer 2008 syllabus.


English 100 (35037): This class is completely online.


Dr. Jim Shimabukuro


Kalia 229

Face-to-face Office Hours

By appointment. (Make an appointment via email before stopping by. Since this is an online class, let's make every effort to hold our discussions in email.)

PHONE (email is preferable)

734-9413 (if I'm not in, send an email message); FAX 734-9151 (Since this is an online class, let's make every effort to hold our discussions in email.)





Required Text

Click here for the required textbook


Composition I (3 credits): The equivalent of three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or higher in ENG 22 or qualification for ENG 100 on the KCC placement test. This version of the course is Internet intensive. However, it is the equivalent of the standard English 100 course. The critical difference is that the class will be conducted entirely over the Internet. Class "meetings" and activities will occur online via email, the class webpage, WebCT, and, possibly, WebChat. Because of the nature of this course, students planning to enroll must be aware of the special qualifications/requirements (see Special Computer and Internet Requirements below). This course fulfills the written communication foundation requirement for degrees at UH Manoa and Kapi'olani CC.


ENG 100 students will develop strategies for effective college writing, with an emphasis on critical reading and thinking. This course includes instruction in the composing process and practice in various kinds of writing, including analysis, interpretation, and research writing from sources. By the end of the course, students will complete a minimum of 5000 words of finished prose, roughly equivalent to 20 typewritten pages.


Upon successful completion of ENG 100, the student should be able to:


● Employ a writing process that includes gathering information and exploring ideas, developing and supporting a point of view or thesis, organizing, revising, editing, and proofreading.


● Produce different forms of college-level writing, such as narrative, analytical, and persuasive essays, with content, organization, diction, and style effectively adapted to various writing situations, purposes, audiences, and subjects.


● Analyze and evaluate the logic, evidence, and strategies of an argument (written or presented in electronic or paper media).


● Analyze and interpret a literary work (nonfiction, fiction, poetry, or drama) or other textual material.


● Find and evaluate information from a library, from the Internet, or from other sources; synthesize and document relevant findings in his/her own writing without plagiarizing.


● Work effectively with fellow students and the instructor in providing and receiving written and verbal feedback on assigned work.


● Write a coherent, time-restricted response to an assigned question or topic.


How to Get Started: For students who are officially registered for this class . . .

Online Learning Considerations

Policies for Scores, Grades, Papers, etc.

Guidelines for All Review Drafts & Final Drafts

Learning Activities

Writing Process Tasks: Pre-Planning, Planning, Translating, Reviewing

Review Draft (RD) Session

Level of Difficulty