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English 100 (Writing Lab)

What is English 100?

English 100 is a course aimed at improving the grammar and/or rhetoric skills of an individual. Facilitated through the Writing Center, students may sign up for this Pass/No Credit course no more than two times, but are welcome to work on the modules any time the Center is open.

How do I earn credit?

The first time a student enrolls in the course there are two ways to earn credit. However, if a student enrolls a second time the opposite choice must be taken to earn the one-hour of credit. Students failing to complete a different series of modules the second time will not be awarded credit in the course. Grades are awarded as Pass/No Credit and do not affect GPA, but do affect total hours for financial aid and total graduation hours.

Option #1 - Grammar Modules
To earn credit for the grammar modules, students begin by taking a grammar diagnostic test covering ten areas of grammar. Their scores on this test determine which modules must be completed to earn credit (students are required to complete any module with a diagnostic score of six or lower). Modules are completed at the student's own pace and may be done any time the Center is open. However, initial diagnostic testing must be completed by Week 8 (Week 4 during the summer), and all module work must be completed by the Friday before Finals Week. A student may complete a maximum of 2 modules per day.

Option #2 - Rhetoric Modules
To earn credit for the rhetoric modules, students must complete ten rhetoric modules on such topics as organization, outlining, and unity. There is no diagnostic test for this option. And while the modules are completed at the student's own pace and may be done any time the Center is open, work must be started by Week 8 (Week 4 during the summer) and completed by the Friday before Finals Week. A student may complete a maximum of 2 modules per day.

What if…..?

  • You try to register after Week 8? No one is allowed to register for the course after Week 8 (Week 4 in the summer).
  • You start the course and begin to complete an option that you had already completed in an attempt to gain credit? You will not be awarded credit even if you fail to realize you already earned it in the same way…check with an administrator if you are unsure. However, you may switch options if you realize you are completing the wrong one as long as you begin the work prior to Week 8.
  • You fail to begin work before Week 8? You will be dropped from the class if work is not started by Week 8 (Week 4 in the summer).
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