Writing 0461 - Writing for College

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



Allows students and instructor to identify one or more areas of writing development that will prepare them for college-level writing assignments. Students and instructor will agree on the writing goals and then create and execute a plan, based on a student writing sample, which will result in improvement in the targeted area. This course may be taken three times for credit.


Follow the instructions below to locate information on the textbook and other materials for this course.
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2. Click on Search for Credit Classes.
3. From the Term drop-down box select the term.
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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.
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Alternatively, you can visit the COD Bookstore website to find this information.


Some assignments use the following websites:

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant—http://www.powa.org

Online Writing Lab (from Purdue University)—http://owl.english.purdue.edu


Attendance required at weekly appointment.


Students will be evaluated by one or more of the following:

    1. satisfactory completion of assignments for any of the stages of writing
    2. performance on formal and informal assessment of writing
    3. conferences with instructor
    4. Class attendance and participation may also be a factor in evaluation.

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