College of DuPage

English 0492:
Approaches to College Writing II

Improve your writing experience in college courses!


This course focuses on composing longer (500-word) essays and on further developing critical thinking skills. Students will use invention strategies, such as brainstorming, freewriting, and response journals, and organizational strategies, such as using a controlling idea/thesis, using the essay structure of introduction, body, and conclusion, and considering audience and purpose. Students will also work on revising, editing, and proofreading. This course may require visits to the Learning Commons.


English 0491 with a grade of C or higher or an appropriate score on the Writing Placement Test


Visit the following sites to help you determine if you are ready for an online course.

This course is not self-paced.
There are assignments due weekly.

Computer Experience and Equipment

Students interested in English 0492 online will need access to a computer with Internet capabilities and must be able to login frequently. Students will use Blackboard and email to communicate and complete assignments.

For further information about computer experience and equipment requirements, students should consult the COD Online web pages.

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