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The assignments in this course are openly licensed, and are available as-is, or can be modified to suit your students’ needs. Answer keys are available to faculty who adopt Waymaker, OHM, or Candela courses with paid support from Lumen Learning. This approach helps us protect the academic integrity of these materials by ensuring they are shared only with authorized and institution-affiliated faculty and staff.

If you import this course into your learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.), the assignments will automatically be loaded into the assignment tool.

English Composition I includes a series of customizable, scaffolded assignments that build up to four final projects:

  1. Success Skills Journal Project: aligns with Success Skills module
  2. Reading Journal Project: aligns with Critical Reading module
  3. Personal Analysis Essay: aligns with Writing Process module
  4. Personal Analysis Essay Revision: aligns with Research Process module

Each of these projects includes an overview and/or a final-draft-submission assignment page with a suggested rubric. Each project also has several smaller associated assignments, one per outcome of the module. The latter are intended to be scaffolded tasks to help the students create the final draft in stages.

All of the assignments can be previewed by clicking on the links in the table, below. As with all other aspects of this course, they are designed to be starting points toward adaptation, NOT a prescriptive set of activities that must be taught in exactly this way. Feel free to use the assignments as is, change them, or remove the ones you don’t want.

Module  Assignments
Success Skills Success Skills Journal
Habits for Success Journal Entry
Critical Thinking Journal Entry
Time Management Journal Entry
Writing in College Journal Entry
Computer-Based Writing Journal Entry
Success Skills Journal Final Draft
Reading Summary and Analysis Essay
Types of Writing
Reading Strategies
Specialized Reading Strategies
Supporting Claims
Logic and Structure
Summary Skills
Summary and Analysis Essay Final Draft
Writing Process Persuasive Essay
Topic Selection
Finding Evidence
Persuasive Essay Final Draft
Research Persuasive Essay Revision
Finding Sources
Source Analysis
Writing Ethically
MLA Documentation
Persuasive Essay Revision Final Draft

Note: Grammar exercises are included in the text as “Try It” pages with feedback to help students assess their own comprehension. The “Try It” pages could be adapted to work as homework or in-class assignments, if desired.

Grammar Nouns and Pronouns
  Other Parts of Speech
  Sentence Structure