College English and Composition I 

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College English and Composition I Outline


Concepts Covered:

  • Plagiarism
  • Video: Types of Plagiarism and How to Avoid Them

Writing Basics: What Makes a Good Sentence?

Concepts Covered:

  • Writing Basics: What Makes a Good Sentence
  • Practice of Basic Sentence Structure
  • Run-On Sentence Practice
  • Sentence Fragment Practice

Commas, Semicolons, and Colons

Concepts Covered:

  • Commas
  • Semicolons
  • Colons
  • Practice Using Commas
  • Practice Using Semicolons and Colons

Subject-Verb Agreement

Concepts Covered:

  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Subject-Verb Agreement Practice

Point of View (First, Second, and Third)

Concepts Covered:

  • Point of View
  • Video: Types of Point of View
  • Video: Finding and Fixing Second Person Point of View

Basic Verb Tenses

Concepts Covered:

  • Basic Verb Tenses
  • Practice with Verb Tenses

Perfect Verb Tenses

Concepts Covered:

  • Perfect Verb Tenses
  • Video: Perfect Verb Tenses

Introductory and Dependent Clauses

Concepts Covered:

  • Introductory and Dependent Clauses
  • Video: Introductory and Dependent Clauses

Quotations and Apostrophes

Concepts Covered:

  • Quotations
  • Apostrophes
  • Practice Using Quotation Marks
  • Practice Using Apostrophes


Concepts Covered:

  • Capitalization
  • Video: Trick to Remember what to Capitalize

Date and Number Formatting

Concepts Covered:

  • Date and Number Formatting
  • Video: Date Formatting
  • Video: Number Formatting

Combining Sentences

Concepts Covered:

  • Combining Sentences
  • Video: Combining Sentences

The Five Paragraph Essay

Concepts Covered:

  • The Five Paragraph Essay
  • Video: How to Format a Five Paragraph Essay


Concepts Covered:

  • Revision
  • Video: Importance of Revision
  • Video: Ways to Approach Revising an Academic Paper
  • Video: What to do after Revising
  • Video: How Reading Out Loud Helps with Revision
  • Video: How Revising and Editing are Different

About the book

College English and Composition I 

College English and Composition I is a book in basic composition and grammar. It is designed to improve grammar and mechanics, encourage a positive attitude toward reading and writing, and introduce students to the writing process. The course also fosters an understanding of the demands of academic writing, introduces expository writing, and begins developing basic research skills.

About the authors:

Senior Contributing Authors

Jason Lloyd Morgan, Shaw University

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