Welcome! This initial unit introduces you to the course and shares with you some important information you need to know before you begin, such as special error correction codes your instructor will use to give you feedback. You will also take a moment to consider the concept of plagiarism and how to avoid it in your writing. These and other resources will be important to keep on hand throughout the course, so be sure these things are clear before moving on to the next unit.
By the end of this week, you should be able to …
- Describe this course and its content.
- Recognize common ESOL correction codes and the errors they represent.
- Define academic plagiarism and explain why it is not acceptable in U.S. colleges and universities.
- Identify resources that will be helpful when writing.
To accomplish the learning objectives above, you will …
- Read about the general content of this course.
- Read about common ESOL correction codes and take an ungraded (but required) quiz to practice what you’ve learned.
- Read text and watch a video about plagiarism; then take an ungraded (but required) quiz to practice what you’ve learned.
- Visit websites that offer useful resources to writers.