English 2

Course Code: ENG104
Course Title: English 2
Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours/Week: Lectures (3 hours) / labs( 1 hour 30 minutes )
Prerequisites: English1/ENG100

Course Description

This is a writing course that helps students become competent writers by engaging them in the writing process and by encouraging them to explore and organize their ideas in writing well-organized and developed paragraphs and essays. Students also study grammar, basic sentence structure and mechanics. Written and communication Skills will be developed and improved to prepare students for future careers.

Learning Outcomes

  • CLO1. Write grammatically correct sentences.
  • CLO2. Identify and use different types of sentences.
  • CLO3. Practice pre-writing techniques.
  • CLO4. Formulate the controlling idea and organize support.
  • CLO5. Apply editing skills for written work.
  • CL06. Compose a well-organized paragraph/essay.
  • CL07. Demonstrate oral communication skills.

Weightage %

Weight of Various Assessment Elements & Alignment of Course Learning Outcomes to Program Learning Outcomes:

Task  Weight in % CLO1 CLO2 CLO3 CLO4 CLO5 CLO6 CLO7
Group Work 1 20%      
Group Work 2 20%      
Midterm 20%          
Final Exam 40%    

Weekly Schedule

(Lectures, Labs, Presentations, Exams, and Out-of-class Assignments):

Week# Topics CLOs Activities





Subject- Verb agreement: Singular subject+ Singular Verb

Plural subject+ Plural






Lectures-Practice Exercises




Verb tenses:

Present simple tense

-Past Simple tense

-Future tense



Examples &Lectures





Kinds of Sentences: Simple sentences Compound sentences Complex sentences Compound complex






Examples &Lectures





Common Sentence Faults:


-Comma splices





Lectures-Practice Exercises






Getting Ready to Write. The Writing Process: Prewriting Techniques:

-Free writing



-Gathering information





Exams& Group Work



Paragraphs and Topic Sentences      4&7 Exams &Group Work 1/Students’ Discussions



Supporting Sentences

&Supporting Details

Concluding sentences




Transitional words and conjunctions:

-Coordinating conjunctions

-Subordinating conjunctions

-Paired conjunctions


1 Midterm



Features of Good Writing

Five Features of Good Writing







Types of Paragraphs







Cause &Effect Paragraphs







Comparison Paragraphs







Group Work 2/Students’




Paragraph Writing:

-Writing topic sentence

-Writing support

-Writing conclusion



15 Paragraph Writing






    Final Exam

Teaching Methods

Lectures, practice exercises discussions and practical examples will be used along with in class assessment tools throughout the semester.

Educational Resources

Educational Resource Description
Textbook Required

Solomon, Elena; Clabeaux, David and Folse, Keith (2019). Great Writing 3: From Great Paragraphs to Great Essays. Cengage Learning, Inc. 5th edition (15 Feb 2019)

ISBN10 0357020847

ISBN13 9780357020845


Other References

Blanchard, K., & Root, C. (2017) Ready to Write 3 (4th Ed.). New Jersey: Pearson. ISBN-10:0-13-439933-1


Other Resources

Brandon, L. & Kelly, B. (2022) Paragraphs and Essays with Integrated Readings (13th ed.). Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 978-1305654181


Other Resources

Green, Kathleen and Lawlor, Amy. (2018). Read, Write, Connect, Book 1: A Guide to College Reading and Writing. Bedford Books (November 12, 2018)

ISBN-10: 1319106714


Other Resources

Langan, J. (2014) College Writing Skills with Readings. New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-1259-06063-2

ISBN-13: 978-1319106713


Course Policies

Class Attendance:
Students are expected to attend all classes of this course (without exception). Prior approval is required for the class absence except for emergencies. However, any student with 30% short attendance will be forced to withdraw from the course, and the student will receive EW in his/her transcript for this course.

Do not come late to class. Any student coming late will not be allowed to attend the class, and he/she will be marked absent.

Failure to attend a course exam will result in zero marks unless the student provides an excuse acceptable to the Dean, who approves a re-sit exam. Failed courses will normally be reassessed in the scheduled semester. It is your responsibility to attend the exam at the correct time and place. Your results will be printed in a transcript, which includes all your assessments. You should check the accuracy of your transcript. If there is an error in your transcript, you have to notify the instructor.

Assignments & Projects:
Assignments and projects should be handed over to the instructor on the due date. A zero mark will follow the late submission of an assignment unless the student has an acceptable reason approved by the instructor.

Exam Attendance/Punctuality:

  • In the event that a student is up to ten minutes late, he/she will be permitted to attend/sit the exam. However, there will not be any extra time allowances made in favor of this student.
  • In the event that a student is more than 10 minutes late, he/she will not be permitted to attend/sit the exam.

Re-sit Exams:
The student will not be allowed to re-sit an exam unless he/she furnishes the institute with written evidence as follows:

  • Sickness by providing a medical report stamped by the Ministry of Health.
  • Death of a member of his/her family.
  • Accidents (e.g., car accidents).
  • Natural causes such as heavy storms.

Definition of cheating: Cheating is an attempt to gain marks dishonestly and includes:

  • Copying from another student’s work.
  • Using materials not authorized by the institute.
  • Collaborating with another student during a test without permission.
  • Knowingly using, buying, selling, or stealing the contents of a test.
  • Plagiarism means presenting another person’s work or ideas as one’s own without attribution.

Penalty of Cheating:
The minimum penalty for cheating is an automatic Zero for the test or assignment leading to a possible “F” for the subject. The student will be expelled from the examination room so that he/she doesn’t disturb other students. The exam invigilator will produce a report on the case. The report will be kept in the student file. A second offense will result in the immediate suspension of the student for the remainder of the current semester. A copy of the decision will be kept in the student file, while another one will be passed to the Dean.

In addition to the hard copy, students may be required to submit written assignments/reports in soft copy through the Turnitin system available online at the Learning Management System (Moodle) to check the “Similarity Index.” The penalties for minor and major violations are indicated below.

Offence Penalty
Minor offence (First time) The student will receive a written academic warning, and the case will be recorded in the academic violations tracking system.
Minor offence (Repeated) The student will receive zero and the case will be recorded in the academic violations tracking system.
Major offence (First time) The student will receive an F grade in the course and a written academic warning, and the case will be recorded in the academic violations tracking system.

Major offence (Repeated)


The student will receive an F grade in the course and will be suspended for one semester, and the case will be recorded in the academic violations tracking system.

All types of electronic communication aids and devices are not allowed in classes.

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