First-Year Writing Program

Accelerated Option: English 10

What is English 10?

English 10, Accelerated Academic Literacy, is an advanced class, and to choose this option you need to be a very competent reader and writer, ready to read complex essays, develop research supported analyses, and complete assignments at a faster pace. (1 semester, 3 units)

Generally speaking, you are well prepared for English 10 if you have done a lot of reading and writing in high school. If you choose English 10, you will learn how to further develop your critical reading abilities, and your knowledge about how to do research, as well as create complex arguments from that research. This class starts with longer assignments (5-7 pages) and will build on your abilities to inquire, reflect, compose, revise, and edit.

Finally, you should choose English 10 if you feel comfortable with rules of spelling, punctuation, and grammar. English 10 is for students who are willing to commit themselves to a faster-paced curriculum in reading and writing.

Why take English 10?

  • Fulfills requirement in one semester;
  • Emphasis on reading, researching, and writing;
  • Moves at a quicker pace;
  • Presents a greater challenge;
  • Begins with longer papers (5-7 pages).

Sample syllabus

Accelerated Option: English 10 with English 1L

What is English 10 with English 1L?

English 1L provides an opportunity to get addition tutoring in a semester long, small group tutorial while you also earn an additional unit of credit. Students who choose to take English 10, Accelerated Academic Literacy, with English 1L, Writing Center Tutorial — feel confident about their abilities as readers and writers but might want a bit of additional feedback and support to make sure they are able to perform their best and reach their potential for academic writing and reading (as these abilities will be useful in all college classes). The tutorial will directly support the work you do in you English 10 class.

Why take English 10 with English 1L?

  • Fulfills the requirement in one semester;
  • Emphasis on reading, researching, and writing;
  • Moves at a quicker pace;
  • Presents a greater challenge;
  • Begins with longer papers (5-7 pages);
  • Adds support to English 10 with a semester-long tutorial;
  • Develops the work assigned in English 10 through tutorial meetings twice per week;
  • Provides more individual attention and guidance.

Sample syllabus