ENG 101.10

ENG 101.10 is an introductory writing course designed for first year students who have self-selected into the course, which offers additional support (small group sessions and one-on-one meeting with writing consultants). In terms of it’s content, ENG 101.10 covers the same materials as ENG 101.   In conjunction with COM 110,  ENG 101 (and 101.10)  forms the Critical Inquiry requirement of the General Education program.  As a result, much of the course description information for 101.10 is the same as ENG 101.  

For Incoming ISU Students:  Should you take ENG 101.10?

Course Overview

Students in ENG 101 study the relationship between the conventions that govern writing and the contexts in which writing is situated; they will learn to recognize distinctions and affinities between different genres in both academic and non-academic settings. Building on both their existing knowledge of writing situations, and research into specific writing situations and tasks, they will develop techniques for writing flexibly and effectively for different audiences, forums and purposes. Through research and practice in a range of writing genres and situations, they will develop their ability to address the discursive conventions of genres in a wide variety of writing situations.  In ENG 101.10, students also have access to small groups and on-one-one consulting sessions with writing program consultants, which can help them to learn course material and work on specific aspects of their writing.

ENG 101 includes first year students from all programs. ENG 101.10 is a  3-credit course which meets 2 times per week, and then includes a small group study session that meets one day per week.


Important Information about ENG 101.10

The following links offer overall information about the course to interested readers, which may include students, other ISU faculty and administrators, advisors, parents, prospective instructors, etc.

Learning Outcomes for ENG 101.10

The Learning Outcomes are not just our goals in the classroom, but also a statement of our values as a Writing Program.


A detailed description of the course with demographics, summary learning outcomes, a breakdown of the major divisions of a typical ENG 101 semester.

ENG 101.10 At A Glance

This short infographic offers a quick explanations of what students learn in ENG 101.10, along with some tips for how ISU instructors can use that knowledge as part of writing assignments in upper-level course at ISU.

Sample Syllabi

We’ll soon have some samples of full course plans for 101 available on the website. However, these course syllabi can offer some basic information about the kinds of writing and research the course includes:


101.10 Instructor Notes: 

ENG 101.10 instructor offer their students daily notes about the topics and discussions in each class these notes are used to focus discussion in small group and one-on-sessions with consultants.

For ISU Advisors:

The Course Structure document (above) can help you to provide students with details about the course.  However, this Freshman_Preview_document_Summer2015  is a short handout that you can give to students who are trying to decide whether to take ENG 101 or ENG 101.10.

For ISU Faculty and Instructors:  

We’ve created an infographic (What Students Learn in ENG 101.10) that can help ISU instructors think about how to use the knowledge students gain in ENG 101 to help students think about the writing in their courses.

NOTE: Writing Program instructors (including new instructors who have received their ULID) can access even more syllabi and full course plans at our Writing Program Instructors Resources in ReggieNet.