English 101A Reading and Written Composition

Catalog Description

This course focuses on reading and writing of expository and argumentative works and introduction to research skills and documentation to develop students' ability to think critically and advocate ideas forcefully and accurately. Students will increase practical fluency by developing sentence, paragraph, thesis, and essay writing skills.


The English 101A lab is offered online. You will be completing and submitting your lab work via Canvas, Ohlone's Online Education program for online courses. The lab consists of a series of modules, focusing on various aspects of research skills, and will culminate in a research paper which is to be assigned and graded by your instructor. The online lab work is made of 7 different modules with exercises or quizzes accompanying each Module, most of which will be self-scored within Canvas, but some exercises will require instructor feedback. The research paper will be assigned in class and you will be required to submit a copy online in Canvas and a hard copy to the instructor.

Student Directions

English 101A Online Lab - Student Guidelines (PDF).

Additional support for students

Your course instructor is your main point of contact for questions relating to the online lab.

If you have problems of a technical nature with Canvas, contact Online Education.

If you have general questions while inside your Canvas lab course, you may also contact the lab staff directly at (510) 659-6087.

Instructor Directions

English 101A Online Lab - Instructor Guidelines (PDF).

Additional support for instructors

For lab support, contact the lab staff directly at (510) 659-6087.

For suggestions or questions about lab design, contact Keitaro Taguchi (Mike) at ktaguchi@ohlone.edu or (510) 659-6006.

For help with Canvas, contact Online Education.

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