Effective Writing at King's College


CORE 110 Effective Writing (3 credits)
This course in college-level composition emphasizes writing clearly, effectively, and
interestingly for a variety of purposes and audiences. Individual conferences, writing
work-shops, journal writing, and regular writing assignments encourage practice in
each step of the writing process. Students are also introduced to the use of sources in
informational writing through a documented essay assignment. (All students take CORE
110 in the Freshman year).


Why This Class is Important:

Writing helps you think.

British novelist E.M. Forster once asked, "How do I know what I think until I see what I say?" Exploring ideas in writing, even at a very rough stage, helps most people discover exactly how they feel and think about difficult topics.

Writing helps you communicate effectively in all fields.

Expressing yourself clearly and without ambiguity is essential whether you are a police officer, a scientist, a teacher, or a parent.

Writing helps you express yourself.

Writing is a creative art as well as a practical one. Writing down what you discover who you are and what place you want to hold in this world.


The Effective Writing Cart at King's College has developed a master syllabus for the course.  While instructors construct their own syllabi, they use this master document to guide the objectives and goals of their courses.  It may be found here.

In addition, we offer Core 110L, a one credit, P/F course in grammar for students who may need extra instruction in the usage and punctuation at the college level.  Some students are required to take the course;  these students will be notified by their advisors. 


Effective Writing is offered every semester, including summer session.


In Spring 2011, the following sections are available:

Section Day/Time Location Instructor
Core 110 A MWF 8:00-8:50   Dr. Robin Field
Core 110 B MWF 9:00-9:50   Dr. Robin Field
Core 110 C MWF 9:00-9:50   Dr. James Wallace
Core 110 D MWF 9:00-9:50   Mr. Brian Stiles
Core 110 F MWF 10:00-10:50   Dr. James Wallace
Core 110 G MWF 10:00-10:50   Dr. Noreen O'Connor
Core 110 I MWF 11:00-11:50   Staff
Core 110 J MWF 12:00-12:50   Mr. Brian Stiles
Core 110 K MWF 12:00-12:50   Staff
Core 110 L MWF 1:00-1:50   Mr. Brian Stiles
Core 110 M TTh 8:00-9:15   Ms. Jennifer Yonkoski
Core 110 N TTh 9:30-10:45   Ms. Jennifer Yonkoski
Core 110 O TTh 9:30-10:45   Dr. Corine Coniglio
Core 110 P TTh 12:30-1:45   Ms. Jennifer Yonkoski
Core 110 TTh 11:00-12:15   Staff
Core 110L A M 12:00-12:50   Staff
Core 110L B W 1:00-1:50   Staff
Core 110L C T 8:00-8:50   Staff
Core 110L D Th 11:--11:50   Dr. Corine Coniglio
Core 110L F T 12:30-1:20   Staff



  Questions about Effective Writing should be directed to Dr. Jennifer McClinton-Temple.  Office:  H-M 419  Phone:  208-5900 ext. 5766.