Writing Basics

Writing Basics is a series of self-paced online modules that serve as a tutorial for those desiring a refresher in basic writing skills. The course is designed to prepare students for 100-level composition courses or to cover the skills needed for general education writing requirements at the college level.
Primary Material Type:
Online Course
Other Material Types:
Drill and Practice, Online Course Module, Presentation, Quiz/Test, Tutorial
Kenai Peninsula College/ University of Alaska
Humanities, Module 1 The Rhetorical Situation, Module 2 Process Steps, Module 3 Academic Contexts, Natural Sciences, Pre-Writing, Re-Writing, Social Sciences, Unit 1 The Writing Process, Writing Process, sentence style, sentence structure, sentence agreement, punctuation, paragraph, English, writing, essay, composition, revising, reading comprehension, main idea, vocabulary, author perspective

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Architectural Design firms USKH; Harvey H. Hightower, Architect; DOWL HKM; and UMIAQ
Industry Sector:
Developmental Education
All Occupations (00-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Credit Type:
  • None
Credential Type:
  • None
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
12 hours
Interactivity Type:
Active - requires user to respond to prompts, questions, etc.
Quality Note:
These Units were subjected to seven formal reviews: three by college English faculty, one by an instructional design professional, one by a high school English faculty staff member, one by a non-author grant personnel, and one by a reviewer external to the grant.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Other Rubric
Course Note:
Undergraduate English Language Basics: Writing Basics


Accessibility Features:
  • Text Access - Text to Speech
  • Text Adjust - Compatible
  • Text Adjustment - Adjust Font and Colors
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Layout - Page numbers match printed material
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Order - Digital resource layout
  • Structural Markup - Navigation Text
  • Structural Markup - Lists
  • Structural Markup - eReader application
  • Table Markup
  • Hyperlinks Rendered As Active
  • Colors Compatible With Assistive Technology
  • Contrast Ratio of at Least 4.5:1.
  • Language - Markup
  • Language - Passage Markup
  • Non-Decorative Images Have Alt Text
  • Decorative Images Marked With Null Alt Text
  • Complex Images, Charts, and Graphs Have Text Descriptions
  • Synchronized Text Track
  • Transcript Provided With Audio Content
  • Audio/Video Delivered Via Media Player
  • Non Flickering Content
  • STEM Content (e.g. Mathematics, Chemistry) Markup
  • STEM - Notation markup
  • Interactive - Keyboard
  • Interactive - Markup
  • Interactive - Text prompts

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.