Course Abstract Details

ENGL-101, College Writing

Credits: 3

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

ENGL-101, College Writing, develops critical reading, thinking, and writing skills. Students will use the writing process to compose academic essays that support a thesis statement, use Standard English, including proper punctuation and sentence structure, and conduct and document academic research, culminating in at least one researched-based essay. Students will compile Part 1 of a writing portfolio that will be evaluated as the final examination. In addition, students will spend an hour per week outside of the classroom engaged in Expression Workshop activities, which include student-teacher conferences, writing seminars, and online instruction in sentence-level skills. Prerequisite: ENG-097 or a score of 90 or higher on the placement test, and concurrent enrollment in, successful completion of, or exemption from READ-099. Four hours lecture each week. Three credits. Four billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES ENGL 101 is designed to develop the student's ability to write clearly in academic coursework. Students will be expected to:

1. Discover topics for academic essays using critical reading skills (GE1; E1)

2. Craft thesis statements that make a point or a claim (GE1, GE2; E1, E2)

3. Construct valid arguments based on a variety of evidence (facts, expert opinions, representative samples, statistics, and personal testimony) (GE1, GE2; E1, E2, E3)

4. Write about a topic for a specific audience and with a clear purpose (GE1, GE2; E1, E2, E4)

5. Organize ideas to foster clarity and coherence (GE1, GE2; E2)

6. Conduct academic research on a topic (GE2, GE4; E3)

7. Write at least one research-based academic essay, following MLA or APA documentation style (GE1, GE2, GE4, GE6, GE7; E1, E2, E3, E4, E5)

8. Write in clear and complete sentences without errors that impede meaning (GE1, GE2, GE7; E5)

9. Develop reflective learning habits that result in a greater awareness of your writing skills (GE1, GE2, GE7; E6).

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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