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ENGL-101 - College Writing 1
ENGL-101: College Writing develops critical reading, thinking, and writing skills for the purpose of exploring ideas and issues relevant in a participatory society. Students will use an inquiry-based writing process to engage in ethical public discourse by developing sound perspectives that are supported by evidence, identifying and addressing bias, and considering the needs and interests of different audiences. Students will compile Part 1 of a writing portfolio that will be evaluated as the final examination. A grade of C or higher is required to meet General Education requirements for graduation, to transfer the course to a 4-year institution, or to enroll in any class for which ENGL-101 is a prerequisite. Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION
Academic Level:
English, General Education Elective
Please see course description for all prerequisites.
    1. Discover topics for academic essays using critical reading skills 2. Craft thesis statements that make a point or a claim 3. Construct valid arguments based on a variety of evidence (facts, expert opinions, representative samples, statistics, and personal testimony) 4. Write about a topic for a specific audience and with a clear purpose 5. Organize ideas to foster clarity and coherence 6. Conduct academic research on a topic 7. Write at least one research-based academic essay, following MLA documentation style 8. Write clear and complete sentences without errors that impede meaning 9. Develop reflective learning habits that result in a greater awareness of written expression.(GE1, GE2, GE7 E6).
    College Writing 1
    Course: ENGL-101 - College Writing 1