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ENG 101


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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
142372October 21, 2014
142455October 21, 2014
142477October 21, 2014

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English Composition 1


Course Description

This course teaches students to prepare and write a number of clear, well-developed essays using exposition and other rhetorical modes. This process assists students to build writing strategies and methodologies for college and professional writing.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • Satisfactory high school English background or
  • ENG 55 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze types of writing, audiences, and purposes.
  • Apply prewriting strategies such as brainstorming, idea mapping, and outlining to plan writing tasks.
  • Employ techniques, such as observing, recording, summarizing, analyzing, classifying, interpreting, comparing, defining, arguing, and/or instructing for effective college-level writing.
  • Examine student and professional writing for rhetorical elements, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • Write unified essays whose central ideas are expressed by clear thesis statements and topic sentences.
  • Provide support for thesis statements and topic sentences through the use of relevant details, examples, reasons, facts, data, and quotations.
  • Demonstrate appropriate writing competencies in advancing, addressing, and expressing ideas within academic disciplines.
  • Evaluate writing through revising, editing, and proofreading effectively to achieve coherence and avoid grammatical errors.
  • Apply rules of standard grammar and usage to writing.
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