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ENGL& 101 English Composition I • 5 Cr.


Revised course description: Develops clear, effective writing skills and emphasizes writing as a process. Students practice writing in a variety of forms and modes. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment or ENGL 092 or 093 with a C- or better.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate various invention practices: brainstorming, free writing; outlining, journaling
  • Demonstrate ability to write in various modes: personal narrative, expository, analytical, descriptive, argument
  • Demonstrate the phases of writing: draft, revision, final copy
  • Explore sources of writing: reading, thinking, analyzing, discussion
  • Create a thesis statement that suggests the focus of the paper; does not point out the obvious, and is written as a sentence.
  • Develop and include enough details and examples to support the identified thesis and reinforce focus
  • Demonstrate various patterns of organization and use the organization pattern that suits your identified purpose & audience.
  • Illustrate the concept of Audience in your writing.
  • Artfully combine Audience, Purpose, and Tone in compositions written in and outside of class
  • Write in a vocabulary appropriate to your subject and identified audience.
  • Begin and conclude a paper effectively.
  • Show effective control of mechanics: paragraphing, punctuation, spelling.
  • Differentiate between key ideas and supporting details in reading
  • Locate the thesis statement in reading assignments
  • Practice good group skills: how to give useful feedback, and how to make use offeedback you receive
  • Develop self-assessment skills



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