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Montgomery College    
 
    
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog
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ENGL 101A - Introduction to College Writing


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ENGL 101A  teaches students the same skills as ENGL 101  but provides additional time for grammar and mechanics review. PREREQUISITE(S): Placement through assessment testing, successful completion of Basic English (ENGL 001  or ENGL 002  with a grade of B or better), or completion of AELW 940 /ELAI 990  with a grade of C or better. Assessment Level(s): READ 120 . For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to five semester hours. Five hours each week. Formerly EN 101A.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the recursive writing process (pre-writing, outlining, drafting, revising, and editing).
  • Generate an idea that allows an essay and each of its paragraphs to be unified.
  • Use thesis, either clearly stated or implied, as the organizing principle for writing essays.
  • Use computers to draft, write, edit, and revise papers according to a standard manuscript format.
  • Apply the writing process under a time constraint to respond to a variety of academic situations.
  • Incorporate appropriate feedback from peers and instructors when revising essays and provide effective peer feedback .
  • Assess his or her own writing progress and recognize areas for improvement .
  • Select and prepare appropriate writing assignments to be included in final portfolios.
  • Write a minimum of 4 essays of three pages or more (approximately 750-1,000 words), including an in-class essay independent of external feedback and of a length appropriate to the timed setting.
  • Write a self-assessment essay of 3 or more pages (approximately 1,000 words).
  • Develop unified essays using personal observations, critical thought, and readings.
  • Develop logical and coherent college-level essay structure.
  • Use rhetorical strategies, based on audience and purpose, to develop academic essays with a balanced expository exploration of a topic .
  • Write essays that demonstrate facility with grammar and mechanics.
  • Summarize and analyze college-level readings .
  • Articulate and support a position in response to readings.
  • Develop own ideas in relation to words and ideas of others.
  • Integrate information into essays by quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, based on assigned readings.
  • Demonstrate standard citation and documentation procedures.
  • Write with academic integrity; recognize and avoid plagiarism.


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