Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 101 - Introduction to College Writing


An introduction to college writing. The first of two sequential freshman composition courses, this course emphasizes the process of critical thinking, reading, and writing. Student writing progresses from a personal to an academic perspective. Students write for different audiences and purposes using a variety of rhetorical strategies. Students write in response to reading and are introduced to standard documentation procedures. Students are required to submit a final portfolio that meets department requirements. PREREQUISITE(S): Placement through assessment testing, successful completion of developmental English ( ENGL 001  , ENGL 002  or IERW 002  with a grade of A), or completion of AELW 940 /ELAI 990  with a grade of C or better. Assessment Level(s): READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly EN 101.

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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