Oct 02, 2023
ENGL 101A - Introduction to College Writing
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 developmental English (ENGL 001 , ENGL 002 , or IERW 001 with a grade of B or better, or IERW 002 with a grade of C 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
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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