Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2022-2023 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; or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 011 ; or completion of IERW 002  with a grade of A; or completion of AELW 940 /ELAI 990  with a grade of C or better; or consent of the department. Assessment Level(s): READ 120 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

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

  • Apply the recursive writing process (pre-writing, outlining, drafting, revising, and editing).
  • 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 their own writing progress and recognize areas for improvement. 
  • Select and revise appropriate writing assignments to be included in final portfolios.
  • Use computer applications to draft, write, edit, and revise papers according to a standard manuscript format.
  • Develop unified essays that present central ideas supported by relevant personal experience, critical thought, and readings.
  • Use a thesis, either clearly stated or implied, as the organizing principle for a logical and coherent college-level essay.
  • Use rhetorical strategies, based on audience and purpose, to develop academic essays.
  • Write essays that demonstrate facility with grammar, mechanics, and punctuation.
  • Integrate information into essays by quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, based on assigned readings.
  • Demonstrate standard citation and documentation procedures to write with integrity and avoid plagiarism.
  • Summarize and analyze college-level readings. 
  • Articulate and support a position in response to readings.
  • Develop and express their own ideas in relation to words and ideas of others.

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