ENG 101L - English Composition 1 with Tutorial Writing Lab
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours
ENG - Must meet one of the following:
DVS - Must meet one of the following:
EAL (If applicable):
Co-requisites: DVS 101 OR DVS 103 (if required) must be taken concurrently, if not successfully completed prior to enrolling in ENG101L.
This course includes both the 3-credit ENG 101 lecture as well as a 1-credit tutorial writing lab for students who would traditionally require developmental writing coursework before attempting college level composition. ENG101L tutors are embedded within the ENG 101 lectures, in addition to being responsible for running the tutorial writing labs. These tutorial writing labs provide guidance and support for students in completing their ENG 101 coursework. The tutorial writing labs will incorporate discussions and reviews of ENG 101 readings and notes, writing workshops for ENG 101 essay assignments, and review of basic academic writing skills as needed.
English 101L introduces students to college-level, academic writing. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis, argumentation, intellectual honesty and revision. Through the writing process, students refine arguments; develop and support ideas; investigate, evaluate, and integrate appropriate sources; revise and edit for effective style and usages; and develop an awareness of the variety of contexts, audiences, and purposes of academic writing.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to
- Create strong thesis statements that are arguable, specific and grounded in critical thought and analysis.
- Present written arguments that follow a cohesive and coherent organizing structure.
- Synthesize and integrate text-based evidence in order to support claims.
- Consider the influence of cultural context, assumptions, and underlying bias of sources.
- Evaluate and revise drafts for clarity, logical consistency and cohesion.
- Apply appropriate formatting and citation standards to written work.
- Organization: body paragraphs, transitions, introductions and conclusions
- Summary, paraphrase and direct quotation
- Avoiding plagiarism
- Writing sound theses
- Audience, purpose and tone
- Clarity and syntax
- Reading and writing for critical analysis
- Using argumentative and persuasive strategies
- Synthesis of diverse sources
- Distinguishing between observations, inferences and value judgements
- Identifying and minimizing bias
- Recognizing and avoiding errors in logic
Current recognized texts, handouts, videos, study sheets, internet resources, and multi-media
The student will produce five to seven reading-based, multi-paragraphed argumentative essays of increasing difficulty, totaling 15-20 pages for the semester.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/12/2021
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
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