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ENG 101L - English Composition 1 with Tutorial Writing Lab

Credits: 4
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: CRE 101  OR CRE 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.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  1. Create strong thesis statements that are arguable, specific and grounded in critical thought and analysis.
  2. Present written arguments that follow a cohesive and coherent organizing structure.
  3. Synthesize and integrate text-based evidence in order to support claims.
  4. Consider the influence of cultural context, assumptions, and underlying bias of sources.
  5. Evaluate and revise drafts for clarity, logical consistency and cohesion.
  6. Apply appropriate formatting and citation standards to written work.
Listed Topics
  1. Organization: body paragraphs, transitions, introductions and conclusions
  2. Summary, paraphrase and direct quotation
  3. Avoiding plagiarism
  4. Writing sound theses
  5. Audience, purpose and tone
  6. Clarity and syntax
  7. Reading and writing for critical analysis
  8. Using argumentative and persuasive strategies
  9. Synthesis of diverse sources
  10. Distinguishing between observations, inferences and value judgements
  11. Identifying and minimizing bias
  12. Recognizing and avoiding errors in logic
Reference Materials
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:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/12/2021
Last Reviewed: 10/13/2022

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