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ENG 100 - Basic Principles Composition

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: ENG 089  (minimum Grade “C”) or successful placement.

This is a writing course in planning, drafting, revising, and proofreading the short expository essay in preparation for college-level writing. Special attention is given to skills necessary for developing paragraphs that clarify and support a point of view. This course may serve as a general elective but not as an English or Humanities elective. Students must earn a “C” grade or better to register for the next course in this discipline or to use this course as a prerequisite for a course in another discipline.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Write effective paragraphs and short expository essays that employ unity, coherence, completeness and order.
  2. Apply editing skills (English grammar, diction, punctuation and spelling).
  3. Apply basic skills in critical reading and thinking.
  4. Shape writing by an awareness of audience, purpose and tone.
  5. Use and credit sources responsibly and appropriately.
  6. Produce 5-7 multi-paragraph essays, some of which include reading-based writing, 14-18 pages of writing for the semester.
Listed Topics
Review as Needed:
    1.  Sentence structure, grammar, spelling and punctuation
Review and Further Develop:
    2.  Paragraph Development including topic sentences and the use of supporting details
    3.  Paragraph unity and coherence
    4.  Thesis sentence development, evaluation, and placement
    5.  Academic integrity including plagiarism and fabrication
    6.  The Writing Process and the recursive nature of writing:
    7.  Exploring—invention strategies generating and analyzing ideas
    8.  Planning—organizing ideas
    9.  Drafting
   10. Revising
   11. Editing using rules of standard written English
   12. Proofreading
   13. Format on the computer
   14. Quotation, summary, and paraphrase
   15. Proper use of citation conventions
   16. Writing with an awareness of audience, purpose, and some elements of tone
   17. Use of primary and secondary sources
   18. Evaluating basic library holdings and internet sources
   19. The differences between academic, professional, and informal writing

 Reference Materials
May be unique to each class.

Approved By: Murphy, Michael Date Approved: 03/04/2008

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