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ENG 111 - Technical English


Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Successful placement; ENG 095  or ENG 100  and DVS 101  or DVS 103  (minimum grade “C”); or EAL 100  and EAL 101  (minimum grade “C”)

 
Description
This course focuses on writing essays and technical reports with an emphasis on sentence and paragraph structure, mechanics, and clarity. This course relates to the student’s field of study and substitutes for ENG 101  with English Department approval, and only in specified certificate and apprenticeship programs. Students write five to seven reports and essays totaling 15-20 pages for the semester.


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

  1. Present written technical reports and essays that follow a cohesive and coherent organizing structure.
  2. Create strong thesis statements.
  3. Synthesize text-based materials in written technical communication.
  4. Revise and edit reports and essays.
  5. Apply standard grammar and punctuation in all writing assignments.
Listed Topics
  1. Methods of organization with emphasis on focus and paragraph development
  2. Analysis and criticism of student and professional technical essays and reports
  3. Both out-of-class and in-class writing
  4. Introduction to APA documentation
  5. Use of quotations and paraphrase to avoid plagiarism
Reference Materials
Current recognized texts, handouts, videos, study sheets, Internet resources and multi-media.
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: 04/24/2020


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