ENG 101L - English Composition I with Tutorial Writing Lab, Experimental
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours
Prerequisites: Placement or successful completion of ENG 090 with a B or C grade, AND placement or successful completion of DVS 060 and DVS 070 ; or placement into ENG-100 or successful completion of ENG-089; or department waiver.
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 will 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. This course includes both the 3-credit ENG101 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 ENG101 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 ENG101 coursework. The tutorial writing labs will incorporate discussions and reviews of ENG101 readings and notes, writing workshops for ENG101 essay assignments, and review of basic academic writing skills as needed.
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:
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
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