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ENGL 071 - Basic Writing

3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [Prerequisites: Reading Level 3  and Writing Level 2 ] [Pre- or co-requisite: GNST 100 ][Co-requisite: ENGL 100 ]

A co-requisite for ENGL100 for students at Writing Level 2, this accelerated learning course supports coursework in ENGL100 through supplemental instruction, collaborative learning activities, skill practice and peer review. A portfolio of products from both ENGL100 and ENGL071 is a required final assessment.
OFFERED: every semester

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Students will produce written texts for a variety of purposes.

  1. Practice writing in various rhetorical modes.
  2. Adapt stylistic choices to specific audiences and purposes.
  3. Synthesize personal knowledge and information from sources to adequately develop essays.
  4. Employ grammar, usage, and mechanics appropriate to the writing task.

Goal 2:  Students will employ productive writing processes.

  1. Plan ideas and organization through prewriting strategies.
  2. Produce multiple drafts.
  3. Provide and accept feedback on writing.
  4. Improve writing through careful revision.
  5. Improve writing through careful proofreading and editing.

Goal 3:  Students will employ effective information literacy skills.

  1. Gather research from print and digital sources using a variety of methods.
  2. Evaluate the relevance and utility of source material.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of citation principles through use of MLA format.

Goal 4:  Students will demonstrate an ability to read and respond to academic texts.

  1. Read works that encourage thought and expression.
  2. Use strategies for effective reading, such as annotating and questioning.
  3. Summarize the content of selected texts.
  4. Contribute knowledgably to discussions of texts.

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