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English Courses

ENGL 1111

College Writing I

Credits: 3

Description: Meets MnTC Goal Area(s):1, 2 This course is an introduction to college-level writing, focusing on descriptive, narrative, persuasive and expository essays that are written clearly, concisely and correctly. This course seeks to develop writers who 1) understand the importance of using the writing process (invention, organization, drafting, revision, proofreading, and editing) to produce interesting, thoughtful and thought-provoking essays; 2)understand the role the active reading of professional and peer review plays writing well. Learners in this course will share their writing and actively participate in discussion and peer review groups. Prerequisite(s): ENGL0050 or appropriate assessment score

Credit Breakdown: 3/0/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


Outline

This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.

Prerequisites

Core Abilities

  1. Demonstrate effective communication/interaction skills.
  2. Demonstrate thinking/active learning skills.
  3. Demonstrate technology skills.

Competencies

  1. Discuss strategies demonstrated in published, professional samples of narrative, descriptive, expository and persuasive prose
  2. Apply writing strategies from published, professional samples of narrative, descriptive, expository and persuasive prose
  3. Create prose grammatically, substantively and structurally consistent with a college audience
  4. Demonstrate the invention stage of writing
  5. Demonstrate the planning stage of writing
  6. Demonstrate the drafting stage of writing
  7. Demonstrate the revising stage of writing
  8. Demonstrate the proofreading stage of writing
  9. Critique fellow students' essays wisely and actively
  10. Determine which peer review suggestions to use in revision of one's own essays
  11. Analyze the quality of one's own narrative, descriptive, expository and persuasive prose
  12. Edit grammatical errors in one's own writing and the writing of peers
  13. Edit sentence-level errors in one's own writing and the writing of peers
  14. Edit punctuation errors in one's own writing and the writing of peers
  15. Revise for best word usage in one's own writing.
  16. Illustrate understanding of plagiarism and its consequences in academia
  17. Demonstrate the ability to paraphrase the thoughts of others
  18. Demonstrate the ability to quote others

Guidelines for Success

ADA

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with Learning Services Director in Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2011-05-23
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