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ENG 104 - Resources for Composition

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
This course provides a college-credit composition environment that stresses the resources and reinforces the skills necessary for negotiating college writing.
Competencies
  1. Use word processing software to plan, create, and present text
    1. Be able to format papers according to assignment guidelines
    2. Be able to e-mail attachments
    3. Be able to save documents in personal DMACC P-file
  2. Use a handbook or on-line writing resource
    1. Be able to look up information in a table of contents and index
    2. Know how to look up specific stylistic and mechanical problems
    3. Discover how to differentiate between database sources and web sources
    4. Be able to look up citation and documentation guidelines
  3. Develop an active reading process
    1. Be able to annotate a book and keep notes in a journal
    2. Be able to paraphrase, summarize and quote texts
    3. Be able to recognize and articulate essay thesis statements
    4. Understand and follow assignment criteria
  4. Develop a recursive writing process
    1. Understand pre-writing strategies
    2. Compose an effective thesis statement
    3. Compose consecutive, unified, and linked paragraphs
    4. practice revision strategies based on content, organization, and style
    5. Be able to reflect on the writing process
  5. Integrate anecdotal and referenced material appropriately into an original text
    1. Use signal phrases
    2. Correctly format dialog in narrative papers
    3. Be able to synthesize lecture notes and instructions
  6. Practice workshop strategies for editing
    1. Develop effective proof-reading skills
    2. Recognize one’s own pattern of error



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