May 19, 2022  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
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ENG 145 - Strategies for Composition

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
Designed to support student success, ENG 145 provides the resources and reinforces the skills necessary to negotiate college-level writing and reading. Students will be enrolled concurrently in ENG 105  while taking ENG 145. This course provides whole-class and individualized support for ongoing ENG 105  writing projects to improve student understanding and performance.
Prerequisite: Must complete one of the following four requisites:  ENG 060  or ENG 061   with a C- or better; ACT 16-18; COMPASS Reading 48-80 and Writing 54-69; ACCUPLACER Next Gen Reading 239-248 and Writing 249-253
Corequisite: ENG 105  
Competencies
 

  1. Develop an active reading process
    1. Identify effective reading techniques
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of assignment directions
    3. Review paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting strategies
    4. Recognize genre, audience, purpose, thesis, context, and tone in a source
  2. Develop an active writing process
    1. Explore invention activities to generate ideas
    2. Produce content appropriate to context and audience
    3. Produce effective thesis statements and topic sentences
    4. Practice revision throughout the writing process
    5. Edit for clarity, conciseness, and accuracy
    6. Use a handbook resource or online resource to support effective revision
  3. Evaluate strategies and approaches for organizing content
    1. Produce effective thesis statements and topic sentences
    2. Construct organized and unified sentences, paragraphs, and essays
    3. Link paragraphs with transitional words, phrases, and sentences
    4. Integrate relevant, credible supporting details and evidence from source materials
  4. Adapt to the expectations of the academic context
    1. Recognize the features of academic writing
    2. Organize for clarity, coherence, and conciseness
    3. Construct syntactically sound sentences using varied, appropriate vocabulary
    4. Use standard rules of grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling
  5. Integrate standard college-level documentation practices
    1. Choose credible sources
    2. Understand how to access academic sources through the library (databases, journals, etc.) and online
    3. Recognize how documentation format varies by discipline
    4. Identify signal phrases, parenthetical citations, and bibliographic information appropriate to MLA or APA style
    5. Understand definitions and consequences of plagiarism



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