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ENG 060 - College Preparatory Writing I

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Coll Prep
Introduces students to writing at the basic sentence and paragraph levels, including grammar, punctuation, spelling and editing techniques. Students then compose 3-4 essays. Preparation for ENG 061  and ENG 105  
Competencies
  1. Construct clear, concise and effective sentences
    1. Develop grammatically correct sentences using a variety of sentence structures
    2. Write using the basic rules of Standard English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
    3. Use a variety of organizational patterns in structuring paragraphs
    4. Produce main ideas with relevant details that contribute to paragraph unity
  2. Apply critical reading strategies
    1. Assess a selection based on content, organization, and style
    2. Determine main ideas and supporting details in a selection
    3. Construct well-reasoned and logical conclusions based on the information in a selection
  3. Examine topics and/or ideas for an essay
    1. Illustrate comprehension of the expectations for an assignment 
    2. Choose a topic to suit the guidelines of the assignment
    3. Apply prewriting strategies
    4. Select and/or generate adequate support to develop the topic 
  4. Organize information effectively in keeping with the purpose of the assignment
    1. Establish a clear direction and thesis
    2. Construct topic sentences to provide focus for each paragraph
    3. Structure supporting details and examples logically
    4. Use transitional devices to build coherence
  5. Discuss a variety of common writing issues
    1. Discuss the function of topic sentences, details as support of ideas, and paragraphs within an essay
    2. Identify examples of denotative and connotative writing
    3. Review the definition of plagiarism
  6. Evaluate essay drafts using a variety of strategies
    1. Apply editing strategies through workshops and individual or peer group editing
    2. Assess peer review feedback to address specific areas of focus, content and organization
    3. Demonstrate proofreading for word choice and sentence revision using Standard English grammar



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