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Writing Methods/College Composition II

Course NumberENG 112A
Lab Hours30
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and a "C" grade or better in any approved college level composition I course. Expands abilities and versatility in reading, language awareness, and composing for a range of purposes, audiences, and situations, including academic research writing. This course will transfer to universities and partially fulfill the college's English composition requirement. Credit may be earned in only one of ENG 112 or ENG 112A or ENG 112H. (45-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Write effective college compositions.
  1. Consider audience and purpose.
  2. Plan writing processes, using effective strategies and techniques.
  3. Include a clear articulation of the important ideas.
  4. Select organize, and present details to support a main idea.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to move between generalization and detail.
  6. Write effective introductions and conclusions.
  7. Employ the appropriate writing conventions.

Use writing tasks that involve both reading and writing.
  1. Demonstrate the ability to derive meaning from a piece of writing.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between the meaning one makes of a text and the author's intended meaning.
  3. Interpret reading and writing task in such a way as to invest them with personal significance, thereby creating ways to make reading and writing vital activities in a lifetime of learning.
  4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  5. Understand the relationship among language, knowledge, and power.

Work with others, both in and out of the classroom.
  1. Reflect upon and assess one's own work as well as the work of others.
  2. Show willingness to work with others, seeking help where necessary and offering help where it is sought.

Write an academic research composition.
  1. Locate information using a variety of search tools and methods, including library sources.
  2. Select source material appropriate to the writing context.
  3. Integrate their own opinions with various source points of view.
  4. Quote, paraphrase, and summarize accurately.
  5. Document sources in conventional style with parenthetical references in text.

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