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ENG 101 - English Composition 1

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course teaches students to prepare and write a number of clear, well-developed essays using exposition and other rhetorical modes. This process assists students to build writing strategies and methodologies for college and professional writing.

Prerequisites: ENG 055  with a minimum grade of 2.0, or overall high school GPA of 2.8 or higher, or minimum score of 18 ACT-English, 25 SAT-Writing and Language, 71 CPT-Sentence Skills or 250 NGA-Writing.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | English
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Analyze types of writing, audiences and purposes.
  2. Apply prewriting strategies such as brainstorming, idea mapping and outlining to plan writing tasks.
  3. Employ techniques, such as observing, recording, summarizing, analyzing, classifying, interpreting, comparing, defining, arguing and/or instructing for effective college-level writing.
  4. Examine student and professional writing for rhetorical elements, strengths and weaknesses.
  5. Write unified essays whose central ideas are expressed by clear thesis statements and topic sentences.
  6. Provide support for thesis statements and topic sentences through the use of relevant details, examples, reasons, facts, data and quotations.
  7. Demonstrate appropriate writing competencies in advancing, addressing and expressing ideas within academic disciplines.
  8. Evaluate writing through revising, editing and proofreading effectively to achieve coherence and avoid grammatical errors.
  9. Apply rules of standard grammar and usage to writing.

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