ENG 110S - College Writing I (Enhanced)
Students learn to use writing to develop their thinking and to read texts critically for both form and content. They practice different writing processes and rhetorical strategies to write essays that are purposeful , thoughtful, and coherent, and that conform to the conventions of standard written English. They understand writing as a social and collaborative process, both as a mode of individual expression and as a rhetorical act. Students will recognize the act of writing as a multi-stage process that includes composing, revising, editing and proofreading.
Additionally, ENG 110S incorporates a writing-workshop designed to prepare less experienced writers’ critical thinking skills which are fundamental to success in ENG 111. Students learn to edit their writing according to the conventions of standard written English and develop essays that are focused, full, and coherent.
4 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Write reflectively about their observations and experiences.
ENG 110S Enhancements: Students will complete both informal and formal writing assignments to learn that writing has several purposes: to permit self-expression and self-relection, to communicate information with others, to enhance learning, to entertain and persuade others.
2. Engage in reading as a dialogic activity.
ENG 110S Enhancements: Students will develop their critical reading skills so as to better identify their own and the academy’s beliefs regarding good writing, and to identify an author’s purpose in writing and the choices an author has made to achieve that purpose.
3. Use information and ideas from texts to support a thesis, implicit or explicit; students will represent borrowed information and ideas accurately.
ENG 110S Enhancements: Students will develop their critical thinking skills by receiving, evaluating and incorporating their written work alternative prespectives on their writing and its contents.
4. Evaluate sources for relevance and appropriateness.
ENG 110S Enhancements: Students will develop their critical thinking skills by receiving, evaluating and incorporating into their written work alternative perspectives on their writing and its contents.
5. Engage in writing as a dialogic activity.
ENG 110S Enhancements: Students will develop their ability to write purposefully, to articulate that purpose in writing and in conversation with others, and to recognize and articulate the authorial intent grounding a piece of writing.
6. Write in Standard Written American English, using diction appropriate to a college-level audience.
ENG 110S Enhancements: Students will gain skill in identifying and correcting sentence-level errors that interfere with a reader’s understanding of a text and less significant errors that nevertheless constitute a break with the conventions of standard writing English. Students will develop their understanding of the collaborative nature of writing by learning how to provide useful feedback to other writers and how to incorporate feedback from them into their written work.
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