ENG 107 - College Writing I for Non-Native Speakers of English
This course integrates academic reading and writing and critical thinking for non-native speakers of English. Students practice different writing processes and rhetorical strategies in order to write essays that are purposeful, thoughtful, and coherent, and that conform to the conventions of standard written English. They practice vocabulary-building techniques and review grammatical structures needed for effective communication. They understand writing as a social and collaborative process.
Prerequisites: ENG 106 English as a Second Language Intermediate II, SPK 106 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening 4
3 Class Hours (equivalent to ENG 110 for International Students)
1. To introduce advanced ESL students to college writing, with a focus on essay writing, process writing, and American writing conventions.
2. To provide students with practice in writing four rhetorical types of essays: process, cause/effect, comparison/contrast, and argumentative.
3. To introduce students to the basics of writing with sources: paraphrasing, summarizing, and citing quotations.
4. To improve students’ grammar and mechanic skills in writing activities, enabling them to use more sophisticated sentence structure and avoid common sentence errors (such as fragments, run-ons, and commas splices).
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Properly annotate readings and outline the main point and supporting details in a text.
2. Detect a writer’s thesis, purpose, audience, tone, organization and bias.
3. Use informal writing strategies to stretch and deepen their thinking about ideas they encounter in their reading, make connections between their reading and their own personal experience, and reinforce the practice of reading as a dialogue activity.
4. Effectively write a critical reaction or response to a text.
5. Understand pre-writing strategies such as brainstorming, free-writing, journal writing, journalist’s questions, and outlining and apply them to various writing tasks.
6. Write well-structured, unified and coherent essays with an introductory paragraph, several body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph.
7. Demonstrate in multi-paragraph essays of varying lengths the ability to use appropriate rhetorical modes such as process, comparison/contrast, cause/effect, and argumentative.
8. Express the main idea in a clear thesis and provide adequate support.
9. Properly paraphrase and summarize texts.
10. Revise their own texts by themselves and with a peer reviewer for content, organization and clarity, and give constructive feedback to peers about their writing.
11. Use MLA in-text citations and correctly form a Works Cited page.
12. Use correct grammar including sentence structure, S-V Agreement, verb tenses and verb forms, and mechanics including capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
13. Use more sophisticated sentence structure such as adjective clauses, noun clauses, adverb clauses, participial phrases, and reduced adverb clauses.
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