Feb 25, 2020
ENG 108 - College Writing II for Non Native Speakers of English
This course, designed for non-native speakers of English at an advanced level of proficiency in written English, focuses on sophisticated analysis and evaluations of texts and on the writing of essays that expand and refine thinking about issues and ideas from across the disciplines. Students analyze and evaluate ideas and information from a variety of sources, including electronic database and networks. They acquire the skills to choose the appropriate rhetorical stance for different ideas, purposes, and audiences, and produce thesis-centered essays as a result of synthesizing multiple positions on global issues.
Prerequisites: ENG 107 College Writing I for Non-Native Speakers of English
3 Class Hours (equivalent to ENG 111 for International Students)
- To provide ESL College students with practice in writing research essays, process writing, and American writing conventions.
- To provide students with practice in writing various rhetorical types of essays and/or combination of them: process, cause/effect, comparison/contrast, and argumentative.
- To provide students with practice in writing with sources: paraphrasing, summarizing, synthesizing, and citing and documenting quotations.
- To refine and sharpen 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:
- Critically read, annotate, anlayze, and respond to texts using informal writing.
- Detect a writer's thesis, purpose, audience, tone, organization and bias.
- 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.
- Effectively write a critical reaction or response to a text.
- Understand pre-writing strategies such as brainstorming, free-writing, journal writing, journalist's questions, and outlining and apply them to various writing task.
- Develop competence in using appropriate rhetorical modes to address a writing task.
- Develop reasonable arguments about controversial issues, and express the main idea in a clear thesis and provide adequate support.
- Develop fluency in using paraphrases, summaries, or syntheses to avoid plagiarism.
- 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.
- Use MLA and/or APA in-text citations properly and correctly form a bibliography page.
- Improve proof reading skills by detecting and correcting grammar, spelling, and mechanics errors in advanced texts and in their own work.
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