Sep 20, 2019  
2015-2016 Official General Catalog 
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ENG 110 - College Writing I

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 in order 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.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  Placement Test

Students who earn a score of 85 or higher on the NYS ELA may enroll directly into ENG 110 without taking the Placement Test.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

SUNY General Education Assessment Review committee general writing outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to produce coherent texts within common college level forms.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts.


Upon successful completion of this course the student will:

1.  Produce essays that make connections between their reading and their own personal experience and reinforce the practice of reading as a dialogic activity.
2.  Produce essays that show they are able to communicate information and ideas from texts accurately and fairly in summary and critique.  Their written work will contain references in the form of quotation and appropriate paraphrase.  Student work will exhibit a writer's ethical obligations to readers:  honesty, accuracy, and acknowledgement of and respect for other people's ideas.  Students will show a familiarity with the principles of MLA in-text citation and writing Works Cited pages.
3.  Evaluate sources for their relevance and reliability, and will show that they are able to do this by producing at least one essay that contains independent research containing at least three sources.
4.  Show that they can revise their work effectively, taking into account different audiences and rhetorical purposes.

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