ENG 111 - College Writing II
Students produce sophisticated analyses and evaluations of texts and write essays that expand and refine their thinking about important ideas and issues. They analyze and evaluate ideas and information from a variety of sources, including electronic databases and networks, providing appropriate documentation. Students extend their writing maturity by learning to choose an appropriate rhetorical stance for different ideas, purposes, and audiences, and to assert an original thesis as a product of synthesizing ideas from multiple perspectives.
Prerequisite: ENG 110 College Writing I or Placement Test
Students who earn a score of 90 or higher on the NYS ELA may enroll directly into ENG 111 without taking the Placement Test.
3 Class Hours
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. Find, review, and evaluate available literature to use in their writing, responsibly using electronic databases and networks, in addition to library and community resources. Student must show that they can choose appropriate and effective references; decide whether to quote, paraphrase, or summarize; write appropriate introductions and background for references; document correctly with an appropriate style (MLA, preferred, or APA); use references honestly and accurately; and avoid plagiarism.
2. Produce formal essays that are the product of a process of revision and demonstrate the ability to:
a. think critically
b. refrain from using stereotypes or jumping to conclusions
c. develop reasonable arguments about controversial issues
d. use various rhetorical strategies with sensitivity to purpose and audience
e. address all relevant sides of an issue
f. provide adequate support and evidence
g. use facts accurately
h. maintain respectful attitudes toward alternative ideas and opinions
i. establish their own style
j. write sentences that adequately carry the meaning of sophisticated ideas
k. conform to the conventions of standard written English
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