ENGL 015 Basic English & Writing

This course is an introduction and review of basic skills and strategies needed for writing in college and the workplace, with emphasis on grammar and usage, sentence construction, and paragraph and essay development, preparing students for ENGL 101.

Credits

3 Credits

ENGL 015Basic English & Writing

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I. General Information

Department

English, Languages, and Philosophy

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Other

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is an introduction and review of basic skills and strategies needed for writing in college and the workplace, with emphasis on grammar and usage, sentence construction, and paragraph and essay development, preparing students for ENGL 101.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

develop and evaluate ideas use an effective writing process write basic, thesis-driven essays for an academic audience understand and use academic English grammar identify and correct major sentence errors develop basic computer literacy skills

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Instruction in writing essays Practice in writing essays

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Reading essay models Writing essays Peer-review Revising essays

Required Exams

Portfolio consisting of four essays Outcomes assessment essay

Required Text

Improving Reading Skills: Contemporary Readings for College Students by Deanne Spears

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Reading essay models Writing essays Peer-review Revising essays Portfolio consisting of four essays Outcomes assessment essay