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ENG 111A - Writing Methods/College Composition I

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 5

The first of a two-course composition sequence, English 111A offers students experience in using an effective writing process to produce formal, college-level writing. In this course, successful students will also practice the use of critical thinking skills in reading and writing and be introduced to basic research skills related to academic writing. Credit may be earned in only one of: ENG 111, ENG 111A, ENG 111B, ENG 111C or ENG 111H.

Prerequisite(s): Reading Level 2 and a final course grade of A, A- in RDG 093W and Writing Level 2 and a final course grade of A, A- in WRT 090, or Reading Level 3 or a C or higher in RDG 097W and Writing Level 3 or a C or higher in WRT 098.
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 30
Meets MTA Requirement: English Comp
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Produce formal, first-year college-level writing
    1. Address the rhetorical situation
    2. Use the writing process to improve writing
    3. Support a thesis statement
  2. Practice critical thinking in reading and writing tasks
    1. Identify how meaning is communicated in a piece of text
    2. Interpret texts through an appropriate lens
    3. Analyze and respond to the rhetorical situation in a text
  3. Practice basic research skills
    1. Attribute and cite source material appropriately
    2. Locate and evaluate credible sources
    3. Incorporate source material into a text effectively

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