| ENG 090, Introduction to Academic Writing and Reading
Outcomes and Objectives
Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 1 and WRITING LEVEL 1 : Provides those who are not yet prepared for academic work in the regular composition sequence (ENG 111A, ENG 111, ENG 112) with opportunity to improve their reading and writing skills in an interactive and collaborative setting. Includes practice of personal and academic writing with special attention given to individual needs, which may include organization, sentence structure and variety, correct usage, and vocabulary development. Practices active reading strategies to understand, interpret, and apply information from reading. Does not earn credit towards graduation. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in ENG 090 for progression to the next level. (75-0)
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Develop a writing process for pre-college and college essays.
- Plan and brainstorm ideas for an essay before beginning to write.
- Produce drafts of an essay and show an understanding of revisions.
- Participate effectively in writing groups and conferences.
- Demonstrate an ability to work with written comments.
- Produce edited properly formatted essays.
Develop abilities with the basic structures of an essay.
- Use introductions, conclusions, and paragraphs.
- Write essays that demonstrate a sense of organization.
- Use topic sentences.
- Use transitions between sentences and paragraphs.
- Write at least two essays with a clear thesis.
Develop abilities with the more complex aspects of an essay.
- Demonstrate ability to develop significant ideas and use supportive, specific examples.
- Write essays that lack confusion.
- Write essays that demonstrate an awareness of audience.
- Reduce number of errors in grammar and punctuation.
Demonstrate ability to use reading process necessary to active, purposeful reading of a variety of texts mostly through 9th grade readability.
Use specific strategies before, during and after reading, including previewing, predicting, accessing prior knowledge, questioning and summarizing.
Demonstrate ability to retain general information from a piece of reading and reproduce same on an objective quiz/test.
Check comprehension by identifying topic, thesis/focus and supporting details and
locating explicit information, in a passage, that answers "who, what, when, where, why and how."
Use study strategies, including SQ3R, annotation of text, outlining, mapping, and
sequential summarizing, particularly with textbook materials.
Demonstrate ability, both orally and in writing, to make personal connections to the ideas in a piece of reading.
Demonstrate an ability to negotiate unfamiliar vocabulary, as well as make new words a part of one's own vocabulary.
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