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College Composition II

ENG 112

College Composition II

ENG 112

Course Description

Prerequisite: READNG LEVEL 3 and a "C" grade or better in any approved college level composition I course. Expands abilities and versatility in reading, language awareness, and composing for a range of purposes, audiences, and situations, including academic research writing. Credit may be earned in onlyone of ENG 112 or ENG 112A or ENG 112H. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Write effective college compositions.

Objectives:

  • Consider audience and purpose.
  • Plan writing processes, using effective strategies and techniques.
  • Include a clear articulation of the important ideas.
  • Select organize, and present details to support a main idea.
  • Demonstrate the ability to move between generalization and detail.
  • Write effective introductions and conclusions.
  • Employ the appropriate writing conventions.

Use writing tasks that involve both reading and writing.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the ability to derive meaning from a piece of writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between the meaning one makes of a text and the author's intended meaning.
  • Interpret reading and writing task in such a way as to invest them with personal significance, thereby creating ways to make reading and writing vital activities in a lifetime of learning.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Understand the relationship among language, knowledge, and power.

Work with others, both in and out of the classroom.

Objectives:

  • Reflect upon and assess one's own work as well as the work of others.
  • Show willingness to work with others, seeking help where necessary and offering help where it is sought.

Write an academic research composition.

Objectives:

  • Locate information using a variety of search tools and methods, including library sources.
  • Select source material appropriate to the writing context.
  • Integrate their own opinions with various source points of view.
  • Quote, paraphrase, and summarize accurately.
  • Document sources in conventional style with parenthetical references in text.