Mar 07, 2021  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

ENGL-101 English Composition I

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-016  (ACSR-016) Pre-requisite: Placement into ENGL-101  on the MCC placement test or “S1”/2.0 in ENGL-095 , ENGL-098 , ENGL-099 , or 2.5 or higher in ELAP 120  , or  ACLT-075  with teacher recommendation to move to ENGL-101  or ENGL-103 .
A writing course that emphasizes organization and communication of thought through writing developed with clear convincing detail and supporting a thesis (controlling idea or main point). Writing in the course will include single paragraphs short essays and a library research assignment which includes a longer multiple-source documented essay.

Course Outcomes
1. Use prewriting methods that help generate ideas before drafting a paragraph or essay 2. Draft and revise essays, each of which supports one main idea 3. Use relevant details and examples to support a main idea 4. Recognize and demonstrate elements of an essay: introduction, thesis, body/support paragraphs, conclusion 5. Use transitions so that one idea flows smoothly and logically into the next 6. Use a variety of sentence lengths and structures 7. Use concrete, specific words to create a mental picture for the reader 8. Use Standard English grammar, punctuation and spelling 9. Demonstrate basic use of the library by locating and selecting pertinent research materials 10. Demonstrate basic use of the Internet by locating and selecting pertinent research materials 11. Write an original research essay, using parenthetical citations and providing a list of works cites using American psychological Association guidelines 12. Use such organizational aides as introductions, headings, bulleted lists, graphics and summaries 13. Demonstrates the basic of document design