ENGL0930 Fundamentals of Writing

Writing is an essential element for successful communication in work and school settings. This course is designed to introduce students to the kinds of writing they will need to use in college. Students in this course will use the standards of American Written English to explore and produce writing in many different modes, moving from paragraphs and summaries to short essays.




Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ESOL0831 with a grade of "C" or better and the ability to word process simple documents. Basic computer literacy skills required

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course: 
Write grammatically correct sentences of varying patterns 
Correct mechanical errors in written documents 
Write unified paragraphs with appropriate transitions 
Analyze audience, purpose, tone, and stylistic technique in various written documents as models for persuasive and informative writing 
Write documents for a clear audience and purpose 
Write summaries from various sources 
Write short essays 
Use the writing process 
Distinguish between main ideas and supporting ideas 
Write topic sentences that address purpose and audience 
Write thesis statements that reflect purpose and mode 
Develop topics with substantive specific details and examples 
Incorporate secondary sources 
Cite secondary sources appropriately 
Demonstrate effective real-time writing

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details