ENGL1021 Essay Fundamentals

This writing course provides instruction designed to prepare students for college-level writing courses. Students will learn conventions and techniques for clear written communication, using a variety of essay development strategies and writing contexts, with special attention to audience and purpose. Students will develop their ability to identify and correct common sentence-level errors in their own writing. In addition, students will be introduced to basic methods for incorporating ideas of others into their writing, as well as thinking and reading critically.  This course is also offered in a Fast Track version, which enables students to take ENGL1021 and ENGL2121 in a single semester.




Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL0930 with a grade of "C" or better. 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:
Use different writing styles for different rhetorical situations
Employ a writing process involving invention, drafting, revision, and editing
Create texts that demonstrate coherence and unity in real-time writing
Create texts that demonstrate coherence and unity in process writing
Present focused ideas in writing, using relevant evidence
Analyze the ideas of others
Integrate the ideas of others in writing
Revise texts to make them comprehensible for specific audiences and writing contexts, using Standard Edited American English

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

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details