syllabus070.001fall2016 - Basic Composition II ENG 070.001 8:00 a.m 9:15 a.m Monday and Wednesday Fall 2016 Class location AKL 205 Instructor Michelle

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Basic Composition II ENG 070.001, 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m., Monday and Wednesday Fall 2016 Class location: AKL 205 Instructor: Michelle Lindquist E-mail: [email protected] Office phone: (630) 466-7900 ex. 2849 Office location: BDE 131 Office hours: Monday/Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Friday – available by appointment only ENG 70 - Lindquist Page 1 of 7
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Course Description: Basic Composition II is the second in a two-course developmental composition sequence that precedes transfer-level composition courses. This course encourages students to develop/refine their voice and writing skills while responding to more complex writing situations. Students will learn how to compose essays and engage in the research process as they participate in the larger academic community of thinkers, readers and writers. Course Data and Notes: Prerequisite: C or better in ENG050 or placement by assessment Credit Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Repeatable to a maximum of 12 semester hours; does not apply to a degree or certificate. Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to: 1. apply and refine an individualized writing process that utilizes prewriting, writing, revising, and editing techniques; 2. compose formal essays that contain an introduction, body, and conclusion with sufficient transitions; 3. create, maintain and support a thesis statement that fulfills the writer's purpose and acknowledges the audience; 4. develop and organize relevant, adequate support for all essays; 5. compose four essays that demonstrate engagement with text, such as argument, narrative and analysis; 6. use correct grammar and mechanics in all essays; 7. use correct sentence structure by applying coordination and subordination (which will eliminate run-ons, comma splices, and fragments); 8. conduct basic research using both technology and print resources; 9. evaluate the credibility and relevance of sources; 10. synthesize findings to form a coherent argument using paraphrases, summaries and direct quotations from text or source materials in essays; 11. use proper MLA style in all essays; 12. adhere to WCC standards of academic integrity; 13. apply critical thinking to and evaluation of literature and literary non-fiction; 14. write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of informal writing tasks. ENG 70 - Lindquist Page 2 of 7
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Program Outcomes : Upon successful completion of this program the student will be able to: 1. write a clear, coherent, and concise college-level essay that utilizes proper grammar and mechanics. Student Learning Outcomes: 1. Critical Thinking: Students will be able to analyze, synthesize and evaluate information in order to develop conclusions or solutions while actively engaging in learning and questioning beyond the content of the course.
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