San Antonio College
Gonzales Hall - 123
Lec. Hrs. per wk:
Lab. Hrs. per wk:
Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
Principles and techniques, which may include documentation, of written, expository, and persuasive composition; analysis of
literary, expository, and/or persuasive texts; emphasis on critical thinking
Course Description (e-catalog):
Demonstrate College Readiness through appropriate placement scores and/or completion of developmental sequence in
English and/or Reading.
PREREQUISITES, CO-REQUISITES and OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
TEXTBOOKS (including ISBN#) and REQUIRED MATERIALS/RECOMMENDED READING:
Learning Outcome 1:
The students will be able to apply the principles of writing as a process, which includes pre-writing,
drafting, revising, and editing.
Performance Objective and Measurement: The student will write a minimum of four essays, including the final, that show
awareness of writing as a process including awareness of audience, purpose, occasion, style, format, and accepted
conventions of standard written English. The cumulative total for the four essays should be at least 4,000 words. These essays
will constitute at least 60 percent of the course grade, and minimum competency requirements for the course will be a grade
average of 70 or better.
Learning Outcome 2:
The student will read and understand course materials, including topics dealing with civic responsibility
and global awareness, and apply basic principles of critical thinking in analyzing non-fiction prose.
Performance Objective and Measurement: The student will demonstrate understanding of the materials through class
discussions, collaborative activities, quizzes, and essays. Each instructor will determine percentages of each assignment
beyond the essay minimum requirements.
Learning Outcome 3:
The student will be able to achieve competency in applying appropriate modes of organization, including
clear thesis statements, controlling topic sentences, paragraph development, appropriate phrasing, and sufficient transitions to
write expository essays.
Performance Objective and Measurement: The student will demonstrate organizational competency as part of the minimum four
essays, including an in-class final exam of at least 500 words to be written during the scheduled final exam period. The final
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES / PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:
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