ENGL& 101 English Composition I • 5 Cr.
Develops clear, effective writing skills and emphasizes writing as a process. Students practice writing in a variety of forms and modes. CMST 141 or ENGL& 101 meet a written communication course requirement at BC. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment or ENGL 092 or 093 with a C- or better.
Also offered as part of “It IS All About Me: Reading, Writing & Reflecting about the Self” a 10-credit Interdisciplinary Studies class. Look for Interdisciplinary Studies in Spring 2013 for details.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate various invention practices: brainstorming, free writing; outlining, journaling
- Demonstrate ability to write in various modes: personal narrative, expository, analytical, descriptive, argument
- Demonstrate the phases of writing: draft, revision, final copy
- Explore sources of writing: reading, thinking, analyzing, discussion
- Create a thesis statement that suggests the focus of the paper; does not point out the obvious, and is written as a sentence.
- Develop and include enough details and examples to support the identified thesis and reinforce focus
- Demonstrate various patterns of organization and use the organization pattern that suits your identified purpose & audience.
- Illustrate the concept of Audience in your writing.
- Artfully combine Audience, Purpose, and Tone in compositions written in and outside of class
- Write in a vocabulary appropriate to your subject and identified audience.
- Begin and conclude a paper effectively.
- Show effective control of mechanics: paragraphing, punctuation, spelling.
- Differentiate between key ideas and supporting details in reading
- Locate the thesis statement in reading assignments
- Practice good group skills: how to give useful feedback, and how to make use offeedback you receive
- Develop self-assessment skills