ENGL 1005AB College Writing I & II

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ENGL 1005A College Writing I (3)
Prerequisites: English Placement Test (EPT) and completion of directed self-placement. First course in two term sequence (1005AB) focused on reading and writing to develop and communicate ideas. Instruction in strategies for planning, composing, and revising college writing that incorporates authorities, examples, arguments, and facts to write developed, supported texts. Graded A,B,C/NC.

1005B College Writing II (3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 1005A. Second course in two-term sequence (1005AB) focused on reading and writing to develop and communicate ideas. Instruction in strategies for planning, composing, and revising college writing that incorporates authorities, examples, arguments, and facts to write developed, supported texts. Graded A,B,C/NC.  GE A2

Course Description: ENGL 1005A-ENGL 1005B (College Writing I and II) is a two-semester first-year writing class for students who score 146 or below on the EPT; intended for students who would prefer to stretch the curriculum of a first-year writing course across two terms rather than attempt the more challenging pace of ENGL 1010 Accelerated College Writing.

Learning Outcomes (same for both 1005A and 1005B)

  1. Apply fundamental rhetorical strategies used to produce university-level writing, especially
    1. modify content and form according to the rhetorical situation, purpose, and audience
    2. appropriately use authorities, examples, facts, and other forms of persuasive evidence to support an argument or position
    3. vary stylistic options to achieve different effects
  2. Think critically to analyze a rhetorical situation or text and make thoughtful decisions based on that analysis, through writing, reading, and research
  3. Develop an effective writing process that includes flexible strategies for generating, revising, editing, and proof-reading
  4. Incorporate textual evidence through quotation, summary, and paraphrase into their essays and appropriately cite their sources
  5. Develop knowledge of genre conventions ranging from structure and paragraphing to tone and style
  6. Control such surface features as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  7. Use electronic environments for drafting, reviewing, revising, editing, and sharing texts

Course Outline (same for both 1005A and 1005B)

  1. Prewrite, draft, write, and revise at least three formal essays (750-1000 words in length each). The essays will be written in a variety of genres, assume a variety of rhetorical approaches, respond to a rhetorical situation, address a specific audience, address a variety of viewpoints, and articulate a stance. The essays will incorporate outside texts.
  2. Use critical reading strategies to understand a range of public and academic writing.
  3. Discuss ideas and motives in culture.
  4. Explore through reading, research, and discussion, in order to articulate in writing, the complex relation of the self to society through students’ reflection on their lives, goals, and problems in relation to the values, decisions, and beliefs of others.
  5. Incorporate textual evidence in writing, when appropriate, through the use of paraphrase, summary, and quotation.
  6. Investigate the relationships between stylistic options and audience response.
  7. Practice strategies for meaningful revision and recognize that writing is a recursive process.
  8. Learn about the resources available through the University Writing Center, University Library, and other centers of information.