ENGL 1010 Accelerated College Writing


Catalog Description

Prerequisites: English Placement Test (EPT) and completion of directed self-placement or completion of ENGL 1004. 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 1010 (Accelerated College Writing) is a one-semester accelerated version of ENGL 1005A and 1005B for students who either are exempt from the EPT or who score 147 or higher on the EPT; intended for competent and confident first-year students who choose to engage with the challenging curriculum of a one-term first-year college writing course.

Learning Outcomes

  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

  1. Prewrite, draft, write, and revise at least four formal essays of at least 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 with at least one essay including a research component.
  2. Use critical reading strategies to understand a range of public and academic writing.
  3. 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.
  4. Practice strategies for meaningful revision and recognize that writing is a recursive process.
  5. Incorporate textual evidence in writing through the use of paraphrase, summary, and quotation.
  6. Investigate the relationships between stylistic options and audience response.
  7. Discuss ideas and motives in culture.
  8. Learn about the resources available through the University Writing Center, University Library, and other centers of information.