ENGL 2010 Intermediate College Writing

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Catalog Description

Prerequisite: ENGL 1005B, ENGL 1010, or equivalent. Building upon the rhetorical skills developed in ENGL 1005AB or ENGL 1010, students will develop analytical, interpretive, and information literacy skills necessary for writing a well-supported, researched, academic argument. Continued instruction in strategies for generating, revising, editing, and proofreading writing.

Course Description

ENGL 2010, Intermediate College Writing, helps students develop analytical, interpretive, and information literacy skills necessary for writing a well-supported, researched, academic argument. (This course was formerly listed as ENGL 102.)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Refine fundamental rhetorical strategies used to produce university-level writing, especially
    1. modify content and form according to the rhetorical situation, purpose, and audience
    2. incorporate textual evidence through quotation, summary, and paraphrase into their essays and appropriately cite their sources
    3. evaluate the relevance, validity, and authority of information, and ethically use and cite that information in their own writing
  2. Think critically to analyze a rhetorical situation or text and make thoughtful decisions based on that analysis, through writing, reading, and research
  3. Think critically to articulate an individual perspective and to integrate the ideas of others through organizing and developing ideas into their own writing.
  4. Understand a written assignment as a series of tasks, including finding, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing appropriate primary and secondary sources
  5. Critique their own work and that of peers using the conceptual and stylistic conventions of academic discourse.
  6. Exhibit knowledge of genre conventions ranging from structure and paragraphing to voice, tone and style
  7. Control such surface features as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  8. Use electronic environments for drafting, reviewing, revising, editing, and sharing texts

Course Outline

  1. Prewrite, draft, and revise at least three formal essays of at least 1,200 words 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 and at least one essay will include research and the integration of multiple sources.
  2. Use writing and reading for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communicating.
  3. Use electronic environments for drafting, reviewing, revising, editing, and sharing texts.
  4. Develop and refine an ability to write about problems and issues from historical, philosophical, literary, rhetorical, and/or cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives.
  5. Learn research techniques and demonstrate information literacy when locating and evaluating outside sources in order to incorporate textual evidence in writing through paraphrase, summary, and quotation.
  6. Learn about the resources available through the University Writing Center, University Library, and other centers of information.
  7. Actively participate in prewriting and revision activities as well as in other activities that encourage conceptual development and an enhanced sense of audience.