Effective College English I
The first of a two-course sequence designed to provide incoming students with the expository and argumentative writing and critical thinking skills required for college course work. Emphasizing essay-length compositions, the course covers critical reading and analysis, thesis formation and essay organization and basic research and revision techniques.
- Identify main idea and themes in reading.
- Identify key words for use as supporting evidence.
- Critically analyze literary material for incorporation.
- Paraphrase and summarize source language.
- Generate unified and coherent formal essays.
- Develop paragraphs with clear topic sentences, supportive examples and evidence, and concluding sentences.
- Write clear thesis statements, supportive body paragraphs, introductions and conclusions.
- Develop effective introductions and conclusions using appropriate strategies, such as anecdote, questioning, framing, and quotation.
- Write on a focused topic.
- Incorporate source material into sentences in accordance with the conventions of textual appropriation and citation.
- Use effective revising and editing strategies in revising one’s own work and the work of peers.
- Write clear, effective sentences in accordance with the conventions of Standard English and college-level academic writing.
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