This course focuses on writing skills needed to write essays. During the semester, students 1) understand the planning and writing process for thesis-focused, multi-paragraph essays; 2) develop ideas in paragraphs containing a topic sentence, clear order, adequate detail, transitions, and a conclusion; 3) become familiar with the basic process of research and citation; 4) demonstrate conventional grammatical sentence structure, punctuation, and spelling; 5) move towards college-level vocabulary and usage. Sources for writing model analysis and study include published articles and essays and assigned student work. Students must pass the course with a C/P or better to move on to ENGC 1101.
Semesters: Fall, Spring