Improvement of writing skills, emphasizing both composition and review of grammar. Placement is preliminary until a writing sample has been examined by the instructor during the first week of class. Vocational credit cannot be used to fulfill the Communications requirement for the transfer Associate degree. Keyboarding skills required.PREREQUISITES:
Place into ENGL 121 with approved and documented placement test scores (writing & reading) or by completing DEVE 099 with a grade of C or better.NOTES:
The student will become proficient in the writing of sentences, paragraphs, basic letters, and short essays/reports. The student will understand and follow the text format of making a point and supporting that point.
The student will study and then use various methods of support in at least six paragraphs, memos, letters, and/or essays/reports. The student will learn to proofread and evaluate his/her own writing.
Introduction - Course overview
Planned writing - audience, purpose, format
Paragraph development - one focused idea with strong support and development
Introducing and concluding materials
Grammar Skills: subject-verb agreement/sentence boundaries
noun-pronoun agreement/reference/usage homonym/spelling proofreading
standard and irregular verbs comma usage
Basic letter format
Short report/essay format for progress reports and end-of the semester reports on job-specific writing expectation and overall job descriptions
Langan, John. College Writing Skills. McGraw Hill, 8th edition.
Class handouts for memos, letters, progress reports, etc.
Evaluation is based on in-class writings, daily/weekly quizzes, out of class writings, unit tests, and the final exam.BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Spring 2012RECORD UPDATED:
Jan 26 2012 2:55PM