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ENGL 077
Writing Fundamentals


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Focuses on the composition of well-developed sentences and paragraphs (and essays as students demonstrate readiness) and the writing process. Critical thinking will be developed using expository, analytical, and persuasive writing techniques. Instructors use the WWCC writing rubric to evaluate competencies and insure developmental progression. Formerly ENG 077. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the writing process:
    1. Free writing, brainstorming.
    2. Editing and proofreading.
    3. Sentence combining.
    4. Writing short, focused paragraphs.
    5. Gain a basic understanding of WWCC's Writing Rubric.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of good sentence structure:
    1. Recognize subjects, verbs, and prepositional phrases.
    2. Recognize and correct fragments.
    3. Recognize and correct run-on sentences.
    4. Use commas correctly.

  • Demonstrate computer skills:
    1. Write and revise on the computer.
    2. Learn to use spellchecker and the thesaurus.
    3. Practice grammar review on the computer.

  • Course Topics
  • The Writing Process
  • The 3-Point Paragraph
  • Working with Writing Models
  • Structure of the Paragraph (Time Order vs List Order)
  • Grammar Review
  • Sentence Structure (Run-ons, Fragments, Dependent and Independent Clauses)
  • Punctuation (Commas, Quotation Marks)
  • Word Choice
  • Parallel Construction (Introduction to Thesis Writing)
  • Understanding the WWCC Writing Rubric
  • Introduction to Modes of Writing (Patterns of Organization)

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ENGL 077
    Fall 2015
    9629
    Mrs Smith
    ENGL 077
    Summer 2015
    9629
    Mrs Smith
    ENGL 077
    Spring 2015
    1101
    karen kirkwood
    ENGL 077
    Spring 2015
    9629
    Mrs Smith
    ENGL 077
    Winter 2015
    9629
    Mrs Smith


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.