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ENGL 087
Writing Essentials


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Focuses on basic grammar conventions and mechanics; how to think critically; how to construct and combine sentences; how to organize and develop ideas; how to write paragraphs; and basic editing and proofreading skills. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 077. Formerly ENG 087.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • A basic understanding of the writing process:
    1. free writing, brainstorming.
    2. outlining, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading.

  • An understanding of basic grammar conventions and mechanics (for the purpose of improving basic sentence skills):
    1. this includes, among other things, the parts of speech and their functions, clauses and phrases, punctuation, and figures of speech.

  • A basic understanding of skills needed to write paragraphs and short essays:
    1. create topic sentences.
    2. use supportive details effectively and logically.
    3. write narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and informative paragraphs.

  • Computer skills necessary to produce presentable paragraphs and short essays:
    1. write (type) and revise on the computer.
    2. use computer spell checker and thesaurus.
    3. practice grammar review on computer.
    4. select type of font, font size, spacing, margins, and provide a clean copy with title and appropriate heading.

  • Students should also gain a basic understanding of:
    1. WWCC's Writing Rubric;
    2. aspects of critical thinking and logic;
    3. appropriate audience and tone for academic writing;
    4. the difference between abstract or general statements and specific or concrete detail.

  • Course Topics
  • The Writing Process
  • Structure of the Paragraph
  • Grammar Review
  • Sentence Structure
  • Punctuation
  • Understanding the WWCC Writing Rubric
  • Moving from Paragraph to Essay
  • Modes of Writing (Patterns of Organization)
  • Working with Writing Models

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ENGL 087
    Summer 2014
    1102
    Philip Coffeen
    ENGL 087
    Summer 2014
    9630
    Mrs Smith
    ENGL 087
    Spring 2014
    1102
    Jesse Burgess
    ENGL 087
    Spring 2014
    1103
    Jesse Burgess
    ENGL 087
    Spring 2014
    8027
    Philip Coffeen


    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.