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ENGL 087
Writing Essentials


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Focuses on the composition of well-developed sentences, paragraphs and short essays and the writing process. Critical thinking will be developed using expository, critical, analytical, and persuasive writing techniques. Instructors use the WWCC writing rubric to evaluate competencies and insure developmental progression. Formerly ENG 087. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 077.

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 2015
    6201
    Kimberly Tolson
    ENGL 087
    Spring 2015
    1109
    karen kirkwood
    ENGL 087
    Spring 2015
    9630
    Mrs Smith
    ENGL 087
    Spring 2015
    6373
    Kimberly Tolson
    ENGL 087
    Winter 2015
    1102
    Jesse Burgess


    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.