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ENGL 087
Writing Essentials


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
This course focuses on the composition of well-developed sentences, paragraphs, short essays, and the writing process. Students will develop critical thinking through the use of expository, narrative, critical, analytical, and persuasive writing techniques. Instructors will use the WWCC writing rubric to evaluate competencies and ensure developmental progression. Formerly ENG 087. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Apply writing process concepts.
  • Create organized, unified, coherent and well-developed paragraphs and short essays.
  • Demonstrate clarity in writing through good grammar, punctuation, spelling, and manuscript skills in paragraphs.
  • Use academic writing style in voice, wording, and sentence construction.
  • Interpret short, college-level texts for key ideas with assistance.
  • Analyze short, college-level texts for key ideas with assistance.
  • Use basic information literacy skills, practicing researching outside sources and avoiding plagiarism.
  • Manage the academic demands of college classes independently.

  • Course Topics
  • This course will cover the following topics (note: this is a representative, not an inclusive, list):
    • The writing process and understanding the WWCC writing rubric
    • Establishing academic tone in writing
    • Reading for the main idea, annotating texts, creating evidence-based claims and summaries
    • Finding and employing outside sources as well as simple formatting of in-text citations
    • Structuring both the paragraph and the essay as well as employing patterns of organization
    • Review of grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation
    • Working with writing modes (narrative, expository/argumentative, persuasive)

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ENGL 087
    Summer 2016
    9630
    Mrs Smith
    ENGL 087
    Summer 2016
    1102
    Brian Walker
    ENGL 087
    Summer 2016
    6024
    Reenie Arnold
    ENGL 087
    Summer 2016
    9628
    Shannon Ardamica-Hall
    ENGL 087
    Spring 2016
    1109
    karen kirkwood


    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.