Sep 24, 2023
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 13 credit hours - Three hours lecture weekly; one term.
This course meets the English Composition General Education Requirement.
Learn critical writing, reading, and thinking strategies. Write multiple essays, culminating in an instructor-guided research paper. Analyze a variety of texts and identify their cultural, historical, and social contexts. Develop foundational information literacy, academic research, and documentation skills.
Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement into ENG 101.
Crosslisted: Also offered as ENG 101H .
Note: A grade of C or better is required to satisfy the general education requirement. Credit is not given for both ENG 101 and ENG 101H or ENG 101 and ENG 101A . Typically offered at MC, AM, GB, and OL; fall, spring, and summer terms.
- Apply close reading and textual analysis to the identification of the cultural, social, and historical contexts that shape texts;
- Apply rhetorical analysis skills in written and oral presentations;
- Compose college-level writing projects for academic audiences;
- Write analytical essays that incorporate a clear thesis statement, strong topic sentences, effective transitions, focused and developed paragraphs, logical organization, appropriate modes of exposition, and effective source material;
- Effectively use prewriting, planning, drafting, and revising strategies;
- Conduct research necessary for college-level writing by finding, selecting, and evaluating appropriate sources;
- Incorporate and document primary and secondary source material according to MLA conventions;
- Explain plagiarism and implement strategies to avoid it;
- Consistently use Standard English and other stylistic options appropriate for audience and purpose;
- Correct errors in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.