Sep 24, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1

3 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): A grade of C or better in ACL 040  or appropriate placement into ENG 101A.

Corequisite(s): ENG 099 .

Note: A grade of C or better is required to satisfy the general education requirement. Credit is not given for both ENG 101A and ENG 101  or ENG 101A and ENG 101H . Typically offered at MC, AM, GB, and OL; fall, spring, and summer terms.

Course Outcomes:
  1. Apply close reading and textual analysis to the identification of the cultural, social, and historical contexts that shape texts;
  2. Apply rhetorical analysis skills in written and oral presentations;
  3. Compose college-level writing projects for academic audiences;
  4. 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;
  5. Effectively use prewriting, planning, drafting, and revising strategies;
  6. Conduct research necessary for college-level writing by finding, selecting, and evaluating appropriate sources;
  7. Incorporate and document primary and secondary source material according to MLA conventions;
  8. Explain plagiarism and implement strategies to avoid it;
  9. Consistently use Standard English and other stylistic options appropriate for audience and purpose;
  10. Correct errors in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.