Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [PAST 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:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop and demonstrate skills in close reading, textual analysis, and rhetorical analysis while identifying their cultural, social, and historical contexts.
  2. Compose college-level writing projects for academic audiences.
  3. Write a sequence of college-level 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.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the writing process by effectively using prewriting, planning, drafting, and revising strategies.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the research process by finding, selecting, and evaluating appropriate sources.
  6. Incorporate and document primary and secondary source material according to MLA conventions.
  7. Understand plagiarism and implement strategies to avoid it.
  8. Consistently use Standard English and other stylistic options appropriate for audience and purpose.
  9. Learn to correct errors in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.