Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Fundamentals of Writing
Course: ENG091

First Term: 2010 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Emphasis on preparation for college-level composition with a focus on organizational skills. Developing effective writing strategies through five or more writing projects comprising at least 2000 words in total.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Recognize how rhetorical contexts (including circumstance, purpose, topic, audience and writer) affect writing. (I)
2. Organize writing to support a central idea through unity, coherence, and logical development. (I, II ,III, IV)
3. Use conventions in writing complete sentences, using appropriate grammar, and using mechanics. (II, IV)
4. Use conventions in writing, including consistent voice, tone, and diction. (II, IV)
5. Generate and support effective and appropriate ideas. (II, III)
6. Integrate a variety of sentence types. (II, IV)
7. Recognize and implement steps in the writing process for paragraphs and multi-paragraph projects, including prewriting, drafting, and editing for unity and coherence. (I, II, IV)
8. Use feedback obtained from peer review, instructor comments and/or other resources to revise writing. (II)
9. Assess one`s own writing strengths and identify strategies for improvement through instructor conference, portfolio review, written evaluation, and/or other methods. (II, III)
10. Generate, format, edit, and deliver writing using appropriate technology. (II, IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Recognizing Rhetorical Context
   A. Circumstance
   B. Purpose
   C. Topic
   D. Audience
   E. Writer
II. Developing Effective Processes
   A. Invention
   B. Drafting
   C. Feedback
   D. Revision
   E. Presentation
III. Thinking, Reading and Writing Analytically
   A. Reading for structural analysis
   B. Reading for contextual analysis
   C. Writing to communicate
   D. Writing to analyze
IV. Understanding Conventions
   A. Format
   B. Structure
   C. Mechanics
III. Letter Writing
   A. Formats
   B. Tone
   C. Organization
   D. Spelling Sentence Structure
   E. Constructive Criticism
   F. Group Problem-Solving
IV. Employment Applications
   A. Formats and Styles
   B. Gathering Data
   C. Organization of Data
   D. Clarity and Conciseness
   E. Final Product
   F. Constructive Criticism
   G. Group Problem-Solving
V. Resumes
   A. Formats
   B. Organization of Data
   C. Presentation of Data
   D. Helpful Hints
   E. Constructive Criticism
   F. Group Problem-Solving
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  4/27/2010

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