Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Essay Fundamentals
Course: ENG091AA

First Term: 2011 Fall
Lecture   1 Credit(s)   1 Period(s)   1 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Emphasis on preparation for college-level composition with a focus on organizational skills. Establishing effective writing strategies through two or more writing projects comprising at least 700 words in total.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Use conventions in writing complete sentences, using appropriate grammar, and using mechanics. (I, III)
2. Integrate a variety of sentence types. (I, III)
3. Generate, format, edit, and deliver writing using appropriate technology. (I, III)
4. Use feedback obtained from peer review, instructor comments and/or other resources to revise writing. (I)
5. Assess one`s own writing strengths and identify strategies for improvement through instructor conference, portfolio review, written evaluation, and/or other methods. (I, II)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Developing Effective Processes
   A. Invention
   B. Drafting
   C. Feedback
   D. Revision
   E. Presentation
II. Thinking, Reading and Writing Analytically
   A. Reading for structural analysis
   B. Reading for contextual analysis
   C. Writing to communicate
   D. Writing to analyze
III. Understanding Conventions
   A. Format
   B. Structure
   C. Mechanics
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  4/26/2011

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