Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Writing and Reading for Purpose
Course: ENG091AC

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 one or more writing projects comprising at least 600 words in total.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. 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)
2. Generate and support effective and appropriate ideas. (II, III)
3. Recognize how rhetorical contexts (including circumstance, purpose, topic, audience and writer) affect writing. (I)
4. Organize writing to support a central idea through unity, coherence, and logical development. (I, II ,III, IV)
5. Use feedback obtained from peer review, instructor comments and/or other resources to revise writing. (II)
6. Assess one`s own writing strengths and identify strategies for improvement through instructor conference, portfolio review, written evaluation, and/or other methods. (II, III)
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
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  4/26/2011

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