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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Essay Fundamentals
Course: ENG091AA

First Term: 2015 Summer
Lecture   1 Credit(s)   1 Period(s)   1 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Emphasizes preparation for college-level composition by focusing on organizational skills and establishing effective writing strategies.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Employ a recursive process that includes prewriting, writing, revising, and editing (I).
2. Write sentences that adhere to conventions of format and structure appropriate to the rhetorical context (II).
3. Apply feedback obtained from peer review, instructor comments and/or other resources to revise writing (II, III)
4. Identify strengths and areas for improvement related to writing, responding to texts, and learning through collaborative work, instructor conference, portfolio review, written evaluation, and/or other methods (II, III)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Writing Process
   A. Invention in writing
   B. Genre and pattern of development selection in response to writing tasks
   C. Prewriting
   D. Writing
   E. Organizing
   F. Editing
   G. Revising
   H. Multimodal approaches to composition
   I. Writing as recursive process
   J. Research/working with source materials
II. Revising and Editing
   A. Apply in-process peer and instructor assessment
   B. Engage in peer review
   C. Edit for grammar and structure (within the context of writing)
   D. Use campus resources for writing assistance
   E. Describe self-assessment practices in writing.
III. Reflective Practices for Improving Writing
   A. Metacognitive reflection on the writing process
   B. Accurately interpret goals of writing tasks
   C. Problem solving during the writing process
   D. Apply previous formative and summative assessment feedback to writing tasks
   E. Recognition of strengths as a writer, reader, and learner
   F. Recognition of target areas for improvement

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 24, 2015

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.