Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Preparatory Academic Writing III
Course: ENG091

First Term: 2016 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Emphasizes preparation for first year composition with a focus on critical writing, reading, and thinking skills and processes at an increased level of academic complexity.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe how rhetorical contexts (including purpose, audience, topic and circumstance) affect writerly decisions. (I)
2. Select textual (visual, print, or other) evidence actively and critically for its relevance and application to a specific writing task. (II)
3. Employ a recursive process that includes prewriting, writing, revising, and editing. (III)
4. Organize ideas in a coherent and unified manner to support and develop a central idea (with specific and relevant evidence) in writing. (III, VII)
5. Write sentences that adhere to conventions of format and structure appropriate to the rhetorical context. (IV)
6. Apply feedback obtained from peer review, instructor comments and/or other resources to revise writing. (IV, V)
7. Employ problem solving strategies to grapple with challenging ideas, texts, processes and projects. (V)
8. 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. (IV, V)
9. Use multimodal approaches in composing written work and as a means of presenting or depicting written work. (III, VI)
10. Select and evaluate source materials to support writing tasks and use them to support a central idea. (III, VII)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Understanding Rhetorical Contexts
   A. Purpose
   B. Topic
   C. Audience
   D. Circumstance
II. Critical Reading
   A. Establish a purpose for reading
   B. Establish necessary background knowledge to comprehend texts
   C. Annotate texts
   D. Identify main idea in texts
   E. Identify support and evidence in texts
   F. Identify genre and patterns of development in texts
   G. Summarize texts
   H. Respond to prompt based on texts
   I. Identify author?s purpose and how author achieves that purpose
III. 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
IV. 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.
V. 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
VI. Technology in Writing
   A. Know and apply features of word processing applications in the writing process
   B. Apply multimodal tools and resources to accomplish writing tasks
   C. Select and evaluate digital resources to support writing tasks
   D. Use multimodal and digital tools and resources to communicate writing tasks
VII. Source Materials in Writing
   A. Explain need for and types of additional resources to support writing tasks
   B. Locate varied source materials to support writing tasks
   C. Use source materials to accomplish writing tasks
   D. Describe awareness of library, Writing Center, and other campus resources to access source materials and to obtain assistance integrating source material
   E. Describe and apply ethical use of resources in writing

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 24, 2015

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