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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
First-Year Composition for ESL
Course: ENG107

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

Description: Equivalent of ENG 101 for students of English as a Second Language (ESL). Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on expository writing and understanding writing as a process. Establishing effective college-level writing strategies through four or more writing projects comprising at least 3,000 words in total.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Analyze specific rhetorical contexts, including circumstance, purpose, topic, audience, and writer, as well as the writing`s ethical, political, and cultural implications. (I, III)
2. Organize writing to support a central idea through unity, coherence, and logical development appropriate to a specific writing context. (II, IV)
3. Use appropriate conventions in writing, including consistent voice, tone, diction, grammar, and mechanics. (I, IV)
4. Summarize, paraphrase, and quote from sources to maintain academic integrity and to develop and support one`s own ideas. (III, IV)
5. Use feedback obtained through peer review, instructor comments, and/or other sources 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)
7. Generate, format, and edit writing using appropriate technologies. (II, IV)
8. Use diction which sustains a consistent level of formality; demonstrates originality; has appropriate connotations/denotations; and reflects effective, appropriate, and original imagery. (II)
9. In a minimum of five essays select and effectively use appropriate rhetorical patterns for a specific purpose and audience employing any combination of the following: exemplification, comparison/contrast, classification, causal analysis, narration, description, process analysis, definition, and essay response. (I,II,III)
10. Write an essay of argumentation which demonstrates sound logical development. (I,II,III)
11. Revise the draft of an essay to demonstrate attention to audience, purpose, organization, style, mechanics and sentence structure. (III)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Understanding Rhetorical Contexts
   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 Critically
   A. Reading to discover
   B. Reading to analyze rhetorically
   C. Writing to discover
   D. Writing to communicate
   E. Writing to reflect
IV. Knowing Conventions
   A. Format
   B. Structure
   C. Documentation of sources
   D. Mechanics
   E. Rhetorical patterns and combinations
      1. Exemplification
      2. Comparison/contrast
      3. Classification
      4. Causal analysis
      5. Narration
      6. Description
      7. Process analysis
      8. Definition
      9. Essay response
   F. Essay of logical argumentation
III. Essay revising
   A. Draft
   B. Guidelines
      1. Address a specific audience
      2. Consider the writer`s role
      3. Make purpose clear to reader
      4. Develop ideas logically
      5. Improve organization, development, unity and coherence
      6. Use effective vocabulary
      7. Employ consistent tone and style
      8. Include an appropriate title
      9. Eliminate errors and mechanics
      10. Employ effective coordination, subordination and parallel structure in sentences
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  4/27/2010

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