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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
First-Year Composition for ESL
Course: ENG108

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

Description: Equivalent of ENG102 for students of English as a Second Language (ESL). Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on persuasive, research-based writing and understanding writing as a process. Developing advanced college-level writing strategies through three or more writing projects comprising at least 4,000 words in total.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Write for specific rhetorical contexts, including circumstance, purpose, topic, audience, and writer, as well as the writing`s ethical, political, and cultural implications. (I, IV)
2. Organize writing to support a central idea through unity, coherence, and logical development appropriate to a specific writing context. (II, V)
3. Use appropriate conventions in writing, including consistent voice, tone, diction, grammar, and mechanics. (I, V)
4. Find, evaluate, select, and synthesize both online and print sources that examine a topic from multiple perspectives. (I, III)
5. Integrate sources through summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting from sources to develop and support one`s own ideas. (III, IV)
6. Identify, select, and use an appropriate documentation style to maintain academic integrity. (III)
7. Use feedback obtained through peer review, instructor comments, and/or other sources to revise writing. (II)
8. Assess one`s own writing strengths and identify strategies for improvement through instructor conference, portfolio review, written evaluation, and/or other methods. (II)
9. Generate, format, and edit writing using appropriate technologies. (II, V)
10. Revise the rough draft of the essay, incorporating feedback received during editing. (III)
11. Explain and practice the principles of academic integrity throughout the research, writing, and revision processes. (I, II, III)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Applying Knowledge of Rhetorical Contexts
   A. Circumstance
   B. Purpose
   C. Topic
   D. Audience
   E. Writer
II. Refining Effective Processes
   A. Invention
   B. Drafting
   C. Feedback
   D. Revision
   E. Presentation
III. Researching Critically
   A. Primary and secondary sources
   B. Note taking
   C. Summary and paraphrase
   D. Documentation of sources
   E. Information literacy
IV. Writing Persuasively
   A. Logical appeals
   B. Ethical appeals
   C. Emotional appeals
   D. Authority
   E. Evidence
V. Applying Conventions
   A. Citation style
   B. Format
   C. Structure
   D. Mechanics
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  4/27/2010

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