Maricopa Community Colleges  ENG101   20056-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 03/22/05

ENG101  20056-20095


3 Credit(s)

3 Period(s)

First-Year Composition

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.

Prerequisites: Appropriate English placement test score or (a grade of C or better in ENG071).



Course Note: Through four or more writing projects comprising at least 3,000 words (final drafts), the student will demonstrate an understanding of expository writing as a process per the course competencies.


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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:



ENG101  20056-20095

First-Year Composition



Analyze specific rhetorical contexts, including circumstance, purpose, topic, audience, and writer, as well as the writing's ethical, political, and cultural implications. (I, III)


Organize writing to support a central idea through unity, coherence, and logical development appropriate to a specific writing context. (II, IV)


Use appropriate conventions in writing, including consistent voice, tone, diction, grammar, and mechanics. (I, IV)


Summarize, paraphrase and quote from sources to maintain academic integrity and to develop and support one's own ideas. (III, IV)


Use feedback obtained from peer review, instructor comments and/or other resources to revise writing. (II)


Assess one's own writing strengths and identify strategies for improvement through instructor conference, portfolio review, written evaluation, and/or other methods. (II, III)


Generate, format, and edit writing using appropriate technologies. (II, IV)



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MCCCD Official Course Outline:



ENG101  20056-20095

First-Year Composition



I. Understanding Rhetorical Contexts

A. Circumstance

B. Purpose

C. Topic

D. Audience

E. Writer

II. Defining 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

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