Maricopa Community Colleges  ENG107   20066-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 03/28/06

ENG107  20066-20095


3 Credit(s)

3 Period(s)

First-Year Composition for ESL

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.

Prerequisites: Appropriate ASSET/COMPASS placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG071 or ESL077.


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


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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:



ENG107  20066-20095

First-Year Composition for ESL



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 through peer review, instructor comments, and/or other sources 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:



ENG107  20066-20095

First-Year Composition for ESL



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

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