Maricopa Community Colleges  ENG108   20066-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 3-28-06

ENG108  2006 Fall – 2010 Summer II

LEC  3.0 Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  3.0 Load  Acad

First-Year Composition for ESL

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. Prerequisites: Grade of C, or better, in ENG107.


Course Note: Through three or more writing projects comprising at least 4,000 words in total, the student will demonstrate an understanding of writing as a process per the course competencies. Not open to students who have completed ENG101.


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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:



ENG108  2006 Fall – 2010 Summer II

First-Year Composition for ESL



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)


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


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


Find, evaluate, select, and synthesize both online and print sources that examine a topic from multiple perspectives. (I, III)


Integrate sources through summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting from sources to develop and support one's own ideas. (III, IV)


Identify, select, and use an appropriate documentation style to maintain academic integrity. (III)


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)


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



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MCCCD Official Course Outline:



ENG108  2006 Fall – 2010 Summer II

First-Year Composition for ESL


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

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