Maricopa Community Colleges  ENG101   19944-19955 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 04/26/94
ENG101 19944-19955 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Freshman English
Standard English writing skills. Emphasis on expository composition. Prerequisites: Appropriate English placement test score or (a grade of "C" or better in ENG071).
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
ENG101   19944-19955 Freshman English
1. Generate essay topics from reading, discussion, and observation. (I)
2. Select a general topic suitable for development in an essay of a specified length and for a specific audience and purpose. (I)
3. Compose a thesis statement suitable for development in an essay. (I)
4. Use a thesis statement and support to create a well-organized plan foran essay. (I)
5. Write an essay introduction which creates interest and states the thesis. (II)
6. Write support paragraphs which develop the thesis statement of an essay; contain topic sentences; display unity, coherence, and completeness; and contain specific information and concrete detail. (II)
7. Write a conclusion which follows logically from the body of the essay. (II)
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)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
ENG101   19944-19955 Freshman English
    I. Essay prewriting
        A. Generating the topic
          1. Reading
          2. Discussion
          3. Observation
        B. Refining the topic
          1. Audience
          2. Purpose
          3. Scope
        C. Writing the thesis statement and planning the outline
      II. Essay writing
          A. Introduction
          B. Paragraphs
            1. Thesis statement of essay
            2. Topic sentences
            3. Unity, coherence, completeness
            4. Information, detail
          C. Conclusion
          D. Diction
            1. Formality
            2. Originality
            3. Connotations/denotations
            4. Imagery
          E. Rhetorical patterns and combinations
            1. Exemplification
            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
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