Maricopa Community Colleges  ENG102   19956-19962 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 02/28/95
ENG102 19956-19962 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
First-Year Composition
Continued development of standard English writing skills. Introduction to research, note taking, organization, and documentation in the preparation and writing of a research paper. Prerequisites: ENG101 with a grade of "C" or better.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
ENG102   19956-19962 First-Year Composition
1. Select and focus a topic appropriate for an essay of 1,500 - 2000 words (or two essays of 1,000 words each). (I)
2. Compile a preliminary bibliography of potential research sources. (I)
3. Use a variety of print and on-line library resources, including electronic databases, to locate information on the selected topic. (I)
4. Use effective strategies of taking and organizing notes. (I)
5. Analyze, interpret, and evaluate information found in research sources. (I)
6. Compose an outline with an effective pattern of organization for the essay. (II)
7. Compose a focused and clearly stated thesis for the essay. (II)
8. Compose an essay of 1,500 - 2,000 words (or two essays of 1,000 words each), integrating cited information in summary, paraphrase, and quotation to support the thesis. (II)
9. Document information from research sources, using a standard format such as that of the Modern Language Association. (II)
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 process. (I, II, III)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
ENG102   19956-19962 First-Year Composition
    I. Research
        A. Academic integrity
          1. Types of plagiarism
          2. Consequences of plagiarism
        B. Topic selection
        C. The research question
        D. Preliminary bibliography
        E. Notetaking
          1. Quotation
          2. Paraphrase 3. Summary
        F. Analysis, interpretation, and synthesis of ideas from research sources
        G. Organization of information using notes and outline
      II. Drafting the Essay
          A. Thesis statement
          B. Outline
          C. Rough draft
          D. Documentation of research sources
          E. Bibliography of works cited
        III. Revising the Essay
            A. Editing and feedback
            B. Incorporating feedback into the draft
            C. Polishing the final draft
            D. Proofreading
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