Maricopa Community Colleges  ENG215   19956-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 6-27-1995

ENG215  1995 Fall - 9999

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

Strategies of Academic Writing

Advanced course in techniques of analyzing and writing academic expository prose. Writing to be research based.

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in ENG102, or ENG111, or permission of Instructor.


Course Attribute(s):

General Education Designation: Literacy and Critical Inquiry - [L]

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


ENG215  1995 Fall - 9999

Strategies of Academic Writing



Recognize features of academic writing in the humanities, social/ cultural sciences, and sciences. (I)


Abstract appropriate ideas and information from reading that apply to an essay topic. (I)


Write four to six essays utilizing selected rhetorical types with documentation. (II)


Write an argumentative essay with documentation. (II)


Analyze essay drafts to improve style, clarity and mechanics. (III)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


ENG215  1995 Fall - 9999

Strategies of Academic Writing


I. Reading

A. Varieties of academic discourse

B. Analysis of ideas and information

C. Summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting

II. Writing

A. Rhetorical types

1. Illustration

2. Classification

3. Process

4. Comparison/contrast

5. Cause-effect

6. Definition

B. Argumentation

C. Research

1. Synthesizing ideas and information

2. Documenting sources

III. Revision

A. Mechanics

B. Style

C. Clarity


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