Maricopa Community Colleges  ENG102   19986-20055 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 05/26/98
ENG102 19986-20055 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   19986-20055 First-Year Composition
1. Select and focus a topic appropriate for one research paper of 1,500 - 2,500 words or two 1,000 word papers. (I)
2. Compile a preliminary bibliography of potential research resources. (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 for taking and organizing notes. (I)
5. Analyze, interpret and evaluate information found in research sources. (I)
6. Paraphrase in language that is distinctly the student's and quote source information accurately in order to avoid plagiarism. (I)
7. Summarize a passage to reflect the central idea, most significant supporting details, order, and emphasis of the original work. (I)
8. Compose an outline with an effective pattern of organization for the paper. (II)
9. Compose a focused and clearly stated thesis for the paper. (II)
10. Compose a research paper of 1,500 - 2,500 words (or two papers of 1, 000 words each), integrating cited information in summary, paraphrase and quotation to support the thesis. (II)
11. Document information from research sources, using Modern Language Association (MLA) or other current standard documentation form. (II)
12. Revise the draft of the paper, incorporating feedback received during editing, to produce a finished research paper that observes standard English usage and manuscript form. (III)
13. Explain and practice the principles of academic integrity throughout the research, writing and revision process. (I- III)
14. Write a minimum of three additional papers which involve critical reading and writing. One of these will be an essay exam. (I-III)
15. Write at least one argumentation paper which demonstrates sound, logical development. (I-III)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
ENG102   19986-20055 First-Year Composition
    I. Research
        A. Topic Selection
        B. The Research Question
        C. Preliminary Bibliography
        D. Academic Integrity/Notetaking
          1. Quotation
          2. Paraphrase
          3. Summary
        E. Analysis, Interpretation and Synthesis of Ideas from Research Sources
        F. Organization of Information Using Notes and Outline
      II. Drafting the Paper
          A. Thesis Statement
          B. Outline
          C. Rough Draft
          D. Documentation of Research Sources
          E. Bibliography - Works Cited
        III. Revising the Paper
            A. Editing
            B. Incorporating the Feedback into the Draft
            C. Polishing the Final Draft
            D. Proofreading
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