Maricopa Community Colleges  ENG108   19986-20065 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 05/26/98

ENG108  19986-20065


3 Credit(s)

3 Period(s)

First-Year Composition for ESL

Equivalent of ENG102 for students of English as a Second Language (ESL). Continued development of standard English writing skills. Introduction to research, note taking, organization and documentation in the preparation and writing of a research paper. Not open to students who have completed ENG101. Prerequisites: Grade of "C", or better, in ENG107.


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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:



ENG108  19986-20065

First-Year Composition for ESL



Select and focus on a topic appropriate for an essay of 1,500 - 2000 words, (or two essays of 1,000 words each). (I)


Compile a preliminary bibliography of potential research sources. (I)


Use a variety of print and on-line library resources, including electronic databases, to locate information on the selected topic. (I)


Use effective strategies of taking and organizing notes. (I)


Analyze, interpret, and evaluate information found in research sources. (I)


Compose an outline with an effective pattern of organization for the essay. (II)


Compose a focused and clearly stated thesis for the essay. (II)


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)


Document information from research sources, using a standard format such as that of the Modern Language Association. (II)


Revise the rough draft of the essay, incorporating feedback received during editing. (III)


Explain and practice the principles of academic integrity throughout the research, writing, and revision processes. (I, II, III)



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MCCCD Official Course Outline:



ENG108  19986-20065

First-Year Composition for ESL



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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