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ENGL 0099

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.
Credit Hours 4
Course Title Pre-College Composition
Prerequisite(s) Placement by the University System Placement Examination.
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
Pre-college Composition is a course in the writing of essays with particular attention given to paragraph development within the context of the essay, ordering ideas, and using transitional devices. Emphasis is given to grammar and usage within composition. ESL Note: Students whose native language is not English should see an ENSL advisor immediately.

Expected Educational Results
As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to:

Use a variety of methods for generating ideas
Use a variety of modes for developing those ideas
Use a variety of strategies for organizing ideas
Show relationships between ideas by using a variety of sentence structures
Show relationships between ideas by using a variety of sentence beginnings
Construct controlling idea statements for paragraphs
Construct controlling idea statements for essays
Write a series of related paragraphs supporting one controlling idea
Edit his or her own writing
Edit the writing of others
Use a variety of methods for writing introductory paragraphs
Use a variety of methods for writing concluding paragraphs
Use a variety of coherence devices within paragraphs
Use a variety of coherence devices between paragraphs

General Education Outcomes
ENGL 0099 meets the General Educational Goals of the institution in the following areas:

Communication through effective reading, listening, and writing
Demonstration of problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Organization and analysis of writing
Application of personal knowledge to living and working in a changing world

Course Content
A     Prewriting Strategies
B     Modes of Essay Development
C     Transition Words and Sentences
D     Topic Sentences and Thesis Statements
E     Editing Strategies
F     Strategies for Introductions
G     Strategies for Conclusions

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
A. COURSE GRADE

Daily grades and assignments        0%-20%
Tests                                            0%-20%
Paragraphs and essays                50%-70%
Final Exam                                    0%-20%

B. DEPARTMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Analyses of overall pass rates of ENGL 0099 students to determine consistency of outcomes over time
USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
Assessment findings will be used to examine and/or improve course content and pedagogy according to student and institutional needs.

Last Revised: Aug. 08, 2011
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