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Course description:  ENGL 91: Prep College Writing I

The following is a description of ENGL 91:  Prep College Writing I

Course description

This course reviews the fundamentals of English sentence structure, usage, and punctuation and provides practice in these areas. Students also will study and practice writing paragraphs and essays, achieving unity, and developing ideas which are clearly and concisely expressed in topic and thesis sentences. Students who pass five credits of ENGL 091 with a 2.0 or better should be able to succeed in ENGL 101.

Course outcomes

By the end of the quarter, students earning a 2.0 or above will be able to

  1. Develop essays through drafts and revision that are focused around a central idea, supported by details and examples, and organized to move the reader through the text.
  2. Identify the main ideas and overall purpose of a text to represent and analyze them for an audience.
  3. Respond critically through comparison, application, persuasion, etc. to written and visual texts, including student drafts and course materials.
  4. Distinguish their own words from those of sources to represent them ethically.
  5. Articulate their challenges and strengths in writing and their goals and needs for future writing projects.
  6. Identify the key error patterns that appear in their written work in order to edit their writing successfully.