Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Course Description, Outcomes and Objectives

Course Description:

Students in English 070 will learn to write unified, coherent, short compositions, following standard conventions of spelling, punctuation, and grammar. They will base their writing on a reading and understanding of basic texts, enhanced by active participation in class discussions.


Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to


  • Use appropriate strategies to write unified, coherent, short compositions.
  • Read and articulate an understanding of a text that uses conversational vocabulary, an easily recognizable organizational pattern, and basic sentence structure.


Course Objectives:    


During the course students will


  1. Participate in class discussions.
  2. Summarize and paraphrase a text.
  3. Generate ideas.
  4. Organize ideas.
  5. Write unified paragraphs.
  6. Write rough drafts.
  7. Revise rough drafts.
  8. Edit and proofread drafts, practicing conventions of spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to read critically: summarize and paraphrase, question, and analyze a text.
  10. Practice objectives 1-9 in in-class writing.