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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WRT 101S - English Composition I / Integrated Studio

4 Credits, 4.5 Contact Hours
3.5 lecture periods 1 lab period

Principles and practices of college-level writing. Includes critically reading college texts, writing college-level essays using a variety of strategies, practicing diverse writing processes, using research effectively, and using standard grammar and mechanics.

Prerequisite(s): ACL 080  or ESL 088WG  with a B or better; or placement into WRT 090  on the Writing assessment.
Information: Equivalent to WRT 101 . For students who assess into WRT 090  but believe that with additional studio instruction they can successfully complete WRT 101 .
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - ENGL; Meets CTE - COMM.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Critically read texts to analyze and respond to texts.
  2. Write college-level essays using strategies such as summary, reflection, analysis, and argument. 
  3. Practice writing processes including prewriting, drafting, revising, peer reviewing, editing, and proofreading to produce college-level essays. 
  4. Locate, evaluate, and use research effectively.
  5. Write using standard grammar and mechanics

  1. Critically Read Texts to Analyze and Respond to Texts
    1. Use strategies to decode unfamiliar words and to expand working vocabulary.
    2. Use strategies before, during, and after reading
      1. Before reading activate prior knowledge, set purpose, preview text
      2. During reading monitor comprehension by such strategies as highlighting, annotating, and taking notes
      3. After reading summarize and consider own ideas in relation to text
    3. Analyze text at a literal level
      1. Determine main idea, supporting details, and patterns of organization
      2. Practice reading strategies such as previewing, contextualizing, reflecting, and summarizing
    4. Analyze and respond to text at an interpretive level
      1. Make inferences and draw conclusions
    5. Analyze and respond to text at a critical and rhetorical level
      1. Analyze author’s argument
      2. Identify assumptions and biases
      3. Make personal connections and express opinions in relation to a text
      4. Read texts from multiple points of view
      5. Practice critical thinking strategies such as synthesizing, critiquing, and analyzing when reading texts
      6. Analyze the rhetorical situation of a text
      7. Analyze an author’s use of rhetorical strategies within a text
  2. Write College-Level Essays Using Strategies Such As Summary, Reflection, Analysis, and Argument
    1. Respond in writing to texts that put the writer’s ideas in conversation with those texts
    2. Write several college-level essays that
      1. Unify ideas around a thesis
      2. Organize and develop ideas logically to produce coherent and cohesive text
      3. Master basic essay components
        1. Introductions and conclusions
        2. Theses/claims
        3. Body paragraphs including claims, evidence, and explanation.
      4. Employ argument and persuasion in thesis claim and development
      5. Use rhetorical strategies to persuade readers
      6. Adapt writing to diverse audiences
      7. Integrate own ideas with others’
      8. Use technology strategically to enhance the author’s purpose
      9. Adapt writing for changing electronic environments
      10. Use outside sources responsibly and appropriately to avoid plagiarism
      11. Use a minimum of four sources, properly documented, in at least one essay
      12. Use standard grammar and mechanics
      13. Use MLA and/or APA documentation format
    3. Word count
      1. Produce final polished writing totaling at least 3,500 words
  3. Practice Writing Processes Including Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Peer Reviewing, Editing, and Proofreading to Produce College-Level Essays
    1. Engage in multiple strategies and stages of writing
    2. Reflect on writing progress and process
    3. Use feedback to address higher-order and lower-order concerns in writing
    4. Engage in recursive processes to strengthen writing outcomes
  4. Locate, Evaluate, and Use Research Effectively
    1. Determine the extent of information needed
    2. Access the needed information including digital sources
    3. Evaluate information and its sources critically
    4. Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
    5. Access and use information legally and ethically
  1. Write Using Standard Grammar and Mechanics
    1. Strengthen basic writing skills including sentence-level issues
      1. Create effective sentences
        1. Sentence fluency and coherence
        2. Sentence variety
      2. Use standard grammar and punctuation
      3. Employ appropriate word choice
    2. Use conventions appropriate for the purpose, audience, and situation

Effective Term:
Fall 2023