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English Composition 1 – ENG 122 (SNHU)

English Composition 1 – ENG 122 (SNHU)

Credits 1

Competency Group Overview

Meets English graduation requirement

Competencies

  • Analytical Reading and Writing
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to analyze a text by evaluating and examining the context, purpose, audience, style, diction and tone of outside writing and their own work in the form of note-taking and executing active reading strategies. (
  • The Writing Process
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to plan and draft a critical analysis essay by designing a writing plan through the application of analysis strategies and brainstorming techniques, as well as re-reading and re-evaluating texts to further generate their own ideas and develop a written draft.
  • Citation and Plagiarism
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to accurately integrate sources into their writing and avoid plagiarism by evaluating and applying the proper uses of quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing to present evidence and information from a text, as well as distinguishing between formatting styles.
  • Thesis Statement
    Students will demonstrate an understanding how to construct a strong thesis statement by identifying the different components of a thesis, examining examples of weak versus strong claims and supporting points, and applying this knowledge to their own work.
  • Revision and Editing
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the revision and editing process by critiquing peer work, practicing self-assessment skills, and implementing revision/editing strategies and feedback to their own work.

Pre-Requisites

High school sophomore

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

1 segment/ 16-18 weeks

Overview

English 122 is a college-level writing course that introduces students to the various forms of academic discourse. This course focuses primarily on the basic elements of college composition and writing as a process in both narrative and analytical forms. Students will investigate the importance and promise of effective written communication in various personal and professional contexts and identify effective strategies through critical analysis of written works as well as their own writing. Finally, this course prepares students for more advanced research analysis by connecting students to important avenues of research.

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Major Topics and Concepts

 

Segment One:

  • Produce writing whose form, organization, syntax, diction, style, and tone are appropriate for a given audience, subject, and purpose.
  • Read critically with an eye toward identifying main ideas, supporting evidence, and conclusions so that they can utilize these components in their own writing.
  • Use process writing for generating ideas, drafting, and revising.
  • Locate, evaluate, and integrate information purposefully from electronic and print sources and to document them correctly using MLA style.
  • Write captivating introductions, coherent theses, well developed, organized, and supported body paragraphs, and conclusions that lead the reader to the bigger picture.
  • Demonstrate personal and collaborative editing skills developed through workshops and peer feedback.
  • Write grammatically correct sentences demonstrating control over punctuation, syntax, and word choice.
  • Craft a variety of essays, beginning with a personal narrative, progressing to explanation and critical analysis assignments, and leading up to the final research paper.

 

 

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

1 segment/ 16-18 weeks

Overview

English 122 is a college-level writing course that introduces students to the various forms of academic discourse. This course focuses primarily on the basic elements of college composition and writing as a process in both narrative and analytical forms. Students will investigate the importance and promise of effective written communication in various personal and professional contexts and identify effective strategies through critical analysis of written works as well as their own writing. Finally, this course prepares students for more advanced research analysis by connecting students to important avenues of research.

Click here for registration information.

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment One:

  • Produce writing whose form, organization, syntax, diction, style, and tone are appropriate for a given audience, subject, and purpose.
  • Read critically with an eye toward identifying main ideas, supporting evidence, and conclusions so that they can utilize these components in their own writing.
  • Use process writing for generating ideas, drafting, and revising.
  • Locate, evaluate, and integrate information purposefully from electronic and print sources and to document them correctly using MLA style.
  • Write captivating introductions, coherent theses, well developed, organized, and supported body paragraphs, and conclusions that lead the reader to the bigger picture.
  • Demonstrate personal and collaborative editing skills developed through workshops and peer feedback.
  • Write grammatically correct sentences demonstrating control over punctuation, syntax, and word choice.
  • Craft a variety of essays, beginning with a personal narrative, progressing to explanation and critical analysis assignments, and leading up to the final research paper.

 

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