ENGLISH 100: READING AND WRITING FOR COLLEGE
In English 100, students develop the composition strategies and skills required in college. In this course, based on Integrations: Reading, Thinking and Writing for College Success, by W.S. Robinson and P. Altman, students examine a series of case studies – scenarios that offer them the opportunity to position themselves for academic inquiry, to read strategically, to apply critical thinking skills, and to engage in an extended writing process that produces a college-level essay. Students also focus on establishing themselves as effective independent learners by applying academic strategies to a series of increasingly complex projects, and by becoming progressively more skillful at meeting the requirements of purpose and audience, and of structure, style and clarity in a writing task.
Most class sections connect individual projects to course themes of advocacy and a community.
English 100 curriculum is driven by these course objectives:
- Communicate an ability to read texts strategically.
- Demonstrate understanding of relationships between ideas in a text and relationships between texts.
- Communicate an ability to synthesize information/ideas in and between readings and our social experiences, and the world.
- Compose essays that respond accurately to the writing situation and sustain a controlling idea.
- Select and use textual, cultural and/or personal evidence as primary research to support the controlling ideas in our writing.
- Maintain focus by organizing paragraphs that are tied to the essay’s controlling idea.
- Demonstrate improved grammar and mechanics such as usage, sentence structure, punctuation, and capitalization.