English 081 improves writing at the paragraph level by focusing on structure, mechanics, and editing. It familiarizes students with source-based compositions and emphasizes pre-college level reading of fiction and nonfiction. Units do not apply to the associate degree.
The Student Learning Outcomes for English 081 are:
· Compose well-organized, grammatically correct paragraphs, using personal evidence as well as evidence from the assigned readings to develop a focused topic sentence.
· Correctly identify an author’s thesis, main points and supporting details through annotation and comprehension questions.
· Clearly explain an author’s theme and describe the main character’s conflict in a complete paragraph.
To achieve the above stated goals, the Course Objectives for English 081 are as follow:
· Compare and contrast different approaches to writing: example, definition, and argument.
· Explain and apply the writing process.
· Demonstrate prewriting techniques.
· Effectively revise and edit a rough draft.
· Differentiate specific details from general statements and assertions.
· Construct main points to develop a topic sentence.
· Select details from sources to support main points.
· Annotate an essay.
· Define the terms "thesis," "purpose," "tone," and "audience" when used about writing.
· Analyze the plot, setting, characterization, point of view, conflict, resolution, and theme of a work of fiction.
· Analyze the structure of a well-organized paragraph.
· Expand one's reading and writing vocabularies.
· Explain the inferences a reader needs to make in a selected piece of fiction or non-fiction.