English 091 is a combined reading and writing course that is designed to prepare students for either further academic work or the workplace. The course prepares students to write well-organized, unified and coherent essays for a college audience and teaches critical reading skills for college-level reading material.

The Student Learning Outcomes for English 091 are:
·     Compose thoughtful, well-organized, grammatically correct short essays, using properly documented outside sources and personal experiences to develop a unified thesis.
·      Distinguish and analyze basic elements of fiction and non-fiction found in introductory college readings.
To achieve the above stated goals, the Course Objectives for English 091 are as follow:
·     Focus and narrow ideas from prewriting.
·     Compose well-organized, source-based short essays.
·     Provide adequate support for thesis statements.
·     Revise own writing to make it unified, coherent and well-developed.
·     Apply a variety of patterns of development in writing, such as persuasion, cause and effect and comparison and contrast.
·      Document external sources with parenthetical citations and a Works Cited list using the MLA format.
·      Edit own sentences for sentence boundary, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling errors.
·      Analyze elements of fiction such as plot, setting, characterization, irony, figurative language, and theme.
·      Analyze elements of non-fiction including author’s thesis, main points, supporting details, and organization strategy.
·      Synthesize ideas from sources with his or her own ideas.



Course Sequence Chart

English 071 

English 071L 

English 081 

English 091 

English 094 

English 096 

English 101 

English 102 

English 103