English 101 teaches students to read critically, think logically, and write intelligently for academic and professional audiences. The course is designed so that a sequence of reading and writing assignments will help students develop much needed critical reading and thinking skills and refine their writing abilities.
The Student Learning Outcomes for English 101 are:
- Compose persuasive, well-organized, grammatically correct full-length essays, synthesizing properly documented and relevant research and other evidence to develop and support a unified thesis.
- Analyze and critically evaluate college-level texts for argument, structure, and rhetorical strategies.
To achieve the above stated goals, the Course Objectives for English 101 are as follow:
- Analyze and critically evaluate written and other visual materials;
- Organize expository essays in an effective manner (logically, chronologically, simple to complex, least to most important, linearly);
- Support generalizations by using evidence such as relevant detail, anecdotes, and well-integrated quotations;
- Explain and develop the link between the specific generalization and its specific supporting evidence;
- Narrow general topics to a scope appropriate to the assignment;
- Create a thesis statement to structure the essay as a whole;
- Write effective introductory and concluding paragraphs;
- Use effective transitions within and between paragraphs to connect logically ideas;
- Observe the conventions of standard written English while using a variety of sentence structures;
- Locate and critically evaluate appropriate source material;
- Use relevant and appropriate citation format;
- Use various strategies to generate and develop ideas;
- Compose well-organized responses in timed-writing situations.
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