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 texts and other visual materials
- use various strategies to generate and develop ideas
- organize expository essays in an effective manner
- support generalizations by using evidence such as relevant detail, anecdotes, and well-integrated quotations
- write effective introductory and concluding paragraphs
- use effective transitions within and between paragraphs to connect ideas logically
- 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 MLA citation format