Catalog: 2015–2016 Catalog Year

ENG 098: Basic Writing III

General Information

  • Name: Basic Writing III
  • Discipline: English (ENG)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers below 100: This course is a developmental course that does not apply toward a WNC degree or honors designation and normally does not transfer to a university. Please see a counselor for more information.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

  • Prerequisites: appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examination

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Helps students improve their writing for school or on the job. Offers practice in sentence, paragraph and short essay writing with attention to grammar, sentence structure and punctuation. The student will learn how to combine sentences and paragraphs to communicate clearly and effectively. Grading: pass/fail.

II: Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate correct usage of sentence skills: appropriate word choice; correct grammatical usage; correct capitalization, spelling, and punctuation; recognizing and writing complete sentences;
  • Understand and utilize the writing process from pre-writing, in order to develop ideas, through editing the final writing product;
  • Generate specific evidence in support of a thesis statement;
  • Develop unified, coherent paragraphs that support clear topic sentences;
  • Develop and write essays with an introduction, supporting detail paragraphs and conclusion;
  • Demonstrate and establish a clear method of organization through the use of logic, transitions, and other connective devices;
  • Use correct manuscript form;
  • Practice peer review and self-evaluation.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

Although this course does not fulfill any general education or degree program requirements, it will assist students toward developing college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills and prepare them to succeed in college-level courses.

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