ENGC 0900 Preparation for College Writing (4 cr)
This course focuses on writing skills needed to write essays. During the semester, students 1) understand the planning and writing process for thesis-focused, multi-paragraph essays; 2) develop ideas in paragraphs containing a topic sentence, clear order, adequate detail, transitions, and a conclusion; 3) become familiar with the basic process of research and citation; 4) demonstrate conventional grammatical sentence structure, punctuation, and spelling; 5) move towards college-level vocabulary and usage. Sources for writing model analysis and study include published articles and essays and assigned student work. Students must pass the course with a C/P or better to move on to ENGC 1101.