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ENGL 106 : Introduction to Composition

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Introduction to Composition
This course focuses on the basic principles of unity, support, and coherence as applied to the writing of a variety of paragraphs and essays. Grammar, mechanics, punctuation, sentence skills and basic writing skills are emphasized.

This course is designed to improve basic writing skills, so that students will be better able to express ideas clearly in unified, coherent paragraphs and essays. It is meant to develop students’ writing abilities, preparing them to communicate effectively in their personal and professional writing.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Employ a variety of pre-writing techniques to explore a topic.

2. Identify nine patterns of paragraph development.

3. Develop a clear point and support it with adequate and specific support.

4. Evaluate paragraphs and essays for unity, support, and coherence.

5. Arrange well-organized paragraphs into unified, coherent essays.

6. Apply the four steps of the writing process to essay development.

7. Revise writing for unity, support, and coherence

8. Edit work for correct grammar, mechanics, and punctuation.9. Produce multiple drafts to improve writing.

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Ann Marie Ade - 3/31/2015
Ann Marie Ade - 3/31/2015
Theresa P. Maue, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Dr. James Schultz – 3/31/2015
Key: 90