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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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ENGL 1022 - Composition II

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This college composition course emphasizes sustained interpretive and analytical writing as well as the techniques of academic research using literature and other texts as the basis for composition. Students will apply critical thinking and practice evaluating and integrating primary and secondary sources in their writing.
MnTC Goals
1 Communication

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Word processing proficiency and basic computer skills

Major Content
  1. Review of the writing process
  2. Critical reading of literature and other texts
    1. Understanding texts
    2. Analyzing and interpreting texts
    3. Conducting research for secondary source material
    4. Evaluating secondary source material
  3. Academic discourse
    1. Reviewing basic rhetoric
    2. The role of academic scholarship
    3. Developing sustained academic compositions
    4. Responding thoughtfully and respectfully to the ideas of others
    5. Writing about a primary text
      1. Developing a thesis
      2. Using summary, paraphrase, and quotation effectively
      3. Using supporting evidence
      4. Coherence and organization
      5. Documentation
      6. Works Cited pages
    6. Writing with secondary sources
      1. Developing a thesis
      2. Using summary, paraphrase, and quotation effectively
      3. Coherence and organization
      4. MLA documentation style
      5. Works Cited pa
  4. Constructive critique
    1. Providing written and/or oral responses to others¿ writing
    2. Revising based on feedback

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. write sustained interpretive, analytical, and researched essays based on literature and other texts.
  2. demonstrate critical reading of texts through writing.
  3. locate and evaluate primary and secondary sources.
  4. incorporate primary and secondary sources in essays accurately and effectively.
  5. document sources correctly.

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