Mar 02, 2021
EGL-0080 Foundations of College English
Equivalent Hours 6
This course, designed to prepare students for college-level courses, integrates reading and writing skills, specifically by developing vocabulary, comprehension, and critical thinking. Emphasis will be placed on engaging with and analyzing college-level texts. Writing skills start at the sentence and paragraph level and culminate in original college-level writing in academic English.
Prerequisite(s): Students are eligible for this course based on a combined Accuplacer test score of 0 - 99.
6 class hours.
- Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in texts written in standard English by using decoding, contextual, or structural analysis, or by using a dictionary.
- Use pre-reading, reading, and post-reading strategies to summarize key concepts of college-level materials.
- Analyze a text for elements of critical reading and thinking (author’s purpose, point of view, tone, facts and opinions, valid/invalid arguments, etc.).
- Evaluate stated and inferential information within and across multiple texts of varying lengths.
- Using information from source materials, apply MLA style to paraphrase, quote, and create citations.
- Use conventions of standard English to compose clear, complete sentences in a variety of patterns and lengths free from major errors (such as fragments and/or run-ons).
- Correct significant grammar, usage, mechanics, punctuation, and spelling errors in own writing
- Write original paragraphs and essays that incorporate effective rhetorical strategies, based on audience and purpose; contain a clearly stated topic sentence and/or thesis; develop logical and varied supporting evidence; and incorporate feedback for revision when appropriate.
- Write effective sentences, applying various grammar rules such as subject and verb agreement, pronoun, and antecedent agreement, demonstrating knowledge of the parts of speech.
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