Jun 12, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog
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EGL-80 Foundations of College English

Credits 0
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.
Course Outcomes
  1. Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in texts written in standard English by using decoding, contextual, or structural analysis, or by using a dictionary.
  2. Use pre-reading, reading, and post-reading strategies to summarize key concepts of college-level materials.
  3. Analyze a text for elements of critical reading and thinking (author’s purpose, point of view, tone, facts and opinions, valid/invalid arguments, etc.).
  4. Evaluate stated and inferential information within and across multiple texts of varying lengths.
  5. Using information from source materials, apply MLA style to paraphrase, quote, and create citations.
  6. 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).
  7. Correct significant grammar, usage, mechanics, punctuation, and spelling errors in own writing
  8. 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.
  9. 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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