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2023-2024 College Catalog 
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EGL-1010 Composition I: Expository Writing

Credits 3
In this university-parallel freshman English course, students learn the fundamentals of effective writing. Students develop thesis-driven essays with well-organized, coherent, and unified paragraphs. Students also develop an annotated bibliography of sources that summarizes and evaluates research on a given topic. Students then integrate these sources into an APA- or MLA-formatted research paper, focusing on synthesis and analysis. Throughout the course, students apply grammar and usage conventions to effectively communicate with an intended audience.

EGL-1010 fulfills the General Education composition I requirement.
Prerequisite(s): Determined by placement methods
Course Outcomes

  1. Formulate restricted, unified, and precise thesis statements for thesis-driven essays.
  2. Organize essay content into introduction, body, and conclusion paragraphs.
  3. Construct unified, coherent, and well-developed paragraphs with precise topic sentences.
  4. Apply grammar and usage rules correctly.
  5. Evaluate library and online resources relevant to a specific topic.
  6. Synthesize multiple sources into an essay to support its thesis.
  7. Accurately integrate sources through summary, paraphrase, and direct quotation. 
  8. Properly document sources through in-text parenthetical and end-of-text bibliographic documentation according to MLA or APA in order to avoid plagiarism.

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