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COR1100 Effective College English I

Course Description

Emphasizes effective essay-writing techniques for college-level coursework. The emphases in COR1100 include cohesive essay structure, revising and editing strategies, literary analysis, illustration by example, comparison/contrast, source incorporation, appropriation/citation conventions, and the conventions of Standard Written English.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  • Write on a focused topic.
  • Use effective revising and editing strategies in revising one’s own work and the work of peers.
  • Write clear, effective sentences in accordance with the conventions of Standard English and college-level academic writing.
  • Identify main idea and themes in reading.
  • Identify key words for use as supporting evidence.
  • Critically analyze literary material for incorporation.
  • Paraphrase and summarize source language.
  • Generate unified and coherent formal essays.
  • Develop paragraphs with clear topic sentences, supportive examples and evidence, and concluding sentences.
  • Write clear thesis statements, supportive body paragraphs, introductions and conclusions.
  • Develop effective introductions and conclusions using appropriate strategies, such as anecdote, questioning, framing, and quotation.
  • Incorporate source material into sentences in accordance with the conventions of textual appropriation and citation.