SRJC Course Outlines

11/18/2019 7:36:50 PMENGL 770 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 770Title:  WRITING CENTER  
Full Title:  Writing Center
Last Reviewed:8/27/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum0Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum0Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR10.00 Contact DHR175.00
 Contact Total10.00 Contact Total175.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  Non-Credit
Grading:  Non-Credit Course
Repeatability:  27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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In this course students will receive individualized instruction in essential English skills. This course supports students with academic reading and writing assignments from across disciplines and with college and job preparation writing tasks. It also supports students by developing their college level English skills, including academic writing, active reading, and grammar.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course students will receive individualized instruction in essential English skills. This course supports students with academic reading and writing assignments from across disciplines and with college and job preparation writing tasks. It also supports students by developing their college level English skills, including academic writing, active reading, and grammar.
(Non-Credit Course)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Identify specific reading or writing topics for which staff can provide instruction.
2.  Demonstrate increased understanding of concepts or topics necessary for completion of
    reading or writing assignments.
3.  Demonstrate improvement of a specific skill or skills necessary for completion of reading or
    writing assignments.
4.  Complete college reading or writing assignments with greater confidence.
 

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1. Actively participate in consultations.
2. Improve understanding of and skills in active reading, academic writing, and/or research.  
3. Apply feedback from consultations to specific college or course-related assignments.

Topics and Scope
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Students will receive instruction in one or more of the following:
 
Writing:
I.    Prewriting Strategies
II.   Audience and Tone
III.  Narrowing/Broadening a Topic
IV.  Developing a Thesis
V.   Essay Organization Patterns
    A. Narrative
    B. Descriptive
    C. Cause and effect
    D. Compare and contrast
    E. Analysis/Synthesis
    F. Argument
VI.   Introductory Devices
VII.  Concluding the Essay
VIII. Paragraph Development
    A. Developing support
         1. topic sentences and main ideas
         2. specific examples
         3. supporting quotations
         4. forms of evidence
         5. analysis and explanation
    B. Transitions between sentences
    C. Transitions between paragraphs
IX.  Style
    A. Vocabulary
    B. Figurative language
    C. Avoiding wordiness and redundancy
X.   Revision
    A. Evaluating essay and paragraph structure
    B. Assessing consistency in meeting assignment parameters
    C. Obtaining objective reader's understanding of argument
XI. Editing and Revision
    A. Formatting
    B. Creating a title
    C. Linguistic clarity
     D. Achieving stylistic intention
XII. Research and Documentation Techniques/Guidelines
    A. MLA
    B. APA
    C. Avoiding plagiarism
 
Grammar:
I.    Parts of Speech
II.   Basic Punctuation and Spacing
III.  Titles
IV.  Numbers and Dates
V.   Capitalization
VI.  Abbreviation
VII. Spelling
    A. Commonly misspelled words
    B. Homonyms
    C. Hyphenated words
VIII.Subject/Verb Agreement
IX.  Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement
X.   Dangling Phrases
XI.  Wordiness
 
Active Reading:
I.     Identifying Active Reading Strategies
    A. Previewing and making predictions
    B. Annotating
     C. Identifying structural and stylistic features
     D. Making connections between ideas from a text and other texts, examples from cultural, and
         personal experience
    E. Identifying points of confusion and developing critical questions
II.    Identifying the Main Idea in Paragraphs and Longer Readings
III.   Identifying Major and Minor Details
IV.   Writing a Summary
V.    Writing a Response
VI.   Improving Vocabulary
VII.  Identifying Tone
VIII. Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion
IX.   Identifying Genres of Literature

Assignments:
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Students will independently complete and revise assignments for English and other classes, with assistance from instructors who are available for individual tutorials.
Representative Assignments:
 
1. Writing assignments related to English composition courses
2. Writing and revising essays for composition courses
3. Writing and revising research papers
4. Reading and analyzing assignments
5. Library and Internet research
6. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling tutorials
7. Personal essays or statements for transfer and scholarship applications

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
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None
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 90%
Complete and revise assignments
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 90%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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