2020-2021 Catalog Summer Update [Archived]

ENG 160 College Writing & Research

(Contact Hours: 4) This college writing course will help students become more competent and confident writers and is designed to be especially helpful to students transferring to a four-year college. It will enable students to practice and become more skillful in the different stages of the writing process: generating ideas, planning and organizing, rough-draft writing, revising, refining, and proofreading. Students will write a variety of essays totaling a minimum of 20 pages of polished text, including at least two essays that incorporate research. Research skills, such as using the library and following appropriate documentation style in citing sources, will be taught. Other essays may include narrating and describing experiences, summarizing information, explaining an idea or concept, analyzing, and supporting an opinion. Students will improve their grammar, style, and thinking skills and learn how to produce writing necessary for success in further academic and employment pursuits. PREREQUISITE: Writing -- SAT: 25, Accuplacer: 90, NextGenAccuplacer: 260, ACT: 18, COMPASS: 70, or ENG 098 or ENG 099 is REQUIRED; Reading -- SAT: 22, Accuplacer: 53, NextGen Accuplacer: 248, ACT: 14, COMPASS: 65, or ENG 099, or TRS 096 and either TRS 104 or TRS 105 is REQUIRED.