|ENG 110 – English Composition Catalog entry|
This course introduces students to writing as a conscious and developmental activity. Students learn to read, think, and write in response to a variety of texts, to integrate their ideas with those of others, and to treat writing as a recursive process. Through this work with texts, students are exposed to a range of reading and writing techniques they can employ in other courses. Students work individually and collaboratively, participate in peer review, and learn to take more responsibility for their writing development. Placement into this course is determined by multiple measures, including high school achievement and SAT scores.
The English 110 course focuses on developing students’ writing and comprehension abilities to a college-level of instruction. The course, however, is still flexible to accommodate interest in other relevant literacy topics. These decisions in course work may reflect the specific choices as a class, which can create a more unique experience for a college course. The course emphasizes the importance of a revising process, encouraging the complete rewriting, reorganization, and rethinking of key ideas in each paper. Methods of revising and editing for smaller errors, such as reading papers out loud before turning them in, were revisited as well. Students are given the opportunity to truly explore different mediums of representing their ideas, extending from papers to podcasts. This allowed students to become more skilled in transferring their ideas to accommodate different potential audiences. Students will extend their abilities of active reading, and will be challenged with literacy topics and papers that they would have not otherwise read in a high school environment. Collaborative work within the course mainly surrounds the development of the individual’s own ideas surrounding each new project. Peer editing and class discussions focused on understanding and extending ideas. Overall, the class develops the individual’s literacy skills to better fit the expectations of other other college-level courses.