||Based on a student's performance on a diagnostic instrument or in a
previous attempt of ENC0025, this course covers 25% of the material
in ENC0025, which provides a review of grammar rules, language
usage, sentence structure, punctuation, and composition of effective
paragraphs and short essays.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
Based on a student’s performance on a diagnostic instrument or in a
previous attempt of ENC 0025, this course covers 25% of the
Students will demonstrate on quizzes/tests and in written work, a
knowledge of grammar, spelling, usage, and mechanics.
1. Students must be able to
• sustain focus on a specific topic or argument.
• demonstrate the command of the conventions of
standard written English, including grammar, usage, and
• support and illustrate arguments and explanations with
relevant details and examples.
• create a logical progression of ideas or events and convey
the relationships among them.
• establish a thesis that addresses the specific task and
• develop and maintain a style and tone appropriate to the
task, purpose, and audience.
• choose words and phrases to express ideas precisely and
• assess the quality of one’s own writing and, when
necessary, strengthen it through revision.
• use varied sentence structures to achieve cohesion between
• accurately incorporate source material into one’s own work
while avoiding plagiarism.
• gather the information needed to build an argument,
provide an explanation, or address a research question.
• recognize effective transitional devices within the
context of a passage.
• place modifiers correctly.
• use coordination and subordination effectively.
• recognize parallel structure.
• maintain agreement between pronoun and antecedent.
• avoid inappropriate pronoun shifts.
• maintain clear pronoun references.
• use proper case forms.
• use adjectives and adverbs correctly.
• use appropriate degree forms.
• avoid fragments, commas, and fused sentences.
• use standard verb forms.
• maintain agreement between subject and verb.
• avoid inappropriate shifts in verb tense.
• recognize commonly confused or misused words or phrases.
• use standard spelling.
• use standard punctuation.
• use standard capitalization.
• use technology as a tool to produce, edit, and distribute
2. When writing to inform or explain, students must convey
information clearly and coherently.
3. When writing to inform or explain, students must demonstrate
understanding of content by reporting facts accurately.
4. When writing arguments, students must establish a substantive
5. When writing arguments, students must link claims and evidence
with clear reasons and ensure that the evidence is relevant
and sufficient to support the claims.
6. When writing arguments, students must acknowledge competing
arguments or information, defending or qualifying the initial
claim as appropriate.
7. Students must write at least 6 - 8 graded paragraphs or short
essays with a minimum of 350 words; at least half of these
papers should be written in class in a timed setting.