District Syllabus
Developmental Writing Module I

Credit Hours: 1
Contact Hours: 1
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: Appropriate score on the Florida entry-level placement exam or accelerated completion of 67% or more of ENC0025 and department head approval.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
Based on a student's performance on a diagnostic instrument or in a 

previous attempt of ENC0025, this course covers 33% of the material 

in ENC0025, which provides a review of grammar rules, language 

usage, sentence structure, and punctuation.

Required Materials:
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate knowledge of standard grammar and various 

sentence Outcomes: structures. Students will demonstrate the ability 

to organize and develop 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 33% 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.



Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 

outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 

instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  

Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus 

developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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