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ENGL0096 – Reading and Writing Strategies pdf

Credits: 6 (6/0/0)
Description: This hybrid course integrates college-level reading and writing. Students will practice various reading strategies and develop proficiency in comprehending, summarizing, analyzing and interpreting college-level texts as well as practice strategies designed to strengthen their writing skills, including grammar, usage and mechanics. Students also will practice all stages of the writing process, from invention and drafting to revising and editing, as they create well-structured sentences, paragraphs, essays and other types of writings.
Prerequisites: Placement by assessment.
Corequisites: None
  1. Develop awareness and understanding of personal strengths and weaknesses as readers.
  2. Describe and apply text reading strategies.
  3. Determine the implied meaning of a text.
  4. Comprehend the meaning of words and phrases in context.
  5. Analyze the cumulative effect of word choice in shaping meaning and conveying tone.
  6. Analyze the structure of texts.
  7. Identify the main point of a text and analyze its development.
  8. Identify claims made within a text and the supporting evidence used to support the claims.
  9. Assess the reasoning and evaluate the evidence used to support claims.
  10. Respond critically to texts.
  11. Support responses to texts with specific evidence.
  12. Develop awareness and understanding of personal strengths and weaknesses as writers.
  13. Apply rhetorical modes for specific communication purposes.
  14. Create clear, well-constructed sentences and paragraphs in a variety of patterns.
  15. Respond critically to the writing and ideas of others through writing and discussion.
  16. Practice application of appropriate tone and voice in writing based upon intended audience.
  17. Develop editing and proofreading skills.
  18. Use appropriate technology to produce writing.
  19. Compose unified, coherent and well-developed writings, including paragraphs and essays.
  20. Practice all stages of the writing process: prewriting/exploration, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading, and presentation.
  21. Responsibly credit information, ideas, images and other material incorporated into discussions and writings.
MnTC goal areas: None

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