ENGL110M : College Composition I

College Composition I introduces students to the practice of academic writing and research. A review of critical reading and thinking skills is included as an essential foundation to academic understanding and inquiry. Students conduct intensive research on a contemporary problem, grounding themselves in its context, causes, and possible solutions to produce a documented Central Course Essay. Research methods covered include locating, integrating, and citing source materials as well as appropriate use of quotes, paraphrases, and summaries. Basic information literacy skills such as evaluating sources for credibility and identifying mis/dis/mal-information, particularly in online materials, are emphasized.  Writing is approached as an iterative process that engages various stages and employs a variety of rhetorical approaches to produce a polished final essay. Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL110M or completion of ENGL095M with a grade of C or better.