Feb 21, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

ENG 102 - English Composition II


Course Description: Building on skills learned in English Composition I, students will sharpen their academic writing, close reading, and critical thinking skills, as well as develop research skills. Using a writing process that includes pre-writing, drafting, instructor and peer feedback, and revision, students will produce thesis-driven, evidence-based essays that employ appropriate rhetorical strategies. In English Composition 2, students will be introduced to at least two documentation styles and will produce a total of 18-24 pages of polished formal writing in three or more source-based essays.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Multicultural and Global Literacy.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101 with a C- or better.
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core curriculum General Education Requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply active and critical reading skills to the analysis and synthesis of a variety of college-level texts
  • Use a writing process that includes prewriting, drafting, instructor and peer feedback, and revision to produce clearly written, evidence-based, thesis-driven essays that employ appropriate standard English and rhetorical strategies for a defined audience
  • Implement research skills that include locating, evaluating, summarizing, quoting, paraphrasing and synthesizing a variety of scholarly and popular sources, and use appropriate documentation to maintain academic integrity
  • Use a minimum of two documentation styles
  • Complete formal and/or informal writing and/or oral assignments that ask students to identify one or more of the following dimensions of a written or visual text: global/multicultural perspectives; historical, political, economic and social trends; scientific and environmental developments; aesthetic appreciation and creativity

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