Jun 26, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

ENG 099 - Writing Skills Seminar


Course Description:  

This writing workshop prepares students to develop college level reading and writing skills, identify and correct grammatical errors, and learn other student success strategies. To pass the course, students must pass an in-class, department-wide timed writing final exam. By registering for this course, the student will also be registered in a linked ENG 101 taught by the same instructor. ENG 099 is a non-degree credit course and is not transferable.

Prerequisite(s): Placement into English 099 or completion of ENG 088, 089, 092, or 093 with a B-, C+, or C
Corequisite(s): Enrollment in a linked ENG 101
Note(s): Students must pass both ENG 099 and ENG 101 with a C- or better to receive three degree credits for ENG 101. Three non-degree credits will be earned for ENG 099. Students may pass ENG 099 without passing ENG 101, which would make them eligible for ENG 101 the following semester.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate developing college-level writing skills using a writing process that includes prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing for various audiences and purposes
  • Develop and support an arguable thesis with appropriate evidence
  • Write unified and coherent essays of five or more paragraphs that follow a pattern of introduction with thesis, body paragraphs with transitions, topic sentences and supporting details, and a concluding paragraph
  • Use standard written English, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling to develop sentences and paragraphs that show coherent sequence of thought
  • Revise and proofread their own written work
  • Demonstrate developing close reading skills
  • Evaluate and interpret textual material and begin to incorporate its content into their written work without plagiarizing

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