MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ENG 101 KC, English Composition I
Spring 2014 – T-TH 12:45-2:10 PM – Room PH 109
Instructor: Judith Shabbat
Office Hours: By appointment
A score of 86 on the Accuplacer English placement test or 07 on the writing sample, or a grade of C in English 011.
Course Overview and Objectives:
ENG 101 is based on the premise that critical thinking generates clear writing. In this course, the student learns to read critically, a skill that involves distinguishing central ideas from supporting material and identifying an author's purpose, assumptions, attitudes, and biases. Additionally, the student in ENG 101 learns a writing process that involves generating ideas, drafting, composing, revising, and editing. The student also learns to locate, use, and accurately reference various sources of information.
Textbook and other required materials:
Miller, James S. Acting Out Culture: Reading and Writing. 2nd ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2011.
Hacker, Diana and Nancy Sommers. Ed. A Writer’s Reference. 7th ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2011.
Internet essays as noted.
Each student is required to maintain a separate folder for his or her essays and response papers and must bring it to every class.
You must bring your books to class for every session. This includes the Hacker handbook.
Criteria and Methods of Evaluation:
Student papers will be graded on unity, development, organization, clarity, correctness, grammar, use of MLA format when required, and ability to answer the basic requirements of the assignment. Since this is a composition course, at least 75 percent of the grade will be based on assigned writing. This includes essays, writing exercises, and response papers.
Essays: There will be four essays, which, together, will comprise 55 percent of your final grade and a shorter writing exercise that will...