English Composition is the introduction to college writing across the curriculum. It will introduce students to the standard rhetorical modes which will be assigned in this course but will also be assigned in other courses in other disciplines. An emphasis will be placed upon writing as a process of creating first drafts then revising, rewriting and proofreading them for accuracy, clarity and succinctness of written expression. The course will explore the distinctions between spoken and written, formal and informal uses of language. The course will also provide an introduction to research and the task of producing a formal research paper that follows MLA style and documentation practices.
Prerequisite(s): ENGL-080 or appropriate placement