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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 052 - Preparation for College Reading and Writing (ALP)

Credit Hours: (0)

Preparation for College Reading and Writing (ALP) is an accelerated learning co-requisite to be paired with a corresponding section of EN 110: College Composition or EN 100: Composition I Rhetorical Strategies. Students will take EN 052 together with either EN 110 or EN 100 during the same semester. Workshops, lectures, and computer lessons enable students to renew and develop essay composition and revision skills in order to produce entry-level college essays while improving college-level reading, critical thinking, and study skills to support assignment completion in EN 110 or EN 100. (This course is offered for non-credit and does not apply as an English elective toward an Associate degree.) 

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • organize an essay of at least 500 words and at least five paragraphs with an introduction and thesis, well-developed body paragraphs with supporting points, and a conclusion which demonstrates an understanding of the writing process;
  • produce acceptable grammar and mechanics in a paper;
  • rewrite an essay, which shows revision of content and/or organization applying peer review and instructor comments;
  • demonstrate reading efficiency and apply appropriate reading strategies to develop multiple levels of comprehension of academic texts, including literal, inferential, and critical comprehension;
  • identify topic, main thought, details, organizational patterns, rhetorical structures, and transition devices in paragraphs and articles;
  • combine listening strategies and note taking skills to take complete and usable notes;
  • interpret and discuss reading material and understand guidelines for assignments in the EN 110 or EN 100 co-requisite; and
  • develop, revise, edit, and proofread essays for the EN 110 or EN 100 co-requisite.

Concurrent Registration: EN 100 or EN 110