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ENG 1270 English Composition II

Course Description: English Composition II ENG 1270 is a second course in composition with an emphasis on papers that evidence scholarly research for a variety of aims and audiences. It is designed to introduce the student to the art and methodology of doing scholarly research. The primary focus is on the development and completion of a research paper.

Textbooks: A Writer's Reference; Hacker, Diane. Prentice Hall. The Macmillan Reader; Nadell, Judith. New York: Macmillan.

Prerequisites: Eng 1250

Specific Concepts to Address:

  • Writing process
  • Essay types (narrative, persuasive, informative, research)
  • Research methods and documentation
  • Organization
  • Audience analysis
  • Strategies for research, subject selection and narrowin, organization and proofreading

Suggested Emphases:

  • MLA research and documentation style
  • Portfolio narrative should address the process of how one goes about writing a paper. The quality of writing in the portfolio narrative will be weighed heavily in judging whether the student evidences the writing skills necessary for credit.
  • Analysis of style and structure
  • Proper documentation style (preferably MLA or APA)

Helpful Documentation:

  • Papers (2 maximum) from other college level courses
  • Evidence of teaching or tutoring English
  • Bibliography of research references
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