Composition I & II [A]
This course combines Composition I and II into a single course. It focuses on close reading, critical thinking, academic writing, research, and the writing process. Students will read, analyze, and cite a range of nonfiction and literary texts. Students will locate and evaluate both primary and secondary sources, and they will gain skill in summarizing and synthesizing source material while employing MLA documentation. Texts will include a range of nonfiction (articles, essays, scholarly sources) and literary works. Students will produce at least 6000 words of formal written work, including a documented essay of at least 1250 words. Prerequisite: Appropriate scores on English placement tests or C- or higher in ENG 095.