ENGL1308 Stretch Analytical Writing I

Course Description

Meets MN Transfer Curriculum Goal Area 1 - Written Communication. This is an introductory course in college-level composition, and develops written communication skills appropriate for academic and professional settings. This course emphasizes analytical reading, writing processes, composition skills, and critical analysis. Students will produce for grading at least 5,000 words during the semester. This three-credit course is intended for students who score a 62-78 (Next Gen 237-250) on the Accuplacer and is not intended to replace the four-credit English 1302: Analytical Writing. To fulfill the Goal Area One requirement of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or the Associate of Arts degree, students who take this course must also complete ENGL 1309: Stretch Analytical Writing II.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the writing process through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing, and presentation.
  • Select appropriate communication choices for specific audiences.
  • Apply critical reading, writing and thinking skills to construct logical and coherent analysis of academic source material.
  • Synthesize source material including summaries, paraphrases and quotations into original student texts.
  • Analyze documentation in published research writing uncovering paths to original sources.
  • Participate effectively in peer reviews, reading actively and responding conscientiously.


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3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other