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Division of Gen Ed: Oral and Written Communication: EG 103 & EG 104 Composition

Research and Resource Connections for Oral and Written Communication Courses

Course Description

English Composition provides students with research and writing experiences that allow them to improve their knowledge, skills, and understanding of the writing process. It will emphasize prewriting, planning, drafting, and revision techniques essential to effective writing and communication. Students should recognize the importance of the grammatical and rhetorical structure of language, and utilize the process of creating clear and accurate documents through the writing of at least four graded essays and a number of in-class writing exercises.

Key Topic Research Connection


I. Employ conventions of format, structure, voice, tone, and level of formality to produce writing for specific purposes and audiences as required by various writing situations.

II. Practice ethical means of creating their work while integrating their own ideas with those of others

III. Demonstrate an ability to fulfill standards of syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling for various rhetorical contexts.

IV. Apply flexible strategies for prewriting, developing, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading.

V. Critique their own and others' work.


I. Compose persuasive or informative texts acknowledging the expectations of specific audiences.

II. Apply research strategies including finding, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing sources.

III. Employ an appropriate style for citing and listing sources. 

IV. Demonstrate the ability to read and think critically about texts​I

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