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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

English Composition II (ENG102)

39 hours (13 weeks).
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: write within the standard conventions of American or British English; write clear, effective essays designed to address critical positions and problems; understand fundamental stages of writing: pre-writing, writing and rewriting; write research essays, developing theme and using research sources; describe the ways in which narratives (fiction and non-fiction), expository writings and arguments attempt to persuade an audience through appeals to reason and emotion; identify the ways in which narratives, expository pieces and arguments (including literary analyses) are shaped by an author's social, historical, moral, psychological, and philosophical assumptions; draw sound inferences from data; learn difference between inductive and deductive reasoning; take notes effectively; distinguish and use effectively both denotative and connotative aspects of language; locate and evaluate outside sources for use in developing their own analysis; effectively use  writing strategies as analysis, synthesis, interpretation, and definition; develop an ability to refine positions or seek new ones when they recognize weaknesses in their own arguments; and demonstrate an awareness of a broad range of cultural experiences and voices.


This course may be delivered in a classroom or online format. The course helps students develop their critical thinking and writing skills beyond the level achieved in English Composition I. Instruction emphasizes the application of logical reasoning, analysis, and strategies of argumentation in critical thinking and writing, using literature (both fiction and non-fiction) and literary criticism as subject matter. Major topics are: expository writing and basic techniques of the research paper, personal essay development and examination of short stories and poems. Students learn basic library research and effective note taking. Additionally, students are required to  write critical essays about a wide variety of topics, including short stories and poetry. Students also read several examples of published personal essays, and are required to write at least one personal essay. Prerequisite: English Composition I (ENG101). 

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in English (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).