National Paralegal College | Evaluated Learning Experience
English Composition I (ENG-101)
Varies; self-study format.
November 2013 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: identify and employ rhetorical appeal in written materials; detect logical fallacies in text and visual media and eliminate them; identify and analyze the use of value and descriptive assumptions; develop writing topics for a given scenario; broaden or narrow a topic and create effective topic sentences; write focused thesis statements; write both broad and detailed outlines for a researched work of writing; create effective topic sentences; refine grammar and mechanics to promote clear writing; evaluate and use sources responsibly and effectively; and employ MLA citation and formatting style.
This is a basic course in English composition and rhetoric. Students learn and engage in critical thinking and writing, as well as review and improve basic grammar skills and writing style. Thesis statements, topic sentences and overall organization within each piece of writing is the focus of this course. At the conclusion of the course, students develop personal strategies for becoming better writers, readers and critical thinkers. Evaluation criteria include: required readings, essay assignments; class participation; and a final exam.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English or as a General Education elective (3/18).