Purpose To engage students in the discipline’s ongoing conversation.
Discipline All You may wish to supply a list of works, or you may prefer to have students select their own. If this assignment should dovetail with the content of a specific class, then you will probably want to supply a list.
In the deployment of this course content, however, instructors are expected to show increased sensitivity to the needs of second-language users and tailor scaffolding assignments to their differential language skills during what is also for many of these students a period of intense cultural adjustment.
Assignments could include narratives of encounter or an explanation of something important in the student's national or ethnic culture.
Whatever the instructor's choices, reading, writing and revision activities in ENG 113 and 114 still should match those of ENG 101 and 102 respectively.
Instructors for ENG 113 and 114 are selected through a special application and after particular qualifications, training and/or experience have been verified.
Core Writing students are placed in 101 if their ACT English score is 21 to 29, their SAT Verbal/Critical Reading score is 510 to 670 or they have completed ENG 098 with a grade of "S." English 101 is an introduction to the rhetorical process, emphasizing audience, purpose and occasion of writing.
Students receive an extensive background in strategies of planning, drafting and revising.
The emphasis in English 101 is on students developing voice and authority in communicating their own ideas and experiences to a specific audience.
Research - both library and firsthand - is introduced as a means by which students can extend their own understanding through the use of outside resources, but these are the center of ENG 102. In ENG 101, students produce 16-20 pages of polished writing, collected in a portfolio comprising four or five major assignments ranging from literacy narratives to proposals (the exact assignments chosen by the instructor).