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"I am fascinated by language in daily life. I spend a great deal of time thinking about the power of language--the way it can evoke an emotion a visual image a complex idea or a simple truth." - Amy Tan
ENG 101 English Composition and Literature I 3 credits
This course focuses on learning how to develop essential writing skills including organization correctness and support of ideas. A research project is required to produce a documented essay that integrates materials from Internet and traditional sources according to standard disciplinary format. Students develop and sharpen the interpretive and analytical skills necessary to evaluate the soundness and appropriateness of sources for their work.
Prerequisite: ENG 100 or appropriate placement score F/S/SU
Buscemi Santi and Charlotte Smith. 75 Readings: an Anthology. 12th Edition. McGraw Hill, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-07-340589-6
Dubus, Andre III. Townie. Norton, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-393-34067-9
Off-campus users: select Article Databases by Title and login with QCC ID number. Databases include
Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
Academic OneFile (Gale-CENGAGE Learning)
Massachusetts Newsstand (ProQuest) or name of local or regional paper such as Worcester Telegram or Boston Globe
New York Times
MBLC access to
magazines and newspapers
requires Central Mass. library card (or QCC card)
After logging in select Academic OneFile or other appropriate database for journal and/or newspaper articles and reference sources.
A. Writing assignments
B. Peer review group activities and discussion oral readings student-teacher conferences (as needed)
C. Class policies
Value of assignments
Essays 1, 2, 3 (including drafts)
• 20% Annotated bibliography and research report
• 25% Class discussion responses
• 10 % Self-assessment (the final evaluation essay).
In successfully completing the course students will
Criteria for assessment (also see Essay Assessment)
Note to students with special needs: Please let me know the first week of class if you have any concerns about this course. If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability see me or a learning specialist at the Disability Services 854-4245 Room 246A. All information is strictly confidential.
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