ENG 1010: English Composition I


Introduction to the basic concepts and requirements of college-level writing. Provides students with the ability to implement effective communication skills via the written word.


  1. Apply the steps of the writing process.
  2. Identify essay components.
  3. Analyze the role of reading and writing in your academic and professional career.
  4. Write effective essays that communicate with readers.
  5. Write summaries that accurately and concisely restate the content of a text.
  6. Apply strategies to achieve clarity and effective style in writing.
  7. Differentiate between patterns in reading and writing.
  8. Gain experience and confidence with editing and proofreading all writing assignments.
  9. Ide ntify parts and types of sentences and apply the proper use of spelling and punctuation in writing.




Strategies for successful writing: A rhetoric, research guide, reader, and handbook (Rev: 12th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2020)
Author: Reinking, J. A., & von der Osten, R.
ISBN: 9780135164792
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The Little, Brown compact handbook (Rev: 10th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2019)
Author: Aaron, J. E., & Greer, M.
ISBN: 9780134668499
Price: (No information available)

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