English 1101 is the first of two comp classes required for graduation. In this course, you’ll become a better reader, writer,
thinker, and communicator. And you’ll strengthen the skills you need to succeed as a student and later as a professional in
the workplace.So…what exactly will you learn?
What will you do in English 1101?
- How to organize your thoughts
- How to express your thoughts intelligently
- How to find mistakes in your writing—before someone else does
- How to understand grammar (finally!)
- How to research something that interests you
- How to prepare for the Regents’ Test
English 1101 Learning Outcomes
- Create a portfolio
- Keep a journal
- Get to know your instructor one-on-one
Honors and International Sections
- Demonstrate effective use of a range of rhetorical strategies in composing for different audiences, purposes, and contexts
- Draft, revise, and edit at a level of proficiency appropriate for first year college writers
- Work effectively with source material in support of the main point of an essay
- Produce extemporaneous in-class writing at a level of proficiency appropriate for first year college writers
If you’re an Honors student, ask your advisor about the Honors section of English 1101.
If English isn’t your first language, ask you advisor about the International section of English 1101. Information about your class
Lost your syllabus? Need to know what books to buy? Need to know when that paper is due? Get course information by finding
your instructor’s name, then selecting the syllabus for your course.
Want to know your instructor’s office hours? Need to call or e-mail your instructor? Contact your instructor.
Writing is real
According to a national survey of 120 major corporations, writing is a “threshold skill” for getting a job and getting ahead
once you’re employed. Most companies take writing skill into account during the hiring process.
Because most employees in most industries write as a day-to-day part of their job. Email, PowerPoint presentations, memos,
and formal reports are universal in the workplace.
Find out more about the value of writing skill from the National Commission
on Writing’s report, Writing: A Ticket to Work…Or a Ticket Out.
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