English Composition II
Short Description: As a continuation from English Composition II, this course focuses on the analysis, synthesis and drawing of conclusions from research and study into external sources. Professional and academic writing requires students to be able to bring in a multitude of facts, points of view, opinions and studies that can inform the writing they’re pulling together, illuminating the message their trying to convey or supporting the position they’re aiming to take. Writing in this course will take students through the entire writing process from brainstorming to draft to final polished essays and revisions. Students will learn the various techniques appropriate to different writing purposes as well as the different tones and styles applicable to particular contexts (professional, academic, clinical, etc.) In understanding how other sources can help to solidify a piece of writing, students will gain the skills they need to conduct basic research into external sources, what kinds of sources are best used for particular purposes and how best to incorporate this information into their writing in the most effective way possible. Finally, students will gain an understanding of the importance of research citation and learn accepted citation methods to ensure they are properly referencing their research throughout their writing.
This course builds on lessons learned in English Composition 1. In addition to reviewing the writing process, students learn research techniques, citation techniques, documentation formats, and critical analysis of written topics. It is strongly suggested that students complete English Composition 1 or have the core competencies addressed in English Composition 1 in order to ensure successful completion of English Composition 2.
Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors review student work, student progress, and interact with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.