ENG 99 - Intro to College Writing

Course Description

This is an introductory writing course. Students will engage with the writing process as they write a variety of responses, analyses and thesis-driven essays. This course builds on skills students already have and prepares them for college composition courses. It also focuses on grammar, punctuation and sentence construction and variety. ENG 99 also covers a broad range of thematic topics to help students develop critical writing and thinking skills.

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Required Prerequisites

Students are placed in this course according to placement guidelines set by NMC.


ENG 108

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify phrases, clauses, and other parts of speech to strengthen sentence level work.
  • Effectively summarize assigned readings.
  • Apply understanding of grammatical structure to sentences.
  • Create well-organized, thesis-driven essays.
  • Incorporate appropriate writing strategies into writing assignments.
  • Implement feedback to improve writing.
Human Dimension:
  • Actively participate in peer writing groups.
  • Develop confidence in guiding others.
  • Develop confidence in their own writing skills.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Recognize that confident writers rely on recursive writing processes.
  • Relate the thinking and writing strategies learned in class to life outside the classroom.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Identify personal strategies for effective writing.