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WELCOME TO ENGLISH 090

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NO CLASS TODAY TUESDAYMAY 5TH

This is a reminder that there will be no class today. NO LAB TODAY!
We also won't have lab on Thursday.

I will see you in class on WED AND FRIDAY!

Mrs. Silvestri

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GRAMMAR EXERCISES can be found at:

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Course Description ENG 090: This course provides practice in the writing process and stresses effective paragraphs. Emphasis is placed on learning and applying the conventions of standard written English in developing paragraphs within the essay. Upon completion, students should be able to compose a variety of paragraphs and a unified, coherent essay. This course satisfies the developmental writing prerequisite for ENG 111.

Course Description: ENG 090A (Lab): This writing lab is designed to practice the skills introduced in ENG 090. Emphasis is placed on learning and applying the conventions of standard written English in developing paragraphs within essays. Upon completion, students should be able to compose a variety of paragraphs and a unified, coherent essay.

         Prerequisites: ENG 080 or ACCUPLACER Writing Score of 66

         Co-requisites: None

         Textbooks: Wordsmith: A Guide to Paragraphs and Short Essays, 3rd Ed, Pamela Arlov

         Other Required Materials: All students must have a flash drive or two IBM formatted floppy diskettes.

Note: Purchase of materials is student responsibility, and is required by the second class meeting. Work assigned from the text(s) must be turned in when assigned whether the student has a book or not.

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Suggested (highly recommended!) Materials:

         One two-inch, three-ring binder

         One packet of dividers

         Notebook paper, pencils, black or blue pens, highlighter

Program/Course Learning Objectives:

1.      Students will use information to analyze problems and make logical decisions in formulating a topic sentence.

2.      Students will have the ability to identify sentence fragments.

3.      Students will construct a paragraph using MLA format.

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Karen Silvestri ** English Department ** Fayetteville Technical Community College ** Fayetteville, NC ** kazsilvestri@yahoo.com