ENG1023 - English Composition II

Course Description

A practical writing course that develops necessary skills for professional communications and skill development in research writing. A significant research paper assignment is required. Prerequisite: English Composition I.

Course Objectives

The following intended learning outcomes will be achieved by this course:

  1. Organize thoughts and ideas about a chosen topic, create an argumentative thesis statement, clearly outline the key points, list potential examples and then follow this blueprint while constructing the draft of an argumentative research paper, making sure it contains logical and effective supporting details.
  2. Use critical thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation while composing, drafting and revising an argumentative research paper in addition to critiquing writing done by oneself and others.
  3. Locate, evaluate, and effectively utilize information and supportive examples from various print and electronic source materials in public and private library databases to develop an argumentative research paper being mindful of one’s audience and purpose.
  4. Analyze and synthesize various print and electronic sources to effectively support the thesis statement or key argument of the argumentative research paper and take notes from those sources, giving proper documentation to avoid plagiarism, that will explain and support the argument.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in standard written English while composing an outline, draft, revision and final argumentative research paper.
  6. Follow MLA format when composing the argumentative research paper listing the Works Cited.

The following are competencies for Ministry as outlined in the Sourcebook for Ministerial Development that will be addressed in this course:

Course Prerequisites

English Composition I.