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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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ENG 067 - Composition I Laboratory

Last Date of Approval: Fall 2021

1 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 0
Total Lab Hours: 30
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course offers students currently enrolled in ENG 105  a writing skills laboratory to assist them with sentence, paragraph, and essay development, grammar and mechanics skills, and research and documentation strategies. Also covered in class are study skills, reading strategies, and time management. This course helps students build confidence in their communication skills while also enabling them to think critically, consider the viewpoints of others, and effectively express themselves, all of which will benefit them in the classroom, in life, and in the workforce. Mandatory Graded on a Pass (P)/No Pass (Q) basis.

Corequisites: ENG 105 - Composition I
Prerequisites: Placement Based on Current, Cumulative GPA

Students graduating from high school in the past 10 years: 

           HS GPA 2.0-2.799 = ENG 105 and ENG 067

Students who graduated from high school more than 10 years ago will be placed in ENG 105 and ENG 067 (evaluate for prior credit). 

  All students have the right to take the ACCUPLACER test. 

ACCUPLACER WritePlacer: 3 or 4; ACCUPLACER Next Gen. - Writing: 226-249; ACCUPLACER Classic-Sentence Skills 45-73; ACT: 14-17; IA Assessment (Written Expression) Fall of Jr. Year 243-290, Midyear of Jr. Year 245-292, Spring of Jr. Year 247-295; SAT: 20-23; ; or pass ENG 025 - Basic Writing  with a C or better.
Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face and online

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

  1. Utilize knowledge of academic writing skills (including grammar, organization, structure, formatting, and citing) to produce formal paragraphs and essays that meet the expectations of academic and professional audiences. 

  2. Apply critical thinking skills to reading, writing, and research to analyze situations, styles, purposes, and audiences for various pieces of writing. 

  3. Discuss assigned readings thoughtfully and coherently and write effective summaries for readers who may be unfamiliar with the original source. 

  1. Implement study strategies, research techniques, and time management skills that contribute to success at the collegiate level. 

Course Objectives:  

  1. Explain the importance of reading, writing, time management, study skills, and research in college and beyond; set goals, create a plan, and practice strategies for improving in each of these areas. 

  1. Construct clear and effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays for a variety of audiences using Standard English. 

  1. Utilize current Modern Language Association (MLA) guidelines regarding quoting, citing, and formatting for all written assignments and essays. 

  1. Complete occasional assessments over concepts like grammar, punctuation, formatting, citing, time management, and study strategies. 

  1. Write, submit, review, and revise drafts or portions of drafts (introduction, thesis statement, body paragraphs, paraphrases/quotes/summaries, in-text citations, and works cited pages) based on feedback received from the instructor and peers. 

  1. Conduct research using online databases available through the Academic Resource Center at Iowa Central. 

  1. Evaluate research conducted online and in the field to determine if it is credible, trustworthy, relevant, and current. 

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