English 12: Freshman English I
Kingsborough Community College
Department of English
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It is an introductory course in college-level reading and writing emphasizing the development of ideas in essays, including how language communicates facts, ideas, and attitudes. This course teaches writing as a process involving revision based on feedback from readers. Students learn how to develop college-level essays through close reading and intertextual analysis--reading across and between texts drawn from various disciplines.
After passing ENG 12, students must take ENG 24.
[Following are the departmental learning outcomes for Eng 12. Feel free to re-format these for your own syllabi, but please stay true to these goals.]
Reading * Identify writers' arguments and the ways in which those arguments are constructed. * Recognize writers’ assumptions, beliefs, and points of view, and distinguish these from those of others. * Analyze writers’ purposes, audiences, and rhetorical strategies. * Summarize writers’ essential arguments and supporting points. * Identify and interpret key passages in a text. * Evaluate the merit of ideas and evidence presented in a text. * Make generalizations and inferences, and draw conclusions from textual sources. * Compare and contrast ideas from different texts.
Writing * Write clearly focused, logically organized, and effectively developed essays. * Employ rhetorical strategies effectively according to the purpose and audience for the essay. * Incorporate texts as meaningful support for the essay, using summary, paraphrase, and quote. * Use evidence from personal experience and observation as meaningful support for the essay. * Draw meaningful connections among texts and between texts and personal