May 29, 2023
ENGL 117 - Accelerated Support for ENGL& 101 Success Credits: 3
A fully integrated support course for ENGL& 101 for accelerated and traditional students. Helps students succeed in ENGL& 101 by providing additional coaching in critical thinking skills; time management and study skills; active, critical and cross-disciplinary reading techniques; enhanced writing instruction, and an integration of on-campus resources for additional support.
Enrollment Requirement: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL& 101 ; ENGL 97 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; Reading placement score; or high school transcript evaluation; or instructor consent.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- By responding to student questions and going deeper into 101 course material and assignments. English 117 will help students more fully understand what is required of them in their English 101 course and provide tools to help them succeed (including cross-disciplinary reading and writing approaches).
- It will explicitly address affective and non-cognitive factors that influence learning, such as confidence, systemic barriers to success, procrastination, navigating academic culture, and access to resources. The course will promote and provide tools for resilience. resourcefulness, and critical questioning.
- The course will facilitate connection to campus and community services, such as advising and The Writing Center, which will help students address the aforementioned affective issues.
- It will encourage students to connect their interests and language practices to what they are learning in the course. It will bridge students’ previous knowledge/learning with those being taught in the 101 course.
- In the tradition of writing studios. it will facilitate a space that encourages questioning, critique, confusion, and resistance. The teacher will play the role of “coach” and co-leader to facilitate a more collaborative, supportive, studio-like atmosphere.
- It will allow for more individualized forms of support to help target students’ individual interests and needs.
Students will produce effective written communication, which demonstrates critical thinking; writing and research processes; and knowledge of genres for workplace, expository, or research writing.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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