Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook


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ENGL 1030 - English Composition II

Academic Division:

Liberal Arts

Academic Discipline:


Assistant Dean: Steve Haynes PhD
3 Credit(s)
This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002) UG
3 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take ENGL 1010  with a minimum grade of C- or better.

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written Written Communication VALUE Rubric, Final Draft of the APA Research Paper, weeks 15-16
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy Information Literacy VALUE Rubric, APA Annotated Bibliography, week 10
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Identify and analyze the elements that affect the writing situation—purpose, audience needs, stance, style, and format/structure—and use effective argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals.

Assigned papers (weeks 9 & 15), and summaries/analyses (weeks 3, 5, & 12), as well as final research presentation (week 16) and discussions of the readings throughout the semester

2. Demonstrate the relationship between critical thinking, reading, and writing techniques; find, evaluate, and use source material to support and develop ideas.

Close and thoughtful reading of assigned texts, and conducting research to find sources to support an argument in assigned papers (weeks 3, 5, 9, 12, & 15), class discussion throughout the semester, and a presentation on research process and findings (week 16)
3. Use a flexible, recursive process for writing. Completion of successive writing stages in assigned papers—generating ideas, planning, drafting, revising and editing (weeks 6-9 & weeks 10-16)
4. Use collaborative techniques in the writing process. Group discussion of reading and writing assignments, brainstorming, and collaboration on audience considerations related to topics (weeks 6, 8, & 10), peer review of drafts and analysis of review comments (weeks 8 and 14)

5. Demonstrate a knowledge of conventions— organization, format, grammar, citations, mechanics, style, syntax, and APA citations.

Use of conventions in written papers throughout the semester

6. Use electronic technology in the research and writing process, including library catalogs, databases, and Internet search tools.

Use of Internet tools for research, use of word processing and editing tools for composition and revision, and use of threaded discussions for review and collaboration (weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13, 15, & 16)
7. Write a minimum of 24 pages of formal text. Required minimum lengths on assignments throughout the semester


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link




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