May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook


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ENGL 0010 - College Composition Lab

Academic Division:

Liberal Arts

Academic Discipline:


Assistant Dean: Steve Haynes PhD
1 Credit(s)
This supplementary lab is aimed at providing additional practice and consultation in writing effective, clearly organized essays. The lab provides a review of expository writing skills: paragraph and essay structure; sentence structure; and grammar, spelling, and mechanics to support the sophisticated patterns and variations in paragraphing, planning/writing/revision techniques that are emphasized in ENGL0010. P/NP
2 Lab Hour(s)
Required Prerequisite Course(s): ENGL 0040  (minimum grade of C- ); OR qualifying placement test scores

Required Concurrent Course(s): Take ENGL 1010  

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
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.

Exercises related to analyzing readings and student papers (Weeks 5, 10, 15, and 16)

2. Demonstrate the relationship between critical thinking, reading, and writing techniques.

Discussion and exercises related to the readings assigned (Weeks 5, 10, 15, and 16)

3. Demonstrate and use a flexible and recursive process for writing.

Exercises on thesis and topic sentence development, paragraph-to-paragraph coherence, and outlining (Weeks 5, 10, 15, and 16)

4. Demonstrate and use collaborative techniques in the writing process.

Exercises on brainstorming, interviewing, and peer review techniques (Weeks 5, 10, and 15)

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

Exercises on writing confidence and learning styles, and on-time draft essays for review and analysis (Weeks 5, 10, 15, and 16)

6. Demonstrate an understanding of and use electronic technology in the research and writing process.

Exercises on searching techniques, selection of evidence, and incorporation of quoted material (Weeks 5, 10, 15, and 16)


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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