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2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook


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ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

Academic Division: Liberal Arts
Academic Discipline: English
Assistant Dean: Steve Haynes PhD
3 Credit(s)
This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)  UG
3 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): ENGL 0040 ; (minimum grade of C-), or qualifying placement test scores

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written Written Communication VALUE Rubric, Final Portfolio, weeks 15-16
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.

Assigned essays and reading responses and discussions of the readings throughout the semester (Weeks 5, 10, 15, and 16)

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

Assigned papers and exercises, as well as class discussions (Weeks 5, 10, 15, and 16)
3. Use a flexible and recursive process for writing. Assigned papers and exercises (Weeks 5, 10, 15, and 16)
4. Use collaborative techniques in the writing process. Group discussion of reading and writing assignments, brainstorming, peer review of drafts, and analysis of review comments (Weeks 5, 10, 15, and 16)

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

Accurate use of the conventions of formal writing in assigned papers and exercises (Weeks 5, 10, 15, and 16)

6. Use electronic technology in the research and writing process.

Use of word processing and editing tools for composition and revision, use of discussion board (or equivalent tools) for generating and discussing ideas for more formal assignments, and use of an e-portfolio for assessment (Weeks 5, 10, 15, and 16)
7. Write a minimum of 20 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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