2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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ENGL 098 Foundational Composition (5 credits)

Prerequisite Satisfactory placement.

Course Description
Foundational Composition introduces students to processes of reading and writing academic essays and other genres for effective communication and self-expression.

Student Outcomes
1. Implement appropriate reading comprehension strategies.
2. Summarize and respond in writing to a variety of texts.
3. Incorporate rhetorically appropriate writing strategies to compose in multiple genres.
4. Develop and use writing processes (e.g., prewriting, inventing, organizing, drafting, revising, and
5. Write and format essays that develop and support a thesis.
6. Write effective paragraphs with a focus (e.g., topic sentence and support).
7. Demonstrate unity, coherence, and focus for clarity and self-expression.
8. Practice and use grammar, mechanics, syntax, and sentence variety appropriately.

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