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Westfield State University    
  Jan 20, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook

ENGL 0101 - English Composition I

Credits: 3

A writing course that provides instruction in the process of composing academic essays. Students strengthen techniques in three stages - pre-writing, drafting, and revising - in order to compose well-structured papers written in proficient American English. While responding to the first-year read and other texts, students learn and practice the fundamentals of rhetoric, ways to incorporate texts into their writing, critical reading of texts, and sentence and paragraph development.  In addition to writing informally throughout the semester, writers compose at least 16 pages of formal writing and produce a final portfolio that includes at least one major assignment focused on the first-year read.  All students must take this course the first semester of their freshman year.