This is a composition course which trains students in the clear and logical communication of ideas and information. Students will learn to relate ideas and information in standard written English that a literate audience can easily understand. To accomplish this, students will learn methods of prewriting, construct and revise a series of original essays, discuss readings, and participate in collaborative activities which increase their ability to articulate ideas. This is a non-degree credit course and is offered on a pass/no pass basis. An accompanying ENGL 035W Writing Workshop is required and offered on a pass/no pass basis.
This class can also be taken in three 6-week modules. Students will have the opportunity to take one, two, or three modules for one unit of credit each. Module A will cover simple and compound sentences, simple punctuation, and language usage. Students will practice writing to instruct and inform. Module B will cover complex sentences, punctuation such as colons and semicolons, and use of persuasive language. Further practice will be given in the use of commas and capitalization. Module C will include paragraphs, short essays, punctuation review, and use of sequential and transitional language. Practice will be given in adapting information to different audiences. In addition to this material, modules A, B, and C will cover material detailed in the appendix to the course outline. Workshop credit will be given upon completion of all three modules.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921