More Information on English 73X

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More Information on English 73X – English Express
COURSE DESCRIPTION
ENGL P073X is a time-consuming, high intensity course designed to accelerate progress to
transfer level English. Students are advised that the workload in this class is very fast-paced,
challenging, and time-consuming. Credits do not count towards the associate degree. The course
includes intensive developmental (pre-college level) composition and reading. Practice in critical
reading, critical thinking, exposition, and argumentation.
Student Learning Outcomes
By the completion of this course the student should be able to:
a. Apply and analyze various strategies for developing vocabulary.
b. Utilize active reading strategies (pre, during, and post-reading).
c. Identify facts, opinions, connotation and denotation, bias, main idea and supporting details.
d. Construct paragraphs that develop a paragraph’s main idea.
e. Summarize, interpret, and analyze college-level texts.
f. Utilize summarizing, outlining, mapping and clustering strategies to develop written responses.
g. Formulate a thesis that expresses the central claim of an essay.
h. Write an original, documented paper.
i. Recognize and identify rhetorical modes.
h. Read and analyze a book length work
Books we are currently using, or have used in past semesters:
The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak
Creative Schools, Ken Robinson
Drive, Daniel H. Pink
Dry, Augustine Burroughs
Lives on the Boundary, Mike Rose
Mindsets, Carol Dweck,
Night, Elie Wiesel
The College Fear Factor, Rebecca Cox
The Other Wes Moore, Wes Moore
The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg
The Sunflower, Simon Wiesenthal
They Say, I Say, Graff, et al.
Swan Song, Robert McCammon
Questions? Contact one of our acceleration team members:
Elizabeth Buchanan, [email protected]
Melissa Long, [email protected]
Jon Stern, [email protected]
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