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Serhiy V Onyshchuk
ENGL 103
Seattle Campus

Writing from Sources III

Introduces and practices reading, writing, and critical thinking strategies students need to develop researched, organized, and correctly documented papers using academic sources. Introduces library research skills for finding a variety of sources. Third in the three-course AEP writing sequence. Prerequisite: either ENGL 102 or placement by test score. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

In this course, students learn and practice reading, writing, and critical thinking strategies they need to develop researched, organized, and correctly documented papers using academic sources.

Student learning goals

Research Skills: *Basic library research skills: how to find reference articles for background or general information on a topic, scholarly articles from journals (using one database, for example, Expanded Academic Index), and news articles from foreign and domestic news sources

Reading Skills: 1)Strategies for reading and understanding academic texts, including previewing, annotation, and critical reading 2) Analysis of sources in terms of reliability

Writing Skills 1)Writing short responses to the ideas in academic readings 2) Strategies for understanding writing assignments from college courses, including mapping the assignments and developing outlines 3) Using MLA (or alternate) style of documenting sources correctly

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Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Serhiy V Onyshchuk
Date: 01/05/2012