BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENGL-205 - Advanced Composition - 3.00 Credits

ENGL-205 - Advanced Composition - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course concentrates on topic selection, logical organization, clarity of expression, effective revision and proofreading. Types of writing taught include the narrative essay, summary writing, the expository essay, literary analysis, and the position paper. Research skills and citation methods are reviewed. Conventions of standard English wording will be emphasized. The instructional model is the writing workshop, in which students compose, revise, consult, and revise again - and in which students reflect on their writing.
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  • Prerequisites : ENGL 110, ENGL 111,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • write in narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive and critical modes;

  • write with attention to audience, organization, focus, quality of ideas, and purpose;

  • apply standard English conventions when writing;

  • locate and use information in reference materials; and

  • demonstrate the six characteristics found in effective writing (stimulating ideas, logical organization, engaging voice, original word choice, effective sentence style and use of appropriate conventions).
  • Text and Materials:
  • Berke, J. (current edition). Twenty questions for the writer: A rhetoric with readings. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.

  • Williams, J.M. (current edition). Style: Ten lessons in clarity and grace. New York: Longman.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: Course transfer information can be found at http:/www.bccat.bc.ca
    Other Information: