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ENG 001A Survival Guide  

How your campus library can help you survive!
Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Welcome to your campus library's guide to surviving ENG 001A. As you know, all students are required to complete ENG 001A for any degree or transfer program at the College. Some of you may be a little on edge about taking English composition and writing all of those essays and research papers. Some of you may have been out of school a while and are no longer sure where to find help for locating sources and information about how to choose paper topics, research topics, and how to put it all on paper (or a word processor these days). Well, your campus library is here to help you!


What is ENG 001A?

ENG 001A - English Composition is required by every student at Mission College in order to earn any Associate Degree. This course is also required for transfer into an California State University or University of California Bachelor's program.  In this course students will be expected to complete 8,000-10,000 words of evaluated work. In order to meet this outcomes, students can be expected to complete any combination of the following types of assignments in order to demonstrate competency in the course objectives:

  • Essays: Summary-response, Synthesis, Exposition, Argument/persuasion, Critique, Autobiographical, Literary analysis, Cultural/media analysis, and a Research paper
  • Summaries
  • Journals
  • Questions/analysis of readings
  • Letters to the editor
  • Self-reflection or evaluation
  • Poems or short stories

Students will also be expected to locate and effectively evaluate sources used to write essays and the research paper, whether the sources are print sources, online database sources, or Internet sources. Students will also be able to precisely document outside sources in the essays and the research paper using current MLA form.

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