ENC 0021COLLEGE PREPARATORY WRITING III4 CREDITSInstructor:Alejandro SalinasDepartment:Communication, Arts, & PhilosophyOffice Hours: M: T:
Langan, John. College Writing Skills with Readings 7
Ed, McGraw-Hill, NewYork, 2001.
Pocket dictionary and/or Spanish-English dictionary
Goals and Objectives:
To increase the frequency of writing activity by regularly requiring writtencomposition.
To promote the discovery of topics to write about by training students in at leastthree techniques for getting ideas and narrowing topics.
To improve essay organization and writing skills by assigning readings astouchstones for discussion and analysis of effective written communication.
To improve word-choice and use of supporting detail in composition by giving prompt written and verbal instructor feedback.
Textbook assignments and readings (15%)
Writing assignments (40%)
Service-Learning Project (15%)
Lab participation (1 hour per week required) (15%)
Instructor’s assessment (attendance, class participation, optional assignment)
Please note that this course has a service-learning component. You will participate in a four-hour service-learning project that will account for about 15% of the semester's grade, and whichwill be the subject of some of our writing and class discussion. I will suggest some sites for youto complete your service-learning, but you’re also welcome to find a site on your own that ismore convenient and fits your interests and passions. Some of you may choose to work astutors and mentors with children, mostly low-income, in community centers and schools near our campus; some may choose to advocate for immigrant rights; and some may choose to work at a community garden on Saturday mornings. The interactions we have through service-learning give us a powerful context for understanding the psychology of people and social problems like poverty and racism.Service-learning is one of the most exciting and challenging aspects of the course. Keep inmind, though, that it is not volunteer work. It is not extra work. Service-learning is one of themany tools we’re using to learn the course content, and it is mandatory.