English 099 typically functions in one or more of the following ways: (1) as a university preparation course and; (2) as a general-interest course for people who would like to develop their writing skills.
This course will help prepare students for university-level success by exploring many of the practices and concepts associated with North American university culture. Students will examine individual responsibilities in an academic environment, the shared construction of knowledge, and the fundamental aspects of clear and appropriate written communication in academic settings. Topics include structuring a list of sources (bibliography), and summarising and criticising academic articles. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental components of clear written communication, including source documentation, basic research skills, essay structure, the organisation of ideas, dictation, grammar, and punctuation.
The main goal of English 099 is to develop composition skills that are essential to reading and writing in a variety of disciplines and occupations. For the specific skills addressed in this course you can download the course outline below: