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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

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2018-2019 Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2022  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG 098 - Writing Basics

Prerequisite: An appropriate score on placement test and/or writing sample.
(3 Credits)
This course presents an integrated approach to the development of writing and reading skills necessary for college success. Instructional activities are designed to emphasize the connection between writing and reading and to develop the skills and confidence that enhance success in subsequent courses. The primary focus is on achieving proficiency in core comprehension and writing skills. The core reading skills include increasing vocabulary knowledge and dictionary skills, identifying main ideas and implied meanings, identifying supporting details, and developing lifelong reading habits. The writing component focuses on both sentence-level concerns and whole discourse, but the emphasis is on sentence-level problems common to basic writers. Students placed into this course are required to utilize online learning tools a minimum of four hours a week and/or the Learning Support Center one hour per week for additional instruction, homework, and skill-building exercises. A minimum attendance of two Learning Support Center workshops outside of regular class time is required. Total of 45 contact hours.

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