Course DescriptionThis course is designed to prepare students for university entrance. The course focuses on the study of literature and non-print media with the writing of longer essays. Students will learn research and documentation methods needed for academic essays.
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Express yourself in a clear, grammatically correct, persuasive and audience-appropriate manner
- Review and master elements of grammar, punctuation and sentence structure
- Develop strategies for reading difficult material
- Practice critical thinking skills through questioning (in class activities, discussions, presentations and compositions)
- Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences
- Comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual, and multimedia forms, and respond personally, critically, and creatively
- Manage ideas and information
- Create a variety of texts to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
- Respect, support, and collaborate with others
- Summarize the main ideas of passages to be incorporated into research essays (summarize, paraphrase, and quote from selected sources)
- Use MLA documentation for citation and preparation of references in research papers
- Plan original essays; prepare the topic, thesis, and supporting content
- Prepare an outline of a proposed essay
- Plan and gather resources to research a specified topic
- Identify and utilize writing techniques relating to introductions, transitions, organizational patterns, (exposition, comparison, contrast), and conclusions
- Non-print media and critical reflection
- Summarize the plot of a novel
- Identify aspects of setting, plot, characterization, theme
- Identify the writer’s point of view and show how it affects the story
- Analyze how setting, plot, mood and climate influence the development of the plot
- Select details in order to make references
- Develop the theme(s) of a selection
- Read, write about, discuss, and critique a novel
- Identify musical elements in poetry such as rhyme, rhythm and alliteration
- Read poetry that makes social commentary
NotesFormerly UPG 222 English 2. Students who have taken UPG 222 should not enrol in this course.
Successful completion of English 20-1 or equivalent course.
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