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Writing Courses at Suffolk County Community College

Our basic goals for all writing students are explained as follows:

At Suffolk County Community College, ENG 009, ENG 010, and ENG 101 are designed to give you opportunities to develop and improve your writing. You should find that your work in the writing courses will help you to increase the depth and power of your thinking and the fluency and confidence with which you put your thoughts on the page. The Grant Campus writing program is designed to help you:

  • use writing as a way to explore, and express your own thoughts, ideas. and feelings, and to respond to and analyze the thoughts, ideas and feelings of others.
  • work through the process of writing:
    • getting ideas;
    • writing and revising drafts (to explore, focus, develop, and organize your ideas);
    • producing a final draft (more clear, more precise, more fully developed, and more carefully organized and edited than earlier drafts).
  • develop control and power over your own language as you use it in different writing situations.
  • seek various responses to your writing, not only from your instructor but also from your peers. Having your work read by several readers will increase your chances of seeing what's valuable in it.
Instructors of the writing courses will supply specific course outlines for their classes. While methods in particular classes may vary, the courses shoud include the following basic objectives common to all sections.

Developmental Writing Courses

(NOTE: Please note that while these course objectives were written specifically for Grant Campus, they do apply to each campus.) ENG 009 is a preliminary writing course for students whose placement test score indicates that they need much more practice with writing because they have difficulty organizing and expressing their thoughts clearly, including difficulties with such skills as spelling, punctuation, and grammatical usage. ENG 10 is designed for students who have difficulty putting ideas on paper, who have problems with mechanics or form, or who simply lack practice in writing. ENG 101 is appropriate for students who have successfully completed ENG 010, or whose writing is basically fluent and clear. We ask all instructors to include the following basic objectives in their course outlines; if instructors wish to add other objectives that will apply to their courses, they should feel free to do so.

Catalog Description ENG009

ENG 009: Basic English Skills
Basic writing course for students who have difficulty organizing and expressing their thoughts clearly, who have problems with usage, or who simply lack much practice in writing. All students receive instruction in both developing and expressing ideas. Work on specific problems of spelling, punctuation, and grammatical usage is drawn primarily from students’ own writing. Additional work on related exercises may be required. By placement. To be taken in the first semester. Graded on an S-W-U-R basis. Not applicable toward any degree or certificate.

ENG 009 Course Objectives:
Upon completion of ENG 009, Basic English Skills, you will be able to:

  1. develop pre-writing techniques such as free writing, brainstorming, scratch-outlining.
  2. write, revise, and edit short essays developed from pre-writing techniques.
  3. proofread and correct drafts to limit major errors (for example, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, spelling, noun and verb forms, and subject/verb agreement.)
  4. submit final essays in accord with the instructor’s manuscript requirements.

Catalog Description ENG010

ENG 010: Developmental Writing
This course emphasizes basic writing skills, outlining, development of ideas, and reading comprehension. Specific topics in grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and rhetoric are assigned according to the needs of the students. To complete the course, students will be expected to write short expository papers which show an understanding of the fundamentals of organization and effective sentence structure and which avoid gross errors in grammar and mechanics. By placement. Graded on an S-W-U-R basis. This course is not applicable toward any degree or certificate.

ENG 010 Course Objectives
Upon completion of ENG 010, Developmental Writing, you will be able to:

  1. use pre-writing techniques such as free writing, brainstorming, scratch-outlining.
  2. plan, organize and write preliminary drafts of a series of short papers.
  3. revise those preliminary drafts to focus on and develop a main idea.
  4. support that main idea in clear, well-ordered paragraphs developed by specific details, examples, or reasons.
  5. write varied and appropriate sentences which have been edited to limit major errors in mechanics and usage (such as sentence fragments, run-on sentences, spelling, noun and verb forms, and subject/verb agreement). Submit final essays in accord with the instructor’s manuscript requirements.



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