This course is designed to help students to prepare for the academic writing demands of post-secondary study. Students will be introduced to university-level writing and critical reading, and receive help with basic writing and grammar. Preparation for Academic Writing is intended for students who need to improve their writing and citation skills before enrolling in post-secondary courses, including courses such as ENGL 1177. The course focuses on the study and application of the principles of university-level writing, with particular emphasis on exposition, persuasion, and proper citation. In several language workshops, students will also aim to develop reading comprehension skills, strengthen their understanding of grammar, and gain practice writing sentences, paragraphs, and short essays. ENGL 1077 is not eligible for university transfer credit; the course may be used for entry into ENGL 1177.
Students must have one of the following: 1) English 12 "50%" (PASS) or equivalent (refer to BCIT's Admission page); 2) COMM 0015 score of 50 or better.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Fall 2016
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