MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE | NORTH CAMPUS

Professor Javier Dueñas
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College Prep Reading & Writing Department

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Course Competencies

Competency 1: The student will compose multi-paragraph essays which include:

a. thesis statements
b. sufficient supporting details & examples
c. appropriate transitions to achieve coherence
d. unity
e. logical conclusions

Competency 2: The student will perform the steps of the writing process which include the following:

a. pre-writing
b. drafting
c. revising
d. editing

Competency 3: The student will recognize and correct common errors in:

a. noun forms
b. pronoun usage
c. verb forms and tenses
d. subject-verb agreement
e. adjective and adverb modification
f. parallelism
g. commonly confused words
h. punctuation
i. capitalization
j. fragments
k. run-ons (comma splices and fused sentences)
l. dangling
& misplaced modifiers

Competency 4:
The student will be able to write under time constraints.

 

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Student Resources:

 

Campus Bookstore:

·         eFollet Bookstores

Research Tools:

·         MDC Library Databases

·         Google Scholar

·         Wikipedia

 

Podcasts:

·         Grammar Girl
(Another good English language podcast)

·         The Word Nerds

(A weekly podcast about English language)

 

 

Textbook Supplements:

Miscellaneouss:

·         Learning Techniques

·         Purdue Online Writing Lab
(excellent resource for writing students)

·         Criterion
(Independent Online Evaluation of your writing)