6.0 / Lower
Corresponds to an introductory, two-semester course in English Composition. Measures the ability to persuade a reader; to understand and compose an extended argument; to analyze and respond appropriately to written texts including literary texts; to use and document sources; and to recognize and write about revision and editing processes. In general, the examination measures the ability to organize knowledge, ideas, and information; to use rhetorical strategies such as narration, illustration, explanation, description, comparison and contrast, division, classification, and cause and effect in appropriate ways; to choose a tone and point of view appropriate for a specified rhetorical situation; to develop and maintain a controlling idea and a coherent organization; and to write within the rhetorical, syntactic, and mechanical conventions of Standard Written American English. (A course guide can be obtained from the Excelsior College Bookstore as part of the guided learning package. Extended response examination.) Three (3) credits from ENGX111 exam duplicates the ENG*101: English Composition course or the ENGX101 exam.
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