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Administrative Unit: Language and Communications Studies Department
Course Prefix and Number: ENGL 420
Course Title: Advanced Editing and Revision
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description: A pre-graduate-level course that addresses, through practice, the fundamentals of editing and making prose as clear and as well presented as possible. Prerequisites: ENGL 112 and a previous 200-level or higher English course.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): ENGL 112 and a previous 200-level or higher English course.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Spring.
Text(s): The primary text for this course is a selection of the student’s previously compiled essays, the hardcover Webster’s New World Dictionary and an essay the student will generate in class in preparation for Senior Seminar.

Course Objectives
  • To practice revising and editing student writing using multiple resources.
    Measurable Learning
  • Demonstrate advanced use of grammar and language skills.
  • Demonstrate MLA citation.
  • Show capability of revision and critique.
    Topical Outline:
  • Write, revise and edit selected essays
  • Refresh grammar, learn language skills, word use and abuse
  • Revise, significantly, previously compiled essays, narrowing selection to possible choices for senior essay

    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 20

    Library Resources:

    Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

    Prepared by: Pamela McClure Date: November 16, 2007
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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