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English Composition (Expo Comp)

This competency-based course is designed to develop reading comprehension, literary analysis, writing, and listening and speaking skills. Students review and enrich their understanding of fundamentals of composition: prewriting, outlining, research tools, thesis statement, essay form, writing rubric, proofreading, editing, and revising. Students read and interpret an array of fiction and nonfiction: critical, reflective, and technical essays, the novel, drama, poetry, and the short story. Effective composition skills are fostered through the analysis of exemplary writing and the development of a writing portfolio. The writing portfolio includes a persuasive essay, a narrative, an essay of comparison, a process essay, literary analyses of poetry and the novel, creative writing, an historical investigation report, and a resume. The competencies in this course are aligned with English-Language Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools. This course has been approved to satisfy the “b” (English subject area of the UC/CSU “a-g” requirements for freshman admission. The NCAA has approved this course for use in establishing the initial-eligibility certification status of student athletes from schools in the Division.



  1. A minimum reading level of 9.0 as measured by the TABE D7/8 reading comprehension test
  2. Writing fluency at an English 4 placement level, determined by a student writing sample and evaluated by the receiving English instructor
  3. Mastery of the competencies of English 4 (23-10-74)
  4. Recommendation of an instructor and/or a counselor