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ENGL 1301 Course Guide


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Patricia Sotelo
Pecan Campus Library
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This course guide has been customized to assist you with ENGL 1301. Thanks for stopping by!

Use the navigational tabs above to find the course modules for your assignments and various resources that can help with your course assignments.

The information on this page is meant to orientate you with the requirements of the course. 

The Centers for Learning Excellence (CLE) is all about student success, and successful students work with tutors to gain a deeper understanding of course concepts, writing, APA and other citation styles, time management and more! Schedule an appointment to meet with a tutor today or stop by one of our centers today!

The South Texas College Library has self-paced, interactive tutorials that help students and faculty successfully utilize library resources. Learn more about the library, how to search for information, and how to avoid plagiarism by following writing and citing best practices. 

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For curated content for all things History, see our English Composition & Rhetoric Research Guide (Will open in a new tab). 

Discovery Search is available from that page, so there's no need to go back to the Library's website.

Find a list of databases best suited for Historical research and some featured graphic novels! 

Not sure what citation style to use, or even how to cite books, artwork, and videos in MLA, APA. and Chicago? Check out the Writing & Citing Guide (Will open in a new tab) for assistance with these areas. 

There are also several how-tos from the Purdue Online Writing Lab, and several tools for generating proper citation/bibliographies. 

Course Description

Course Description

This course is an intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and research to drafting, revision, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.


Prerequisite: TSI complete in Reading and Writing; OR completion of INRW 0304 with a grade of "C" or better; OR TSI Reading score of 349-50 and co-enrollment in NCBR 0300 AND TSI complete in Writing; or TSI Writing score of E4/MC 338-339 and co-enrollment in NCBW 0300 and TSI complete in Reading; or TSI Writing score of E4/MC 338-339 and co-enrollment in NCBW 0300 and TSI Reading score of 349-50 and co-enrollment in NCBR 0300; or co-enrollment in INRW 0304.

Books on Reserve at STC Pecan Library

Brownsville Stories

Making Literature Matter, 7th Edition

Patterns for College Writing, 14th Edition

Successful College Writing, 7th Edition