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ENGL 828 vs ENGL 846

If you have completed your placement test and have been placed in English 828, you have the choice of enrolling in English 828 or English 846. This webpage is designed to help you make that decision.

The traditional path is:
English 828 + English 846 + (English 100 or English 105).

The accelerated path is:
English 846 + (English 100 or English 105).

Compare ENGL 828 to ENGL 846:

ENGL 828 ENGL 846
Reading Requirements

At least one non-fiction book, plus a number of short readings at the introductory college level.

Introductory reading techniques, comprehension and vocabulary.

One or more non-fiction books, plus a number of additional readings at the intermediate college level.

Intermediate academic reading techniques, comprehension, vocabulary, and complex critical reading strategies.

Writing Requirements

4-6 text-based essays of 2-5 pages each (which may include an introduction to research methods).

Basic sentence combining, simple thesis development, basic outlines, quotation formatting and documentation.

4-6 text-based essays of 3-6 pages (which may include a research paper).

Intermediate to advanced sentence combining, simple to complex thesis development, outline forms, quotation formatting and documentation.

Student Performance Expectations

At least 10 hours of course work per week outside of class.

This course is designed to give students basic writing skills so that they can create clear, simple essays which will enable them to perform successfully in ENGL 846.

At least 12 hours of course work per week outside of class.

This course is designed to give students basic writing skills so that they can create clear, simple essays which will enable them to perform successfully in ENGL 105 (transfer-level English).

ENGL 828 Example Assignments

ENGL 846 Example Assignments

 

Answer these 11 questions to help determine your best path: