|DMA C111 Content Review|
Writing - 2 Levels Prior to Transfer
Students must have the following skills upon entry to the class, in order to clearly write critique of web content: 1) write compositions of at least 500 words with clear organization, thesis, topic sentences, keywords, transitions, and sufficient, logical supporting details.
2) construct the five-paragraph essay in a number of rhetorical modes, such as description, narration, exposition, and argument. The essays may be personal in nature or text-based.
3) identify and correct major errors in grammar.
4) practice revision and editing techniques for better structure, focus, and style.
Reading - 1 Level Prior to Transfer
Students must have the following skills upon entry of the class, in order to understand required assigned readings: 1) identify central points, both explicit and implied, of longer essays, textbooks, and book-length works.
2) analyze an assortment of essays and longer works to see explicit and implied relations, such as repeated and/or opposing ideas.
3) distinguish the major and minor supporting information of essays and longer works.
4) recognize structure of essays and longer works by mapping, using outlining skills, and summarizing.
5) determine author’s purpose and recognize tone.
6) distinguish fact from opinion and be able to draw inferences.
7) interpret difficult and figurative language: academic discourse, figures of speech, metaphors, similes, etc.
8) annotate texts for more complete understanding.
|Students must be able to identify the major components of hardware, software, and computing systems and their respective networks, as well as identify common features of most software applications. They must also demonstrate appropriate file management and software management.|