COURSE RATIONALE: 1) To continue the process of developing the student’s writing skills begun in English 101 by emphasizing more advanced skills, e.g., evaluation, analysis, interpretation and synthesis. 2) To complete all steps of the process of a research paper, from finding a subject to locating appropriate resources to taking effective notes from sources to incorporating resource materials (with proper documentation) into a finished research paper of 7-15 pages. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: ENG 102 English Composition II. This course will provide practice in writing extensive units of composition with emphasis on critical thinking skills. Through the study of a variety of texts, students will practice analytical and interpretative writing, including one formal source paper involving training in the use of library facilities and research techniques.