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ENF I: Preparing for College English I  

Instructor: Mimi S. Leonard. WCC Fall 2015 ENF I - Section 95H. Dates: August 24 – December 11, 2015. This hybrid class meets Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. in Fincastle room 106.
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 Mimi Leonard
Mimi Leonard
Associate Professor, Developmental English
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111 Fincastle
(276) 223-4727



ENF I: Preparing for College English I

Welcome to the ENF I: Preparing for College English I research guide. This guide will simplify the research processes and help you find library resources to help you succeed in your ENF course.

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Learning Outcomes

This research guide will address the following learning outcomes:

  • Pre-write, draft, revise, edit, and proofread college-level texts.
    • Develop a "researchable" topic.
    • Find and use sources to gather background information on the topic.
    • Design an effective search strategy to make research easier and more productive.
    • Generate a list of terms (keywords) based on the topic statement.
    • Narrow or broaden the research topic as needed.
    • Identify major elements of a research topic.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills when reading and writing college level texts.
    • Evaluate the quality of information found.
    • Understand and describe the differences between scholarly and popular resources.

  • Write well-developed, coherent, and unified college-level texts, including paragraphs and essays.
    • Know when and how to cite sources.

  • Identify, evaluate, integrate, and document sources properly.
    • Navigate the library catalog and electronic databases.
    • Select databases and library resources appropriate for the topic and assignment criteria.
    • Evaluate the quality of information found.
    • Know when and how to cite sources.


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