The Core Composition Sequence at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY

English 12/12A0 | FYC 1

Course Description

English 12 is an introductory course in critical reading and writing emphasizing the development and communication of ideas in written form and a basic rhetorical understanding of how language communicates facts, ideas, and attitudes. Students apply basic rhetorical concepts in reading and composing texts in several genres; compose texts that integrate the writer’s ideas with those from other texts, including research materials; and develop writing projects through drafting, reviewing, collaborating, revising, rewriting, rereading, and editing.


Please see the Curriculum Guide for English 12/12A0 for more information about the revised course structure, as of Summer 2022. The Curriculum Guide includes the following sections:

  1. An introduction providing background information on the creation of the new curriculum
  2. The revised Course Learning Outcomes for Composition I
  3. A series of questions to prompt reflection on writing pedagogy and equity
  4. Some broad guidelines for types of assignments and approximate amount of writing to assign
  5. A note about designing courses and links to several sample syllabi
  6. A list of works consulted by the CRC in designing this curriculum revision

For information about ALP sections of English 12/12A0, please see the “Accelerated Learning Program” tab and the “ALP: Online Teaching Resources” tab in the menu above. For information about Collaborative Portfolio Assessment (CPA) and digital portfolios, click on those tabs in the menu above.

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