|DMA C111 Content Review|
Students must have the following skills upon entry of the class: 1)
Perform computer start up and shut down procedures correctly. 2) Use
computer input and output devices, such as the keyboard, mouse, stylus,
trackball, or printer with proficiency. 3) Access and manage login
accounts and documents effectively. This includes downloading,
creating, naming, retrieving, and decompressing files and folders with
an awareness of file size, location of saved files and folders, and
available space on storage media and a clear distinction between
various campus, email, and course login accounts. 4) Perform editing
tasks, such as copying, cutting, and pasting of content and applying
spell checking. 5) Send an outgoing e-mail with an attachment, and open
an incoming e-mail and its attachment. 6) Search and navigate the
Internet and other types of media and environments easily. 7) Be aware
of the need to evaluate Internet content for relevance, authenticity,
authority, and currency.
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
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.