Course Description:

This course improves student understanding and application of the writing process. Included are selecting and restricting topics, understanding audience and purpose; devising a plan of development; identifying appropriate supporting details and evidence; proper grammar usage and subordination; coordination, unity; coherence; consistence in format and style; and conciseness. Skills used to develop writing a research paper are emphasized.

Course Outcomes:

·      Write an essay containing an introduction, the thesis statement, a body, and a conclusion

·      Write with unity and coherence, providing support for ideas, and making appropriate transitions

·      Understand the basic procedures for library research

·      Find and state the main idea(s) in a reading selection

·      Locate details that support the main ideas

·      Distinguish between inferences and facts

·      Read critically by evaluating ideas and formulating judgments

·    Critique essays written by others