University Composition And Communication I – com155 (3 credits)
This course addresses the key elements necessary for effective academic writing in college. The course begins with focus on prewriting strategies and builds to drafting and revising essays. In addition, the course includes skill development at the sentence and paragraph level.
Compose a thesis statement for an academic essay that makes a claim and support it with examples.
Organizing the Essay
Identify appropriate introductions and conclusions for academic essays.
Completing the Essay
Write a well-researched, college-level essay by applying effective writing techniques.
Create a final draft through revision.
The Writing Process
Identify the steps in the writing process.
Demonstrate correct application of grammar, diction, syntax, and punctuation to writing.
Writing Effective Paragraphs
Identify the basic structure of an effective paragraph.
Compose an effective paragraph.
Determine appropriate purpose, audience, tone, point of view, and content for various types of writing.
Describe various rhetorical modes.
Describe strategies for choosing and narrowing an academic essay topic.
Identify organizational techniques that help writers and readers stay focused.
Drafting the Essay
Identify appropriate types of supporting paragraphs for a topic.
Formulate effective paragraphs using topic sentences.
Prepare a first draft of an essay using appropriate strategies.
Revising and Editing the Essay
Differentiate between editing and revising.
Implement writing tools to revise and edit an essay.
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