Elements Of University Composition And Communication I –
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.
Apply the steps in the writing process to complete an essay.
Integrate feedback into the revision process of an essay.
Drafting the Essay
Formulate effective paragraphs using topic sentences.
Identify appropriate types of supporting paragraphs for a topic.
Prepare a first draft of an essay using appropriate strategies.
Explain appropriate introductions and conclusions for academic essays.
Thesis Statement and Organizing the Essay
Use pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs correctly.
Construct a topic outline for an academic essay.
Identify organizational techniques that help writers and readers stay focused.
Create a thesis statement for an academic essay.
Rhetorical Modes and Prewriting Strategies
Demonstrate appropriate usage of commas and apostrophes.
Describe strategies for choosing and narrowing an academic essay topic.
Identify appropriate point of view for academic writing.
Explain the value of various rhetorical modes.
Use complete sentences, correct subject-verb agreement, and consistent verb tense.
Identify the steps in the writing process.
Identify components of good paragraph writing.
Determine appropriate purpose, audience, tone, and content for various types of writing.
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