com170 | undergraduate
Elements Of University Composition And Communication I
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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The Writing Process
- Demonstrate correct application of grammar, diction, syntax, and punctuation to writing.
- Identify the steps in the writing process.
- Identify the basic structure of an effective paragraph.
- Compose an effective paragraph.
Rhetorical Modes and Prewriting Strategies
- Determine appropriate purpose, audience, tone, point of view, and content for various types of writing.
- Describe various rhetorical modes.
Thesis Statement and Organizing the Essay
- Compose a thesis statement for an academic essay that makes a claim and support it with examples.
- Construct a topic outline for an academic essay.
- Identify organizational techniques that help writers and readers stay focused.
Drafting the Essay
- Identify appropriate introductions and conclusions for academic essays.
- Prepare a first draft of an essay using appropriate strategies.
- Identify appropriate types of supporting paragraphs for a topic.
- Formulate effective paragraphs using topic sentences.
Revising, Editing, and Completing the Essay
- Differentiate between editing and revising.
- Create a final draft through revision.
- Write a well-researched, college-level essay by applying effective writing techniques.
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