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.
This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
- Describe strategies for choosing and narrowing an academic essay topic.
- Identify organizational techniques that help writers and readers stay focused.
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.
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.
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.
Revising and Editing the Essay
- Differentiate between editing and revising.
- Implement writing tools to revise and edit an essay.
Developing a Thesis Statement
- Compose a thesis statement for an academic essay that makes a claim and support it with examples.
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