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Critical Reading And Composition

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This course develops the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills that are essential for academic and life success.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Using Reading to Narrow the Focus

    • Apply appropriate use of commas, colons, semicolons, and quotation marks.
    • Create a proper thesis statement.
    • Formulate main ideas, implied main ideas, and supporting details.
    • Apply library research skills and strategies to gather and evaluate source material.

    Using Reading to Organize Ideas

    • Formulate effective paragraphs using topic sentences and relevant details.
    • Document pertinent information from one source using APA-style formatting.
    • Apply appropriate use of verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns.

    Putting It On Paper and Documenting

    • Formulate effective titles, introductions, and conclusions.
    • Make inferences and predictions based on the comprehension of a text.
    • Apply appropriate rules of spelling.
    • Demonstrate various inventing, drafting, revising, and editing strategies for an expository essay.
    • Conduct research.

    Bringing It All Together

    • Implement guidelines for effective writing.
    • Format a written work according to APA guidelines.
    • Apply appropriate academic English, grammar, usage, mechanics, and punctuation within a written work.
    • Identify strategies to improve writing.

    Active Reading and Generating Ideas

    • Apply the reading and writing processes to critically analyze, evaluate, comprehend, and summarize text.
    • Identify various inventing, drafting, revising, and editing strategies for an expository essay.
    • Apply appropriate use of sentence structure, to avoid run-on sentences, and fragments.
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