eng130 | undergraduate
Introduction To Academic Writing
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- Analyze published essays for rhetorical elements, principles of organization, and to evaluate how well their rhetorical strategies address their situations.
- Explore various rhetorical strategies (narration, description, illustration, classification, process analysis, comparison/contrast, cause and effect, and persuasion/argument).
- Practice various rhetorical strategies for essays (narration, comparison/contrast, cause and effect, and persuasion/argument).
Grammar/ Punctuation/ Mechanics/ Style
- Demonstrate the use of proper sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
- Demonstrate effective word choice and style to match the rhetorical situation (purpose, audience, topic, and writing strategy).
- Demonstrate the qualities of clarity, concreteness, completeness, conciseness, coherence, and cohesion in an essay.
Formats for Papers
- Examine elements of the University of Phoenix Writing & Style Guidelines.
- Demonstrate proper citing and referencing techniques in papers.
The Writing Process
- Define the steps involved in the writing process (pre-writing, organizing, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading, and formatting), and explain the function of each step.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform each step involved in the writing process.
- Explain how the writing process applies to team writing.
- Identify and apply the structural components of effective essays.
- Practice developing strong, clear thesis statements.
- Develop paragraphs which use topic sentences, supporting ideas, and transitions effectively.
- Apply specialized organizational strategies for introductions and conclusions.
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