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University Composition And Communication I

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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 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9

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    Developing a Thesis Statement

    • Create a thesis statement for an academic essay.
    • Use pronouns correctly.

    Organizing the Essay

    • Construct a topic outline for an academic essay.
    • Identify organizational techniques that help writers and readers stay focused.
    • Use adjectives and adverbs correctly.

    Drafting the Essay

    • Prepare a first draft of an essay using appropriate strategies.
    • Formulate effective paragraphs using topic sentences.
    • Identify appropriate types of supporting paragraphs for a topic.
    • Create appropriate introductions and conclusions for academic essays.

    Revising and Editing the Essay

    • Use sentence transitions and sentence variety correctly.
    • Implement writing tools to revise and edit an essay.

    Completing the Essay

    • Integrate feedback into the revision process of an essay.
    • Apply the steps in the writing process to complete an essay.

    Writing Basics

    • Determine appropriate purpose, audience, tone, and content for various types of writing.
    • Identify components of good paragraph writing.
    • Use complete sentences in written work.

    Planning Strategies

    • Demonstrate appropriate use of commas and apostrophes.
    • Describe strategies for choosing and narrowing an academic essay topic.
    • Identify strategies for choosing topics and subtopics to support the main idea for an academic essay.

    The Writing Process

    • Identify the steps in the writing process.
    • Use correct subject–verb agreement and consistent verb tense in written work.

    Rhetorical Modes

    • Explain the value of rhetorical modes in writing.
    • Identify point of view.
    • Use commonly confused words correctly.
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