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University Academic Writing

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This is a foundational course in developing the skills necessary for effective and appropriate academic writing. This course reviews the elements of grammar, mechanics, style, and proper documentation of outside sources.

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.

Course details:

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

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    The Mechanics of Writing

    • Document sources using an appropriate style guide.
    • Demonstrate correct application of grammar and syntax to writing.
    • Identify appropriate diction for academic essays.
    • Demonstrate proper punctuation for different types of sentences.

    Rhetorical Strategies

    • Compose a thesis statement that makes a claim and support it with examples.
    • Describe the structure and use of comparison and contrast in an essay.
    • Create a narrative essay using description.

    The Writer’s Voice

    • Write a well-researched, college-level essay by applying effective writing techniques.
    • Describe your personal writing process.

    The Writing Process

    • Apply prewriting techniques such as freewriting, journal writing, and clustering.
    • Create a rough draft of an essay.
    • Create a final draft through revision.
    • Differentiate between editing and revising.

    Writing Effective Sentences, Paragraphs, and Essays

    • Demonstrate a variety of sentence structures.
    • Identify the basic structure of an effective paragraph.
    • Compose an effective paragraph.
    • Create a short essay using appropriate structure.
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