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University Writing Essentials

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

This undergraduate-level course is 7 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: 7

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    Prewriting and Planning

    • Demonstrate the ability to write a clear and focused thesis statement that encompasses both topic and point of view.
    • Demonstrate the ability to create an outline that includes main topics and supporting details.
    • Identify strategies to organize essay content.

    Research and APA

    • Demonstrate the ability to locate source material in the University Library databases.
    • Demonstrate appropriate use of APA requirements for quoted and paraphrased source materials.
    • Explain the role of research in providing supporting evidence for thesis statements.

    Revising and Editing

    • Describe the elements of a strong revision process.
    • Demonstrate the ability to use Center for Writing Excellence tools for revising and formatting a strong academic essay or paper.
    • Demonstrate the ability to use transitional sentences in crafting a unified essay.

    Academic Integrity and Complete Essays

    • Define plagiarism.
    • Explain the student code of academic integrity and the correlation between plagiarism and academic integrity.
    • Apply appropriate writing techniques to write a well-researched, college-level essay.

    The Writing Process

    • Identify key steps in the writing process.
    • Identify university writing and style expectations and resources to support the writing process.

    Writing and Sentence Foundations

    • Demonstrate the proper use of punctuation and grammar.
    • Differentiate between personal and academic writing.


    • Demonstrate an understanding of effective paragraph characteristics.
    • Demonstrate the ability to write a well-constructed paragraph that includes a topic sentence and supporting details.
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