This is a writing course based on critical reading from various fields. Writing assignments reinforce skills in summary, analysis, evaluation, and synthesis. Emphasis is on argumentation, research methods, and information literacy. Group 1 course.
Successful completion of ENG 111
or ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Other college designations supported by this course
Infused: Writing Intensive
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Read effectively for multiple purposes.
- Learn key rhetorical concepts through analyzing a variety of texts.
- Shape their writing in terms of audience and purpose.
- Develop knowledge of linguistic structures, including grammar, punctuation, and spelling, through practice in composing and revising.
- Use key rhetorical concepts to compose a variety of texts, including research-backed argument with a revelatory claim and effective support.
- Respond to a variety of situations and contexts calling for purposeful shifts in voice, tone, level of formality, design, medium and/or structure.
- Use a variety of technologies to address a range of audiences.
- Use composing processes as a means to discover and reconsider ideas.
- Locate and access academic and popular sources.
- Effectively evaluate (for relevance, credibility, accuracy, bias and so on) those sources.
- Synthesize information and ideas from source material.
- Make connections between their own ideas, opinions, experiences, and expertise and those of others.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Analyze and evaluate their own thinking and the thinking of others.
- Interact productively in giving and receiving constructive feedback.
- Recognize themselves as writers and arguers.
- See the world from other points of view.
Learning How to Learn:
- Examine topics that contain local and personal connections to issues that directly affect both them and their communities.
- Become more interested in the implications of a variety of topics on both themselves and their communities.
- Contribute to an ongoing conversation about a topic.
- Recognize their own writing processes.
- Effectively manage large, long-term projects.
- Develop collaborative and recursive strategies for generating, revising, editing, and proof-reading texts.
- Develop strategies for effectively reading a variety of texts.
- Imagine new possibilities for their own and other's written work.