Course Description: Introduces students to writing as a conscious and developmental activity. Students learn to read, think, and write in response to a variety of texts, integrate their ideas with those of others, and to treat writing as a recursive process. Through this work with texts, students are exposed to a range of reading and writing techniques they can employ in other courses. Students work individually and collaboratively, participate in peer review, and learn to take more responsibility for their writing development.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate the ability to approach writing as a recursive process that requires substantial revision of drafts for content, organization, and clarity, as well as editing and proofreading .
  • Learning Outcome 2: Be able to integrate their ideas with those of others using summary, paraphrase, quotation, analysis, ad synthesis of relevant sources.
  • Learning Outcome 3: Employ active reading, critical reading, and informal reading response techniques for inquiry, learning, and thinking.
  • Learning Outcome 4: Be able to critique their own and others’ work by emphasizing global revision early in the writing process and local revision later in the process.
  • Learning Outcome 5: Document their work using appropriate conventions (MLA).
  • Learning Outcome 6: Control sentence-level errors (grammar, punctuation, spelling).