In this course, students will learn to use writing as a tool for learning and a means of communication. Students will apply critical reading skills to challenging texts and respond to those readings with writing that is clear, cohesive and logical. Students will learn to read as college writers, mining texts for ideas and techniques to incorporate into their own writing. Through processes that include prewriting, drafting and rewriting, students will learn to employ the conventions of academic writing, including citation, grammar and mechanics. This course provides students with foundational writing skills that they will continue to develop throughout their college careers. A grade of “C” or better is required for this course.
Offered fall and spring