WRT 101HC - English Composition I: Honors 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Principles and practices of college-level writing. Includes critically reading college texts, writing college-level essays using a variety of strategies, practicing diverse writing processes, using research effectively, and engage in critical and construction reflection.
Prerequisite(s): Honors-level score on the Reading and Writing assessment test.
Information: Must qualify for Honors program. Instructor or advisor/counselor approval may be required before registering for this course. Honors Content may include: Intensive research using highest standards and best practices for the discipline, and a significant number/variety of readings of both primary and secondary sources. Also may include a high-quality, peer reviewed paper or project in a format appropriate for the discipline with research presented in class or to a wider audience.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - ENGL; Meets CTE - COMM. Meets AGEC - ENGL; Meets CTE - COMM.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Critically read texts to analyze and respond to texts.
- Write college-level essays using strategies such as summary, reflection, analysis, and argument.
- Practice writing processes including prewriting, drafting, revising, peer reviewing, editing, and proofreading to produce college-level essays.
- Locate, evaluate, and use research effectively.
- Engaging in critical, constructive reflection and debate on issues in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, business, technology, and/or math.
- Critically Read Texts to Analyze and Respond to Texts
- Analyze text at a literal level
- Determine main idea, supporting details, and patterns of organization
- Practice reading strategies such as previewing, contextualizing, reflecting, and summarizing
- Analyze and respond to text at an interpretive level and make inferences and draw conclusions
- Analyze and respond to text at a critical and rhetorical level
- Analyze author’s argument
- Identify assumptions and biases
- Make personal connections and express opinions in relation to a text
- Read texts from multiple points of view
- Practice critical thinking strategies such as synthesizing, critiquing, and analyzing when reading texts
- Analyze the rhetorical situation of a text
- Analyze an author’s use of rhetorical strategies within a text
- Write College-Level Essays Using Strategies Such as Summary, Reflection, Analysis, and Argument
- Respond in writing to texts that put the writer’s ideas in conversation with those texts
- Write several college-level essays that
- Unify ideas around a thesis
- Organize and develop ideas logically to produce coherent and cohesive text
- Master basic essay components
- Introductions and conclusions
- Body paragraphs including claims, evidence, and explanation
- Employ argument and persuasion in thesis claim and development
- Use rhetorical strategies to persuade readers
- Adapt writing to diverse audiences
- Integrate own ideas with others’
- Use technology strategically to enhance the author’s purpose
- Adapt writing for changing electronic environments
- Use outside sources responsibly and appropriately to avoid plagiarism
- Use of a minimum of four sources, properly documented, in at least one essay
- Use standard grammar and mechanics
- Use MLA and/or APA documentation format
- Word count – produce final polished writing totaling at least 3,500 words
- Practicing Writing Processes Including Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Peer Reviewing, Editing, and Proofreading to Produce College-Level Essays
- Engage in multiple strategies and stages of writing
- Reflect on writing progress and process
- Use feedback to address higher-order and lower-order concerns in writing
- Engage in recursive processes to strengthen writing outcomes
- Locate, Evaluate, and Use Research Effectively
- Determine the extent of information needed
- Access the needed information including digital sources
- Evaluate information and its sources critically
- Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
- Access and use information legally and ethically
- Engage in Critical, Constructive Reflection and Debate on Issues in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Business, Technology, and/or Math
- Explain problems or issues and formulate a thesis, theory, or hypothesis
- Describe and evaluate self and others’ perspectives
- Draw logical conclusions by analyzing context and employing evidence/information
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