WRT 101S - English Composition I / Integrated Studio 4 Credits, 4.5 Contact Hours
3.5 lecture periods 1 lab period
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 using standard grammar and mechanics.
Prerequisite(s): With a C or better: ACL 080 or ESL 088WG with a B or better; or placement into WRT 090 on the Writing assessment.
Information: Equivalent to WRT 101 . For students who assess into WRT 090 but believe that with additional studio instruction they can successfully complete WRT 101 .
Gen-Ed: 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.
- Write using standard grammar and mechanics
- Critically Read Texts to Analyze and Respond to Texts
- Use strategies to decode unfamiliar words and to expand working vocabulary.
- Use strategies before, during, and after reading
- Before reading activate prior knowledge, set purpose, preview text
- During reading monitor comprehension by such strategies as highlighting, annotating, and taking notes
- After reading summarize and consider own ideas in relation to text
- 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
- 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 a minimum of four sources, properly documented, in at least one essay
- Use standard grammar and mechanics
- Use MLA documentation format
- Word count
- Produce final polished writing totaling at least 3,500 words
- Practice 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
- Write Using Standard Grammar and Mechanics
- Strengthen basic writing skills including sentence-level issues
- Create effective sentences
- Sentence fluency and coherence
- Sentence variety
- Use standard grammar and punctuation
- Employ appropriate word choice
- Use conventions appropriate for the purpose, audience, and situation
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