This course aims at introducing students to basic concepts of essay writing, this covers coherence and unity in paragraph along with developing their skills to make graphic organizers. A review of appropriate grammatical structures is also provided where necessary. Two kinds of paragraphs highlighted in this course are the narrative and the descriptive paragraphs. Extensive practice in college-level writing and reading is necessary. Students will write a variety of papers, including a documented essay, read and respond critically to professional and student writing, and develop critical thinking skills.
1. Develop their essay writing and critical reading and writing skills at the college level.
2. Develop their abilities to write college-level expository prose by writing four papers.
3. By the end of the course, students will learn the conventions of MLA style documentation by incorporating appropriate sources into their work, demonstrating their understanding of the meaning and importance of academic honesty.
4. Students will explore the writing process. Through the use of various invention techniques, writing multiple drafts of essays, their own evolving ideas, and constructive instructor and peer feedback,
5. They will understand that writing involves serious thinking, preparation, reflection, reconsideration, and revision.
6. Students will understand the role of collective inquiry and collaboration in learning. Students learn the value of discussing their ideas and drafts with others (such as other students in the peer review sessions, their instructor in one-on-one conferences, and Writing Center tutors).
Final Term Exam