Oct 17, 2021
WR 115 - Introduction to College Composition4 Credit(s)
This course introduces students to the expectations of college-level reading, thinking, and writing. Students will be introduced to rhetorical concepts and engage in a collaborative writing process to produce projects for a variety of purposes and audiences, across more than one genre. Reading, writing, and critical thinking activities will focus on inquiry and the development of the metacognitive awareness of individuals as writers. Students will produce one formal essay of 700-800 words and a total of 2000-2500 words of revised, final draft copy over the term that incorporate source material and practice MLA citing and attribution conventions. Courses may include multimodal projects.
Prerequisite: Appropriate Lane Writing Placement or Pass or letter grade of C- or higher in WR 093 or WR 097 , or successful completion of ABSE Reading and Writing for College Success AND Bridge to College.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Develop and practice rhetorical awareness. Recognize key rhetorical concepts; begin to apply these concepts through analysis of texts
2. Develop and demonstrate critical reading strategies of college-level texts; practice critical reading as a component of the writing process
3. Practice the evaluation of sources provided; recognize the conversational nature of academic conversations and of research
4. Identify and practice stages of the writing process
5. Recognize that composing processes and tools are a means to discover and reconsider ideas
6. Experience collaborative aspects of writing processes through giving and receiving feedback
7. Recognize and practice the conventions of Standard Edited English
8. Understand the effects of genre on text structure, paragraphing, sentence structure, and word choice. Practice citation conventions
9. Recognize that composing practices enact and impact thinking
10. Investigate how to transfer and apply writing knowledge to new contexts
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