Nov 30, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WR 115W - Introduction to College Writing: Workplace Emphasis

3 Credit(s)

This course introduces students to the expectations of workplace reading, writing, and project management. Students will be introduced to rhetorical concepts and engage in a collaborative writing process to produce projects with a variety of purposes and audiences across multiple genres. Projects may include job letters, memos, technical reports, and other documents and multimodal projects drawn from students' chosen fields. Students will produce 2000-2500 words of revised, final draft copy or appropriate multimodal analogs for this amount of text; at least one of the projects will incorporate source material and practice attribution conventions. This course fulfills writing requirements for some Lane programs. Note: This three-credit writing course will count as a prerequisite for WR 121 at Lane only. Students who plan to transfer should be aware that most other colleges and universities in Oregon will not accept WR 115W as a prerequisite for WR 121.

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.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Understand the importance of target audience, purpose, and point of view
2. Make stylistic decisions appropriate to the subject, situation, and audience
3. Develop critical thinking skills through pre-drafting, writing, feedback from peers, and frequent revising as well as through close examination of student and professional writing
4. Understand what it means to make writing choices that serve a specific audience, situation, and communications purpose
5. Develop problem-solving abilities
6. Work with other writers to critique and revise his/her own work and the work of others
7. Assess his/her own writing strengths and weaknesses
8. Express ideas clearly, concisely, and carefully in forms compatible with success in the workplace
9. Show competence in grammar, usage, and punctuation
10. Know and use appropriate formatting styles
11. Know how to acknowledge sources and avoid plagiarism

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