Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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WR 121 - Academic Composition

4 Credit(s)

This course focuses on rhetorical reading, thinking, and writing as means of inquiry. Students will gain fluency with key rhetorical concepts and utilize these in a flexible and collaborative writing process, reflecting on their writing process with the goal of developing metacognitive awareness. They will employ conventions, including formal citations, appropriate for a given writing task, attending to the constraints of audience, purpose, genre, and discourse community. Students will compose in two or more genres. They will produce 3000-3500 words of revised, final draft copy or an appropriate multimodal analog for this amount of text. Students will produce at least one essay that integrates research and demonstrates an understanding of the role of an assertive thesis in an academic essay of at least 1000 words.

Prerequisite: Appropriate Lane Writing Placement or WR 115  or WR 115W  
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Exhibit rhetorical awareness and rhetorical competence
2. Use key rhetorical concepts for analyzing and composing a variety of texts
3. Critically read and use college-level texts to support writing goals
4. Locate, evaluate, and use sources for writing goals
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the communal and conversational nature of research
6. Develop and compare flexible strategies for composing processes
7. Collaborate in the exchange of writing as both reviewer and author, generating and evaluating feedback as part of the revision process
8. Use a variety of technologies in composing for different purposes and audiences
9. Recognize and apply the conventions of Standard Edited English
10. Vary text structure, paragraphing, sentence structure, and word choice appropriate to genre
11. Apply citation conventions
12. Reflect on and document procedural knowledge gained in the areas of writing strategies
13. Discuss how to transfer and apply writing knowledge to new contexts

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