Mar 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
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EL 117 - Critical Thinking for Essay Writing

3 Credit(s)

This course is a content-specific study skills course designed for students reading at a college level who wish to strengthen their study skills and strategies in a specific content area for success in the content course. The course is linked with content areas through a content-area course in which students are co-enrolled. The two courses (EL117 and the content-area course) are either linked with extensive instructor collaboration or team-taught. Students will optimize note taking, test preparation, memory, reading, time management, discussion, research, and critical thinking skills with a focus on specific content.

Corequisite: WR 097  

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful course completion, the student will:

  1. Develop critical reading and thinking skills for academic success in writing within the context of a liberal education. Develop the ability to engage in and value a respectful and free exchange of ideas
  2. Develop and apply a variety of reading strategies for college-level inquiry, learning, and thinking
  3. Develop time management and goal setting strategies for successful college-level writing
  4. Develop such critical thinking skills as synthesis and analysis as they pertain to writing
  5. Develop information literacy skills required for college-level writing including locating, evaluating, and using source material (in print or online)

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