Nov 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WR 097 - Introduction to Essay Writing

3 Credit(s)

This course introduces students to essay writing and prepares students for WR115. Students will demonstrate control and understanding of the writing process: generate and organize ideas, write drafts, revise, and edit paragraphs and multi-paragraph essays. Students will learn to recognize and correct grammatical errors in their writing. Course activities may be enhanced through conferences, workshops, and/or online modules. 

Corequisite: EL 117  

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful course completion, the student will:

  1. Use pre-writing skills to plan focused, well-organized paragraphs and multi-paragraph essays
  2. Write unified, coherent, and adequately developed paragraphs with clear topic sentences
  3. Write well-developed essays that include a thesis statement and unified, coherent, and adequately developed paragraphs with clear topic sentences
  4. Recognize and use a variety of options for introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs
  5. Demonstrate control of a variety of organizational strategies at the essay level (such as narrative, process, opinion/persuasive, summary, comparison/contrast, definition, description, cause/effect, and exemplification)
  6. Use appropriate transitions between sentences and between paragraphs
  7. Critique constructively and revise his/her own work and the work of others



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