Feb 03, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WR 115 - Introduction to College Composition

4 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 citation and attribution conventions.

Prerequisite: A letter grade of C- or better, or pass in WR 093  or WR 097 , or placement test.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Rhetorical Awareness: Develop and practice rhetorical awareness. Recognize key rhetorical concepts; begin to apply these concepts through analysis of texts. 
  2. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing: Develop and demonstrate critical reading strategies of college-level texts; practice critical reading as a component of the writing process. Practice the evaluation of sources provided; recognize the conversational nature of academic conversations and of research. 
  3. Processes: Identify and practice stages of the writing process. Recognize that composing processes and tools are a means to discover and reconsider ideas. Experience collaborative aspects of writing processes through giving and receiving feedback. 
  4. Knowledge of Conventions: Recognize and practice the conventions of Standard Edited English. Understand the effects of genre on text structure, paragraphing, sentence structure, and word choice. Practice citation conventions. 
  5. Metacognition and Transfer: Recognize that composing practices enact and impact thinking. Investigate how to transfer and apply writing knowledge to new contexts.

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