This course for high-beginners introduces the fundamental strategies and skills necessary for academic writing on the paragraph level. Students begin to use appropriate strategies and techniques for writing narrative, descriptive, and process paragraphs. Students are introduced to basic grammatical forms and mechanics for this level of writing.
In this low-intermediate level course, students develop the fundamental strategies and skills necessary for academic writing on the paragraph level. Students focus on paragraph organization, including using specific examples and details to support a topic sentence. Students also demonstrate a basic understanding of paragraph unity, coherence, formatting, and mechanics and use them appropriately in writing narrative, descriptive, process and summary paragraphs. Students also develop accurate basic grammatical forms for this level of writing.
This intermediate-level course builds on the fundamental strategies and skills that the students have developed in Writing 2. Students use the writing process to develop various academic writing assignments, including summary-response, classification, and comparison/contrast paragraphs. Students learn to use appropriate word choice as well as more complex and accurate grammatical forms and sentence structures.
This high-intermediate level course reviews paragraph development and organization and introduces the relationship between paragraph and essay structure. Students write various types of academic essays, including classification, summary/response, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect. Students recognize and develop appropriate thesis statements, main points to support the thesis, and effective specific examples and details, appropriate cohesive devices, and accurate grammatical forms and mechanics.
In this course, students build on the fundamental strategies and skills for writing academic essays that they have developed in Writing 4. They continue to write summary/response, comparison/ contrast, and cause/effect essays, and are introduced to persuasion/argumentation and how to use references and documentation.
This advanced writing course builds on the academic strategies and skills that the students have learned in Writing 5. Students continue to write summary/response, comparison/contrast and cause/effect essays and are introduced to the guided research paper. Students begin to evaluate the authority/credibility, appropriateness and effectiveness of outside sources, and develop an understanding of plagiarism, its consequences, and how to avoid it.
This course builds on the academic writing strategies and skills developed in Writing 6. Students continue to develop critical reading and thinking skills as they use outside sources to develop various writing assignments such as summary/response, cause/effect and persuasion/ argumentation. Students also write an independent research paper with appropriate documentation, effective word choice and accurate grammatical forms.