Course Goals

  • Explore and analyze, in writing and reading, a variety of genres and rhetorical situations;
  • Develop strategies for reading, drafting, collaborating, revising, and editing;
  • Recognize and practice key rhetorical terms and strategies when engaged in writing situations;
  • Engage in the collaborative and social aspects of writing processes;
  • Understand and use print and digital technologies to address a range of audiences;
  • Locate research sources (including academic journal articles, magazine and newspaper articles) in the library‚Äôs databases or archives and on the Internet and evaluate them for credibility, accuracy, timeliness, and bias;
  • Compose texts that integrate your stance with appropriate sources using strategies such as summary, critical analysis, interpretation, synthesis, and argumentation;
  • Practice systematic application of citation conventions.