Prerequisites: Appropriate Score on a Skills Assessment Test or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
This course prepares students to write in English for academic purposes. Students develop the skills necessary for effective paragraph and essay writing. Students learn how to generate and focus ideas, to support a thesis, and to revise and refine their work. Writing strategies and techniques covered will include brainstorming, free writing, drafting, and editing. The course introduces rhetorical patterns used in essay writing such as compare/contrast and persuasion.