This course develops students’ writing at the college level, using materials organized around essential parts of the academic writing process. Key topics include rhetorical situations; the editing process; types and modes of academic writing; the research process; citation practices; informative and persuasive writing.
This course is designed to introduce you to the writing, reading, and thinking skills you will need for success at the college level. The course will emphasize personal, reflective, and expository writing. It will also help you develop critical reading skills, which will assist you as you analyze specific writing techniques and strategies you can use to improve your own writing.
Thumbnail: Alphabetic writing is a frequent category in human communication. Image used with permission (CC BY-SA 4.0; Petar Milošević).