Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

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WRIT 101W - College Writing I

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): a score of 11 or better on the FVCC Writing Placement, or a COMPASS score of 75 or better, or a grade of “C-” or better in WRIT 095~ .
Instruction and practice in expository writing, this course emphasizes specific writing and revision techniques to develop coherence, conciseness, clear and forceful style and voice, and thinking skills. Assignments range from short pieces to essays and a research paper. Mastery of the basics of grammar and mechanics is assumed. (All Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Demonstrate organization, coherence, and clarity in writing.
  • Use writing as a means to engage in critical inquiry by exploring ideas, challenging assumptions, and reflecting on and applying the writing process.
  • Read texts thoughtfully, analytically, and critically in preparation for writing tasks.
  • Develop multiple, flexible strategies for writing, particularly inventing, organizing, drafting, revising and copy editing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research as a process of gathering, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing appropriate primary and secondary sources.
  • Integrate their own ideas with those of others.
  • Formulate an assertion about a given issue and support that assertion with evidence appropriate to the issue, position taken, and given audience.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the conventions of language and forms of discourse, including grammar, syntax, punctuation, spelling and mechanics.
  • Use conventions of format and structure appropriate to the rhetorical situation and audience.
  • Develop an organize logical thoughts as a means of building evidence that results in a persuasive argument.
  • Understand how to self-edit and appreciate its importance in crafting a professional document.
  • Express, interpret, or modify ideas to communicate effectively.

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