Composition One

By the end of the course, students will:

  1. Develop – through writing – defensible approaches to critical thinking, reading and argumentation using a variety of texts

2. Learn to write an active thesis and develop it through paragraphs which exhibit strong controlling ideas and specific supporting ideas

3. Construct an essay that is rhetorically effective in its organization, development, and language, and in its appeal to specific audiences

4. Assess and integrate sources in order to garner new knowledge, substantiate ideas, and support assertions

5. Learn effective and appropriate methods of documentation, specifically MLA

6. Learn drafting, revising and editing skills by analyzing and evaluating their own work as well as the work of others

7. View writing the essay as a way to discover knowledge

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