An intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis is on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus is on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. 

Student Learning Outcomes for the Course:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of individual and collaborative writing processes.

  2. Develop ideas with appropriate support and attribution.

  3. Write in a style appropriate to audience and purpose.

  4. Read, reflect, and respond critically to a variety of texts.

  5. Use Edited American English in academic essays.