Introductory Writing students practice and acquire the fundamental writing principles: parts of speech; sentence structure and sentence types, from simple to compound-complex; and punctuation. The course project consists of four assigned essays, each being submitted incrementally; thus, students receive individual feedback from instructors throughout the course. Additionally, the collateral writing assignment teaches vital research skills; it requires students to develop a research question and thesis statement. Next they gather notes from scholarly sources, organize their body of research, and write an accurately documented report.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Differentiate and use basic sentence elements and parts of speech.2.Use correct subject-verb agreement.3.Use correct pronoun case and agreement.4.Avoid shifts in tenses and person.5.Choose correct punctuation.6.Create effective sentences, avoiding fragments and run-ons.7.Compose sentences using a variety of sentence structures.8.Understand and use the writing process.9.Write well-organized and developed paragraphs.10.Write a well-organized and developed narrative essay.11.Research a topic and take notes in the best format for the material.12.Write a well-organized research paper with correct documentation.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%•