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101 College Writing for Success

Department: English

Instructor: Vyxz Vasquez
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Schedule: TBD

Course Description

In this class, students will be introduced to college writing. That is, they will learn the fundamentals of summary, synthesis, & argumentation. Furthermore, they will learn how to become more careful and self-aware readers. In this class, students will write reflections about their writing and learn how to take good annotations of their reading and writing. The goal is to become more careful, self-aware, and insightful readers, thinkers, and writers.

Course Goals / Learning Objectives

  • Improve academic writing skills
  • Developing active reading skills regarding identifying, reconstructing, and evaluating arguments
  • Understanding sources of appeal
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce writing that is clear and logical
  • Developing intellectual virtues like humility and empathy
  • Develop student voice in writing and tone

Course Topics

  • How to Read College Level Writing
  • Summarizing, synthesizing, and arguing the point of a written work
  • Becoming Self Aware Readers
  • Proper Note Taking

*Courses vary by experience and exposure to content. Instructors have the ability to change content and pace to serve the needs of students. Courses have been modified for online teaching.