Rising Hope, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
College Writing I
45 hours (15 weeks).
September 2012 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply English grammar, spelling, sentence structure, syntax, and verbs (tenses, agreements, etc.); examine the purpose of essays; construct essays as responses to various prompts; evaluate selected readings that inspire personal reflection and write analytical reaction papers; examine the purpose and elements of research and write a six page research paper; and write a movie critique.
Instruction is offered via classroom lectures accompanied by readings, essays, quizzes, homework, vocabulary assignments, a mid-term exam, research paper, film critique and final exam. Major topics include: the writing process, strategies for developing academic paragraphs and essays, and key aspects of grammar, punctuation, and the mechanics of writing. Practice in refining writing skills will be provided. In this course, we will cover three major areas: writing critically and effectively, grammar and mechanics of written English, including the organization and development of paragraphs and essays, and documenting and citing sources.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in General Education, English or College Writing (9/17).