Helps students to communicate clearly and coherently in college-level expository prose. Emphasis is placed on understanding the writing process, organizing ideas and information, and editing. Assigned readings serve as models and help to develop analytical and critical reading and writing skills.
College Learning and Study Skills
This course facilitates student development of a wide range of skills that support academic success. General topics include the exploration of individual learning styles and processes, empowered learning, student creation of effective learning environments, and development of task-specific learning tools. This dialogic course addresses larger learning issues (critical reading strategies, creative approaches to problem-solving, authentic research processes and critical thinking strategies). The course is writing intensive and focuses on writing as a means of self exploration, reflective thinking, and effective communication. (WS2) 3 s.h.
Writing for Success
Provides help to sophomore, junior or senior level students who need to practice upper-level writing tasks. Students will revisit writing skills to apply in upper-level and more pressurized writing situations, such as upper-division essay examinations, standardized graduate examinations, essays, papers, theses, and the College Writing Examination. This course focuses on the advanced mastery of writing task analysis, thesis-driven organization, and concise development. This course also revisits typically problematic grammar, syntax and punctuation conventions and builds toward more refined language use. Course objectives: To help students communicate clearly and coherently through college-level expository prose; to emphasize writing processes: development and organization of information and editing; to use aassigned readings as models to develop analytical and critical reading and writing skills. 3 s.h. Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the BC2 Gen. Ed. Requirement. (WS2)