Basic Writing

Course Objectives

In this course you will learn to:

  • Think, speak and write critically about meaningful topics that affect your life.
  • Discover truth, beauty, and enjoyment through writing;
  • Share your thoughts and writings with fellow classmates, thus creating a real sense of audience (and community) while developing interpersonal skills;
  • Analyze examples of effective and ineffective writing in order to emulate what works and avoid what doesn’t work;
  • Understand how audience and purpose guides style, content, and organization in writing;
  • Generate a thesis and organize relevant support using rhetorical strategies appropriate for the context;
  • Use principles of free-writing, drafting, revision and editing to achieve polished prose;
  • Identify and correct common sentence level errors.