10831103Introduction to College Writing
Introduction to College Writing, while assuming competence in basic paragraph and essay structure, reinforces principles of composition that employ critical thinking in reading and writing and develops students' grammatical competence and writing style. Through multiple revisions and workshops, students acquire writing process awareness, self-advocacy skills for understanding and managing assignments, and information literacy skills to prepare them for college writing.
Communicate and work effectively in online environmentsAssessment Strategiesby participating in the class consistentlyby turning work in on time in the designated online and in-class locationsCriteriaenter into class discussionsoffer questions or comments during classengage in the electronic learning foraoffer questions or comments via e-mail, discussion boards, wikis
Read criticallyAssessment Strategiesby identifying organizational strategies in textsby recognizing the author s use of various kinds of examples as supportby participating in peer reviewby writing summaries of assigned readingsCriteriaidentify the thesis of an assigned readingidentify the main ideas accurately and throroughlyannotate texts main ideasuse a both paraphrase and quotation successfully in a summaryuse attributive phrases to give credit to the original author(s)provide a bibliographic citation for the source(s) discussed in the summary
Summarize EffectivelyAssessment Strategiesby annotating and outlining textsby participating in a peer reviewCriteriasummaries identify the key pointssummaries include only relevant and necessary detailssummaries are concise without being sketchysummaries evidence correct grammar, punctuation and spellingsummaries are completed based on course rubrics and guidelines
Develop information literacy skillsAssessment Strategiesby conducting research using both public and subscriber resourcesby locating appropriate information resourcesyou use basic and advanced search techniques have applied the search techniques consistently well across all the library resourcesyou use useful keywords and subject headings that clearly relate to the research focus; that located specific sub-aspects of the topic, or located sub-headings and connected them appropriately with main subject headingsby evaluating sources for credibilityby citing sources that have been vetted for credibilityCriteriaincludes a very clear focus on a topic, an appropriately narrow, reasonably articulated set of research questions.contains your working thesis, the sources you consulted, and summaries and evaluations of those sources.features a thesis statement that is clearly related to the course theme.cites sources that have been vetted for credibility.
Use the process approach to writingAssessment Strategiesby developing your essay in a chronologically-sequenced and coherent processby documenting your progress in small stepsby submitting evidence of your progress according the deadlines posted in the syllabusCriteriayou summarize the requirements of the assignment in your own wordsyou brainstorm for potential topics and narrow those topics using the assignment criteriayou imagine and analyze potential audiences/ select a particular audienceyou identify an appropriate topic, angle, and mode or modes for a particular audienceyou create an outline for an essay and plan illustrations for each main pointyou write and submit a rough draftyou seek feedback through peers, the instructor, and the Writing Centeryou create a revision plan to guide revisionsyou submit revised drafts based on the revision plan and feedbackyou edit drafts for grammatical and mechanical errors.you submit a Self-Assessment essay in which you discuss your writing processthe introduction of your final essay includes a clearly stated thesisthe introduction of your final essay introduces the main ideasthe main ideas of your final essay are relevant, appropriate, and accuratethe main idea of your final essay is developed in a paragraphthat main idea of your final essay is developed using supporting materialyour final essay includes arguments that are based on logical assumptions, are connected to each other and are connected to the thesisyour final essay incorporates relevant primary and secondary source materialsyour final essay includes primary and secondary source materials that are quoted and paraphrased ethicallyyour final essay includes an interesting and thoughtful closing statementyour final essay has been edited and proofread for correctness and professional presentationyour final essay includes a bibliography that provides full citations for each source used
Compile a course portfolioAssessment Strategiesby creating a portfolio consisting of representative samples of the work you have completed in this courseby planning, drafting and revising a self-assessment essay about the work in your portfolioby creating a writing calendar to manage the multiple projects due by the end of the semesterCriteriaa self-assessment essay that includes a discussion of your strengths and weaknesses as a writer, makes references to the portfolio items as support, and is edited and proofread for correctness and professional presentationa course theme essay that has been developed over the semester in multiple stepsrepresentative steps in the writing process used to develop the course theme essay
Use writing resourcesAssessment Strategiesby submitting a revision plan for papersby utilizing a writing calendarby using the writing center resources
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