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Office Hours: By phone or appointment Course Description: designed as an introduction to skills and strategies of critical inquiry through reading and writing in academic context. Course Objectives: • Recognize and write to specific academic audience for a specific purpose • Learn and use steps which may include evaluating, summarizing, analyzing, and synthesizing appropriate sources for carrying out a college level writing assignment. • Recognize how writers adapt language for audience, situation and purpose • Students will practice the process of writing using drafts to develop a successful essay Texts: Required Wyrick, Jean Steps to Writing Well: with Additional Readings 7th edition. Boston: Thomson Wadsworth, 2005. ISBN:978413030563 Recommended College level dictionary and Thesaurus. Hacker, Diana. A Pocket Style Manual 5th edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s 2004. ISBN: 0312593244 Assignments: Week One: March 31, 2010 Course Overview and requirements Prewriting: Pages 3-24 • Selecting a subject o Narrowing your focus • Prewriting techniques The Thesis Statement: Pages 31-45 Assignment Due April 7, 2010 • Practicing What You’ve Learned page 39. Part A together, Part B on your own. • Page 40 Assignment • Choose a topic from the Assignment printed on pages 43-44 • Choose a prewriting technique and employ it for your topic. • Write a thesis statement Week Two: April 7, 2010 The Body Paragraphs pages 47-78 • Planning the body of your essay o The outline • The Topic Sentence • Paragraph Unity • Paragraph Coherence • Transitions Beginnings and Endings pages 79-89 • Lead-ins • Conclusions Assignment Due April 14, 2010: Write a rough draft

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