Comm 215 Syllabus

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|[pic] |Course Syllabus | | |College of Humanities | | |COMM/215 Version 10 | | |Essentials of College Writing |

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Course Description

This course covers the essential writing skills required for college-level coursework. Students will learn to distinguish between interpretive and analytical writing while using the writing process and specific rhetorical strategies to develop position and persuasion essays and a case study analysis, and learning teams will prepare an applied research paper. The course offers exercises for review of the elements of grammar, mechanics, style, citation, and proper documentation.


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Course Materials

Clouse, B. F. (2008). The student writer: Editor and critic. (7th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw Hill.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Writing Situations | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Apply appropriate rhetorical strategies to a persuasive essay. |Aug. 30, 2011 | | | |Utilize different types of writing styles as appropriate for mood and point of view. | | | |Readings |Read “Developing a Preliminary Thesis” in Ch. 2 and Ch. 7, 8, & 15 of The Student Writer: | | | | |Editor and Critic. | | | | |Read the Week One Overview. | | | | |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. | |2 | |Learning Team Instructions |Prepare a list of grammar issues, using your completed grammar exercise, your team wants to | | | | |discuss during class in Week Two. | | | | | | | | | |Choose a topic and begin...
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