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2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RW 401 - Advanced Academic Reading and Writing V

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits

Course Description
The Advanced Academic Reading and Writing I core course is the fifth of six integrated course sequence that develops needed academic skills within the context of different academic areas with built-in academic vocabulary workshops and research paper foundation. The reading strand focuses on understanding collocations, structure of a research paper, pronoun references, uses of headings, tables, and quotation marks, organizing multiple material sources, and providing definitions to verify understanding. The writing strand develops critical writing strategies such as essays of definition, using materials from a source, brainstorming, paraphrasing, comparison essays, argumentative essays, cause/effect, idea mapping, and providing evidence. Making inferences and connections, outlining, summarizing, comparing, synthesizing, and evaluating sources are critical thinking strategies highlighted in this course. Test-taking strategies skills include taking an essay exam, underlining, defining, summarizing, circling the best choice, taking a side, and finding errors. This course is required for program completion. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Academic Reading

  • Know which words to focus on
  • Outline main ideas, important details, and examples
  • Preview and annotate a text
  • Evaluate sources
  • Use context clues to determining the meaning of new words in a text

Academic Writing and Vocabulary Development

  • Organize a research paper
  • Paraphrase, summarize and use material from a source
  • Write a paragraph of definition, cause and effect and a summary
  • Choose the right reporting verb and weave in quotations

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Katherine Toske

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