Feb 04, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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IW 100 - Intensive Writing I: The Paragraph

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits
Course Description
Intensive Writing I is designed to provide a solid foundation in writing skills by aiding students to write and rewrite well-organized, coherent and accurate paragraphs. Emphasis is given to brainstorming, organization of ideas, and analysis of paragraph samples. Autonomy is encouraged through the use of rubrics and peer feedback checklists to encourage collaboration and self-editing. This course is required for program completion. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand the rationale for a multi-step writing process
  • Brainstorm and organize ideas to prepare a foundation for structured writing
  • Implement and use editing symbols for revision
  • Describe personality in writing
  • Characterize a person with ordered detail in a paragraph
  • Narrate a short story with ideas and relevant detail
  • Use transitions to effectively tell a story
  • Peer-review and self-edit paragraphs for grammar and style
  • Write about a scary or funny experience
  • Identify good and bad topic sentences, support and concluding sentences in paragraphs
  • Focus on aspect and tense to tell stories
  • Describe place with accurate prepositions
  • Develop and support an opinion in short written work

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Katherine Toske

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