Feb 04, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RW 300 - Academic Reading and Writing III

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits

Course Description
Academic Reading and Writing III is the third in a four-course sequence designed to further develop needed skills in academic reading, writing, vocabulary use, and critical thinking, as well as deliver academic strategies to prepare students to be successful in a university setting. Skills and strategies are delivered through content-based instruction with topics including global business, art, psychology, and health. This course also enhances students’ understanding of American culture by engaging them in the reading of classic American novels. They will focus on writing well-organized paragraphs alongside recognizing the organizational structure of common academic texts. 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:

  • Guess the meaning of words from context
  • Find main ideas, topic sentences, major subtopics, and details
  • Determine point of view
  • Understand connotation

Academic Writing and Vocabulary Development:

  • Write topic sentences and propositions
  • Write about symbols, advantages, and disadvantages
  • Use subordinating conjunctions and transitions of comparison and contrast
  • Paraphrase and cite your sources
  • Write a paragraph of exposition, analysis, comparison/contrast, summary, and persuasion

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Katherine Toske

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