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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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IW 200 - Intensive Writing II: The Short Composition

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits
Course Description
Intensive Writing II is designed to provide a solid foundation in writing skills by aiding students to refine and develop coherent and accurate multi-paragraph compositions. Emphasis is given to supplying details to build the paragraphs within the compositions using parallel points relevant to each topic. 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:
  • Use details to support main ideas
  • Outline relevant supporting ideas for short compositions
  • Give and receive peer-feedback on written work
  • Support writing with examples and background
  • Revise and edit personal writing for grammatical accuracy and content
  • Structure and support an outline using parallel supporting points and successive main ideas
  • Interpret and describe figurative language devices by clustering and outlining
  • Avoid verbosity in written work
  • Write an accurate and concise summary of fiction and non-fiction
  • Use the “literary Present Tense” in narrative and summary
  • Express an opinion by formal response to a non-fiction work
  • Critique a fiction work in writing 

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Katherine Toske

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