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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RW 400 - Academic Reading and Writing IV

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Course Description
Academic Reading and Writing IV is the last 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 anthropology, economics, literature, and ecology. 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 and essays 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:

  • Know which words to focus on
  • Outline main ideas, important details, and examples
  • Use subordinating conjunctions to show differences
  • Evaluate sources

Academic Writing and Vocabulary Development:

  • Organize a research paper and write a thesis statement
  • Paraphrase, summarize, and use material from a source
  • Choose the right reporting verb and weave in quotations
  • Write a persuasive essay and provide evidence

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Katherine Toske

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