Study and practice of writing processes, including critical reading, collaboration, revision, editing, and the use of technologies. Focuses on the aims, strategies, and conventions of academic prose, especially analysis and argumentation.
Learning outcomes (revised and approved by the faculty, 2014)
- Writing as Situated Process
Students will practice a range of invention and revision strategies appropriate to various writing situations.
- Writing with Sources
Students will be introduced to primary and secondary research, utilize various library resources, evaluate sources, and synthesize and apply research in accordance with citation, genre conventions and ethical standards.
- Writing as Rhetorical Action
Students will gain knowledge of rhetorical principles and practice addressing different audiences and situations.
- Writing as Academic Practice
Students will build their familiarity with values, strategies, and conventions related to a range of academic contexts and disciplinary conversations.
- Writing as Social Practice
Students will analyze, reflect on, and practice the dynamic use of language in diverse contexts and recognize issues of power, difference and materiality.