This course is an intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Students develop research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices and ethical inquiry, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style, and utilizing primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. Students/Parents/Guardians are responsible for any registration, tuition, fees and textbook costs. Students served under Free/Reduced lunch may qualify for tuition waivers. This course is equivalent to ENGL 1301 - Composition 1 (3 credit hours). If taken for English 3 credit it cannot be repeated for English 4 credit.
Prerequisite & Recommendations:
Recommended Prerequisite: English 1, 2, and 3