1. Course Description
    George Leonard, a leading writer on education, wrote, “To learn is to change. Education is a process that changes the learner.” Writing is also a process that changes the writer. In this practical course in composition, students will spend time generating ideas for writing, sharing and critiquing their writing and ideas, revising their ideas, and learning more about themselves as a result. The course will emphasize using writing as a tool to explore and discover their thought processes, beliefs, and world concepts. Students will employ writing as a tool to develop critical thinking skills. In the process of organizing ideas and, subsequently, manifesting those ideas into various compositional styles and forms, students will become conscious of the concepts which have shaped and are continually shaping their personal realities.
  2. Course Objectives
    In this course, students will: • communicate clearly and effectively through writing • be familiar with sentence structures • learn social and personal writing • be familiar with academic writing • learn vocabulary building skills
  3. Teachnig Method
    Attendance Class attendance is mandatory. Students with one unexcused absence will automatically receive a 5% penalty to their final grade. This penalty will increase by 5% for each additional unexcused absence. Three tardies will be counted as one absence. Class Participation Students are expected to come to class prepared and to bring the appropriate materials with them. Careful reading of all assigned texts is required for the day on which they are assigned. Students must turn in all assignments before the due date. It is your responsibility to get the homework assignment and material covered during a missed class. Active participation in class is required. Not doing assigned work is the same as not attending and will result in a penalty to your final grade. Absence is not an excuse for late papers or missed in-class work and homework. Coming in late, leaving early, or not completing the scheduled work can also result in this penalty (or a lesser penalty at the instructor’s discretion). Late Policy Assignments that are turned in late will be penalized one letter grade for each day they are overdue (an A will become a B and so on). If you are not able to turn in your assignment by the due date, do not skip the class.
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  6. Requiments
    Students must a freshman in the Pre-Digipen course.
  7. Practical application of the course
    Students will be able write their ideas out clearly using the writing process. Students will be familiar with grammar and notice grammar mistakes. Students will be able to express themselves more deeply using details in their writings. Students will be able to critic writings.
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