Introduces informative and analytical writing supported by research. Students design a research plan, use primary and secondary sources critically, develop research methods, use proper documentation and develop writing strategies for longer papers.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Analyze the rhetorical needs (the needs of their audience in relationship to the assignment) for college-level research-based writing assignments. Apply appropriate levels of critical thinking strategies (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation) in their written assignments, with an emphasis on in-depth evidence-based analysis and evaluation in academic contexts. Implement appropriate rhetorical elements and organization (introduction, thesis, development and research-based support, visual evidence, conclusion, etc.) in their written assignments, with an emphasis on in-depth evidence-based analysis and evaluation. Locate, evaluate, and integrate high-quality information and opinion appropriate for in-depth research-based informational, analysis and argument assignments. Craft sentences and paragraphs that communicate their ideas clearly and effectively using words, sentence patterns, and writing conventions at a high college level to make their writing clear and credible.