This course addresses the key elements necessary for effective academic writing in college. The course begins with a focus on prewriting strategies and builds to drafting and revising essays. In addition, the course includes skill development at the sentence and paragraph level.
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Respond to two of the posted weekly discussion questions. Discussion question responses are included in the six substantive posts a student makes each week.||10|
VideoThe Writing Process|Watch “The Writing Process” video.|||
VideoWord Choice|Watch the “Word Choice” video.|||
Nongraded Activities and PreparationCommonly Confused Words |Resource: Center for Writing Excellence, located under the Library tab of the student websiteReview the Commonly Confused Words information provided.Complete the Skill-and-Drill Quizzes at the end of the section.Post your quiz results for faculty review.|||
IndividualWriting |Watch the following videos in the Week 1 MyWritingLab links:· “Overview: Consistent Verb Tense and Active Voice”· “Grammar and Usage: Consistent Verb Tense and Active Voice”· “Commas”· “Apostrophes”· “The Writing Process”· "Verb Agreement”Complete the following exercises:· Identifying Subjects · Commas · Apostrophes· Subjects and VerbsTake a screenshot of your results and paste it into a Microsoft® Word document. Post it for review.|12/8/13|70|
Week Two: Writing Effective Paragraphs|
Objectives|1 2 2.1 Identify the basic structure of an effective paragraph.2.2 Compose an effective paragraph.|||
Reading|Review Ch. 3 of Wordsmith.|||
Reading|Read Ch. 4 of Wordsmith.|||
Reading|Read Ch. 5 of Wordsmith.|||
Reading|Read the following sections in Ch. 2 of Writing for Success: · Section 1.1: Components of a Sentence · Section 1.2: Sentence Structure, Including Fragments and Run-ons· Section 2.1: Agreement · Section 2.2: Errors in Subject-Verb Agreement · Section 3.1: Regular Verbs · Section 3.2: Irregular Verbs · Section 3.3: Maintaining Consistent Verb Tense|||
Nongraded Activities and PreparationWriting Help Resources|Review the following University Writing Help resources:· Writing Help Community from Phoenix Connect· Live Events from Academic Tutoring |||
Nongraded Activities and PreparationSentence Fragments and Run-On Sentences|Resource: Center for Writing Excellence, located under the Library tab of the student websiteReview the sentence fragments and run-on sentences information.Complete the Skill-and-Drill Quizzes at the end of each section.Take a screenshot of your results as shown on the last page, and paste it into a Microsoft® Word document. Post it for review as directed by your facilitator.Review the additional resources from the Center for Writing Excellence for further support: · Grammar Girl: Sentence Fragments · Grammar Girl: What Are Run-on Sentences? |||
Nongraded Activities and PreparationHow to Write a Paragraph|Watch the following videos in the Week 2 MyWritingLab® Links:· Overview of How to Write a Paragraph: Recognizing a Paragraph· Overview of How to Write a Paragraph: Writing Successful Paragraphs· Overview: Developing a Paragraph|||
Participation|Participate in class discussion. Make six substantive posts on three days each week.||10|
Discussion Questions|Respond to weekly discussion questions. ...