Description: The second course in the developmental writing course sequence designed for those students with a stronger background in grammar skills who need further help developing paragraphs and short themes. Lab work will be assigned to reinforce class activities.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to
1. Demonstrate the use of a variety of pre-writing techniques.
2. Write a well-organized essay containing a thesis and support.
3. Write thesis statements relevant to the specific rhetorical mode, including argumentative; a topic sufficiently narrowed to address the audience, purpose, situation, and length of assignment.
4. Edit and proofread the essay for subject-verb agreement, pronoun agreement; sentence fragments, run-on sentences, comma splices, punctuation, illogical shifts in tense or person, and parallelism.