Full course description
This course is designed to introduce students to the writing, reading, and thinking skills necessary for success at the college level.
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
Compose essays demonstrating proficiency in developing and organizing ideas, using language effectively, and writing in standard edited English.
Find, evaluate, and use sources appropriately.
Demonstrate continued use and development of effective writing strategies in upper division courses.
To achieve these outcomes, students will focus on writing as a recursive process that includes prewriting, drafting, editing, and revising. Emphasis will be placed on personal, reflective, and expository writing. Students will develop critical reading skills and use course readings to analyze specific writing techniques and strategies that can be used to improve their own writing. Students will also identify at least five personal grammatical, mechanical, and stylistic errors that recur in their work and find resources that assist them in resolving these problems.
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
Written by Daryl Smith O'Hare
Edited and designed by Susan C. Hines
Lumen supports institutions to use open education models to improve student success.
- Eliminates textbook costs as a barrier
- Ensures quality instructional design
- Supports faculty success and development
- Analyzes and improves learning results
This course was created through the Kaleidoscope Project which is funded through a Next Generation Learning Challenges grant. The project creates and implements open general education courses, with a specific focus on improving success of at-risk students.