Prerequisite: ENGL 1005B, ENGL 1010, or equivalent. Building upon the rhetorical skills developed in ENGL 1005AB or ENGL 1010, students will develop analytical, interpretive, and information literacy skills necessary for writing a well-supported, researched, academic argument. Continued instruction in strategies for generating, revising, editing, and proofreading writing.
ENGL 2010, Intermediate College Writing, helps students develop analytical, interpretive, and information literacy skills necessary for writing a well-supported, researched, academic argument. (This course was formerly listed as ENGL 102.)
- Refine fundamental rhetorical strategies used to produce university-level writing, especially
- modify content and form according to the rhetorical situation, purpose, and audience
- incorporate textual evidence through quotation, summary, and paraphrase into their essays and appropriately cite their sources
- evaluate the relevance, validity, and authority of information, and ethically use and cite that information in their own writing
- Think critically to analyze a rhetorical situation or text and make thoughtful decisions based on that analysis, through writing, reading, and research
- Think critically to articulate an individual perspective and to integrate the ideas of others through organizing and developing ideas into their own writing.
- Understand a written assignment as a series of tasks, including finding, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing appropriate primary and secondary sources
- Critique their own work and that of peers using the conceptual and stylistic conventions of academic discourse.
- Exhibit knowledge of genre conventions ranging from structure and paragraphing to voice, tone and style
- Control such surface features as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
- Use electronic environments for drafting, reviewing, revising, editing, and sharing texts
- Prewrite, draft, and revise at least three formal essays of at least 1,200 words each. The essays will be written in a variety of genres, assume a variety of rhetorical approaches, respond to a rhetorical situation, address a specific audience, address a variety of viewpoints, and articulate a stance. The essays will incorporate outside texts and at least one essay will include research and the integration of multiple sources.
- Use writing and reading for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communicating.
- Use electronic environments for drafting, reviewing, revising, editing, and sharing texts.
- Develop and refine an ability to write about problems and issues from historical, philosophical, literary, rhetorical, and/or cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Learn research techniques and demonstrate information literacy when locating and evaluating outside sources in order to incorporate textual evidence in writing through paraphrase, summary, and quotation.
- Learn about the resources available through the University Writing Center, University Library, and other centers of information.
- Actively participate in prewriting and revision activities as well as in other activities that encourage conceptual development and an enhanced sense of audience.