Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
WR 80C
Course Title:
Writing 80C
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Course Description

Instruction includes basic communication skills, language mechanics, grammar, spelling, sentence structure and paragraph development. Prerequisites: (ABE 0784 or placement into WR 80) and (ABE 0783 or placement into RD 80) Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Employ correct grammar and punctuation

  • Develop paragraphs that have appropriate topic sentences, transitions, and ample support

  • Demonstrate successful college behaviors: communication, participation, responsibility, and time management

  • Practice critical thinking in response to text

  • Increase college level vocabulary

  • the stages of invention, support/organization, drafting and revision

  • Perform successfully in WR 90

  • Apply a working writing process with clear regard for

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Students may be assessed through a combination of the following assignments:

1. A writing process journal

2.  Sentence and paragraph development practice exercises

3.  Grammar and punctuation practice exercises

4.  Spelling and vocabulary tasks

5.  Group-work -students respond to class readings and/or fellow students€™ writing assignments.

6.  In-class writing assignments

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Writing process
2. Revision and peer-revision
3. Grammar and punctuation usage
4. Critical thinking
5. Idea development and support
6. Topic sentences, transitions and paragraph organization