PCC/ CCOG / WR

Course Content and Outcome Guide for WR 90

Course Number:
WR 90
Course Title:
Writing 90
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Instruction includes sentence structure, paragraph and essay development, and written expression. Students can expect to increase working vocabulary and improve skills in basic communications. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 90 or completion of WR 80 and placement into RD 90 or completion of RD 80 with a "C" or better. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Communicate in writing using a variety of sentence structures, paragraphs, and short forms that
    emphasize correct grammar, punctuation, coherence, and clarity.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in written responses to text.
  • Recognize and utilize pre-writing steps for composing a good essay.
  • Utilize basic word processing in writing.
  • Demonstrate successful college student behaviors.
  • Perform successfully in Writing 115.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Grammar & punctuation practice exercises
  2. Paragraph Development practice exercises
  3. Written critical response to reading
  4. Final typed essays
  5. The following additional measures are encouraged:

a. graded homework assignments
b. written group projects
c. written responses to outside activities
d. a writing journal
e. in-class activities and participation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • grammar and punctuation usage in sentences
  • simple, complex, and compound sentences usage in paragraph development
  • appropriate use of support in fully developed essays

Skills

  • Punctuation and capitalization.
  • Grammar
  • Paragraph Development
  • The Writing Process
  • The Essay
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Word Processing