Course Content and Outcome Guide for WR 90C Effective Winter 2016
- Course Number:
- WR 90C
- Course Title:
- Writing 90C
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionIncludes instruction in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, essay development, and critical thinking skills. Improves basic writing skills by learning to use simple and complex sentences in developing a good essay, and by developing critical thinking skills that are used in the writing process. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 90 or completion of WR 80; Placement into RD 90 or completion of RD 80. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Communicate in writing using a variety of sentence structures, paragraphs, and short form 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
Punctuation and capitalization
The Writing Process
Critical Thinking Skills