WR121 English Composition
Focuses on academic writing as a means of inquiry. Uses critical reading, discussion and the writing process to explore ideas, develop cultural awareness and formulate positions. Emphasizes development of a variety of strategies to present evidence in support of a thesis. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 121, or completion of WR 115 and RD 115. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).
Distance Education: Web Course Information
- From the Instructor:
- Just like an on campus writing class, this course requires that you interact with classmates regularly in class discussions and peer response workshops. All of these discussions take place online. You'll write four essays for this class. I ask that you submit essay drafts as Microsoft Word attachments so I can use the track changes function to make comments in them. If you don't have or can't get MS Word, please let me know. You will be required to respond to three of your classmates' essay drafts each time an assignment is due. This will give you a chance to see how other people approach the assignments and will help you look at your own drafts with a more critical eye. Participating in these activities is a vital part of the class. Writing is a process, and it takes time, writing, and re-writing to produce a finished piece. For this reason, I do not grade rough drafts. Instead, I will ask you to choose two of your rough drafts to continue working on over the course of the term. You'll present your final drafts of these pieces along with a reflective essay about your writing progress in a Final Portfolio. The only text you need to purchase for this course is available at PCC's Rock Creek Campus Bookstore: Quick Access: Reference for Writers. Ed. by Lynn Quitman Troyka and Douglas Hesse. Pearson Publishers. (This book must be purchased through PCC's bookstore as it is a custom edition). All other course readings are available online for free. Please note: If you have not checked into the class and participated by the first Friday of the term, you will be dropped from the course. If you have computer problems, you need to contact the help desk (971-977-8222) for assistance. I will not re-admit students who did not show up the first week due to computer problems.
- Web Technical Requirements:
- Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
- Students with Disabilities:
- Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
- To register, you need the CRNs (ex. 22398) of your selected classes.
- Please note that for many courses, additional fees may apply.
- To find textbooks, you need the CRN, Campus, Term & Course Number (ex. BA101).
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Instructor: Melissa K Rue
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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