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:
- Welcome to WR 121 online. If you are committed to taking WR 121 online, you must be prepared to do a great deal of reading, writing, and critical thinking. You will have access to the online portion of the course by January 6. On this date, log into mypcc and look for a a menu to the left called 'Quick Links.' Then click on the link called 'Desire2Learn,' which will take you to the online portion of this course. Once you are in Desire2Learn, you will see a light-blue navigation bar. Click on the link that says 'Content.' After that, click on the link that says Start Here and read the following items in this order: (1) Technology requirements (2) Communicating Online (3) Resources at PCC (4) and Course Syllabus. Next, introduce yourself in the introductions forum no later than Wednesday midnight, January 8. If you are interested in doing so, you can talk about your major, your interests, and career goals; but as always, use common sense with what you choose to share. Your personal introduction in this forum indicates your willingness to remain with the class. If you do not introduce yourself, then I will have to list you as a no-show, remove your name from the roster, and add someone else from the wait list.
- Course Specific Requirements:
- If you have not already done so, buy Writing about the World, 3rd ed., which is the required textbook for the course. You can buy it at either the Southeast or Sylvania Campus Bookstore, but call ahead of time to make sure. A Pocket Style Manual, 6th Edition, by Diana Hacker is the recommended grammar handbook. If you already have a grammar book from a previous course, you can use that instead, but be aware that the rules for MLA citation changed in 2009. The first two required readings from Writing about the World are The U.S. was Right (534) and The U.S. was Wrong (536). Once you have finished reading them, be prepared to respond to the question posted in the Module One Discussion forum by January 12, 11:59 p.m.
- 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: James B Pepe
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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