Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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

CRN 42452

From the Instructor:
I have been teaching writing for ten+ years, and the best writing that I've seen from students is writing that comes from their lived experiences and from their own passions. So, I've designed this course in a way that honors your own experiences and interests! This persuasive writing class is based on your lived experiences in the community, an exploration of your values, and reading of essays by diverse authors who will challenge us with their perspectives on the world and the kind of messaging we receive. With a focus on your own passions, community issues that matter to you, and working to strengthen your own individual writing process, this course is focused on challenging each writer and the group to grow in critical thinking and writing persuasively.
Course Specific Requirements:
We have two course texts: 1. Everything's an Argument, 6th edition (edited by Lunsford) 2. The Impossible Will Take a Little While (1st edition) (edited by Paul Loeb) Please email me at zapoura.calvert@pcc.edu with any questions!
Web Technical Requirements:
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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.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
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42452 WEB » - Canceled!
Instructor: STAFF
Notes: Community-based learning work www.pcc.edu/cbl
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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