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DEVS 015-71 Introduction to College Writing
Spring 2013

Class Meetings: Tuesday 6:00-8:50 pm
Science and Technology Center Rm. 4004





Office Hours:
Before Class, After Class, or by Appointment

Co-requisite: Writing Center Lab
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Credit Hours: 4
* This four-credit hour course consists of three hours per week in the classroom and two
hours per week of activities coordinated through the CCBC Writing Center.

I. Course Description

This course introduces the critical reading, logical thinking, and writing skills required of college students. The course prepares students for the precise and formal requirements of academic writing they will encounter in English Composition I by introducing, strengthening, and reinforcing elements of composition ranging from grammar, mechanics, and punctuation to the complexities of clear and coherent sentence, paragraph, and essay construction.

II. Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to

A. analyze and respond critically and logically to readings.
B. correctly assimilate vocabulary into writing.
C. originate and construct sentences of varying complexity.
D. approach writing assignments according to a process of creating, drafting, revising, and editing.
E. originate and construct clear, unified basic paragraphs and essays appropriate to assignment, audience, and purpose.
F. develop paragraphs and essays using various types of organizational patterns such as narration, description, examples/ illustration.
G. edit paragraphs and essays with reasonable mechanical correctness.
III. Topics to be Covered

A. The academic paragraph/ academic essay
1. The writing process
2. Basic paragraph/…...