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LENG 111-W030: Introduction to College WritingBerklee College of Music, Fall 2020Tuesdays, 2:00pm-2:50pmThursdays, 2:00pm-3:50pmProfessor Victoria LargeE-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]Office Hours: Tuesdays, 3:00pm-5:00pm via Google Hangouts Chat (other hours by appointment; Zoommeetings by appointment)Course Chair: Dr. Mike Mason, Chair, Liberal ArtsNote:This remote class will meet live each week over Zoom. I strongly encourage live attendance andparticipation, but class sessions will typically be recorded and made available in an archived format.Course Description:In this course, students explore the writing process as a tool of thinking and amode of exploration. Students develop academic writing and expository prose techniques for creatingclear and coherent papers. The course covers a wide range of skills necessary for college-level workincluding sentence-level issues, theses, paragraph structure, organization, form, and style. A focus willbe placed onwriting styles appropriate to audience and purpose. In addition, the process of writing andrevision will be emphasized during the course.Students develop critical thinking skills and learn toevaluate, utilize, and cite primary and secondary printed and electronic sources. Students begin tocultivate a strong, individual, and creative voice by developing oral communication skills for a varietyof settings.In this particular section of Introduction to College Writing, we will think critically about storytelling,examining how the tropes, themes, and methods that storytellers use can shape our world and how weperceive it.Learning Outcomes1.In this course, students begin to develop a strong, individual, and creative voiceby developing their foundational skills through the application of the genre,usage, and documentation conventions of academic writing in English in theUnited States (grammar, punctuation, mechanics) and of writing stylesappropriate to audience and purpose.By the end of the course, students will be able to apply these conventions ofacademic writing to a variety of texts and styles.2.In this course, students begin to develop a strong, individual, and creative voiceby achieving a greater appreciation of the process of writing (time, effort), theneed for revision, and the importance of collaborative learning skills.By the end of the course, students will understand that writing and othercreative outputs are recursive processes.3.In this course, students begin to develop a strong, individual, and creative voiceby demonstrating strong analytical skills by developing and supporting their owntheses, critiquing their own and others’ writings, and incorporating/integratingmultiple ideas/resources from diverse sources with proper citations. Studentsdevelop critical thinking skills and learn to evaluate, utilize, and cite primary and

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