COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Pre-Requisite: Assessment Required
Credit: 3 hours
INSTRUCTOR: DR. JULES SEARS
Office Hours: M/W 3:50-4:50; T/Th 2:15-4:15
Phone Number: 972-881-5852
The Brief Penguin Handbook
with 2009 MLA Guidelines, 3
Soft Spots: A Marine’s Memoir of Combat and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
by Clint Van
A beginning freshman course in writing with emphasis on
expository writing, development of paragraphs and the whole composition, study of model
essays, extensive essay writing, and individual conferences.
Departmental final exam to be
given during final exams week.
Lectures, class discussion, small group discussions, workshops, and
EXPECTED STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon successful completion of the
course, students should be able to do the following:
Demonstrate rhetorical knowledge
Read and interpret a prompt for a writing assignment.
Write essays that take a position and successfully argue or defend that
Write essays with appropriate evidence, discussion, and organization for a
Write essays with strong introductions and conclusions that represent
sophisticated thought and writing.
Write essays that use format, structure, tone, diction, and syntax appropriate
to the rhetorical situation.
Demonstrate critical thinking, reading, and writing
Use reading and writing for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communicating.
Integrate their own ideas with those of others with clear distinction between
Demonstrate knowledge of the writing process
Be aware that it usually takes multiple drafts to create and complete a
Develop and demonstrate flexible strategies for generating ideas, revising,
editing, and proofreading.
Understand and utilize the collaborative and social aspects of writing