An introduction to academic writing and to the genres of narrative, critical, and essay writing. Emphasis will be placed on developing an effective writing process, reading critically, developing arguments, and using and citing sources. Some emphasis on oral presentations may be included.
An introduction to inquiry-based research writing, from formulating good research questions to conducting an information search, developing an argument, using sources effectively, and revising and editing. A focus on oral presentations may also be included.
An intermediate level course in the writing styles, genres, and modes of evidence and reasoning appropriate to academic writing in a specific discipline or disciplines. Emphasis will be placed on connections between reading, writing, critical reasoning, and, where appropriate, other discourse forms such as oral and electronic presentation.