2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CWRIT 1100 Essentials of English

This course is designed to develop the pre-reading, reading, pre-writing, and writing skills needed for academic work in college. Attention is given to creating strategies to improve students' abilities to move from the word to the sentence to the essay, and how to respond intellectually to course and outside readings. Students will focus on different kinds of assignments including analyzing nonfiction, writing five paragraph essays, writing summaries and paraphrases, writing arguments with outside sources, and developing grammatical confidence. Students will also learn to write timed essays and improve self-editing of papers. This course will meet for class time and an extended lab time, and it is required for specified students prior to taking English Composition.