Approaches to Academic Writing
English 12 (with a minimum grade of C+) or English 100 (with a minimum grade of C)
This is an intensive course in advanced academic writing. Students will be given opportunities to summarize, analyze and evaluate academic texts from a variety of disciplines. To better prepare students to become critical readers and writers, the academic argumentative essay will be the central focus of discussion with notice given to the understanding and use of persuasive strategies. Students also write a formal research paper in which they develop their skills in the use of scholarly research and documentation of sources. Time and attention are given to drafting of paragraphs and essays, allowing the students to focus on revising their work.