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WRIT 001. Academic Writing I. 2 Units.

This course includes approximately 4,000 words of edited composition. During the semester, students will accrue points on essays, assignments, classwork and research projects. Students will engage in higher-level reading and writing and covers the essay writing process, note taking, outlining, summarizing, and editing. It also focuses on development of vocabulary, comprehension, concentration, memory and fluency skills. Critical thinking, analysis and evaluation are emphasized as students engage with themed materials. Students will develop research skills in the use of outside reference materials including locating and evaluating sources and properly documenting source information. Students are expected to progress in a variety of academic writing forms including, but not limited to, reports, short term papers, essays and journal writing, incorporating increasingly complex rhetoric. This course is part of a sequence designed for those students who need to meet the university fundamental skills requirement. Pre-requisites for placement are determined by qualifying standardized or diagnostic test scores. Pass/No credit (P/NC) grading option is not allowed for this course. Students taking this course are required to take WRIT 002 the following semester and must earn a “C-“ or better to be eligible for advancement.

General Education Program writing skills or who place into WRIT 001 are deferred from the Pacific Seminar...

General Education writing skills or who place into WRIT 001 are deferred from the Pacific Seminar...