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Erin Moody
TWRT 131
Tacoma Campus

Introduction to Academic Writing

Continues introduction to the principles of argument, including critical thinking, analytical reading skills, and research and writing skills needed for academic writing. Also covers skills for managing the writing process and how to transfer learning to other disciplinary contexts of writing.

Class description

This course is intended to be an introduction to college-level writing. I define "college-level writing" as writing that is rooted in both personal experience and a thorough understanding of source texts. Therefore, this course is focused on helping students learn to make responsible and creative use of other people’s writing as a means of explicating their own ideas. In 131 we will practice certain formal conventions of academic writing, but we will also attend to the trickier problem of finding something to say.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Erin Moody
Date: 12/01/2008